The first draft (then known as the "NHL Amateur Draft") was held on June 5, 1963 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. So there was no draft in 52
The NHL draft has 200 rounds.
NHL Entry Draft was created in 1963.
The 2008 NHL entry draft occured on June 20-21
The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver. Owen Nolan was the first overall selection in that draft.
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Sidney Crosby was the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins.