2021 NHL Entry Draft: How To Watch, Draft Order & First Round Open Thread

All the Draft 1st Round information in one place

The dominos have started to fall already early on draft day with the Buffalo Sabres pulling the trigger on a trade for Rasmus Ristolainen, sending the defenseman to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Robert Hagg, their 1st round pick tonight and a second rounder in the loaded 2022 draft.

How to Watch

Round One

Date: Friday, July 23rd 2021

Start time: 8:00 PM EST

TV: ESPN2 (USA), Sportsnet, SN NOW & TVA Sports (Canada)

Online stream: WatchESPN (coverage starts at 7:00pm)

Rounds Two to Seven

Date: Saturday, July 24th 2021

Start time: 11:00 AM EST

TV: NHL Network (USA), Sportsnet & SN Now (Canada)

Online stream: Maybe NHL.com? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

There’s plenty of reading material to arm yourself ahead of the draft, thanks to Brassmaster and T McGee’s excellent draft coverage.

Draft Order

Round One

1. Buffalo Sabres - D Owen Power (story / interview)
2. Seattle Kraken - C Matthew Beniers
3. Anaheim Ducks - C Mason McTavish
4. New Jersey Devils - D Luke Hughes
5. Columbus Blue Jackets - C Kent Johnson
6. Detroit Red Wings - D Simon Edvinsson
7. San Jose Sharks - LW William Eklund
8. Los Angeles Kings - D Brandt Clarke
9. Arizona Coyotes (from VAN) - RW Dylan Guenther
10. Ottawa Senators - RW Tyler Boucher
11. Arizona Coyotes (pick forfeited)
12. Columbus Blue Jackets (from CHI) - C Cole Sillinger
13. Calgary Flames - RW Matthew Coronato
14. Buffalo Sabres (from PHI) - RW Isak Rosen (story)
15. Detroit Red Wings (from DAL) - G Sebastian Cossa
16. New York Rangers - LW Brennan Othmann
17. St. Louis Blues - C Zachary Bolduc
18. Winnipeg Jets - C Chaz Lucius
19. Nashville Predators - C Fedor Svechkov
20. Minnesota Wild (from EDM) - G Jesper Wallstedt
21. Boston Bruins - RW Fabian Lysell
22. Edmonton Oilers (from MIN) - C Xavier Bourgault
23. Dallas Stars (from WSH & DET) - C Wyatt Johnston
24. Florida Panthers - RW Mackie Samoskevich
25. Columbus Blue Jackets (from TOR) - D Corson Ceulemans
26. Minnesota Wild (from PIT) - D Carson Lambos
27. Nashville Predators (from CAR) - LW Zachary L’Heureux
28. Colorado Avalanche - RW Oskar Olausson
29. New Jersey Devils (from NYI) - RW Chase Stillman
30. Vegas Golden Knights - C Zach Dean
31. Montreal Canadiens - D Logan Mailloux 😲
32. Chicago Blackhawks (from TBL & COL) - D Nolan Allan

Will Eichel and/or Reinhart get traded before the 1st Rd of the Draft?


(Poll closes promptly at 8pm today)