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2015 NHL Draft Preview: Order of selection, start time and TV coverage for Round 1

Plus, get up to speed on everything we've written about the draft so far.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Hey folks! It's draft day!

The festivities begin tomorrow at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, and for the first time in five years, the Los Angeles Kings are picking in the top half of the first round. Based on last year's timetable, the Kings should be making their first-round selection around 5:30 PM Pacific... if they keep it, of course. We think they'll select either Travis Konecny (profile), Kyle Connor (profile), or Timo Meier (profile), but they could also see one of the draft's higher-ranked prospects drop into their laps. And who's to say Dean Lombardi won't go off the board with a defenseman ranked outside the top 15, or even a less-heralded forward?

Either way, for the first time in a while, the draft is going to be the high point of our June. Let's see how it goes!

Round 1: Friday, June 26 at 4:00 PM Pacific

Television: NBCSN (USA), Sportsnet (Canada)
Live stream in the USA on NBC Live Extra

Rounds 2-7: Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 AM Pacific

Television: NHL Network (USA), Sportsnet (Canada)
Live stream in the USA on NHL.com

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The 1st round draft order

subject to change, of course

  1. Edmonton
  2. Buffalo
  3. Arizona
  4. Toronto
  5. Carolina
  6. New Jersey
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Columbus
  9. San Jose
  10. Colorado
  11. Florida
  12. Dallas
  13. Los Angeles
  14. Boston
  15. Calgary
  16. Pittsburgh → Edmonton
  17. Winnipeg
  18. Ottawa
  19. Detroit
  20. Minnesota
  21. NY Islanders → Buffalo → Ottawa
  22. Washington
  23. Vancouver
  24. Nashville → Toronto
  25. St. Louis → Buffalo → Winnipeg
  26. Montreal
  27. Anaheim
  28. NY Rangers → Tampa Bay
  29. Tampa Bay → Philadelphia
  30. Chicago → Arizona

LA's 2015 Draft Picks

1st Round: 13th
2nd Round: 43rd
3rd Round: 74th
4th Round: 104th
5th Round: 134th
6th Round: none
7th Round: 187th, 194th

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