The New York Islanders don't have a pick in the first two rounds and thus won't have any picks on Friday night...OR WILL THEY?
That doesn't mean the first night of the draft will be devoid of news, however. For one, it's expected to be a busy year for trades as numerous teams seek to move goalies, add goalies, shed high-paid players or -- oh yeah, this is important -- fit themselves under a very tight salary cap.
The Isles have:
- 1st and 2nd round: None (Vanek trade)
- 3rd round: Two picks, Florida's at 72, and their own at 82.
- 4th round: One pick, their own at 112.
- 5th round: None (Dan Boyle rights trade last summer).
- 6th round: Their own at 172.
- 7th round: Their own at...oh hell, it hardly matters once you reach 200, no? (It's 202 though.)
Details: What, where and how about this whole 'draft' thing?
BB&T Center | Sunrise, Florida, USA
NOTE: This is not the NBA Draft, which apparently is also happening this week. For NBA Draft stuff, go...elsewhere. (Here, maybe?)
Round 1: Friday, June 26 at 7:00 PM ET
Television: Sportsnet (Canada)and NBCSN (USA)
Live stream in the USA on NBC Live Extra
Rounds 2-7: Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 AM ET
Television: Sportsnet (Canada) and NHL Network (USA)
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The 1st round draft order
subject to change, of course
- New Jersey
- San Jose
- Los Angeles
- Pittsburgh → Edmonton
- NY Islanders → Buffalo (Vanek trade) → Ottawa (Lehner/Legwand trade)
- Nashville → Toronto
- St. Louis → Buffalo → Winnipeg
- NY Rangers → Tampa Bay
- Tampa Bay → Philadelphia
- Chicago → Arizona
More NHL Draft coverage
- Scott's Entry Draft Comparables
- A three part series from Curtis looking at options with the 16th overall pick - Konecny, Svechnikov, or Meier
- Or SB Nation's first round mock draft.
- Here's our draft hub, featuring coverage from all 30+ of SB Nation blogs.
- Here's the full draft order, give or take a trade or 20.