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2021 NHL Draft: First Round Discussion Thread

Let’s talk about some prospects.

NHL Entry Draft Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI

It’s finally here. A weekend where we are justifiably just spending the entire time on the couch watching sports but without any actual sports being played by our Minnesota Wild. The 2021 NHL Draft!

On this chill Friday night, the entire first round will be played out — and I hear that some trades are bound to happen — so let’s all gather around the screens and enjoy what is going to be some highly entertaining stuff.

In case you really want to catch up on the current crop of prospects, we have written a lot of draft profiles and other draft-related blogs that should get you up to speed.

Let’s chat about some prospects down in the comments!

How to Watch

Round 1

  • Date: Friday, July 23
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. PT
  • TV channel (U.S.): ESPN2
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet, SN NOW, TVA Sports
  • Online stream: Sportsnet Now

Rounds 2-7

  • Date: Saturday, July 24
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT / 8:00 a.m. PT
  • TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet
  • Online stream: Sportsnet Now

Fans in the United States can also watch on or sign up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

First Round Order

# Team
# Team
1 Buffalo Sabres
2 Seattle Kraken
3 Anaheim Ducks
4 New Jersey Devils
5 Columbus Blue Jackets
6 Detroit Red Wings
7 San Jose Sharks
8 Los Angeles Kings
9 Vancouver Canucks
10 Ottawa Senators
11 Arizona Coyotes (forfeited)
12 Chicago Blackhawks
13 Calgary Flames
14 Philadelphia Flyers
15 Dallas Stars
16 New York Rangers
17 St. Louis Blues
18 Winnipeg Jets
19 Nashville Predators
20 Edmonton Oilers
21 Boston Bruins
22 Minnesota Wild
23 Detroit Red Wings (from WSH)
24 Florida Pnathers
25 Columbus Blue Jackets (from TOR)
26 Minnesota Wild (from PIT)
27 Carolina Hurricanes
28 Colorado Avalanche
29 New Jersey Devils (from NYI)
30 Vegas Golden Knights
31 Montreal Canadiens
32 Columbus Blue Jackets (from TBL)