Ice Hockey - Top picks in the NHL Draft by year

List of number one picks in the National Hockey League Draft (year, team, player, nationality), including the Colorado Avalanche's selection of Nathan MacKinnon on Sunday: 2013 Colorado Avalanche,Nathan MacKinnon, Canada 2012 Edmonton Oilers, Nail Yakupov, Russia 2011 Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canada 2010 Edmonton Oilers, Taylor Hall, Canada 2009 New York Islanders, John Tavares,

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List of number one picks in the National Hockey League Draft (year, team, player, nationality), including the Colorado Avalanche's selection of Nathan MacKinnon on Sunday: 2013 Colorado Avalanche,Nathan MacKinnon, Canada 2012 Edmonton Oilers, Nail Yakupov, Russia 2011 Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canada 2010 Edmonton Oilers, Taylor Hall, Canada 2009 New York Islanders, John Tavares, Canada 2008 Tampa Bay Lightning, Steven Stamkos, Canada 2007 Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, United States 2006 St. Louis Blues, Erik Johnson, United States 2005 Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Canada 2004 Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, Russia 2003 Pittsburgh Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury, Canada 2002 Columbus Blue Jackets, Rick Nash, Canada 2001 Atlanta Thrashers, Ilya Kovalchuk, Russia 2000 New York Islanders, Rick DiPietro, United States 1999 Atlanta Thrashers, Patrik Stefan, Czech Republic 1998 Tampa Bay Lightning, Vincent Lecavalier, Canada 1997 Boston Bruins, Joe Thornton, Canada 1996 Ottawa Senators, Chris Phillips, Canada 1995 Ottawa Senators, Bryan Berard, United States 1994 Florida Panthers, Ed Jovanovski, Canada 1993 Ottawa Senators, Alexandre Daigle, Canada 1992 Tampa Bay Lightning, Roman Hamrlik, Czech Republic 1991 Quebec Nordiques, Eric Lindros, Canada 1990 Quebec Nordiques, Owen Nolan, Canada 1989 Quebec Nordiques, Mats Sundin, Sweden 1988 Minnesota North Stars, Mike Modano, United States 1987 Buffalo Sabres, Pierre Turgeon, Canada 1986 Detroit Red Wings, Joe Murphy, United States 1985 Toronto Maple Leafs, Wendel Clark, Canada 1984 Pittsburgh Penguins, Mario Lemieux, Canada 1983 Minnesota North Stars, Brian Lawton, United States 1982 Boston Bruins, Gord Kluzak, Canada 1981 Winnipeg Jets, Dale Hawerchuk,Canada 1980 Montreal Canadiens, Doug Wickenheiser, Canada 1979 Colorado Rockies, Rob Ramage, Canada

Amateur Draft 1978 Minnesota North Stars, Bobby Smith, Canada 1977 Detroit Red Wings, Dale McCourt, Canada 1976 Washington Capitals, Rick Green, Canada 1975 Philadelphia Flyers, Mel Bridgman, Canada 1974 Washington Capitals, Greg Joly, Canada 1973 New York Islanders, Denis Potvin, Canada 1972 New York Islanders, Billy Harris, Canada 1971 Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur, Canada 1970 Buffalo Sabres, Gilbert Perreault, Canada 1969 Montreal Canadiens, Rejean Houle, Canada 1968 Montreal Canadiens, Michel Plasse, Canada 1967 Los Angeles Kings, Rick Pagnutti, Canada 1966 Boston Bruins, Barry Gibbs, Canada 1965 New York Rangers, Andre Veilleux, Canada 1964 Detroit Red Wings, Claude Gauthier, Canada 1963 Montreal Canadiens, Garry Monahan, Canada (Compiled by Gene Cherry)

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