The 2018 NHL Draft was the 56th NHL Entry Draft and took place June 22-23 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Players born between January 1, 1998 and September 15, 2000, were eligible for selection in the 2018 NHL Draft.
52 Americans were selected in the 2018 NHL Draft. Six Americans were taken in the opening round, with forward Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.) being the first U.S. player off the board when the Ottawa Senators drafted him 4th overall.