The 2019 NHL Draft was the 57th NHL Entry Draft and took place June 21-22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. Players born between January 1, 1999 and September 15, 2001, were eligible for selection.
Fifty-nine Americans, including New Jersey Devils first-overall selection Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla.), were selected. Hughes became the eighth American all-time to be taken first overall and the fifth player from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program to be selected with the first pick.
For the first time in NHL Draft history, seven of the first 15 selections were American while eight American selections came directly from the NTDP, doubling the NHL Draft record of players to be taken from a single team in the opening round. In total, 18 of the first 50 NHL selections were Americans, the most of any nation.