Full Recap and Complete Results from the 2019 NHL Draft

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VANCOUVER, B.C. — With a draft-record 17 players with ties to the United States’ National Team Development Program selected, USA Hockey firmly put its stamp on the 2019 NHL Draft.

Eight USNTDP players were drafted in the first round alone beginning with highly-touted Jack Hughes, first overall, to the New Jersey Devils. Alex Turcotte was taken three picks later at No. 4 by the Los Angeles Kings before the Anaheim Ducks swooped in and selected Trevor Zegras at No. 9, a player many scouts pre-ranked in their top three.

But it wasn’t until picks 12-15, however, when USA Hockey firmly put a stamp on the 2019 amateur draft at Rogers Arena June 21-22 when four consecutive USNTDP were selected: Matthew Boldy (Minnesota Wild), Spencer Knight (Florida Panthers), Cameron York (Philadelphia Flyers) and Cole Caufield (Montreal Canadiens), respectively.

“It’s awesome,” Boldy, who started the run on American-born players at No. 12 to Minnesota, said. “Being able to go through it with them all year long, being able to talk to each other about it definitely helps. Whoever is picking these guys from my team is getting great players and great people as well.”

USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, a year-round development program in its 22nd season based out of at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, aims to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for future success in their hockey careers.

Caufield in particular — a 5’7”, 163-pound sniper with 72 goals in 64 games with the U.S. National 18U Team — considered by many to be the best pure goal-scorer in the draft — slid all the way to Montreal at No. 15. A consensus top-10 pick coming in, the Stevens Point, WI native could very well wind up being the steal of the 2019 draft.

John Beecher was the eighth USNTDP player selected in the first round, 30th overall to the Boston Bruins before Bobby “Orr” Brink (34th, Minnesota), Alex Vlasic (43rd, Chicago), Drew Helleson (47th, Colorado) and Robert Mastrosimone (54th, Detroit) all went in the second round.

Despite the record-breaking draft for the United States, Canada still reigned supreme with 70 of the 217 selections (32%) coming from its 10 provinces and three territories. The U.S. had 57 players selected, followed by Russia (28), Sweden (24) and Finland (23).

Germany only had one player selected, but their selection of Moritz Seider sent shockwaves through the draft.

Moritz Seider

The first five picks in the 2019 NHL Draft followed along the lines many scouts predicted as Kaapo Kakko (2nd, NY Rangers), Kirby Dach (3rd, Chicago), Bowen Byram (4th, Colorado) and Turcotte followed Hughes at No. 1, but it was Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings at No. 6 that sent the draft off its rails.

Moritz Seider was selected sixth overall by the Detroit Red Wings during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Making his first selection as GM after coming back to Motor City following a nine-year run with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Red Wings’ all-time assists leader made a splash in his debut taking Germany’s Moritz Seider sixth overall.

Seider recorded just two goals and six points in 29 games with Adler Mannheim of the DEL but excelled with seven goals and 18 assists in 28 games on the international stage.

“Honestly, I had no idea. I was so happy just to be at the combine. It’s not usual for German guys to be selected in the first round,” Seider said. “I was so pumped, so excited, just an unbelievable moment for my whole family and myself.”

After the selection, Yzerman stuck to his guns.

“It wasn’t a curveball in our estimate,” Yzerman said. “I know Moritz wasn’t rated highly in all the mock drafts… ultimately, we had a chance to get a big, intelligent, smart, good-skating defenseman and we feel they’re hard to find. We stepped up and took him.”

Yzerman: “Just Google Moritz Seider”

2019 NHL Draft Results

1st Round

1. New Jersey Devils: Jack Hughes, C, US NTDP
2. New York Rangers: Kaapo Kakko, RW, TPS Liiga
3. Chicago Blackhawks: Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon WHL
4. Colorado Avalanche (from Ottawa): Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver WHL
5. Los Angeles Kings: Alex Turcotte, C, US NTDP
6. Detroit Red Wings: Moritz Seider, D, Adler Mannheim
7. Buffalo Sabres: Dylan Cozens, C, Lethbridge WHL
8. Edmonton Oilers: Philip Broberg, D, AIK
9. Anaheim Ducks: Trevor Zegras, C, US NTDP
10. Vancouver Canucks: Vasili Podkolzin, RW, SKA-Neva
11. Arizona Coyotes (from Philadelphia): Victor Soderstrom, D, Brynas IF
12. Minnesota Wild: Matthew Boldy, LW, US NTDP
13. Florida Panthers: Spencer Knight, G, US NTDP
14. Philadelphia Flyers (from Arizona): Cameron York, D, US NTDP
15. Montreal Canadiens: Cole Caufield, RW, US NTDP
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 Columbus): Lassi Thomson, D, Kelowna WHL
20. Winnipeg Jets (from NYR): Ville Heinola, D, Lukko Liiga
21. Pittsburgh Penguins: Samuel Poulin, LW, Sherbrooke QMJHL
22. Los Angeles Kings (from Toronto): Tobias Bjornfot, D, Djurgardens IF
23. New York Islanders: Simon Holmstrom, RW, HV71 Jr.
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 San Jose via Buffalo): Brayden Tracey, LW, Moose Jaw WHL
30. Boston Bruins: John Beecher, C, US NTDP
31. Buffalo Sabres (from St. Louis): Ryan Johnson, D, Sioux Falls USHL

