Teams trade draft picks all the time, and few teams hang on to all of their original picks in each draft, so for the fun of it, here’s all the picks at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft that started out as Toronto’s and who was selected with them by some other team:
This pick was traded on the draft floor to St. Louis for the 29th and the 76th. The Blues initiated this trade and traded up to take forward Dominik Bokk. So, that means they didn’t take Joe Veleno either. Huh.
Bokk is the German winger playing in the SHL and the Swedish junior league. He’s a teammate of Pontus Holmberg, who the Leafs selected with a much later pick. Bokk was ranked 18 on Bob McKenzie’s consensus rankings, but the middle portion of that list did not get drafted as expected.
This pick went to Montréal as part of the Tomas Plekanec trade. The Habs took Jacob Olofsson. He’s a Swedish centre who was ranked 40th on McKenzie’s list. The Leafs passed him by to take Sean Durzi at 52.
This pick has been on an odyssey. The Leafs gave it up as the compensation pick for signing Lou Lamoriello, so if the hockey gods had been paying attention, it should have ended up with the Islanders.
Instead, the Devils traded it to the Capitals as part of the Marcus Johansson deal. The Capitals traded it to Chicago as part of the Michal Kempny trade, which is likely the smartest deadline deal made last season.
On draft day, Chicago gave the Coyotes two picks, including this one, for a higher third-round pick. Arizona then traded this pick to San Jose for a fourth- and fifth-rounder.
The Sharks took Linus Karlsson, a Swedish centre who has not quite graduated from junior hockey.
The Sharks had lost their own third-round pick to the Leafs in the James Reimer deal. The Leafs took Riley Stotts with that pick.
This pick was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights for Calvin Pickard. Vegas took Peter Diliberatore, a Canadian defender who is going the NCAA route.
The Leafs replaced this pick by swapping next-year’s sixth-round for this year’s with the Sabres. They took Pontus Holmberg with it.