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2016 NHL Draft: How to watch, start time and 1st round draft order

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Finally, the 2016 NHL Entry Draft is just hours away. Winnipeg Jets fans will soon know if there was fire behind the Patrik Laine "will they or won't they" smoke. At the very least, TSN's Bob McKenzie won't be able to whip folks up into a frenzy for much longer (or until the next Jacob Trouba trade rumour).

Mostly lost in all the 2nd overall drama is the 22nd pick, and the abundance of solid (if less NHL-ready) prospects sure to be available with that selection. Will the Jets actually make it to the podium, or will general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff leverage the pick into something more immediate?

It's an exciting time to be a Winnipeg Jets fan. Here's when and where you can watch the day's happenings:

How to watch the 2016 NHL Entry Draft - Round 1

7:00 PM ET | Friday, June 24th
First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
American TV: NBCSN | Canadian TV: Sportsnet
Live streaming on Sportsnet NOW in Canada, NBC Live Extra in the U.S.

While the draft itself starts at 7:00 PM ET, Sportsnet and NBCSN will begin their coverage at 6:30 PM ET:

Draft Order - Round 1

  1. Toronto Maple Leafs
  2. Winnipeg Jets
  3. Columbus Blue Jackets
  4. Edmonton Oilers
  5. Vancouver Canucks
  6. Calgary Flames
  7. Arizona Coyotes
  8. Buffalo Sabres
  9. Montreal Canadiens
  10. Colorado Avalanche
  11. New Jersey Devils
  12. Ottawa Senators
  13. Carolina Hurricanes
  14. Boston Bruins
  15. Minnesota Wild
  16. Detroit Red Wings
  17. Nashville Predators
  18. Philadelphia Flyers
  19. New York Islanders
  20. Arizona Coyotes (from New York Rangers)
  21. Carolina Hurricanes (from Los Angeles Kings)
  22. Winnipeg Jets (from Chicago Blackhawks)
  23. Florida Panthers
  24. Anaheim Ducks
  25. Dallas Stars
  26. Washington Capitals
  27. Tampa Bay Lightning
  28. St. Louis Blues
  29. Boston Bruins (from San Jose Sharks)
  30. Anaheim Ducks (from Pittsburgh Penguins via Toronto)

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