Jack Hughes poses for a photo on stage after being selected first overall by the New Jersey Devils during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Related: 2018 NHL Draft — Full Recap and Complete Results

2nd Round

32. Ottawa Senators: Shane Pinto, C
33. Los Angeles Kings: Arthur Kaliyev, RW
34. Philadelphia Flyers (from New Jersey via Nashville): Bobby Brink, RW
35. Detroit Red Wings: Antti Tuomisto, D
36. Carolina Hurricanes (from Buffalo): Pyotr Kochetkov, G
37. Ottawa Senators (from Carolina via NYR): Mads Sogaard, G
38. Edmonton Oilers: Raphael Lavoie, C
39. Anaheim Ducks: Jackson Lacombe, D
40. Vancouver Canucks: Nils Hoglander, LW
41. Vegas Golden Knights (from San Jose via Philadelphia): Kaedan Korczak, D
42. Minnesota Wild: Vladislav Firstov, LW
43. Chicago Blackhawks: Alex Vlasic, D
44. Carolina Hurricanes (from Ottawa via Florida, San Jose): Jamieson Rees, C
45. Nashville Predators (from Philadelphia via Arizona): Egor Afanasyev, LW
46. Montreal Canadiens: Jayden Struble, D
47. Colorado Avalanche: Drew Helleson, D
48. San Jose Sharks (from Vegas): Artemi Kniazev, D
49. New York Rangers: Matthew Robertson, D
50. Los Angeles Kings (from Columbus via Vegas, Montreal): Samuel Fagemo, LW
51. Winnipeg Jets: Simon Lundmark, D
52. Florida Panthers (from Pittsburgh): Vladislav Kolyachonok, D
53. Toronto Maple Leafs: Nicholas Robertson, LW
54. Detroit Red Wings (from NYI via Vegas): Robert Mastrosimone, LW
55. San Jose Sharks (from New Jersey via Nashville): Dillon Hamaliuk, LW
56. Washington Capitals: Brett Leason, RW
57. New York Islanders (from Calgary): Samuel Bolduc, D
58. New York Rangers (from Tampa Bay): Karl Henriksson, C
59. Minnesota Wild (from Carolina): Hunter Jones, G
60. Detroit Red Wings (from San Jose): Albert Johansson, D
61. New Jersey Devils (from Boston): Nikita Okhotyuk, D
62. St. Louis Blues: Nikita Alexandrov, C

Related: Q&A with 2018 NHL Draft #1 Pick Rasmus Dahlin

3rd Round

63. Colorado Avalanche (from Ottawa): Matthew Stienburg, C
64. Montreal Canadiens (via Los Angeles): Mattias Norlinder, D
65. Nashville Predators (from New Jersey via Edmonton, Philadelphia): Alexander Campbell, LW
66. Detroit Red Wings: Albin Grewe, RW
67. Buffalo Sabres: Erik Portillo, G
68. New York Rangers: Zachary Jones, D
69. Florida Panthers (from Edmonton): John Ludvig, D
70. New Jersey Devils (from Anaheim): Daniil Misyul, D
71. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Vancouver): Hugo Alnefelt, G
72. Philadelphia Flyers: Ronald Attard, D
73. Carolina Hurricanes (from Minnesota): Patrik Puistola, RW
74. Pittsburgh Penguins (from Chicago via Arizona): Nathan Legare, RW
75. Minnesota Wild (from Nashville via Florida): Adam Beckman, LW
76. Arizona Coyotes: John Farinacci, C
77. Montreal Canadiens: Gianni Fairbrother, D
78. Colorado Avalanche: Alex Beaucage, RW
79. Vegas Golden Knights: Pavel Dorofeyev, LW
80. New Jersey Devils (from Dallas): Graeme Clarke, RW
81. Florida Panthers (from Columbus): Cole Schwindt, RW
82. New Jersey Devils (from Winnipeg via Vegas, San Jose): Michael Vukojevic, D
83. Carolina Hurricanes (from Pittsburgh via Vegas, Ottawa): Anttoni Honka, D
84. Toronto Maple Leafs: Mikko Kokkonen, D
85. Edmonton Oilers (from NYI): Ilya Konovalov, G
86. Vegas Golden Knights (from Nashville): Layton Ahac, D
87. Los Angeles Kings (from Washington): Lukas Parik, G
88. Calgary Flames: Ilya Nikolaev, C
89. Tampa Bay Lightning: Maxim Cajkovic, RW
90. Carolina Hurricanes: Domenick Fensore, D
91. Washington Capitals (from San Jose via New Jersey): Aliaksei Protas, C
92. Boston Bruins: Quinn Olson, LW
93. St. Louis Blues: Colten Ellis, G

