Time: 7 p.m. ET on June 28 and 11 a.m. ET on June 29
Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Schedule and Broadcast of NHL Draft
The pre-draft events of the NHL Draft are NHL Draft Lottery and NHL Scouting. They have a great impact on the outcome and directions of the draft. Following are the broadcasters of the NHL Draft.
NHL Draft Lottery
May 8, 2023
NHL Scouting Combine
June 4-10, 2023
NHL Draft: Day 1
June 28, 2023
NHL Draft: Day 2
June 29, 2023
NHL Network, ESPN+
Where to watch the NHL Drafts 2023 Live
Here is how you can watch the NHL Drafts live:
Monthly Price: $14.99
Sportsnet NOW is the key to streaming the NHL Drafts live in Canada. It provides the best live coverage as one of the leading channels in Canada. You can subscribe and watch the live streaming of the NHL Draft on June 28 and June 29.
Sportsnet Now coverage of the NHL Drafts starts with 1st Round at 7 pm ET on June 28 and 2nd Round at 11 am ET on June 29. You can stream both days by subscribing to Sport Now at $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year. However, Sportsnet NOW is only accessible in Canada. To watch it in Finland, all you need is ExpressVPN. Through ExpressVPN, you can connect your server to Canada and enjoy Sportsnet NOW from anywhere.
Monthly Price: $10
ESPN+ is the official broadcaster of the NHL Draft Season. To watch NHL Draft select a subscription plan, Monthly $10 or Annually $100. ESPN provides live broadcasting of sports events, including NHL-related programs.
However, ESPN+ is only accessible in the US. To watch it in Finland, all you need is ExpressVPN. Through ExpressVPN, you can connect your server to the US and enjoy ESPN+ from anywhere.
Yearly Price: $49.99
You can stream the NHL Drafts on the NHL Network. The Round 2 of the NHL Drafts broadcasts at 11 am ET on June 29 on the NHL.TV and NHL Network.
Stay tuned to the NHL Network for the breathtaking moments on June 29 as teams get selected for draft rounds.
How does the NHL Draft work?
The main part for NHL teams is an NHL Entry Draft to attain the rights of hockey players. This event determines the selection of players who are eligible for the criteria.
The criteria for the age of North American players is 18 to 20, and International Players aged 18 and above are qualified for NHL teams selection.
For this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Everyone’s attention is on the Chicago Blackhawks, who covet the first place. The 61st edition of the NHL Drafts is scheduled on June 28 to June 29 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
2023 NHL Entry Draft Order
There are initially 16 selections in the NHL Draft Lottery on May 8. The other 12 eliminated teams get the 17 to 18 picks in the two rounds of the NHL draft. With the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks acquiring the first two picks, the rest of the team draft order in the NHL draft is as follows:
Columbus Blue Jackets
San Jose Sharks
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Arizona Coyotes (from Ottawa Senators)
Detroit Red Wings (from New York Islanders via Vancouver Canucks)
Chicago Blackhawks (from Tampa Bay Lightning)
Columbus Blue Jackets (from Los Angeles Kings)
New York Rangers
Nashville Predators (from Edmonton Oilers)
St. Louis Blues (from Toronto Maple Leafs)
San Jose Sharks (from New Jersey Devils)
Toronto Maple Leafs (from Boston Bruins via Washington Capitals)
2023 NHL Broadcasters
Sky Sport, Puls 4
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sky Sport, ProSieben Maxx
Arena4, ESPN Player
Republic of Ireland
ESPN Player, Sky Sport
MySports, Sky Sport
Yandex, Match TV (suspended)
ESPN Player, Sky Sport
ESPN Player, Movistar+
ESPN Player, S Sport
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I watch the NHL Draft in Finland?
In Finland, you can watch the NHL Draft on Viaplay and Yle.