For additional information on each prospect and more in depth scouting reports, check out my most recent articles where I go over my current rankings for the 2019 Draft:
Draft order based on NHL Standings as of February 15th, 2019
1. (via OTT) – Jack Hughes, C, USA U-18 (USDP)
2. – Kaapo Kakko, RW, TPS (LIIGA)
3. – Vasili Podkolzin, RW, St. Petersburg (MHL)
4. – Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver (WHL)
5. – Dylan Cozens, C, Lethbridge (WHL)
6. – Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
7. – Trevor Zegras, C, USA U-18 (USDP)
8. – Matthew Boldy, LW/RW, USA U-18 (USDP)
9. – Alex Newhook, C, Victoria (BCHL)
10. – Peyton Krebs, C/LW, Kootenay (WHL)
11. – Philip Broberg, D, AIK (SWE-2)
12. – Arthur Kaliyev, LW, Hamilton (OHL)
13. – Alex Turcotte, C, USA U-18 (USDP)
14. – Thomas Harley, D, Mississauga (OHL)
15. – Ryan Suzuki, C, Barrie (OHL)
16. – Cole Caufield, RW, USA U-18 (USDP)
17. – Cam York, D, USA U-18 (USDP)
18. (via STL) – Jakob Pelletier, LW, Moncton (QMJHL)
19. – Pavel Dorofeyev, LW/RW, Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
20. – Nils Höglander, LW, Rögle (SHL)
21. – Patrik Puistola, LW, LeKi (FIN-2)
22. – Philip Tomasino, C, Niagara (OHL)
23. – Connor McMichael, C, London (OHL)
24. – Nicholas Robertson, C/LW, Peterborough (OHL)
25. – Raphaël Lavoie, C/RW, Halifax (QMJHL)
26. (via SJ) – Victor Söderström, D, Brynäs (SHL)
27. (via TOR) – Mikko Kokkonen, D, Jukurit (LIIGA)
28. – Bobby Brink, C, Sioux City (USHL)
29. – Ville Heinola, D, Lukko (LIIGA)
30. – Spencer Knight, G, USA U-18 (USDP)
31. (via TB) – Moritz Seider, D, Mannheim (DEL)
#1 – Colorado receives Ottawa’s 2019 1st Round & 3rd Round picks, F Shane Bowers, G Andrew Hammond, and F Kyle Turris (sent to Nashville in exchange for Nashville’s 2018 2nd Round pick, F Vladislav Kamenev, and D Samuel Girard as part of a three-way trade) from Ottawa in exchange for F Matt Duchene.
#18 – Buffalo receives St. Louis’ 2019 1st Round pick (Top 10 Protected) & 2021 2nd Round pick, F Patrik Berlund, F Vladimir Sobotka, and F Tage Thompson from St. Louis in exchange for F Ryan O’Reilly.
#26 – Buffalo receives San Jose’s 2019 1st Round pick (Protected), a conditional 2019 4th Round pick, and F Danny O’Regan from San Jose in exchange for F Evander Kane.
#27 – Los Angeles receives Toronto’s 2019 1st Round pick, F Carl Grundstrom, and D Sean Durzi in exchange for D Jake Muzzin.
#31 – NY Rangers receive Tampa Bay’s 2018 1st Round Pick (#28 – D Nils Lundkvist), a Conditional 2019 Pick (If TB wins the Stanley Cup, NYR receives TB’s 2019 1st Round pick; if TB does not win the Stanley Cup, NYR receives TB’s 2019 2nd Round pick), F Vladislav Namestnikov, F Brett Howden, and D Libor Hajék from TB in exchange for D Ryan McDonagh and F JT Miller.