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NHL Entry Draft

Americans in the NHL Entry Draft

About the NHL Entry Draft

The NHL Entry Draft is an annual event in which every franchise of the National Hockey League selects the rights to available amateur ice hockey players who meet draft eligibility requirements (North American players 18-20 years old and Europeans of all ages entering the league for the first time, all others enter league as unrestricted free agents).

The NHL Entry Draft is held once every year after the conclusion of the previous season. During the draft, teams take turns selecting amateur players from junior, collegiate, or European leagues.

Timeline: United States in the NHL Draft

2017 NHL Draft

2016 NHL Draft

2015 NHL Draft

Year-By-Year NHL Draft Results

Americans Selected First Overall

All-Time American NHL Draft Picks

All-Time Americans Selected By Round

USA Hockey NTDP All-Time Draft List

CCM/USA Hockey AAPG NHL Draft Picks

NHL Entry Draft News