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

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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

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Eichel
    (18 votes)
  • 17%
    Reinhart
    (22 votes)
  • 13%
    Both
    (17 votes)
  • 54%
    Neither
    (69 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

(Poll closes promptly at 8pm today)