The 2023 NHL Draft officially kicked off on Wednesday, June 28 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee with Round 1. On Thursday, June 29, the draft will resume at 11:00 a.m. ET with Round 2-7.
To kick off the 2023 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks selected 17-year-old Connor Bedard of the Regina Pats, a pick that came to the surprise of no one.
Rounding out the top three was 18-year-old Swedish center Leo Carlsson heading to the Anaheim Ducks, which actually was a surprise, and the Columbus Blue Jackets selecting 18-year-old University of Michigan standout Adam Fantilli.
Who did your favorite team take when they were on the clock?
A complete look at the Round 1 results from the 2023 NHL Draft can be seen below.
2023 NHL Draft Results – Round 1
1. Chicago Blackhawks – F CONNOR BEDARD
2. Anaheim Ducks – F LEO CARLSSON
3. Columbus Blue Jackets – F ADAM FANTILLI
4. San Jose Sharks – F WILL SMITH
5. Montreal Canadiens – D DAVID REINBACHER
6. Arizona Coyotes – D DMITRI SIMASHEV
7. Philadelphia Flyers – F MATVEI MICHKOV
8. Washington Capitals – F RYAN LEONARD
9. Detroit Red Wings – F NATE DANIELSON
10. St. Louis Blues – F DALIBOR DVORSKÝ
11. Vancouver Canucks – D TOM WILLANDER
12. Arizona Coyotes (from OTT) – F DANIIL BUT
13. Buffalo Sabres – F ZACH BENSON
14. Pittsburgh Penguins – F BRANDON YAGER
15. Nashville Predators – F MATTHEW WOOD
16. Calgary Flames – F SAMUEL HONZEK
17. Detroit Red Wings (from NYI via VAN) – D AXEL SANDIN PELLIKKA
18. Winnipeg Jets – F COLBY BARLOW
19. Chicago Blackhawks (from TB) – F OLIVER MOORE
20. Seattle Kraken – F EDUARD SALE
21. Minnesota Wild – F CHARLIE STRAMEL
22. Philadelphia Flyers (from LA via CBJ) – D OLIVER BONK
23. New York Rangers – F GABE PERREAULT
24. Nashville Predators (from EDM) – D TANNER MOLENDYK
25. St. Louis Blues (from TOR) – F OTTO STENBERG
26. San Jose Sharks (from NJ) – F QUENTIN MUSTY
27. Colorado Avalanche – F CALUM RITCHIE
28. Toronto Maple Leafs (from BOS via WSH) – F EASTON COWAN
29. St. Louis Blues (from DAL via NYR) – D THEO LINDSTEIN
30. Carolina Hurricanes – F BRADLY NADEAU
31. Colorado Avalanche (from FLA via MTL) – D MIKHAIL GULYAYEV
32. Vegas Golden Knights – F DAVID EDSTROM