When is the 2018 NHL Draft? Order of picks, date, time & live TV coverage

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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