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May 31, 2022

The first 28 picks of the 2022 NHL Draft are now set

The first 28 picks of the 2022 NHL Draft are locked in. 

Pending further trade, of course.

With the completion of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, all but four draft positions have been locked in for the 2022 draft, to be held at Bell Centre in Montreal. Round 1 is July 7 and Rounds 2-7 are July 8.

Teams that failed to qualify for the playoffs make up picks 1-16, with the Montreal Canadiens winning the NHL Draft Lottery on May 10. 

The 12 teams that lost in the opening two rounds of the playoffs are slotted 17-28. 

The final four teams — Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning, and New York Rangers — will slot 29-32. The Conference Final loser with the least amount of points will pick 29th, and the Conference Final loser with the most points will pick 30th. The Stanley Cup loser will pick 31st, and the Stanley Cup winner will pick 32nd. 

2022 NHL Draft Order

1. Montreal Canadiens
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Arizona Coyotes
4. Seattle Kraken
5. Philadelphia Flyers
6. Columbus Blue Jackets (via CHI)
7. Ottawa Senators
8. Detroit Red Wings
9. Buffalo Sabres
10. Anaheim Ducks
11. San Jose Sharks
12. Columbus Blue Jackets
13. New York Islanders
14. Winnipeg Jets
15. Vancouver Canucks
16. Buffalo Sabres (via VGK)
17. Nashville Predators
18. Dallas Stars
19. Los Angeles Kings
20. Washington Capitals
21. Pittsburgh Penguins
22. Anaheim Ducks (via BOS)
23. St. Louis Blues
24. Minnesota Wild
25. Toronto Maple Leafs
26. Montreal Canadiens (via CGY)
27. Arizona Coyotes (via CAR from MTL)
28. Buffalo Sabres (via FLA)
29. Conference final loser with fewest points
30. Conference final loser with most points
31. Stanley Cup Final loser
32. Stanley Cup winner

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