NHL.com and NHLPA.com are hosting the next mock draft to be released today.
As a refresher, here are the details of how the 2018-19 NHL Entry Draft will work:1.
Teams will choose one player from each league and pick from those players in the first round, with each club having to make a selection of their own in the second round.2.
Players selected from each team will play their entire season in the NHL and then will be sent back to their respective league for their first game of the season.3.
The first two rounds of the draft will be based on the players’ draft year and the teams’ previous draft classes, with the third round playing out as a tiebreaker.4.
Each team will get one first-round pick in each of the following round’s two rounds:1st round (5): Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators2nd round (7): Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres3rd round (10): Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings4th round (13): Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers5th round(15): Arizona Coyotes, New York Islanders6th round: St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets7th round:(18): Edmonton Avalanche, New Jersey Devils8th round : New York Rangers9th round:””The NHL’s draft order is set at No. 1, meaning a team that is at the top of the order will be given two first- and second-round picks, while a team at the bottom of the board will have a one-and-done opportunity to land a top-three pick.”– NHL executive vice president of hockey operations Marc Bergevin, NHL Network, Wednesday, April 4, 2019″The draft order for each team is based on where they currently sit.
For example, the Leafs are one pick ahead of the Bruins, but they have to move up a spot to land the fifth overall pick.
It’s the same for the Sabres.
If a team has a pick in the sixth round, it will have the opportunity to move down to pick a player.
So the Sabres can take a player who could be a No. 2 or No. 3 or possibly a pick that could be in the middle of the pack.”– Canadiens GM Marc Bergeson, NHL.ca, Tuesday, April 3, 2019