The Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions, meaning the offseason can officially begin. The Seattle Expansion Draft is underway and the new team will have their roster announced on Wednesday, July 21st. Once that’s done, the 2021 NHL Draft will get underway on July 23rd and 24th.

Seattle Expansion Draft Process and Timeline

With a 32nd team being added, and the Arizona Coyotes forfeiting their first round pick because of the draft combine testing scandal, it’s been hard to figure out where exactly the Leafs will be picking. They only have three picks at the moment of this article, but those prospects are still important and there will be chances to get more as the Draft begins.

Currently, the Leafs have their second (#56), fifth (#152), and sixth (#184) round picks. Hopefully more will come, or this draft is going to be quite boring.

Some notes:

  • My list will end at Pick 223, instead of Pick 224, because I repeated pick 11, the pick the Coyotes had taken away.
  • Something I learned while writing this: the playoff results affect the ranking of all seven rounds now, not just the first round like back in the day. Tampa has the last pick of each round, Montreal the second last, and so on.
  • The Draft Lottery only affects the first round, so you can see Seattle second overall, but third from the top in each round after.
  • Thank you to CapFriendly for most of this information, and Katya for the rest./

Round One

1. Buffalo Sabres (won Draft Lottery)

2. Seattle Kraken (given third, moved up to second in Draft Lottery)

3. Anaheim Ducks

4. New Jersey Devils

5. Columbus Blue Jackets

6. Detroit Red Wings

7. San Jose Sharks

8. Los Angeles Kings

9. Vancouver Canucks

10. Ottawa Senators

11. Arizona Coyotes (Pick forfeited, so we repeat 11)

11. Chicago Blackhawks

12. Calgary Flames

13. Philadelphia Flyers

14. Dallas Stars

15. New York Rangers

16. St. Louis Blues

17. Winnipeg Jets

18. Nashville Predators

19. Edmonton Oilers

20. Boston Bruins

21. Minnesota Wild

22. Detroit Red Wings (acquired from Washington in Anthony Mantha trade)

23. Florida Panthers

24. Columbus Blue Jackets (acquired from Toronto in Nick Foligno trade)

25. Minnesota Wild (acquired from Pittsburgh in Jason Zucker trade)

26. Carolina Hurricanes

27. Colorado Avalanche

28. New Jersey Devils (acquired from NY Islanders in Kyle Palmieri/Travis Zajac trade)

29. Vegas Golden Knights

30. Montreal Canadiens

31. Columbus Blue Jackets (acquired from Tampa Bay in David Savard trade)

  • Despite 32 teams, the first round will still have 31 draft choices.
  • Detroit (WSH), Minnesota (PIT), and New Jersey (NYI) each have two picks in this round. Columbus has three (TOR, TBL). The Leafs are one of five teams without a first round pick./

Round Two

32. Buffalo Sabres

33. Anaheim Ducks

34. Seattle Kraken

35. Vegas Golden Knights (acquired from New Jersey)

36. Arizona Coyotes (acquired from Columbus)

37. Detroit Red Wings

38. Ottawa Senators (acquired from San Jose)

39. Nashville Predators (acquired from Los Angeles)

40. Vancouver Canucks

41. Ottawa Senators

42. Arizona Coyotes

43. Chicago Blackhawks

44. Calgary Flames

45. Philadelphia Flyers

46. Dallas Stars

47. Detroit Red Wings (acquired from NY Rangers)

48. Los Angeles Kings (acquired from St. Louis)

49. Winnipeg Jets

50. Nashville Predators

51. New York Islanders (acquired from Edmonton via Detroit)

52. Buffalo Sabres (acquired from Boston)

53. Minnesota Wild

54. Washington Capitals

55. Florida Panthers

56. Toronto Maple Leafs

57. Pittsburgh Penguins

58. Carolina Hurricanes

59. Arizona Coyotes (acquired from Colorado via NY Islanders)

60. Colorado Avalanche (acquired from NY Islanders via New Jersey)

61. Chicago Blackhawks (acquired from Vegas)

62. Montreal Canadiens

63. Montreal Canadiens (acquired from Tampa Bay)

  • Arizona has three second round picks.
  • Buffalo, Detroit, Ottawa, Nashville, Chicago, and Montreal have two.
  • Columbus, San Jose, NY Rangers, St. Louis, Edmonton, Boston, and Tampa Bay do not have any picks./

Round Three

64. New York Rangers (acquired from Buffalo)

65. Anaheim Ducks

66. Seattle Kraken

67. New Jersey Devils

68. Columbus Blue Jackets

69. Detroit Red Wings

70. San Jose Sharks

71. Los Angeles Kings

72. Dallas Stars (acquired from Vancouver)

73. Ottawa Senators

74. Washington Capitals (acquired from Arizona)

75. Montreal Canadiens (acquired from Chicago)

76. Calgary Flames

77. Philadelphia Flyers

78. Dallas Stars

79. New York Rangers

80. St. Louis Blues

81. Winnipeg Jets

82. Nashville Predators

83. Calgary Flames (acquired from Edmonton)

84. Boston Bruins

85. Minnesota Wild

86. Montreal Canadiens (acquired from Washington)

87. Buffalo Sabres (acquired from Florida)

88. Los Angeles Kings (acquired from Toronto)

89. Minnesota Wild (acquired from Pittsburgh)

90. Carolina Hurricanes

91. Colorado Avalanche

92. New York Islanders

93. Detroit Red Wings (acquired from Vegas)

94. Buffalo Sabres (acquired from Montreal)

95. Tampa Bay Lightning

  • NY Rangers, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Montreal, Buffalo each have two picks
  • Detroit owns the 69th pick in the draft/

