Five Prospects To Target With The Oilers’ First Round Pick

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The NHL draft is an event the Edmonton Oilers are used to having one the draft lottery more than a few times in the past. This season though they will be picking a little bit later than normal.

Edmonton as of now has the 19th overall pick in the draft. Even though they were one of the first teams to exit the playoffs getting swept by the Winnipeg Jets, they still had a pretty good record which now means they will be picking 19th.

Here is the complete NHL draft order as of now via

1. Buffalo Sabres

2. Seattle Kraken

3. Anaheim Ducks

4. New Jersey Devils

5. Columbus Blue Jackets

6. Detroit Red Wings

7. San Jose Sharks

8. Los Angeles Kings

9. Vancouver Canucks

10. Ottawa Senators

11. Chicago Blackhawks

12. Calgary Flames

13. Philadelphia Flyers

14. Dallas Stars

15. New York Rangers

16. St. Louis Blues

17. Winnipeg Jets

18. Nashville Predators

19. Edmonton Oilers

20. Boston Bruins

21. Minnesota Wild

22. Detroit Red Wings (from Washington Capitals)

23. Florida Panthers

24. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Toronto Maple Leafs)

25. Minnesota Wild (from Pittsburgh Penguins)

26. Carolina Hurricanes

27. Colorado Avalanche

28. Semifinal losing team with fewest points

29. Semifinal losing team with most points

30. Stanley Cup Final losing team

31. Stanley Cup winner

The remaining four picks will be established when the playoffs are complete. This will be the first draft to include the Seattle Kraken, and it will also be the fifth time Edmonton has drafted 19th overall, can you name the players Edmonton took with the 19th pick?

With the 19th overall pick in team history, Edmonton has taken four defencemen, here they are: Jeff Beukeboom in 1983, Francois Leroux in 1988, Matthieu Descoteaux in 1996, and Oscar Klefbom in 2011. Not a bad group of players by any means. So without further delay let’s dive in with who the Edmonton Oilers should consider drafting with the 19th overall pick assuming they are still on the board and the team has not traded the pick away.