Despite the Sabres and Coyotes actively tearing apart their rosters for a better chance at the first overall pick, the Oilers—a franchise that doesn’t need to try to undermine itself—earned the top spot. Okay, maybe “earned” is the wrong word, there.
Here’s the rest of the draft order:
The Oilers have now had four first overall picks in six seasons. The first three resulted in Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Nail Yakupov. Will the fourth be Connor McDavid?