After the first 31 selections were made in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft last night, the teams get back to work to add another 186 prospects to the league’s talent pool on Day Two.
After a few months of debate, it was Nico Hischier who unseated Nolan Patrick as the year’s first-overall pick. Once the New Jersey Devils had become the first team to select a Swiss player with the draft’s opening pick, Patrick was chosen by the Philadelphia Flyers.
The top talent has been snatched up, but there is still a lot of value to be gleaned on Saturday, with the amateur scouts’ body of work this year put to the test. There will be future NHL players selected today. There will also be players who never play a game of professional hockey. Finding players in the former group and avoiding those in the latter is the name of the game on Day Two, and it will be interesting to see which team fares the best.
How to Watch
Rounds Two to Seven
Date: Saturday June 24
Start time: 10:00 AM EDT
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV Channel: Sportsnet (Canada), NHL Network (USA)
Online stream: Sportsnet Now