The first round of the 2023 NHL Draft live!

The first round of the 2023 NHL Draft live!

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Chris Gosselin

The 2023 NHL draft is here. You can follow here and see where the first 32 players selected will end up.

This is a huge night for these guys who are looking to make an impact for their new NHL clubs shortly.

1. Chicago Blackhawks : Connor Bedard, C (Regina, WHL)

2. Anaheim Ducks : Leo Carlsson, C (Orebro, SHL)
3. Columbus Blue Jackets : Adam Fantilli, C (University of Michigan, NCAA)
4. San Jose Sharks : Will Smith, C (USNTDP)
5. Montreal Canadiens : David Reinbacher, D (Kloten, NL)
6. Arizona Coyotes : Dmitri Simashev, D (Yaroslavl, MHL) *THIS IS QUITE SURPRISING... No one thought he'd be the first Russian player selected. *

7. Philadelphia Flyers : Matvei Michkov, RW (Sochi, KHL)
8. Washington Capitals : Ryan Leonard, RW (USNTDP)
9. Detroit Red Wings : Nate Danielson, C (Brandon, WHL)
10. St. Louis Blues : Dalibor Dvorsky, C (AIK, Allsvenskan)
11. Vancouver Canucks : Tom Willander, D (Rogle, SHL)
12. Arizona Coyotes (from OTT) : Daniil But, RW (Yaroslavl, KHL)
13. Buffalo Sabres : Zach Benson, LW (Winnipeg, WHL)
14. Pittsburgh Penguins : Brayden Yager, C (Moose Jaw, WHL)
15. Nashville Predators : Matthew Wood, RW (UConn, NCAA)
16. Calgary Flames : Samuel Honzek, LW (Vancouver, WHL)
17. Detroit Red Wings (from NYI via VAN) : Axel Sandin Pellikka, D (Skelleftea, SHL)
18. Winnipeg Jets : Colby Barlow, LW (Owen Sound, OHL)
19. Chicago Blackhawks (from TB) : Oliver Moore, C (USNTDP)
20. Seattle Kraken : Eduard Sale, RW (Brno, Czechia)
21. Minnesota Wild : Charlie Stramel, C (University of Wisconsin) 
22. Philadelphia Flyers (from LA via CBJ) : Oliver Bonk, D (London, OHL)
23. New York Rangers : Gabriel Perreault, LW (USNTDP)
24. Nashville Predators (from EDM) : Tanner Molendyk, D (Saskatoon, WHL)
25. St. Louis Blues (from TOR) : Otto Stenberg, C (Frolunda, Sweden U-20)
26. San Jose Sharks (from NJ) : Quentin Musty, LW (Sudbury, OHL)
27. Colorado Avalanche : Cal Ritchie, C (Oshawa, OHL)
28. Toronto Maple Leafs (from BOS via WSH) : Easton Cowan, C (London, OHL) 
29. St. Louis Blues (from DAL via NYR) : Theo Lindstein, D (Brynäs IF SHL)
30. Carolina Hurricanes : Bradly Nadeau, LW (Penticton, BCHL)
31. Colorado Avalanche (from FLA via MTL) : Mikhail Gulyayev, D (Avangard Omsk, KHL)
32. Vegas Golden Knights : David Edstrom, C (Frolunda, SHL)

There were no trades in the first round of the 2023 NHL Draft.

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Source: NHL Draft / Live