2019 NHL Draft: First Round Live Tracker and Open Thread

Follow along as the future of the NHL is selected.

The 2019 NHL Entry Level Draft is here!

The Draft is being hosted by the Vancouver Canucks at the Rogers Centre in Vancouver. The first round is being held today, with rounds two through seven taking place tomorrow.

Click here to see the final Mock Draft done by Chad DeDominicis to prepare yourself for the evening.

Keep it here as we’ll be live-updating this post once the Draft gets started!

How to Watch

Round One

Date: Friday, June 21
Start time: 8 PM EST
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sportsnet & TVAS (Canada)
Online stream: NBCSports Live (coverage starts at 7:30PM EST)

Sabres Picks

The Sabres have seven picks in this year’s draft:
 - Round one: Pick 7 and 31
 - Round three: Pick 67
 - Round six: Pick 160, 175, 177
 - Round seven: Pick 191

Draft Order

1. New Jersey Devils: Jack Hughes, C - USA U-18 (NDTP)
2. New York Rangers: Kappo Kakko, RW - TPS (Finland)
3. Chicago Blackhawks: Kirby Dach, C - Saskatoon (WHL)
4. Colorado Avalanche (from OTT): Bowen Byram, D - Vancouver (WHL)
5. Los Angeles Kings: Alex Turcotte, C - USA U-18 (NDTP)
6. Detroit Red Wings: Moritz Seider, D - Mannheim (Germany)
7. Buffalo Sabres: Dylan Cozens, C - Lethbridge (WHL)
8. Edmonton Oilers: Philip Broberg, D - AIK (Sweden)
9. Anaheim Ducks: Trevor Zegras, C - USA U-18 (NDTP)
10. Vancouver Canucks: Vasili Podkolzin, RW - SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)
11. Arizona Coyotes (from PHI): Victor Soderstrom, D - Brynas (Sweden)
12. Minnesota Wild: Matthew Boldy, LW - USA U-18 (NDTP)
13. Florida Panthers: Spencer Knight, G - USA U-18 (NDTP)
14. Philadelphia Flyers: Cam York, D - USA U-18 (NDTP)
15. Montreal Canadiens: Cole Caufield, RW - USA U-18 (NDTP)
16. Colorado Avalanche: Alex Newhook, C - Victoria (BCHL)
17. Vegas Golden Knights: Peyton Krebs, C - Kootenay (WHL)
18. Dallas Stars: Thomas Harley, D - Mississauga (OHL)
19. Ottawa Senators (from CBJ): Lassi Thomson, D - Kelowna (OHL)
20. Winnipeg Jets (from WPG via NYR): Ville Heinola, D - Lukko (Finland)
21. Pittsburgh Penguins: Samuel Poulin, LW - Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
22. Los Angeles Kings (from TOR): Tobias Bjornfort, D - Djurgarden (Sweden)
23. New York Islanders: Simon Holmstrom, RW - HV71 (Sweden)
24. Nashville Predators: Philip Tomasino, C - Niagara (OHL)
25. Washington Capitals: Connor McMichael, C - London (OHL)
26. Calgary Flames: Jakob Pelletier, LW - Moncton (QMJHL)
27. Tampa Bay Lightning: Nolan Foote, LW - Kelowna (WHL)
28. Carolina Hurricanes: Ryan Suzuki, C - Barrie (OHL)
29. Anaheim Ducks (from SJS via BUF): Brayden Tracey, LW - Moose Jaw (WHL)
30. Boston Bruins: John Beecher, C - USA U-18 (NTDP)
31. Buffalo Sabres (from STL): Ryan Johnson, D - Sioux Falls (USHL)

Live Twitter Updates:

11:21pm - The first round is in the books - many thanks to all who followed along!

10:47pm - Checking in on the 31st overall pick:

10:24pm - Ralph Krueger on Cozens:

9:53pm - Dylan Cozens introduces himself to Sabres fans.

9:46pm - Nevermind.

9:40pm - Twitter is calling for the Sabres to trade up for Cole Caufield but radio silence at this point from Buffalo on any moves.

9:19pm - Sam Reinhart sighting.

9:14pm - We FINALLY have a trade.

9:09pm - More on Cozens:

9:07pm - Chad DeDominicis fills us in on the drafting of Dylan Cozens.

9:06pm - In case you missed the moment live:

9:00pm - History made tonight.

8:57pm - Meet the newest member of the Buffalo Sabres organization.

8:55pm - Buffalo made the pick.

8:48pm - First shock of the night from Detroit! Buffalo is on the clock.

8:43pm - Two picks away for Buffalo and things continue to shape up very well for them.

8:32pm - Radio silence from the Buffalo Sabres up to this point

8:25pm - Two picks in ten minutes - it is going to be a long night.

8:15pm - The New Jersey Devils are finally on the clock.

8:08pm - Great work, Vancouver!

8:06pm - Blood pressure beginning to rise.

8:04pm - Vesey and the Sabres continue to be linked.

8:00pm - We are ready for some drafting.

7:51pm - Don’t think we missed this nugget.

7:42pm - Is Alex Turcotte set to fall? Stay tuned.

7:40pm - A little under thirty minutes away from the official start of the draft. Talks across the board seem to be quiet, according to Twitter.

7:00pm - We are ONE HOUR away from the start of the NHL Draft!

6:51pm - Potential draft pick Cole Caufield has a nice suit coat in preparation for tonight’s events.

6:34pm - We heard rumors earlier of Buffalo’s interest in the draft’s top goaltender. If Buffalo moves down, there might be a lot more smoke.

5:58pm - Tonight quite possibly could be the night we get the new Sabres third jersey.

3:03pm - Sabres home opener is only 106 days away!

2:41 pm - Botterill speaks to the media.

11:45 am - The rumblings start early this morning.