2009 NHL Entry Draft

The NHL Entry Draft 2009 was the 47th talent contraction of the National Hockey League and took place on 26th and 27th June 2009 at the Centre Bell held in Montréal, Québec.

The teams of the National Hockey League could thereby secure the rights of all North American players born between 1 January 1989 and 15 September 1991, plus all the European players born between 1 January 1988 and 15 September 1991. Available only were players whose rights were not already held from a draft of the previous years of an NHL team.

  • 2.1 Round 1
  • 2.2 Round 2
  • 2.3 Round 3
  • 2.4 Round 4
  • 2.5 Round 5
  • 2.6 Round 6
  • 2.7 Round 7

Draft order

The draft sequence of positions 1 to 14 were determined in April 2009 by the Draft Lottery. The 14 teams that failed to qualify for the playoffs themselves, took part in the weighted lottery and were placed in the reverse order of the table of the regular season. Here, the worst team of the last regular season was on the first place and had a 25% chance of winning the lottery and the best of 14 not qualified for the playoffs teams was in 14th place and had a chance of 0.5 %. The winner of the lottery moved up four places on the draft order.

The draft sequence of the 16 playoff participants were only fixed after the Stanley Cup final. The Stanley Cup - winner was set to position 30, the final opponent at position 29. At position 27 and 28 failed in the Conference Finals teams were sorted. The remaining teams were placed in the regular season based on their table stand. It was considered that the team is in position 15 with the fewest points obtained. The draft order was for all rounds of the Entry Draft. Teams were able to transfer acquired draft picks from other teams, but also his own to be given to other teams.

Draft lottery

On 14 April 2009 the draft lottery took place, which had influence on the order of the Entry Draft. These were a weighted lottery, with the New York Islanders, who had occupied the last place in the league in the regular season, were held first place in the draft order, and 25 percent had the greatest chance of winning the lottery, while the Florida Panthers at No. 14 had little chance. A total of 1000 combinations of numbers were given to the 14 teams based on the weighted distribution, then taken by a member of the League a combination of a drum and thus the winner of the lottery was determined. The winner could be upgraded in the order of up to four places. Thus, the fifth-placed had the opportunity to get to first place. The New York Islanders won the lottery and thus kept the first train right of the draft.

Draft result

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7


The rankings of NHL Central Scouting Service and the International Scouting Service ( ISS ) with the most promising talents for the NHL Entry Draft in 2009.