Round Four

96. Buffalo Sabres

97. Anaheim Ducks

98. Seattle Kraken

99. New Jersey Devils

100. Columbus Blue Jackets

101. Detroit Red Wings

102. San Jose Sharks

103. New York Rangers (acquired from Los Angeles)

104. Chicago Blackhawks (acquired from Vancouver)

105. New York Rangers (acquired from Ottawa)

106. Arizona Coyotes

107. Chicago Blackhawks

108. Los Angeles Kings (acquired from Calgary)

109. Philadelphia Flyers

110. Dallas Stars

111. New York Rangers

112. Montreal Canadiens (acquired from St. Louis)

113. Vegas Golden Knights (acquired from Winnipeg)

114. Nashville Predators

115. Edmonton Oilers

116. Boston Bruins

117. Minnesota Wild

118. Washington Capitals

119. Florida Panthers

120. San Jose Sharks (acquired from Toronto)

121. Arizona Coyotes (acquired from Pittsburgh)

122. Carolina Hurricanes

123. Nashville Predators (acquired from Colorado)

124. New York Islanders

125. Montreal Canadiens (acquired from Vegas)

126. Montreal Canadiens

127. Detroit Red Wings (acquired from Tampa Bay)

  • Montreal has three picks
  • Detroit, San Jose, NY Rangers, Arizona each have two picks/

Round Five

128. New Jersey Devils (acquired from Buffalo)

129. Anaheim Ducks

130. Seattle Kraken

131. Columbus Blue Jackets (acquired from New Jersey)

132. Columbus Blue Jackets

133. Detroit Red Wings

134. San Jose Sharks

135. Los Angeles Kings

136. Vancouver Canucks

137. Detroit Red Wings (acquired from Ottawa)

138. Arizona Coyotes

139. Vancouver Canucks (acquired from Chicago)

140. Calgary Flames

141. Montreal Canadiens (acquired from Philadelphia)

142. Dallas Stars

143. New York Rangers

144. St. Louis Blues

145. Winnipeg Jets

146. Nashville Predators

147. Anaheim Ducks (acquired from Edmonton)

148. Boston Bruins

149. Minnesota Wild

150. Washington Capitals

151. Florida Panthers

152. Toronto Maple Leafs

153. Pittsburgh Penguins

154. Vegas Golden Knights (acquired from Carolina)

155. San Jose Sharks (acquired from Colorado)

156. New York Islanders

157. Philadelphia Flyers (acquired from Vegas)

158. Buffalo Sabres (acquired from Montreal)

159. Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Anaheim, Columbus, Detroit, San Jose, and Vancouver each have two picks/

Round Six

160. Buffalo Sabres

161. Anaheim Ducks

162. Seattle Kraken

163. New Jersey Devils

164. Columbus Blue Jackets

165. Detroit Red Wings

166. San Jose Sharks

167. Los Angeles Kings

168. Vancouver Canucks

169. Ottawa Senators

170. Arizona Coyotes

171. Chicago Blackhawks

172. Calgary Flames

173. Philadelphia Flyers

174. Dallas Stars

175. New York Rangers

176. St. Louis Blues

177. Vancouver Canucks (acquired from Winnipeg)

178. Nashville Predators

179. Edmonton Oilers

180. Boston Bruins

181. Minnesota Wild

182. Washington Capitals

183. Florida Panthers

184. Toronto Maple Leafs

185. Edmonton Oilers (acquired from Pittsburgh)

186. Carolina Hurricanes

187. Buffalo Sabres (acquired from Colorado)

188. New York Islanders

189. Vegas Golden Knights

190. Montreal Canadiens

191. Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Buffalo, Vancouver, and Edmonton each have two picks/

Round Seven

192. Buffalo Sabres

193. Pittsburgh Penguins (acquired from Anaheim)

194. Seattle Kraken

195. Tampa Bay Lightning (acquired from New Jersey)

196. Columbus Blue Jackets

197. St. Louis Blues (acquired from Detroit)

198. San Jose Sharks

199. Carolina Hurricanes (acquired from Los Angeles)

200. Vancouver Canucks

201. Ottawa Senators

202. New Jersey Devils (acquired from Arizona)

203. Chicago Blackhawks

204. Calgary Flames

205. Philadelphia Flyers

206. Dallas Stars

207. New York Rangers

208. Carolina Hurricanes (acquired from St. Louis)

209. Florida Panthers (acquired from Winnipeg)

210. Tampa Bay Lightning (acquired from Nashville)

211. Edmonton Oilers

212. Boston Bruins

213. Minnesota Wild

214. Pittsburgh Penguins (acquired from Washington)

215. Chicago Blackhawks (acquired from Florida)

216. Boston Bruins (acquired from Toronto)

217. Pittsburgh Penguins

218. Carolina Hurricanes

219. Colorado Avalanche

220. New York Islanders

221. Vegas Golden Knights

222. Montreal Canadiens

223. Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, and Carolina are fighting for the clubhouse lead in seventh round picks with three each.
  • St. Louis, Chicago, and Boston each have two.
  • The Leafs don’t have a seventh round pick, meaning Kyle Dubas is a failure and should be fired immediately./

And if anyone wants this list in a Google Sheet format, well here you go.