2023 NHL Draft

Columbus Blue Jackets Pick Adam Fantilli No.3: 2023 NHL Draft Reactions

Columbus Blue Jackets Pick Adam Fantilli No.3: 2023 NHL Draft Reactions

Columbus Blue Jackets selected Adam Fantilli at the NHL Draft. Tonight’s draft features the first rounds pick at Bridgeport Arena, in Nashville Tennessee.

Jun 28, 2023 by Martina Gil
2023 NHL Draft Profile: Adam Fantilli

The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Adam Fantilli at the 2023 NHL Draft with the third pick. 

The Chicago Blackhawks started things off with Connor Bedard as the first pick, followed by Leo Carlsson joining the Anaheim Ducks. 

Leading up to the NHL Draft, Adam Fantilli was predicted to be one of the top three prospects. FloHockey’s Mock draft projected him to be the second pick for the Anaheim Ducks. 

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Wednesday's draft features first-round picks and the remaining rounds continue Thursday at Bridgeport Arena, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Fantilli played center for the University of Michigan, who is has a good reputation for its impressive freshman players. In fact, UM alumni Owen Power was the first pick for the Buffalo Sabres for the 2021 NHL Draft 

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2023 NHL Draft Order

  1. Chicago Blackhawks- Connor Bedard
  2. Anaheim Ducks. - Leo Carlsson
  3. Columbus Blue Jackets - Adam Fantilli
  4. San Jose Sharks
  5. Montreal Canadiens
  6. Arizona Coyotes
  7. Philadelphia Flyers
  8. Washington Capitals
  9. Detroit Red Wings
  10. St. Louis Blues
  11. Vancouver Canucks
  12. Arizona  Coyotes (from Ottowa)
  13. Buffalo Sabres
  14. Pittsburgh Penguins
  15. Nashville Predators
  16. Calgary Flames
  17. Detroit Red Wings (from New York)
  18. Winnipeg Jets
  19. Chicago Blackhawks (from Tampa Bay) 
  20. Seattle Kraken
  21. Minnesota Wild
  22. Philadelphia Flyers(from Los Angeles) 
  23. NY Rangers
  24. Nashville  Predators (from Edmonton)
  25. St. Louis Blues (from Toronto)
  26. San Jose Sharks(From New Jersey)
  27. Colorado Avalanche
  28. Toronto Maple Leafs (From Boston)
  29. St. Louis Blues (From Dallas)
  30. Carolina Hurricanes
  31. Montreal Canadiens (from Florida) 
  32. Vegas Golden Knights

How to Watch the NHL Draft 2023

The NHL draft first round will air on ESPN, ESPN+ and the rest on the NHL Network.

FloHockey’s podcast, Talking Hockey Sense, is providing breakdowns before and during the draft.