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NHL Entry Draft 2022 Round 1 live tracker, updates: Canadiens surprise with first pick

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is finally here. We'll be tracking the picks throughout the night, with reaction from local team experts around the league.

MONTREAL, QC — After months of speculation we have finally made it to draft day as the 2022 NHL Entry Draft from Quebec is set to begin Thursday night. 

We've been speculating for months over at the Locked On Podcast Network, where we have a daily podcast for EVER NHL team.

The Montreal Canadiens made a surprising move on draft night when they opted for Slovak forward Juraj Slafkovský at No. 1 over Shane Wright, who was the longtime favorite to go first overall. Wright fell all the way to fourth.

It'll be a busy night around the NHL, and we'll have you covered with tracking the picks right here as the NHL Entry Draft begins at 7 p.m. E.T.

Locked On has a DAILY podcast for EVERY NHL team. They'll be covering their team's selections throughout draft night, make sure to find your favorite team and subscribe to their show on YouTube for expert reactions to their team's selections.

2022 NHL Entry Draft Pick Tracker:

Round 1:

1. Montreal Canadiens

2. New Jersey Devils

3. Arizona Coyotes

4. Seattle Kraken

5. Philadelphia Flyers

6. Columbus Blue Jackets (from CHI)

7. Chicago Blackhawks (from OTT)

8. Detroit Red Wings

9. Buffalo Sabres

10. Anaheim Ducks

11. Arizona Coyotes (from SJ)

12. Columbus Blue Jackets

13. Chicago Blackhawks (from NYI)

14. Winnipeg Jets

15. Vancouver Canucks

16. Buffalo Sabres (from VGK)

17. Nashville Predators

18. Dallas Stars

19. Minnesota Wild (from LA)

20. Washington Capitals

21. Pittsburgh Penguins

23. St. Louis Blues

24. Minnesota Wild

25. Chicago Blackhawks (from TOR)

26. Montreal Canadiens (from CGY)

27. San Jose Sharks (from CHI, via ARI from CAR via MTL)

28. Buffalo Sabres (from FLA)

29. Arizona Coyotes (via EDM)

30. Winnipeg Jets (from NYR)

31. Tampa Bay Lightning

32. Edmonton Oilers (from ARI via COL) 

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