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NHL Draft History

The 2015 NHL Draft begins tonight (June 26) at 7 p.m. ET from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

The first round, which takes place tonight, will be televised live by NBC Sports Group. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with a 30-minute NHL Draft Pre-Draft Special on NBCSN. Rounds two through seven will take place Saturday (June 27) and will be shown on The NHL Network. Saturday's coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET.

NHL Entry Draft News

Fifty-Five Americans Selected at 2015 NHL Entry Draft

06/26/2015, 8:15pm MDT

Seven First-Round Picks Mark Most Since 2010

Americans in the NHL Entry Draft

American Players Selected with the First Overall Pick

Year Player Hometown NHL Team Current Team Then
2007 Patrick Kane Buffalo, N.Y. Chicago Blackhawks London (OHL)
2006 Erik Johnson Bloomington, Minn. St. Louis Blues U.S. National Under-18 Team
2000 Rick DiPietro Winthrop, Mass. New York Islanders Boston University (HEA)
1995 Bryan Berard Woonsocket, R.I. Ottawa Senators Detroit Junior Red Wings (OHL)
1988 Mike Modano Livonia, Mich. Minnesota North Stars Prince Albert (WHL)
1983 Brian Lawton New Brunswick, N.J. Minnesota North Stars Mount St. Charles (R.I.) High School

Highest-Drafted American Players Each Year Since 2000

Year Player (Hometown/Current Team Then) Pick Team
2015 Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass./Boston Univ.) 2 Buffalo Sabres
2014 Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich./USNTDP) 15 Detroit Red Wings
2013 Seth Jones (Plano, Texas/USNTDP) 4 Nashville Predators
2012 Alex Galchenyuk (Milwaukee, Wis./Sarnia) 3 Montreal Canadiens
2011 J.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio/USNTDP) 15 New York Rangers
2010 Jack Campbell (Port Huron, Mich./USNTDP) 11 Dallas Stars
2009 Nick Leddy (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie H.S.) 16 Minnesota Wild
2008 Zach Bogosian (Massena, N.Y./Peterborough) 3 Atlanta Thrashers
2007 Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y./London) 1 Chicago Blackhawks
2006 Erik Johnson (Bloomington, Minn./USNTDP) 1 St. Louis Blues
2005 Bobby Ryan (Cherry Hill, N.J./Owen Sound) 2 Anaheim Ducks
2004 Blake Wheeler (Robbinsdale, Minn./Breck H.S.) 5 Phoenix Coyotes
2003 Ryan Suter (Madison, Wis./USNTDP) 7 Nashville Predators
2002 Ryan Whitney (Scituate, Mass./Boston Univ.) 5 Pittsburgh Penguins
2001 Michael Komisarek (West Islip, N.Y./Univ. of Michigan) 7 Montreal Canadiens
2000 Rick DiPietro (Winthrop, Mass./Boston Univ.) 1 New York Islanders

Individual Selections by Round