John Farinacci was selected 76th overall by the Arizona Coyotes during the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 22, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)

4th Round

94. Ottawa Senators: Viktor Lodin, C
95. Los Angeles Kings: Jordan Spence, D
96. New Jersey Devils: Tyce Thompson, RW
97. Detroit Red Wings: Ethan Phillips, C
98. Arizona Coyotes (from Pittsburgh via Buffalo): Matias Maccelli, LW
99. Carolina Hurricanes (from NYR via Boston, Minnesota): Cade Webber, D
100. Edmonton Oilers: Matej Blumel, RW
101. Anaheim Ducks: Henry Thrun, D
102. Buffalo Sabres (from Vancouver): Aaron Huglen, RW
103. Philadelphia Flyers: Mason Millman, D
104. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Minnesota via Arizona, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Florida): Eric Hjorth, D
105. Chicago Blackhawks: Michal Teply, LW
106. Florida Panthers: Carter Berger, D
107. Arizona Coyotes: Alexandr Darin, RW
108. San Jose Sharks (from Montreal): Yegor Spiridonov, C
109. Nashville Predators (from Colorado): Marc Del Gaizo, D
110. Vegas Golden Knights: Ryder Donovan, C
111. Dallas Stars: Samuel Sjolund, D
112. New York Rangers (from Columbus): Hunter Skinner, D
113. Winnipeg Jets: Henri Nikkanen, C
114. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Pittsburgh via Florida): Dmitri Voronkov, LW
115. Toronto Maple Leafs: Mikhail Abramov, C
116. Calgary Flames (from NYI): Lucas Feuk, LW
117. Nashville Predators: Semyon Chystyakov, D
118. New Jersey Devils (from Washington): Case McCarthy, D
119. Los Angeles Kings (from Calgary via Montreal): Kim Nousiainen, D
120. Tampa Bay Lightning: Maxwell Crozier, D
121. Carolina Hurricanes: Tuukka Tieksola, RW
122. Vancouver Canucks (from San Jose via Buffalo): Ethan Keppen, LW
123. Chicago Blackhawks (from Boston): Antti Saarela, C
124. Toronto Maple Leafs (from St. Louis): Nicholas Abruzzese, C

5th Round

125. Ottawa Senators: Mark Kastelic, C
126. Montreal Canadiens (from Los Angeles): Jacob Leguerrier, D
127. New Jersey Devils: Cole Brady, G
128. Detroit Red Wings: Cooper Moore, D
129. New Jersey Devils (from Buffalo via Detroit, Washington): Arseny Gritsyuk, RW
130. New York Rangers: Leevi Aaltonen, RW
131. Montreal Canadiens (from Edmonton): Rhett Pitlick, LW
132. Anaheim Ducks: Trevor Janicke, C
133. Vancouver Canucks: Carson Focht, C
134. Winnipeg Jets (from Philadelphia): Harrison Blaisdell, C
135. Vegas Golden Knights (from Minnesota): Isaiah Saville, G
136. Florida Panthers (from Chicago via Montreal): Henrik Rybinski, RW
137. Florida Panthers: Owen Lindmark, C
138. Montreal Canadiens (from Arizona via Chicago, Montreal): Frederik Nissen Dichow, G
139. Vegas Golden Knights (from Montreal): Marcus Kallionkieli, LW
140. Colorado Avalanche: Sasha Mutala, RW
141. Vegas Golden Knights: Mason Primeau, C
142. Dallas Stars: Nicholas Porco, LW
143. Buffalo Sabres (from Columbus via Detroit): Filip Cederqvist, LW
144. Winnipeg Jets: Logan Neaton, G
145. Pittsburgh Penguins: Judd Caulfield, RW
146. Toronto Maple Leafs: Michael Koster, D
147. New York Islanders: Reece Newkirk, C
148. Nashville Predators: Ethan Haider, G
149. Minnesota Wild (from Washington via Montreal): Matvey Guskov, C
150. Calgary Flames: Joshua Nodler, C
151. Arizona Coyotes (from Tampa Bay via Chicago, Pittsburgh): Aku Raty, RW
152. Carolina Hurricanes: Kirill Slepets, RW
153. Washington Capitals (from San Jose): Martin Has, D
154. Boston Bruins: Roman Bychkov, D
155. St. Louis Blues: Keean Washkurak, C

