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2015 NHL Draft 1st Round: Trades, TRADES (and picks)

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Hot prospects are on the board, but the big story is Boston imploding.

Send all picks to the Bruins ASAP.
Send all picks to the Bruins ASAP.
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SB Nation's 2015 NHL Draft Tracker

The NHL Entry Draft is here! And the New York Islanders aren't invited. For the first time since 2007, they won't be picking in the first round. But there still is plenty of fun to expect tonight, where the draft formally begins at 7 p.m. EDT.

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Many trades are expected, and many trades already went down before the festivities officially opened in Florida. Among them:

  • Robin Lehner and David Legwand to the Sabres for a 1st-round pick (the one the Islanders previously held)
  • Dougie Hamilton to Calgary for a 1st and two 2nds
  • Milan Lucic to Los Angeles for a 1st, Martin Jones and Colin Miller

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Here again is the 1st-round draft order, updated as of 5:15 p.m. EDT:

  1. Edmonton
  2. Buffalo
  3. Arizona
  4. Toronto
  5. Carolina
  6. New Jersey
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Columbus
  9. San Jose
  10. Colorado
  11. Florida
  12. Dallas
  13. Los Angeles → Boston (Lucic trade)
  14. Boston
  15. Calgary → Boston (Hamilton trade)
  16. Pittsburgh → Edmonton
  17. Winnipeg
  18. Ottawa
  19. Detroit
  20. Minnesota
  21. NY Islanders → Buffalo (Vanek trade) → Ottawa (Lehner/Legwand trade)
  22. Washington
  23. Vancouver
  24. Nashville → Toronto
  25. St. Louis → Buffalo → Winnipeg
  26. Montreal
  27. Anaheim
  28. NY Rangers → Tampa Bay
  29. Tampa Bay → Philadelphia
  30. Chicago → Arizona

The Islanders have no picks in the first (nor the second) round. But here is what they walked into Friday holding:

The Isles have:

  • 1st and 2nd round: None (Vanek trade)
  • 3rd round: Two picks, Florida's at 72, and their own at 82.
  • 4th round: One pick, their own at 112.
  • 5th round: None (Dan Boyle rights trade last summer).
  • 6th round: Their own at 172.
  • 7th round: Their own at...oh hell, it hardly matters once you reach 200, no? (It's 202 though.)