Today's the day! It's the day every rebuilding team looks forward to. That is, uh, the ones that don't randomly go on a wild shooting percentage spree, make the playoffs, win a round, and play a month past their expiration date... Man. That was fun.
Okay, so this is the second-most anticipated day every rebuilding team (including ones that make the playoffs out of nowhere, because they're awesome) looks forward to. The Calgary Flames don't have a high pick this year, so no Sean Monahans or Sam Bennetts are likely to join the organization. But at 15th overall, they'll still get a pretty good player. And while he probably won't make an immediate impact, down the line, he could end up paying massive dividends for his new team.
After all, the second round of the playoffs was fun, but it'd be even more awesome to go further. That's what the draft is about: building your team to try and get that Cup. It all starts tonight.
All the details you need to know
BB&T Center | Sunrise, Florida, USA
Round 1: Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m. MT
Television: NBCSN (USA), Sportsnet (Canada)
Live stream in the USA on NBC Live Extra
Rounds 2-7: Saturday, June 27 at 8 a.m. MT
Television: NHL Network (USA), Sportsnet (Canada)
Live stream in the USA on NHL.com
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The 1st round draft order
subject to change, of course. Trades are fun!
- New Jersey
- San Jose
- Los Angeles → Boston
- Calgary → Boston
- Pittsburgh → Edmonton
- NY Islanders → Buffalo → Ottawa
- Nashville → Toronto
- St. Louis → Buffalo → Winnipeg
- NY Rangers → Tampa Bay
- Tampa Bay → Philadelphia
- Chicago → Arizona