The Stanley Cup has been won, which means the 2018 NHL Draft is right around the corner.
The Sabres, Hurricanes and Canadiens won this year’s NHL Draft lottery and will select first, second and third, respectively. The remainder or the draft order is now finalized with the conclusion of the Stanley Cup playoffs, barring the inevitable trades that will shake things up.
Below is everything you’ll need to know about the NHL Draft, including date, draft order and how to watch live.
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When & where is the 2018 NHL Draft?
The 2018 NHL Draft will be held June 22-23 in Dallas. The first round will take place Friday, June 22, with Rounds 2-7 on Saturday, June 23.
The American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Stars, will host the draft. This is the first time the event has ever been hosted in the state of Texas.
How to watch, live stream the 2018 NHL Draft
The broadcast information isn’t yet official for the 2018 NHL Draft, but it is traditionally televised on NBC Sports Network and live-streamed on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.
NHL Draft order of picks
Note: The Flames, Penguins, Bruins, Predators, Lightning, Jets and Golden Knights are without first-round picks.
|1. Buffalo Sabres|
|2. Carolina Hurricanes|
|3. Montreal Canadiens|
|4. Ottawa Senators|
|5. Arizona Coyotes|
|6. Detroit Red Wings|
|7. Vancouver Canucks|
|8. Chicago Blackhawks|
|9. New York Rangers|
|10. Edmonton Oilers|
|11. New York Islanders|
|12. New York Islanders (via Flames)|
|13. Dallas Stars|
|14. Philadelphia Flyers (via Blues)|
|15. Florida Panthers|
|16. Colorado Avalanche|
|17. New Jersey Devils|
|18. Columbus Blue Jackets|
|19. Philadelphia Flyers|
|20. Los Angeles Kings|
|21. San Jose Sharks|
|22. Ottawa Senators (via Penguins)|
|23. Anaheim Ducks|
|24. Minnesota Wild|
|25. Toronto Maple Leafs|
|26. New York Rangers (via Bruins)|
|27. Chicago Blackhawks (via Predators)|
|28. New York Rangers (via Lightning)|
|29. St. Louis Blues (via Jets)|
|30. Detroit Red Wings (via Golden Knights)|
|31. Washington Capitals|