2008 NHL entry draft: Steven Stamkos, first overall pick.
The 2008 NHL entry draft is presented tonight in Ottawa and halfway into the first round of picks there has been a lot of action already. Outside the normal order of picks scheduled, there has been a number of trades. .
And here are some of the most important moves from the teams:
First, the Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Alex Tanguay from the Calgary Flames for Montreal's first round pick and for their 2009 second round pick.
The Phoenix Coyotes acquired forward Olli Jokinen from the Florida Panthers for defensemens Nick Boynton, Keith Ballard and their second round pick.
The Calgary Flames have acquired forward Mike Cammalleri from the Los Angeles Kings for their first round draft pick.
The Columbus Blue Jackets traded their first and third round picks for the Philadelphia Flyers forward R.J. Umberger.
2008 NHL entry draft first round picks:
1-Tampa Bay Lightning - Steven Stamkos
2-Los Angeles Kings - Drew Doughty
3-Atlanta Thrashers - Zach Bogosian
4-St-Louis Blues - Alex Pietrangelo
5-Toronto Maple Leafs - Luke Schenn
6-Columbus Blue Jackets - Nikita Filatov
7-Nashville Predators - Colin Wilson
8-Phoenix Coyotes - Mikkel Boedker
9-New-York Islanders - Josh Bailey
10-Vancouver Canucks - Cody Hodgson
11-Chicago Blackhawks - Kyle Beach
12-Buffalo Sabres - Tyler Myers
13-Los Angeles Kings - Colten Teubert
14-Carolina Hurricanes - Zach Boychuk
15-Ottawa Senators - Erik Karlsson
16-Boston Bruins - Joe Colborne
17-Anaheim Ducks - Jake Gardiner
18-Nashville Predators - Chet Pickard
19-Philadelphia Flyers - Luca Sbisa
20-New-York Rangers - Michael Del Zotto
21-Washington Capitals - Anton Gustafsson
22-Edmonton Oilers - Jordan Eberle
23-Minnesota Wild - Tyler Cuma
24-New-Jersey Devils - Mattias Tedenby
25-Calgary Flames - Greg Nemisz
26-Buffalo Sabres - Tyler Ennis
27-Washington Capitals - John Carlson
28-Phoenix Coyotes - Viktor Tikhonov
29-Atlanta Thrashers - Daultan Leveille
30-Detroit Red Wings - Thomas McCollum
(Picture: Steven Stamkos, Getty Images.)