The 2016 NHL Draft gets underway tonight in Buffalo, where Arizona will take center stage.
In addition to the Arizona Coyotes having two first round selections, the 1st overall selection will likely be Scottsdale, Arizona native Auston Matthews. Though Coyotes fans undoubtedly had hopes that Matthews would begin plying his trade in Arizona, he will be heading to the center of the hockey universe should the Toronto Maple Leafs select him at #1 as expected.
Here’s all the information you need to watch the big moment, as well as follow along as the picks get made.
2016 NHL Entry Draft
June 24-25, First Niagara Center, Buffalo
Round 1: Friday, 7 PM EST/4 PM Arizona Time
Rounds 2-7: Saturday, 10 AM EST/7 AM Arizona Time
Round 1: NBCSN, SportsNet, TVA
Rounds 2-7: NHLN-US, Sportsnet, TVA2
- 1st Round: 7th overall, 20th overall (via NYR)
- 2nd Round: 37th overall, 53rd overall (compensatory for not signing Connor Bleackley)
- 3rd Round: 68th overall
- 4th Round: 120th overall (via San Jose)
- 5th Round: None
- 6th Round: 158th overall
- 7th Round: 188th overall
First Round Order of Selection
- New Jersey
- New York Islanders
- Arizona (via New York Rangers)
- Carolina (via Los Angeles)
- Winnipeg (via Chicago)
- Tampa Bay
- St. Louis
- Boston (via San Jose)
- Anaheim (via Toronto + Pittsburgh)
And be sure to check back at Five For Howling's Draft Hub throughout the weekend for more on Arizona's picks and roster moves.