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1st Overall NHL Draft Picks

Here is a list of NHL draft picks who were 1st overall draft picks in past NHL drafts. Some players taken in the past with the 18th draft pick are: Mario Lemieux, Mats Sundin, Eric Lindros, Joe Thornton, Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and John Tavares.

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1st Overall NHL Draft Picks
Year Player Pos. Drafted From Drafted By
2013 Nathan MacKinnon C Halifax (QMJHL) Colorado Avalanche
2012 Nail Yakupov RW Sarnia (OHL) Edmonton Oilers
2011 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C Red Deer (WHL) Edmonton Oilers
2010 Taylor Hall LW Windsor (OHL) Edmonton Oilers
2009 John Tavares C London (OHL) New York Islanders
2008Steven StamkosC Sarnia (OHL) Tampa Bay Lightning
2007Patrick KaneRWLondon (OHL)Chicago Blackhawks
2006Erik JohnsonDNTDP 18 (USA)St. Louis Blues
2005Sidney CrosbyCRimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)Pittsburgh Penguins
2004Alexander OvechkinLWMoscow Dynamo (Russia)Washington Capitals
2003Marc-Andre FleuryGCape-Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)Pittsburgh Penguins
2002Rick NashLWLondon Knights (OHL)Columbus Blue Jackets
2001Ilya KovalchukLWMoscow Spartak (Russia)Atlanta Thrashers
2000Rick DiPietroGBoston University (NCAA)New York Islanders
1999Patrik StefanCLong Beach Ice Dogs (IHL)Atlanta Thrashers
1998Vincent LecavalierCRimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)Tampa Bay Lightning
1997Joe ThorntonCSault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHL)Boston Bruins
1996Chris PhillipsDPrince Albert Raiders (WHL)Ottawa Senators
1995Bryan BerardDDetroit Jr. Red Wings (OHL)Ottawa Senators
1994Ed JovanovskiDWindsor Spitfires (OHL)Florida Panthers
1993Alexandre DaigleRWVictoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)Ottawa Senators
1992Roman HamrlikDZlin ZPS AC (Czech)Tampa Bay Lightning
1991Eric LindrosCOshawa Generals (OHL)Quebuc Nordiques
1990Owen NolanRWCornwall Royals (OHL)Quebuc Nordiques
1989Mats SundinCNacka (Sweden)Quebuc Nordiques
1988Mike ModanoCPrince Albert Raiders (WHL)Minnesota North Stars
1987Pierre TurgeonCGranby Bisons (QMJHL)Buffalo Sabres
1986Joe MurphyRWMichigan State University (NCAA)Detroit Red Wings
1985Wendel ClarkLWSaskatoon Blades (WHL)Toronto Maple Leafs
1984Mario LemieuxFLaval Voisins (QMJHL)Pittsburgh Penguins
1983Brian LawtonLWMount St. Charles H.S. (R.I.)Minnesota North Stars
1981Dale HawerchukFCornwall Royals (QMJHL)Winnipeg Jets
1980Doug WickenheiserFRegina Pats (WHL)Montreal Canadiens