Sonny Milano, a former New York Islanders season ticket-holder from Massapequa, Long Island, was the 16th overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
To the delight of the passionate Flyers fans in the stands, Philadelphia selected defenseman Travis Sanheim from Calgary of the WHL with the 17th overall pick. At 6-3, Sanheim possesses terrific size and has the hockey IQ to match.
Right winger Alex Tuch was the third player from the U.S. Under-18 team picked in the first round, going to Minnesota at No.18. The power forward from Syracuse, N.Y., is a two-time medalist with Team USA.
Anthony DeAngelo, an offensive defenseman with Sarnia of the OHL, went 19th overall to the Tampa Bay Lightning. A native of nearby Sewell, N.J., and a lifelong Flyers fan, DeAngelo led all defensemen in the OHL with 56 assists and 71 points.
With the 20th overall pick, the Chicago Blackhawks selected center Nick Schmaltz from Green Bay of the USHL. The native of Madison, Wis., led Green Bay with 63 points in 55 games.
Center Robert Fabbri out of Guelph of the OHL was picked 21st overall by the St. Louis Blues.
A native of Missisagua, Ontario, Fabbri was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 OHL playoffs after registering 28 points in 16 postseason games for Guelph, including three assists in the series-clinching Game 5 win over Green Bay.
Booed lustily by the rabid Flyers fans, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced the selection of Finnish right wing Kasperi Kapanen with the 22nd overall pick. Ironically, Kapanen lists the Flyers as his favorite NHL team. The son of former NHL winger Sami Kapanen, Kasperi, ranked No. 1 among European skaters, played for Kalpa of the Finnish Elite League.
Center Conner Bleackley became the second player from Red Deer in the WHL picked in the first round when the Colorado Avalanche selected him 23rd overall.
Center Jared McCann from Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL was selected 24th overall by Vancouver.
The Boston Bruins picked Czech left wing David Pastrnak 25th overall. He had a team-high 16 assists and 24 points for Sodertalje of Sweden's second division.
Back-to-back Russian wingers were picked next with the Montreal Canadians picking left wing Nikita Scherbak from Saskatoon of the WHL with the 26th overall pick and the San Jose Sharks selected Nikolay Goldobin from Sarnia of the OHL.
The Islanders traded a pair of picks to Tampa Bay to select forward Joshua Ho-Sang, who led Windsor of the OHL with 85 points in 67 regular season games, at No. 28.
Left winger Adrian Kempe from Modo in the Swedish Hockey League was selected 29th overall by the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and center John Quenneville, a cousin of Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, went 30th overall to the New Jersey Devils.