2024 NHL draft order: Picks 1-28 following lottery, playoffs

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The 2024 NHL draft will take place at The Sphere in Las Vegas on June 28 and 29. Hundreds of prospects will be selected over the course of the seven-round event, and the first 16 picks have been determined by way of the NHL draft lottery.

After finishing the 2023-24 season with the worst record, the San Jose Sharks had the best chance to win the draft lottery -- and did so. The Chicago Blackhawks -- who won the draft lottery and selected Connor Bedard No. 1 last year -- have pick No. 2.

Here is a list of the first 16 picks, which will be updated after the full draft order is known following the end of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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1. San Jose Sharks
2. Chicago Blackhawks
3. Anaheim Ducks
4. Columbus Blue Jackets
5. Montreal Canadiens
6. Utah
7. Ottawa Senators
8. Seattle Kraken
9. Calgary Flames
10. New Jersey Devils
11. Buffalo Sabres
12. Philadelphia Flyers
13. Minnesota Wild
14. San Jose Sharks*
15. Detroit Red Wings
16. St. Louis Blues
17. Washington Capitals
18. New York Islanders
19. Vegas Golden Knights
20. Chicago Blackhawks*
21. Los Angeles Kings
22. Nashville Predators
23. Toronto Maple Leafs
24. Colorado Avalanche
25. Ottawa Senators*
26. Montreal Canadiens*
27. Carolina Hurricanes
28. Calgary Flames*

* Traded picks: