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2017 NHL Entry Draft: Preview, start time, TV schedule, and how to watch

Just two days after the expansion draft, the 31 NHL teams are poring over player lists once again.

2017 NHL Draft Prospects Media Availability Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

For the first time, there will be 31 teams making selections in the NHL Entry. The Vegas Golden Knights will add their first junior-aged prospects tonight.

After an eventful day of dealing on Wednesday, the Knights nead to Chicago with an armload of picks to add young talent to their organization.

In tonight’s first round alone the Golden Knights have three picks, and all in the top fifteen spots. While reportedly still negotiating with other teams to move some of their drafted players, that haul could get even more impressive before the night is over.

As for the Montreal Canadiens, the team holds a total of six picks for the seven rounds, with their own assigned first-round choice to be made tonight.

How to Watch

Round One

Date: Friday June 23
Start time: 7:00 PM EDT
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV Channel: Sportsnet (Canada), NBCSN (USA)
Online stream: Sportsnet Now

Rounds Two to Seven

Date: Saturday, June 24
Start time: 10:00 AM EDT
TV Channel: Sportsnet (Canada), NHL Network (USA)
Online stream: Sportsnet Now

There always the possobility of a trade to mix things up, an with the Habs looking for players to fill spots opened by players who were (or may be) moved to other teams, there’s the potential for the addition of NHL players to the team besides the teenagers who are looking to take the next step in their professional careers.