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
- New Jersey
- San Jose
- Los Angeles
- Pittsburgh → Edmonton
- NY Islanders → Buffalo → Ottawa
- Nashville → Toronto
- St. Louis → Buffalo → Winnipeg
- NY Rangers → Tampa Bay
- Tampa Bay → Philadelphia
- 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
More NHL Draft coverage
- Here's SB Nation's first round mock draft.
- Here's the SB Nation draft hub, featuring coverage from all the SB Nation NHL blogs.
- Here are the last thirteen #13 picks and how they've done in the NHL.
- Here's a handy link to all our draft profiles and stories.