First Overall Picks at the NHL Entry Draft

 

Year
Drafted by Player Pos. Drafted from League
2014 Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad F Barrie Colts OHL
2013 Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon F Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
2012 Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov F Sarnia Sting OHL
2011 Edmonton Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins F Red Deer Rebels WHL
2010 Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall F Windsor Spitfires OHL
2009 New York Islanders John Tavares F London Knights OHL
2008 Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos F Sarnia Sting OHL
2007 Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane F London Knights OHL
2006 St. Louis Blues Erik Johnson D United States NTDP NAHL
2005 Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby F Rimouski Océanic QMJHL
2004 Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin F Dynamo Moscow Russia
2003 Pittsburgh Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury G Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL
2002 Columbus Blue Jackets Rick Nash F London Knights OHL
2001 Atlanta Thrashers Ilya Kovalchuk F Spartak Moscow Russia
2000 New York Islanders Rick DiPietro G Boston University Hock. E.
1999 Atlanta Thrashers Patrik Stefan F Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL
1998 Tampa Bay Lightning Vincent Lecavalier F Rimouski Océanic QMJHL
1997 Boston Bruins Joe Thornton F Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
1996 Ottawa Senators Chris Phillips D Prince Albert Raiders WHL
1995 Ottawa Senators Bryan Berard D Detroit Junior Red Wings OHL
1994 Florida Panthers Ed Jovanovski D Windsor Spitfires OHL
1993 Ottawa Senators Alexandre Daigle F Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
1992 Tampa Bay Lightning Roman Hamrlik D HC Zlin Czech
1991 Quebec Nordiques Eric Lindros F Oshawa Generals OHL
1990 Quebec Nordiques Owen Nolan F Cornwall Royals OHL
1989 Quebec Nordiques Mats Sundin F Nacka HK Swe-2
1988 Minnesota North Stars Mike Modano F Prince Albert Raiders WHL
1987 Buffalo Sabres Pierre Turgeon F Granby Bisons QMJHL
1986 Detroit Red Wings Joe Murphy F Michigan State CCHA
1985 Toronto Maple Leafs Wendel Clark F Saskatoon Blades WHL
1984 Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux F Laval Voisins QMJHL
1983 Minnesota North Stars Brian Lawton F Mount Saint Charles Academy
1982 Boston Bruins Gord Kluzak D Billings Bighorns WHL
1981 Winnipeg Jets Dale Hawerchuk F Cornwall Royals QMJHL
1980 Montreal Canadiens Doug Wickenheiser F Regina Pats WHL
1979 Colorado Rockies Rob Ramage D London Knights OHA
1978 Minnesota North Stars Bobby Smith F Ottawa 67’s OHA
1977 Detroit Red Wings Dale McCourt F Hamilton Fincups OHA
1976 Washington Capitals Rick Green D London Knights OHA
1975 Philadelphia Flyers Mel Bridgman F Victoria Cougars WCHL
1974 Washington Capitals Greg Joly D Regina Pats WCHL
1973 New York Islanders Denis Potvin D Ottawa 67’s OHA
1972 New York Islanders Billy Harris F Peterborough Petes OHA
1971 Montreal Canadiens Guy Lafleur F Quebec Remparts QMJHL
1970 Buffalo Sabres Gilbert Perreault F Montreal Junior Canadiens OHA
1969 Montreal Canadiens Rejean Houle F Montreal Junior Canadiens OHA
1968 Montreal Canadiens Michel Plasse G Drummondville Rangers QMJHL
1967 Los Angeles Kings Rick Pagnutti D Garson Native Sons NOHA
1966 Boston Bruins Barry Gibbs D Estevan Bruins SJHL
1965 New York Rangers Andre Veilleux F Montreal Rangers Jr. B
1964 Detroit Red Wings Claude Gauthier F Comite des jeunes (Rosemont)
1963 Montreal Canadiens Garry Monahan F St. Michael’s Juveniles

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