That being said, the Oilers still hold the third overall selection and should be able to add a significant piece to their roster.
The 2014 draft may not have a player who is the consensus top pick but does feature at least four players who could, theoretically, be selected first, meaning the Oilers are almost certain to get an excellent player at third.
Depending on who the Florida Panthers select first and the Buffalo Sabres take second, the Oilers will have their choice of the top end players, but must use the pick to help fill a void on the current roster.
Ranking for the potential picks is based on organizational need and current players on the Edmonton Oilers roster.
Here is a look at the ranks for the best options for the Edmonton Oilers’ first-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft.