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5 Things You Should Need to Know about NHL Entry Draft 2022



NHL Entry Draft 2022

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft, where elite prospects like Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky, and Logan Cooley will achieve their dreams of getting drafted, begins on Thursday, July 7, 2022 (7/7/22) at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Fans can watch the event free of charge with a trial of fuboTV or via a subscription to ESPN+.

This is the very thing you really want to be aware of:

What: 2022 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1

When: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Where: Bell Center

Time: 7 p.m. ET


Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV,Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.

Live stream: fuboTV (free trial), ESPN+

The following are five things you should need to know during the NHL entry draft on July 7-8 at the Bell Center:

  1. The Canadiens will be busy.

The home team not just has the No. 1 general pick, yet the Montreal Canadiens go into the draft with 14 picks, the majority of any team. Montreal likewise has the 26th in general pick Thursday night, thanks to the trade that sent Tyler Toffoli to the Calgary Flames. They have two picks (Nos. 33 and 62) in the subsequent round and three picks in the third round.

Try not to be amazed in the event that the Canadiens don’t utilize every one of their picks. They could package a few to climb in the draft or trade them for choices in future drafts.

  1. Who’s No. 1?

At the point when general manager Kent Hughes was gotten some information about the top pick this week, he just went to the extent that saying the Canadiens have limited the selection process to three competitors — Kingston Frontenacs center Shane Wright, Slovak winger Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley, center with the U.S. National Team Development Program who is made a headed to the University of Minnesota in the fall.

Hughes noted they are various players from the various argument and, while there is a contention to be made for every one of them, the ballpark estimation is that the Canadiens will settle on the protected decision and select Wright, who has been the agreement top of the line prospect for the beyond three years.

  1. Security initially isn’t always the best.

The last time the Canadiens had the principal by and large pick in 1980, there was fan strain to choose local hero Denis Savard, however, novice general manager Irving Grundman went with the agreement decision Doug Wickenheiser and Chicago picked Savard at No. 3.

Wickenheiser had a fair profession while Savard cleaned his Hockey Hall of Fame certifications in the Windy City. Savard arrived in Montreal three seasons late in his profession and won his main Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993.

  1. The last time.

The Canadiens additionally have the 26th pick generally speaking. It’s the most memorable time starting around 2007 that Montreal has two first-round picks. The 2007 pick created defenceman Ryan McDonagh at No. 12 and Max Pacioretty at No. 22. McDonagh never played for the Canadiens yet won two Stanley Cups with Tampa Bay.

Pacioretty filled in as captain of the Canadiens before he was traded to Vegas in a deal that included Nick Suzuki. The last time the draft was held at the Bell Center was 2009 and the Canadiens struck out when they picked Louis Leblanc at No. 18.

The West Island product played just 50 games north of two seasons with the Canadiens prior to getting back to complete his degree at Harvard.

  1. Changing of the guard.

Interestingly starting around 2003, Trevor Timmins won’t be involved with the Canadiens’ drafting, however, there will be a few experienced individuals to guide Hughes through his most memorable draft.

Jeff Gorton, the vice-president of hockey operations, has partaken in the draft as general manager of the New York Rangers and interim GM of the Bruins and he has brought veteran scout Nick Bobrov on board to act as co-director of amateur scouting with Martin Lapointe.

Bobrov, a native of Russia who will oversee European scouting, worked with Gorton in New York. He likewise shares an association with Hughes — the two of them played hockey at Middlebury College in Vermont.

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