With every new season, the drafting processes always get both fans and players waiting for the results in much anticipation. The 2019 drafts were not any different. Here is how the list looked like.
1. Jack Hughes for the New Jersey Devils
Hughes was the first player to be selected in the 2019 draft. He is known as one of the best skaters and an excellent player in terms of dynamics. The 5-foot-10 and 171 pounds USA player had an excellent under 18 record, leading the USA in the Hockey National Team Development Program.
2. Kaapo Kakko for the New York Rangers
Kakko, the 6-2 foot, and 194 pounds New York Rangers player was the second one to be selected. The left-handed player is an excellent choice for both the wing and the center positions. At only 18, he has scored 22 goals in 45 games, showing a promising career in the NHL.
3. Kirby Dach for the Chicago Blackhawks
With an excellent 73 points, Dach made it as the third pick for the Saskatoon. He is a smart player, having the capability of performing excellently in both puck sides. His most significant advantages are his remarkable speed and great vision. A lot of expectations are on Kirby Dach for this and future seasons.
Bowen Byram, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman, and Alex Turcotte of the Los Angeles Kings take the fourth and fifth position in the 2019 draft list. On the top ten, you will find names such as Trevor Zegras and Vasily Podkolzin, who are among the most creative players on this list. Ryan Johnson closes the 2019 draft at position 31 for the Buffalo Sabres.
Every team hopes to make the best out of their players, with the hope that they win the Stanley Cup. All they do is scout for the best pick, which increases their odds in the championships.