LBC’s 2022 Florida Panthers / NHL Entry Draft First Round Open Thread
Cats without a pick in tonight’s first round
Thanks for joining us for another fun-filled NHL Draft extravaganza... Barring trade, the Florida Panthers will begin the process of bolstering their prospect ranks tomorrow as the Cats dealt its first round pick to the Buffalo Sabres for Sam Reinhart last summer.
The Panthers currently hold a total of six picks in the draft. They have their own in each of rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and Toronto’s pick (via Columbus) in the sixth round for helping facilitate Max Domi’s move from the Blue Jackets to the Carolina Hurricanes at the trade deadline.
Tonight’s broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. with ESPN and ESPN+ having the television and streaming coverage for those of us here in the United States. Sportsnet’s got you covered in Canada.
There are multiple teams with multiple picks (Buffalo and Arizona have three picks, and host Montreal, Anaheim, Minnesota, Winnipeg and Columbus have two each) so this first round, which is already set to be wildly unpredictable once we get past the first few picks, could get downright zany as the night closes in.
The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is upon us. Keep it here all day and all night. Enjoy!
First Round Order
1. Montreal: Juraj Slafkovsky
2. New Jersey: Simon Nemec
3. Arizona: Logan Cooley
4. Seattle: Shane Wright
5. Philadelphia: Cutter Gauthier
6. Columbus (from Chicago): David Jiříček
7. Chicago (from Ottawa): Kevin Korchinski
8. Detroit: Marco Kasper
9. Buffalo: Matthew Savoie
10. Anaheim: Pavel Mintyukov
11. San Jose
13. Chicago (from NY Islanders via Montreal)
16. Buffalo (from Vegas)
19. Minnesota (from Los Angeles)
22. Anaheim (from Boston)
23. St. Louis
26. Montreal (from Calgary)
27. Arizona (from Carolina via Montreal)
28. Buffalo (from Florida)
30. Winnipeg (from NY Rangers)
32. Arizona (from Colorado)
ESPN / ESPN+ Draft Broadcast (7 p.m. ET)
SBNation NHL Complete Network Coverage
Usual Twitter Suspects:
- Elliotte Friedman (Sportsnet)
- Frank Seravelli (DailyFaceoff)
- Pierre LeBrun (TSN)
- Jameson Olive (Florida Panthers.com)
- David Dwork (WPLG)
- George Richards (Florida Hockey Now)
- Panthers Official/
Litter Box Cats (Duh)