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2022 NHL Entry Draft

Location:Bell Centre (Montreal, Quebec)Held:July 7-8, 2022
First Overall Pick:Juraj Slafkovsky (Montreal Canadiens)

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft was the 60th NHL Entry Draft. The draft was held on July 7–8, 2022, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. For the first time since 1985, the team that hosted the draft picked first overall. The top three ended up being Juraj Slafkovsky to the Montreal Canadiens, Simon Nemec to the New Jersey Devils and Logan Cooley to the Arizona Coyotes.

Juraj Slafkovsky Montreal Canadiens 2022 Draft
Juraj Slafkovsky, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

2022 NHL Draft Selections By Round

First Round

PickTeamPositionPlayerJunior Team
1Montreal CanadiensLWJuraj SlafkovskyTPS (Liiga)
2New Jersey DevilsDSimon NemecHK Nitra (Slovakia)
3Arizona CoyotesCLogan CooleyUSNTDP Juniors (USHL)
4Seattle KrakenCShane WrightKingston Frontenacs (OHL)
5Philadelphia FlyersC/LWCutter GauthierUSNTDP Juniors (USHL)
6Columbus Blue JacketsDDavid JiricekHC Plzeň (Czechia)
7Chicago BlackhawksDKevin KorchinskiSeattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
8Detroit Red WingsCMarco KasperRögle BK (SHL)
9Buffalo SabresCMatthew SavoieWinnipeg ICE (WHL)
10Anaheim DucksDPavel MintyukovSaginaw Spirit (OHL)
11Arizona CoyotesCConor GeekieWinnipeg ICE (WHL)
12Columbus Blue JacketsDDenton MateychukMoose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
13Chicago BlackhawksC/RWFrank NazarUSNTDP Juniors (USHL)
14Winnipeg JetsRWRutger McGroartyUSNTDP Juniors (USHL)
15Vancouver CanucksCJonathan LekkerimäkiDjurgårdens IF (SHL)
16Buffalo SabresCNoah ÖstlundDjurgårdens IF J20 (Nationell)
17Nashville PredatorsRWJoakim KemellJYP (Liiga)
18Dallas StarsDLian BichselLeksands IF (SHL)
19Minnesota WildLWLiam  ÖhgrenDjurgårdens IF J20 (Nationell)
20Washington CapitalsLWIvan MiroshnichenkoOmskie Krylia (VHL)
21Pittsburgh PenguinsDOwen PickeringSwift Current Broncos (WHL)
22Anaheim DucksCNathan GaucherQuebec Remparts (QMJHL)
23St. Louis BluesRWJimmy SnuggerudUSNTDP Juniors (USHL)
24Minnesota WildRWDanila YurovMetallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
25Chicago BlackhawksDSam RinzelChaska High (USHS-MN)
26Montreal CanadiensC/WFilip MesarHK Poprad (Slovakia)
27San Jose SharksCFilip BystedtLinköping HC J20 (Nationell)
28Buffalo SabresCJiri KulichKarlovy Vary (Czech)
29Arizona CoyotesDMaveric LamoureuxDrummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
30Winnipeg JetsC/RWBrad LambertPelicans (Liiga)
31Tampa Bay LightningLWIsaac HowardUSNTDP Juniors (USHL)
32Edmonton OilersRWReid SchaeferSeattle Thunderbirds (WHL)