Sabres, Kraken Claim First Two Picks In 2021 NHL Draft Lottery

There you have it, folks

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We now know the order of the first 15 picks of the 2021 NHL Draft when it begins July 23.

The Buffalo Sabres, who had the worst record in the league, won Wednesday’s draft lottery and secured the No. 1 overall pick. The NHL’s newest team, the Seattle Kraken, will pick second.

Here is the full list of the first 15 picks:

1. Buffalo Sabres
2. Seattle Kraken
3. Anaheim Ducks
4. New Jersey Devils
5. Columbus Blue Jackets
6. Detroit Red Wings
7. San Jose Sharks
8. Los Angeles Kings
9. Vancouver Canucks
10. Ottawa Senators
11. Chicago Blackhawks
12. Calgary Flames
13. Philadelphia Flyers
14. Dallas Stars
15. New York Rangers

There you have it.

University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power could be the No. 1 overall pick, but the class boasts a lot of first-round talent that also includes William Eklund out of the Swedish Hockey League.

Round 1 of the draft is set for July 23 with Rounds 2-7 being held July 24.

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