What time does 2024 NHL Draft start today? TV channel, schedule for Friday’s Round 1

The NHL machine has quickly transitioned from the Stanley Cup Final, which saw the Panthers win their first title in franchise history, to the NHL Draft. The festivities are set to begin Friday, June 28 inside MSG Sphere in Las Vegas.

Like last year’s field, the NHL 2024 draft class will likely be one to remember, with several talents anticipated to come off the board early, according to The Sporting News mock draft of the top 60 players.

Notable names include Macklin Celebrini, a center from Boston University; Ivan Demidov, a right winger from Russia; defenseman Artyon Levshunov from Michigan State; and Zeev Buium, a defenseman from Denver University.

The two-day ordeal commences in Las Vegas, and TSN has you covered with all you need to know, including the draft order, start times, TV designations, tickets and more.

What time does the 2024 NHL Draft start today?

  • Date: Friday, June 28
  • Round 1 start time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV channel (US): ESPN
  • TV channels (Canada): Sportsnet | TVA Sports
  • Live stream (US): ESPN app | ESPN+ | Fubo 
  • Live stream (Canada): SN NOW

Round 1 of the NHL Draft can be seen on ESPN in the U.S. starting at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. The Sharks earned the first overall pick in the NHL lottery in May.

What channel is the NHL Draft on today?

  • TV channel (U.S.): ESPN (Round 1) | NHL Network (Round 2-7)
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet, TVA Sports
  • Live stream: Fubo

The 2024 NHL Draft begins with Round 1 on Friday, June 28, and concludes with Rounds 2-7 on Saturday, June 29.

Fans in the U.S. can watch Round 1 coverage live on ESPN. John Buccigross will be joined by Kevin Weekes, Emily Kaplan, Leah Hextall and Meghan Chayka on the network’s coverage live from Las Vegas.

Day 2 coverage will air live in the U.S. on the NHL Network.

In Canada, fans can tune into the NHL Draft on Sportsnet and TVA Sports. 

Viewers in the U.S. can also stream the game on Fubo, which offers a free trial. That way, you can try before you buy.

NHL Draft TV schedule

Round Day Date Start time (ET) TV channels
1 Friday June 28 7 p.m. ESPN (U.S.), SportsNet (Canada), TVA Sports (Canada)
2-7 Saturday June 29 11 a.m. NHL Network (U.S.), SportsNet (Canada), TVA Sports (Canada)

2024 NHL Draft order

The first 16 picks of the 2024 NHL Draft were finalized at the draft lottery in May, with the Sharrks receiving the No. 1 overall pick. Selections outside the lottery were determined by the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Here’s a complete look at the draft order for Friday night’s first round.

Pick Team
No. 1 San Jose Sharks
No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks
No. 3 Anaheim Ducks
No. 4 Columbus Blue Jackets
No. 5 Montreal Canadiens
No. 6 Utah (mascot not finalized, expansion)
No. 7 Ottawa Senators
No. 8 Seattle Kraken 
No. 9 Calgary Flames
No. 10 New Jersey Devils
No. 11 Buffalo Sabres
No. 12 Philadelphia Flyers
No. 13 Minnesota Wild
No. 14 Pittsburgh Penguins (via San Jose Sharks)
No. 15 Detroit Red Wings
No. 16 St. Louis Blues
No. 17 Washington Capitals
No. 18 Chicago Blackhawks (from New York Islanders)
No. 19 Vegas Golden Knights
No. 20 New York Islanders (from Tampa Bay Lightning)
No. 21 Los Angeles Kings
No. 22 Nashville Predators
No. 23 Toronto Maple Leafs
No. 24 Colorado Avalanche
No. 25 Boston Bruins
No. 26 Montreal Canadians (from Winnipeg Jets)
No. 27 Carolina Hurricanes
No. 28 Calgary Flames (from Vancouver Canucks)
No. 29 Dallas Stars
No. 30 New York Rangers
No. 31 Anaheim Ducks (from Edmonton Oilers)
No. 32 Philadelphia Flyers (from Florida Panthers)

NHL Draft radio station

Listen to the 2024 NHL Draft and every minute of NHL offseason coverage live on SiriusXM. 

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2024 NHL Draft tickets

While limited, tickets to the NHL Draft are still available through StubHub. Before selecting, check the link below for the best seating arrangements and price points.

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