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2021 NHL Draft
July 23 @ 8:00 pm - July 24 @ 8:00 pm EDT
2021 NHL Draft
The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft will be broadcast on Friday, July 23, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 in the U.S. and Sportsnet and SN NOW in Canada, live from the NHL Network studios in Secaucus, N.J.
ESPN’s John Buccigross will host live coverage of Round 1, alongside Sportsnet analysts Elliotte Friedman and Sam Cosentino. Weekes, NHL Network’s Jackie Redmond, and ESPN hockey writer and reporter Emily Kaplan will join the coverage team, providing insight and analysis.
NHL Network™ will provide exclusive coverage of Rounds 2-7 in the U.S. on Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m. ET, live from its studios in Secaucus. NHL Network’s signature programs NHL Now™ and NHL Tonight™ also will air live pre- and post-coverage of the Expansion Draft and the first round of the NHL Draft. Fans in Canada will be able to watch Rounds 2-7 on Sportsnet and SN NOW.
Some of the top prospects from North America include: University of Michigan’s Owen Power, who tallied 16 points in 26 games as a freshman defenseman, and center Kent Johnson who scored 27 points in 26 games in his freshman season; center Mason McTavish of the Ontario Hockey League’s Peterborough Petes; defenseman Luke Hughes, the brother of recent high draft picks Quinn and Jack; and Edmonton Oil Kings winger Dylan Guenther, who scored 24 points in a shortened 12-game season.
William Eklund, a left wing for Djurgarden of the Swedish Hockey League, tops all international skaters, while Sebastian Cossa of Edmonton in the WHL and Jesper Wallstedt of Lulea in the Swedish Hockey League rank first among goaltenders on the North America and International lists, respectively.
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