Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Number one overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon (top) , number two overall pick Aleksander Barkov (middle) and number three overall pick Jonathan Drouin pose for photos during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Draft 2014: First Round Selection Order

Here is a look at the selection order in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

There is no denying that tonight is one of the most vital nights in the National Hockey League when it comes to building a championship team; the 2014 NHL Draft.

Tonight, all of the greatest young talent in the world of hockey will converge on the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; home of Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers in the hopes of being selected by an NHL team, thus beginning their journey into professional hockey.

Also converging on Philly tonight will be all of the league’s General Managers, Scouting Agents, and other various team staff ready to make a deal to fill some of their team’s greatest needs and build their team of the future; hopefully finding their next big star.

Here is a look at the official selection order for the first round of the draft, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m. EST tonight on the NBC Sports Network and TSN.

2014 First Round Selection Order
Rank Team
1 Florida Panthers
2 Buffalo Sabres
3 Edmonton Oilers
4 Calgary Flames
5 New York Islanders
6 Vancouver Canucks
7 Carolina Hurricanes
8 Toronto Maple Leafs
9 Winnipeg Jets
10 Anaheim Ducks
11 Nashville Predators
12 Arizona Coyotes
13 Washington Capitals
14 Dallas Stars
15 Detroit Red Wings
16 Columbus Blue Jackets
17 Philadelphia Flyers
18 Minnesota Wild
19 Tampa Bay Lightning
20 San Jose Sharks
21 St. Louis Blues
22 Pittsburgh Penguins
23 Colorado Avalanche
24 Anaheim Ducks
25 Boston Bruins
26 Montreal Canadiens
27 Chicago Blackhawks
28 Tampa Bay Lightning*
29 Los Angeles Kings
30 New Jersey Devils**

* The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired this pick from the New York Rangers as a part of the Martin St. Louis/Ryan Callahan trade.

** The New Jersey Devils have the final pick in the first round based on sanctions put in place by the league due to the Ilya Kovalchuk situation.

Who the Tampa Bay Lightning will pick is not as abundantly clear as it was last year. We all know what the Lightning’s needs are at the moment; however, the question still lies in which one of those needs will Yzerman choose to fill first?

I guess we’ll have to watch and find out.

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Who do you think Yzerman will pick with our two selections in the first round? What do you think is the Lightning’s greatest need going into tonight’s draft? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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