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NHL Entry Draft
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Kyle Turris, left, rounded out the top 3 with Kane and vanRiemsdyk.
History was made at the NHL draft. Chicago took winger Patrick Kane with the No. 1 pick and Philly followed with James vanRiemsdyk, marking the first time Americans went 1-2. Story | ESPN Video

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In June, you'd think the NHL's toughest battles played out in the Cup finals. But some of the most intense action takes place in war rooms as teams prepare to draft 18-year-olds you've never heard of. The Magazine

NHL Draft - Vital Information

When and where: June 22-23 in Columbus, Ohio
Watch: Friday, First round, 7 p.m. ET (Versus)
Saturday, Rounds 2-7, 10 a.m.
Outlook: Draft order | Prospects | Past No. 1 picks
Round-by-round: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

2007 Draft Order

1. Chicago Patrick Kane
2. Philadelphia James vanRiemsdyk
3. Phoenix Kyle Turris
4. Los Angeles Thomas Hickey
5. Washington Karl Alzner
6. Edmonton Sam Gagner
7. Columbus Jakub Voracek
8. Boston Zach Hamill
9. San Jose (from STL) Logan Couture
10. Florida Keaton Ellerby
11. Carolina Brandon Sutter
12. Montreal Ryan McDonagh
13. St. Louis (from SJ) Lars Eller
14. Colorado Kevin Shattenkirk
15. Edmonton (from NYI) Alex Plante
16. Minnesota (from ANA) Colton Gillies
17. New York Rangers Alexei Cherepanov
18. St. Louis (from CGY) Ian Cole
19. Anaheim (from MIN) Logan MacMillan
20. Pittsburgh Angelo Esposito
21. Edmonton (from PHO) Riley Nash
22. Montreal (from San Jose) Max Pacioretty
23. Nashville (from PHI) Jonathon Blum
24. Calgary (from STL) Mikael Backlund
25. Vancouver Patrick White
26. St. Louis (from NJ/SJ) David Perron
27. Detroit Brendan Smith
28. San Jose (from WAS) Nicholas Petrecki
29. Ottawa James O'Brien
30. Phoenix (from EDM) Nick Ross
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