What time does NHL draft start? Estimated times for every team's Round 1 pick (2024)

What time does NHL draft start? Estimated times for every team's Round 1 pick (1)

We are less than 12 hours from the NHL draft, and although Macklin Celebrini's name is almost certainly headed to SAP Center already, there are still several interesting storylines to keep in mind.

What order will this year's best defensem*n get picked? With Matvei Michkov hopping over the pond sooner than expected, does that mean Ivan Demidov will go second overall? The possibilities surrounding tonight's first round are endless. So, no matter what team you're a fan of, there's a lot to be invested in.

Here's the full schedule for the first round of the NHL draft.

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How to watch Round 1 of the 2024 NHL Draft:

Date:Friday, June 28

Time:7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT


Stream: ESPN+

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NHL draft, Round 1 draft schedule:

PickTeamTime expected to make pick (ET)
1San Jose Sharks7:15 p.m.
2Chicago Blackhawks7:20 p.m.
3Anaheim Ducks7:25 p.m.
4Columbus Blue Jackets7:30 p.m.
5Montreal Canadiens7:35 p.m.
6Utah Hockey Club7:40 p.m.
7Ottawa Senators7:45 p.m.
8Seattle Kraken7:50 p.m.
9Calgary Flames8 p.m.
10New Jersey Devils8:05 p.m.
11San Jose Sharks (from BUF)8:10 p.m.
12Philadelphia Flyers8:15 p.m.
13Minnesota Wild8:30 p.m.
14Buffalo Sabres (from SJS via PIT)8:35 p.m.
15Detroit Red Wings8:40 p.m.
16St. Louis Blues8:45 p.m.
17Washington Capitals8:50 p.m.
18Chicago Blackhawks (from NYI)8:55 p.m.
19Vegas Golden Knights9 p.m.
20New York Islanders (From CHI via TBL)9:05 p.m.
21Los Angeles Kings9:10 p.m.
22Nashville Predators9:15 p.m.
23Toronto Maple Leafs9:20 p.m.
24Colorado Avalanche9:25 p.m.
25Boston Bruins (from OTT via DET, BOS)9:30 p.m.
26Montreal Canadiens (from WPG)9:35 p.m.
27Carolina Hurricanes9:40 p.m.
28Calgary Flames (from VAN)9:45 p.m.
29Dallas Stars9:50 p.m.
30New York Rangers9:55 p.m.
31Anaheim Ducks (from EDM)10 p.m.
32Philadelphia Flyers (from FLA)10:05 p.m.

How long does the first round of the NHL draft usually take?

Although each team is given three minutes on the clock in between picks, each pick will usually happen around five minutes after one another after all the fanfare is finished.

With the addition of the Utah Hockey Club into this year's draft, the first round should take a little over three hours to complete.

How to watch the second round of the NHL draft:

Date:Saturday, June 29th

Time:11:30 a.m. ET/ 8:30 a.m. PT

TV:NHL Network, SN1

Stream: ESPN+

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