First round order, TV, streaming information
After two seasons of being held almost due to the pandemic, the NHL draft returns to being a personal event on Thursday night.
The last place Montreal Canadiens both hosts the draft and has the first overall selection. That last happened in 1985 when the Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Wendel Clark.
Center Shane Wright of the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs is estimated to be number 1 overall, although Slovak Olympic bronze medalist Juraj Slafkovsky, who plays for Finnish TPS Turku, also gets some feeling.
Here’s what you should know about this week’s NHL draft:
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When and where is the NHL draft?
The event will be held at the Montreal Bell Center. Thursday’s first round starts at 19.00 ET, and the second through seventh round starts at 11.00 ET on Friday.
How can I watch the NHL draft?
The first round will be broadcast on ESPN. The second day will be shown on the NHL Network.
Where can I stream the NHL draft?
The NHL draft can be streamed both days on ESPN +. It can also be streamed on FuboTV.
What is the first-round order for the NHL draft?
1. Montreal Canadiens
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Arizona Coyotes
4. Seattle Kraken
5. Philadelphia Flyers
6. Columbus Blue Jackets (from the Chicago Blackhawks in the Seth Jones trade)
7. Ottawa Senators
8. Detroit Red Wings
9. Buffalo Sabers
10. Anaheim Ducks
11. San Jose Sharks
12. Columbus blue jackets
13. New York Islanders
14. Winnipeg Jets
15. Vancouver Canucks
16. Buffalo Sabers (from the Vegas Golden Knights in the Jack Eichel trade)
17. Nashville Predators
18. Dallas Stars
19. Minnesota Wild (from the Los Angeles Kings in the Kevin Fiala trade)
20. Washington Capitals
21. Pittsburgh Penguins
22. Anaheim Ducks (from the Boston Bruins in the Hampus Lindholm trade)
23. St. Louis Blues
24. Minnesota Wild
25. Toronto Maple Leafs
26. Montreal Canadiens (from the Calgary Flames in the Tyler Toffoli trade)
27. Arizona Coyotes.
28. Buffalo Sabers (from the Florida Panthers in the Sam Reinhart trade)
29. Edmonton Oilers
30. Winnipeg Jets (from the New York Rangers in the Andrew Copp trade)
31. Tampa Bay Lyn
32. Arizona (from the Colorado Avalanche in the Darcy Kuemper trade)
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Wright, the Frontenacs captain, is valued for his two-way play and leadership. He also captained Canada’s gold medal team at the Under-18 World Championships. His style has been compared to Bruins star Patrice Bergeron. Slafkovsky uses his size and range to his advantage. He was named MVP of the Beijing Olympics for men’s hockey tournament after scoring seven goals when Slovakia won a medal for the first time. Center Logan Cooley led the U.S. Under-18 team with 1.47 points per game.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2022 NHL draft order, live broadcast, TV channel, how to watch