2015 NHL Draft, Day 1: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info and More


This weekend presents somewhat of a kickoff to the NHL’s offseason activity, as the league’s draft takes place on Friday and Saturday. It will be one of the most significant, if unsuspenseful, NHL drafts in recent memory, as the two top prospects, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, are expected to be immediate contributors at the NHL level and could be potential saviors for the two franchises expected to take them, the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres. Beyond that, it’s an opportunity for plenty of franchises to reverse their fortunes and build depth for the future. While we don’t often see immediate results from NHL first-rounders like we would in, say, the NFL or NBA, there are a few NHL draft picks every year that make an impact right away. For example, 2014 first overall pick Aaron Ekblad was an NHL All-Star and won the Calder trophy as an 18-year-old rookie.

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While this year’s draft may be eventful on the trade front, with many expecting the team to trade a front-line player, there won’t be a whole lot of activity in terms of actual selection for the St. Louis Blues. The Blues gave up their first-rounder in order to acquire goaltender Ryan Miller from the Buffalo Sabres down the stretch in the 2013-14 season. Though general manager Doug Armstrong has stated that the team may attempt to trade back into the opening round, the Blues don’t have a first-round pick as things stand now and won’t make a selection until pick 56 in the second round. After that, the Blues will have five more picks: two each in the fourth and fifth round, plus one in the sixth.

Here’s some important info that you’ll need to follow along with Friday night’s draft kickoff:

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015
Start Time: 6 PM CT
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Be sure to follow along at archauthority.com and at the Arch Authority Facebook and Twitter pages as the Blues get active on Friday and Saturday.

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