NHL Draft 2018 on TV Today: What time, channel is NHL Draft on Friday? Livestream, how to watch online (6/22/17)?

June 22, 2018 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

The 2018 NHL Draft is scheduled for June 22 and 23 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, where the first 31 players will be selected during the first round on Friday, June, 22, 2018 (6/22/18) starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Top prospect Rasmus Dahlin is expected to go No. 1 overall to the Buffalo Sabres, while other top players such as Adam Boqvist, Quinn Hughes, Andrei Svechnikov, Brady Tkachuk, Filip Zadina and will likely be high selections on the first night of the Draft. After the Sabres, the Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks own high picks. Watch video

The first round of the 2018 NHL Draft is almost here. All 31 NHL teams will converge for the NHL Entry Draft on June 22 and 23 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, where the first 31 players will be selected during the first round on Friday, June, 22, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Top prospect Rasmus Dahlin is expected to go No. 1 overall to the Buffalo Sabres, while other top players such as Adam Boqvist, Quinn Hughes, Andrei Svechnikov, Brady Tkachuk, Filip Zadina and will likely be high selections on the first night of the Draft. After the Sabres, the Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks own high picks.

The Sabres will pick first overall for the second time in franchise history. The Senators, RangersNew York Islanders, Blackhawks, Flyers and Red Wings all own multiple first-round picks.

Here is everything you need to know about the first round of the NHL Draft:

What: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

When: Round 1 - 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 22  | Rounds 2-7: 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

TV: NBCSN

Livestream: NBCSports.com

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Here is the full order for the first round of the draft:

1. Buffalo
2. Carolina
3. Montreal
4. Ottawa
5. Arizona
6. Detroit
7. Vancouver
8. Chicago
9. NY Rangers
10. Edmonton
11. NY Islanders
12. NY Islanders (from CGY)
13. Dallas
14. Philadelphia (from STL)
15. Florida
16. Colorado
17. New Jersey
18. Columbus
19. Philadelphia
20. Los Angeles
21. San Jose
22. Ottawa (from PIT)
23. Anaheim
24. Minnesota
25. Toronto
26. NY Rangers (from BOS)
27. Chicago (from NSH)
28. NY Rangers (from TBL)
29. St. Louis (from WPG)
30. Detroit (from VGK)
31. Washington

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Successful Night For New Jersey Devils Players At NHL Awards

June 21, 2018 - Devils Army Blog - View Full Article

The NHL Awards took place last night in Las Vegas, and was very interesting to watch. There didn’t seem to be too many surprises, and many finalists were very close (in terms of voting points) for many awards. There were also the many somber and touching moments that showed why the NHL and hockey in general are different from all others. It was an especially big night for the New Jersey Devils players in attendance that brought home hardware like Brian Boyle and Taylor Hall. Here’s a breakdown of how New Jersey Devils players fared at last night’s ceremony.

Brian Boyle overcame a lot of personal and family adversity in his first season with the Devils. -NHL.com

Brian Boyle Wins Masterton

Brian Boyle was a finalist for the Masterton, along with Carolina’s Jordan Staal and Florida’s Roberto Loungo. Before discussing Boyle, let me first say that Staal and Loungo were very worthy finalists, and the stories behind their nominations should not be overlooked. Boyle represents a cancer survivor who is doing what he loves, whose story is an inspirational one that anybody can follow. I previously wrote a piece praising Boyle’s perseverence and strength, so to see him getting recognized on this stage is truly gratifying. Boyle’s speech was quite emotional and he thanked everyone he could think of in what was truly a fitting end to his 2017-2018 campaign.

Will Butcher had a strong rookie season for a defenseman. (Zimbio)

Will Butcher Makes NHL All-Rookie Team

Will Butcher has been a fantastic signing, and Devils fans were excited by his acquisition. Butcher was implemented more regularly throughout the season as his two-way play continued to steadily improve. Butcher ended the season with 39 assists and 44 points, which led all rookie defenseman in 2017-2018. Butcher has become a bright spot for this organization moving forward, and is already considered a core piece of the Devils defense. He became the first defenseman since Colin White to make the NHL All-Rookie Team, and set a franchise record for assists and points as a rookie defenseman for New Jersey. It’s safe to say Butcher certainly setthe bar early on in his NHL debut, when he tallied three assists against the Colorado Avalanche, and never looked back.

Photo from NHL.com

Hall For Hart Comes True

The big prize last night for league MVP went to New Jersey’s leading scorer, Taylor Hall, making him the first Devil that ever won the highly coveted Hart Trophy. Hall set new career-highs in goals, assists, points, and indisputably carried New Jersey to the playoffs. Without him, the Devils don’t come close to making the playoffs in what would have easily been another discouraging and forgettable season. In addition to a Ted Lindsay Award nomination, Hall also made the NHL First All-Star Team. He was truly special to watch this year, especially during his 26-game point streak where he tallied 18 goals and 38 points. The Devils have a lot to be optimistic about moving forward, and are further along in the rebuild (at this point) than anyone anticipated. The “Hall for Hart” campaign was ultimately a success, and it’s great that the voters recognized how much Hall’s season with New Jersey fit the “most valuable player to his team” description that determines who gets the award.

 

In addition to the honors bestowed onto Boyle, Hall, and Butcher, Coach Hynes finished sixth in voting for the Jack Adams Award, while Nico Hishicer finished fifth for the Calder Trophy. Here is the full list of awards and winners from last night…

CHEL 19 Cover Player : PK Subban, NSP

Ted Lindsay Award : Connor McDavid, EDM

Norris Trophy : Victor Hedman, TBL

King Clancy Trophy : Daniel and Henrik Sedin, VAC

Calder Trophy : Mathew Barzal, NYI

Lady Byng Trophy : William Karlsson, VGK

Masterton Trophy : Brian Boyle, NJD

Selke Trophy : Anze Kopitar, LAK

Jack Adams : Gerard Gallant, VGK

Messier Leadership Award : Deryk Engelland, VGK

Vezina Trophy : Pekka Rinne, NSP

GM of The Year : George McPhee, VGK

Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award : Darcy Haugun, Humboldt Broncos Coach

Hart Trophy : Taylor Hall, NJD

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