Hockey Central
 
First Selections
 
Year Player Pos. Team Drafted From Age
2016 Austin Matthews RW Toronto Zurich Lions (Switzerland) 18.9
2015 Connor McDavid C Edmonton Erie Otters 18.5
2014 Aaron Ekblad D Florida Barrie Colts 18.4
2013 Nathan MacKinnon C Colorado Halifax Mooseheads 17.10
2012 Nail Yakupov RW Edmonton Sarnia Sting 18.8
2011 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C Edmonton Red Deer Rebels 18.2
2010 Taylor Hall LW Edmonton Windsor Spitfires 18.7
2009 John Tavares C NY Islanders London Knights 18.9
2008 Steven Stamkos C Tampa Bay Sarnia Sting 18.4
2007 Patrick Kane RW Chicago London Knights 18.7
2006 Erik Johnson D St. Louis U.S. National U-18 18.3
2005 Sidney Crosby C Pittsburgh Rimouski Oceanic 17.11
2004 Alex Ovechkin LW Washington Dynamo Moscow (Russia) 18.9
2003 Marc-Andre Fleury G Pittsburgh Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 18.0
2002 Rick Nash LW Columbus London Knights 18.0
2001 Ilya Kovalchuk LW Atlanta Spartek (Russia) 18.2
2000 Rick DiPietro G NY Islanders Boston University Terriers 18.9
1999 Patrik Stefan C Atlanta Lond Beach Ice Dogs (IHL) 18.9
1998 Vincent Lecavalier C Tampa Bay Rimouski Oceanic 18.2
1997 Joe Thornton C Boston Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 17.11
1996 Chris Phillips D Ottawa Prince Albert Raiders 18.3
1995 Bryan Berard D Ottawa Detroit Jr. Red Wings 18.4
1994 Ed Jovanovski D Florida Windsor Spitfires 18.0
1993 Alexandre Daigle C Ottawa Victoriaville Tigers 18.5
1992 Roman Hamrlik D Tampa Bay ZPS Zlin (Czech.) 18.2
1991 Eric Lindros C Quebec Oshawa Generals 18.3
1990 Owen Nolan RW Quebec Cornwall Royals 18.4
1989 Mats Sundin RW Quebec Nacke (Sweden) 18.4
1988 Mike Modano C Minnesota Prince Albert Raiders 18.0
1987 Pierre Turgeon C Buffalo Granby Bisons 17.10
1986 Joe Murphy C Detroit Michigan State Spartens 18.8
1985 Wendel Clark LW/D Toronto Saskatoon Blades 18.7
1984 Mario Lemieux C Pittsburgh Lavel Voisins 18.8
1983 Brian Lawton C Minnesota Mount St. Charles HS 18.11
1982 Gord Fluzak D Boston Nanaimo Islanders 18.3
1981 Dale Hawerchuk C Winnipeg Cornwall Royals 18.2
1980 Doug Wickenheiser C Montreal Regina Pats 19.2
1979 Rob Ramage D Colorado London Knights 20.5
1978 Bobby Smith C Minnesota Ottawa 67's 20.4
1977 Dale McCourt C Detroit St. Catharines Fincups 20.4
1976 Rick Green D Washington London Knights 20.3
1975 Mel Bridgman C Philadelphia Victoria Cougars 20.1
1974 Greg Joly D Washington Regina Pats 20.0
1973 Denis Potvin D NY Islanders Ottawa 67's 19.7
1972 Billy Harris RW NY Islanders Toronto Marlboros 20.4
1971 Guy Lafleur RW Montreal Quebec Remparts 19.9
1970 Gilbert Perreault C Buffalo Montreal Jr. Canadiens 19.7
1969 Rejean Houle LW Montreal Montreal Jr. Canadiens 19.8
1968 Michel Plasse G Montreal Drummondville Rangers 20.0
1967 Rick Pagnutti D Los Angeles Garson Native Sons 20.6
1966 Barry Gibbs D Boston Estevan Bruins 17.7
1965 Andre Veilleux RW NY Rangers Montreal Ranger Jr. B --
1964 Claude Gauthier RW Detroit Comite des jeunes (Rosemont) 16.9
1963 Garry Monaham LW Montreal St. Michael's Juveniles 16.7