The draft floor prior to the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

6th Round

156. Vancouver Canucks (from Ottawa): Arturs Silovs, G
157. Los Angeles Kings: Braden Doyle, D
158. New Jersey Devils: Patrick Moynihan, RW
159. Detroit Red Wings: Elmer Soderblom, RW
160. Buffalo Sabres: Lukas Rousek, RW
161. New York Rangers: Adam Edstrom, C
162. Edmonton Oilers: Tomas Mazura, C
163. Anaheim Ducks: William Francis, D
164. San Jose Sharks (from Vancouver): Timur Ibragimov, LW
165. Philadelphia Flyers: Egor Serdyuk, RW
166. Minnesota Wild: Marshall Warren, D
167. Chicago Blackhawks: Dominic Basse, G
168. Florida Panthers: Greg Meireles, C
169. Philadelphia Flyers (from Arizona): Roddy Ross, G
170. Montreal Canadiens: Arsen Khisamutdinov, C
171. Colorado Avalanche: Luka Burzan, RW
172. Minnesota Wild (from Vegas): Nikita Nesterenko, C
173. Dallas Stars: Benjamin Brinkman, D
174. Arizona Coyotes (from Columbus): Danil Savunov, LW
175. Vancouver Canucks (from Winnipeg via Buffalo): Karel Plasek, RW
176. Arizona Coyotes (from Pittsburgh): Anthony Romano, C
177. Detroit Red Wings (from Toronto via Buffalo): Gustav Berglund, D
178. New York Islanders: Felix Bibeau, C
179. Nashville Predators: Isak Walther, RW
180. Vancouver Canucks (from Washington): Jack Malone, RW
181. Carolina Hurricanes (from Calgary): Kevin Wall, RW
182. Tampa Bay Lightning: Quinn Schmiemann, D
183. Carolina Hurricanes: Blake Murray, C
184. San Jose Sharks: Santeri Hatakka, D
185. Boston Bruins: Matias Mantykivi, C
186. Anaheim Ducks (from St. Louis): Mathew Hill, D

7th Round

187. Ottawa Senators: Maxence Guenette, D
188. Los Angeles Kings: Andre Lee, LW
189. New Jersey Devils: Nikola Pasic, RW
190. Detroit Red Wings: Kirill Tyutyayev, LW
191. Detroit Red Wings (from Buffalo): Carter Gylander, G
192. Boston Bruins (from NYR): Jake Schmaltz, LW
193. Edmonton Oilers: Maxim Denezhkin, C
194. Chicago Blackhawks (from Anaheim): Cole Moberg, D
195. Vancouver Canucks: Aidan Mcdonough, LW
196. Philadelphia Flyers: Bryce Brodzinski, RW
197. Minnesota Wild: Filip Lindberg, G
198. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Chicago): Mikhail Shalagin, LW
199. Florida Panthers: Matthew Wedman, C
200. Arizona Coyotes: Axel Bergkvist, D
201. Montreal Canadiens (from Montreal via Pittsurgh): Rafael Harvey-Pinard, LW
202. Colorado Avalanche: Trent Miner, G
203. Pittsburgh Penguins (from Vegas): Valtteri Puustinen, RW
204. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Dallas): Kalle Loponen, D
205. New York Rangers (from Columbus): Eric Ciccolini, RW
206. Montreal Canadiens (from Winnipeg): Kieran Ruscheinski, D
207. Arizona Coyotes (from Pittsburgh): Valentin Nussbaumer, C
208. St. Louis Blues (from Toronto): Vadim Zherenko, G
209. New York Islanders: Cole Coskey, RW
210. Nashville Predators: Juuso Parssinen, C
211. Pittsburgh Penguins (from Washington via San Jose): Santeri Airola, D
212. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Calgary via Ottawa): Tyler Angle, C
213. Tampa Bay Lightning: Mckade Webster, LW
214. Calgary Flames (from Carolina): Dustin Wolf, G
215. Vancouver Whitecaps (from San Jose): Arvid Costmar, C
216. Carolina Hurricanes (from Boston via NYR): Massimo Rizzo, C
217. St. Louis Blues: Jeremy Michel, LW

 

 

Written by John Christian Hageny  @JCCSPORTS 

Special to HockeyClan

 

Main Image: (L-R: Kaapo Kakko, Jack Hughes, and Kirby Dach pose for a photo onstage after being selected in the top three in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

 

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