First overall selections at the National Hockey League's entry draft (with year, player, team, position and previous club with league or country in parentheses):
2013 - Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado, C, Halifax (QMJHL).
2012 - Nail Yakupov, Edmonton, RW, Sarnia (OHL).
2011 - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton, C, Red Deer (WHL)
2010 - Taylor Hall, Edmonton, LW, Windsor (OHL)
2009 - John Tavares, N.Y. Islanders, C, London (OHL)
2008 - Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay, C, Sarnia (OHL)
2007 - Patrick Kane, Chicago, RW, London (OHL)
2006 - Erik Johnson, St. Louis, D, National U-18 (U.S.)
2005 - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, F, Rimouski (QMJHL)
2004 - Alexander Ovechkin, Washington, LW, Dynamo (Russia)
2003 - Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh, G, Cape Breton (QMJHL)
2002 - Rick Nash, Columbus, LW, London (OHL)
2001 - Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta, C, Spartak (Russia)
2000 - Rick DiPietro, N.Y. Islanders, G, Boston U. (NCAA)
1999 - Patrik Stefan, Atlanta, C, Long Beach (IHL)
1998 - Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)
1997 - Joe Thornton, Boston, C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
1996 - Chris Phillips, Ottawa, D, Prince Albert (WHL)
1995 - Bryan Berard, Ottawa, D, Detroit (OHL)
1994 - Ed Jovanovski, Florida, D, Windsor (OHL)
1993 - Alexandre Daigle, Ottawa, C, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
1992 - Roman Hamrlik, Tampa Bay, D, ZPS Zin (Czech Republic)
1991 - Eric Lindros, Quebec, C, Oshawa (OHL)
1990 - Owen Nolan, Quebec, RW, Cornwall (OHL)
1989 - Mats Sundin, Quebec, RW, Nacka (Sweden)
1988 - Mike Modano, Minnesota, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
1987 - Pierre Turgeon, Buffalo, C, Granby (QMJHL)
1986 - Joe Murphy, Detroit, C, Michigan St. (NCAA)
1985 - Wendel Clark, Toronto, LW/D, Saskatoon (WHL)
1984 - Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh, C, Laval (QMJHL)
1983 - Brian Lawton, Minnesota, C, Mount St. Charles (U.S. high school)
1982 - Gord Kluzak, Boston, D, Billings (WHL)
1981 - Dale Hawerchuk, Winnipeg, C, Cornwall (QMJHL)
1980 - Doug Wickenheiser, Montreal, C, Regina (WHL)
1979 - Rob Ramage, Colorado, D, London (OHL)
1978 - Bobby Smith, Minnesota, C, Ottawa (OHL)
1977 - Dale McCourt, Detroit, C, St. Catharines (OHL)
1976 - Rick Green, Washington, D, London (OHL)
1975 - Mel Bridgman, Philadelphia, C, Victoria (WHL)
1974 - Greg Joly, Washington, D, Regina (WHL)
1973 - Denis Potvin, N.Y. Islanders, D, Ottawa (OHL)
1972 - Bill Harris, N.Y. Islanders, RW, Toronto (OHL)
1971 - Guy Lafleur, Montreal, RW, Quebec (QMJHL)
1970 - Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, C, Montreal (OHL)
1969 - Rejean Houle, Montreal, LW, Montreal (OHL)
1968 - Michel Plasse, Montreal, G, Drummondville (QMJHL)
1967 - Rick Pagnutti, Los Angeles, D, Garson (Northern Ont.)
1966 - Barry Gibbs, Boston, D, Estevan (SJHL)
1965 - Andre Veilleux, N.Y. Rangers, RW, Montreal Ranger (Jr.B)
1964 - Claude Gauthier, Detroit, NA, Rosemont (Que.)
1963 - Garry Monahan, Montreal, LW, St. Michael's Juveniles

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