Here is a list of the No. 1 overall draft picks:

2020 - Alexis Lafreniere, New York Rangers

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2019 - Jack Hughes, New Jersey Devils

2018 - Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo Sabres

2017 - Nico Hischier, New Jersey Devils

2016 - Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

2015 - Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

2014 - Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers

2013 - Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

2012 - Nail Yakupov, Edmonton Oilers

2011 - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers

2010 - Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers

2009 - John Tavares, New York Islanders

2008 - Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

2007 - Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

2006 - Erik Johnson, St. Louis Blues

2005 - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

2004 - Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

2003 - Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

2002 - Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets

2001 - Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers

2000 - Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders

1999 - Patrik Stefan, Atlanta Thrashers

1998 - Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning

1997 - Joe Thornton, Boston Bruins

1996 - Chris Phillips, Ottawa Senators

1995 - Bryan Berard, Ottawa Senators

1994 - Ed Jovanovski, Florida Panthers

1993 - Alexandre Daigle, Ottawa Senators

1992 - Roman Hamrlik, Tampa Bay Lightning

1991 - Eric Lindros, Quebec Nordiques

1990 - Owen Nolan, Quebec Nordiques

1989 - Mats Sundin, Quebec Nordiques

1988 - Mike Modano, Minnesota North Stars

1987 - Pierre Turgeon, Buffalo Sabres

1986 - Joe Murphy, Detroit Red Wings

1985 - Wendel Clark, Toronto Maple Leafs

1984 - Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins

1983 - Brian Lawton, Minnesota North Stars

1982 - Gord Kluzak, Boston Bruins

1981 - Dale Hawerchuk, Winnipeg Jets

1980 - Doug Wickenheiser, Montreal Canadiens

1979 - Rob Ramage, Colorado Rockies

1978 - Bobby Smith, Minnesota North Stars

1977 - Dale McCourt, Detroit Red Wings

1976 - Rick Green, Washington Capitals

1975 - Mel Bridgman, Philadelphia Flyers

1974 - Greg Joly, Washington Capitals

1973 - Denis Potvin, New York Islanders

1972 - Billy Harris, New York Islanders

1971 - Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens

1970 - Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo Sabres

1969 - Rejean Houle, Montreal Canadiens

1968 - Michel Plasse, Montreal Canadiens

1967 - Rick Pagnutti, Los Angeles Kings

1966 - Barry Gibbs, Boston Bruins

1965 - Andre Veilleux, New York Rangers

1964 - Claude Gauthier, Detroit Red Wings

1963 - Garry Monahan, Montreal Canadiens (Compiled by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

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