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2016 NHL Draft: Picking order, times, and TV schedule

Everything you need to know about the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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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

Arizona's Selections

  • 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

  1. Toronto
  2. Winnipeg
  3. Columbus
  4. Edmonton
  5. Vancouver
  6. Calgary
  7. Arizona
  8. Buffalo
  9. Montreal
  10. Colorado
  11. New Jersey
  12. Ottawa
  13. Carolina
  14. Boston
  15. Minnesota
  16. Detroit
  17. Nashville
  18. Philadelphia
  19. New York Islanders
  20. Arizona (via New York Rangers)
  21. Carolina (via Los Angeles)
  22. Winnipeg (via Chicago)
  23. Florida
  24. Anaheim
  25. Dallas
  26. Washington
  27. Tampa Bay
  28. St. Louis
  29. Boston (via San Jose)
  30. Anaheim (via Toronto + Pittsburgh)

Our Coverage

Check out SB Nation's Mock Draft!

Keep track of the entire draft via our Draft Results Tracker!

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.