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Must Read

1. Steven Stamkos 5-11 176 C Sarnia (OHL)
Automatic. The only question: Will the Lightning's yet-to-be-named new coach get in the teenager's grill as John Tortorella did with Vincent Lecavalier way back when?
2. Drew Doughty 6-0 213 D Guelph (OHL)
Interesting call here. Even before the combine, the Kings were interviewing players well outside the No. 2 slot. The pick might be in play for a trade, or the team might move assets in a trade.
3. Zach Bogosian 6-2 200 D Peterborough (OHL)
Coin flip between Doughty and Bogosian. Whoever isn't taken at No. 2 seems likely to go next -- unless Nikita Filatov pushes up. Atlanta seems an unlikely destination for Filatov, though.
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Vital Information

When and where: June 20-21 in Ottawa
From the archives: Previous No. 1 picks | History
Round-by-round: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

First-Round Picks

1. Tampa Bay Steven Stamkos
2. Los Angeles Drew Doughty
3. Atlanta Zach Bogosian
4. St. Louis Alex Pietrangelo
5. Toronto (from NYI) Luke Schenn
6. Columbus Nikita Filatov
7. NAS (from TOR via NYI) Colin Wilson
8. Phoenix Mikkel Boedker
9. NYI (from FLA via NAS) Josh Bailey
10. Vancouver Cody Hodgson
11. Chicago Kyle Beach
12. BUF (from EDM-ANA-LA) Tyler Myers
13. Los Angeles (from Buffalo) Colten Teubert
14. Carolina Zach Boychuk
15. Ottawa (from NAS) Erik Karlsson
16. Boston Joe Colborne
17. Anaheim (from CAL via LA) Jake Gardiner
18. Nashville (from OTT) Chet Pickard
19. PHI (from COL via CLM) Luca Sbisa
20. N.Y. Rangers Michael Del Zotto
21. Washington (from NJ) Anton Gustafsson
22. Edmonton (from ANA) Jordan Eberle
23. Minnesota (from WAS via NJ) Tyler Cuma
24. New Jersey (from MIN) Mattias Tedenby
25. Calgary (from MON) Greg Nemisz
26. Buffalo (from SJ) Tyler Ennis
27. Washington (from PHI) John Carlson
28. PHO (from DAL-LA-ANA) Viktor Tikhonov
29. Atlanta (from PIT) Daultan Leveille
30. Detroit Thomas McCollum

Look Back: 2007 NHL draft

American History
History was made at the 2007 draft as two Americans went 1-2 for the first time.
2007 draft coverage

Look Back: 2006 NHL draft

Johnson leads class
The Blues select American defenseman Erik Johnson with the No. 1 overall pick.
2006 draft coverage