The First Round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft was held virtually on ESPN 2, Friday night.
The Buffalo Sabres selected 6-6 defenseman Owen Power with the first overall pick. The Seattle Kraken went second and took Power’s University of Michigan teammate, center Matthew Beniers, with their first ever pick. The Washington Capitals were idle and did not trade up into the first round.
The draft started fun but ended awkwardly when the Montreal Canadiens selected Logan Mailloux.