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NHL Draft Coverage On The NHL Network

06/21/2019 at 8:26am EDT

June 20, 2019 – As the New Jersey Devils prepare to make the #1 overall selection in the NHL Draft™ for the second time in three years, NHL Network™ is set to produce six live hours of Draft coverage, including Round 1 preview and recap shows, and the exclusive U.S. telecast of Rounds 2-7, live from the Vancouver Canucks’ Rogers Arena.

Beginning this Friday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. ET, NHL Tonight™: 2019 NHL Draft Preview will air interviews, analysis and in-depth segments on the top Draft prospects, followed by breakdowns of the first round selections on NHL Tonight: 2019 NHL Draft Round 1 Recap at 11:00 p.m. ET. Starting Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. ET, NHL Network‘s exclusive coverage of Rounds 2-7 will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET and be streamed live by NHL.com, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and Sportsnet.

NHL Network’s Draft analysts will include the first-ever American-born player drafted first overall Brian Lawton(1983), third round Draft pick and two-time Stanley Cup champion Dave Reid (1982), analyst E.J. Hradek, and hosts Jamison Coyle and Jackie Redmond. NHL Network Draft analyst Sam Cosentino, University of Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Head Coach Tony Granato, and NHL Network insiders Elliotte Friedman and Chris Johnston will contribute to NHL Network’s coverage of Rounds 2-7.

To honor the 20-year anniversary of Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin being selected second and third overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 1999, the Sweden-born twins will narrate NHL Network’s open to its Draftcoverage. The Sedins recall being drafted back-to-back by the same team and look ahead to what improbable journeys may begin with this year’s Draft, held in the Canucks’ home city. A clip of NHL Network’s 2019 NHL Draft coverage open can be seen here.

Throughout NHL Tonight: 2019 NHL Draft Preview, NHL Network will feature Tony Granato’s scouting reports on Draft prospects Alex Turcotte and Cole Caufield, whom Granato will coach at Wisconsin next season. On-site interviews with highly touted draft prospects will also be featured live from Vancouver during the preview show.

Additional coverage and content surrounding the Draft can be found across NHL Network’s social platforms on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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