How to watch the 2018 NHL Entry Draft: Date, draft order, location, TV, streaming options

Before John Tavares can test free agency and the Ottawa Senators can take trade offers for Erik Karlsson, the NHL is welcoming a new batch of rookies onto the ice with this year's Entry Draft, and we've got you covered with everything you need to know to tune in.

A year after the Chicago Blackhawks' United Center played host to the draft, this year's selection event is being held down south, and a handful of clubs were already able to infuse some serious talent onto their rosters thanks to the first round.

Here are details on the date, time, location and viewing options for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday:

Where is it?

The 2018 draft is being held at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

When is it?

The 2018 draft will be held from June 22-23.

Friday, June 22, featured the first round of the draft, while Saturday, June 23, will feature rounds 2-7 and begin at 11 a.m. Eastern.

How to watch

Stream: fuboTV (try for free),, NBC Sports app

First-round draft order

  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 Calgary Flames)
  13. Dallas Stars
  14. Philadelphia Flyers (via St. Louis 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 Pittsburgh Penguins)
  23. Anaheim Ducks
  24. Minnesota Wild
  25. Toronto Maple Leafs
  26. New York Rangers (via Boston Bruins)
  27. Chicago Blackhawks (via Nashville Predators)
  28. New York Rangers (via Tampa Bay Lightning)
  29. St. Louis Blues (via Winnipeg Jets)
  30. Detroit Red Wings (via Vegas Golden Knights)
  31. Washington Capitals
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