Pick-by-pick analysis of Round 1 of the NHL draft

Halifax Mooseheads center Nico Hischier was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NHL draft, selected by the New Jersey Devils. Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

CHICAGO -- The 2017 NHL draft is finally here. You've already prepared well by checking out my top 100 skater prospects, top 10 goalies, the top prospect at every skill and my final mock draft.

All that's left is for teams to make their first-round selections, followed shortly thereafter by my scouting report as well as insights on how the player fits his new team.