With the 2019 NHL Draft now under a week away, we present our final first-round rankings.
We are officially into day four of the NHL’s offseason following a Stanley Cup Final that went to seven games. When the dust settled, it was the St. Louis Blues hoisting their first championship in franchise history.
Next up on the agenda is the 2019 NHL Draft, which will take place in Vancouver from June 21-22.
This entire draft process has been dominated by two names: Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko. Each of which has made their respective cases for being selected first overall by the New Jersey Devils.
There have also been some other movers and shakers in this draft. Some have risen with solid second halves, while others have fallen off due to injury or other factors.
The Buffalo Sabres still hold the seventh overall pick in the draft, and with that selection, they’ll be able to add another talented body to the organization for the future.
Despite the high pick, any player taken at No. 7 will be unlikely to crack the team’s roster out of camp this year. The team will have to exercise patience, but with the names in the top 10, it’ll be worth the wait.
With that in mind, let’s get to the final first-round rankings of the year.