Comprehensive guide to the 2024 NHL Draft (2024)

The offseason comes fast and furious this weekend, beginning with the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

Here's what you need to know before the San Jose Sharks are on the clock.

When 📅

  • Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. ET (Round 1)
  • Saturday, June 29 at 11:30 a.m. ET (Rounds 2-7)

Where 🌎

  • Sphere, Las Vegas, Nevada

How to watch 📺

Canada 🇨🇦

June 28Sportsnet & TVA Sports1
June 29Sportsnet2-7

U.S. 🇺🇸

June 28ESPN1
June 29NHL Network2-7

Round 1 order 🔢

1San Jose Sharks
2Chicago Blackhawks
3Anaheim Ducks
4Columbus Blue Jackets
5Montreal Canadiens
6Utah Hockey Club
7Ottawa Senators
8Seattle Kraken
9Calgary Flames
10New Jersey Devils
11Sharks (via BUF)
12Philadelphia Flyers
13Minnesota Wild
14Buffalo Sabres (from PIT via SJS)
15Detroit Red Wings
16St. Louis Blues
17Washington Capitals
18Blackhawks (from NYI)
19Vegas Golden Knights
20New York Islanders (from TBL via CHI)
21Canadiens (from LAK)
22Nashville Predators
23Toronto Maple Leafs
24Colorado Avalanche
25Boston Bruins (from BOS via OTT and DET)
26Los Angeles Kings (from WPG via MTL)
27Carolina Hurricanes
28Flames (from VAN)
29Dallas Stars
30New York Rangers
31Ducks (from EDM)
32Philadelphia Flyers (from FLA)

Note: Canadiens acquired 21st pick from Kings on Friday for selections No. 26, 57, and 198.

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Prospects to know 👀

Macklin Celebrini

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The consensus No. 1 prospect in the class, Celebrini became the youngest player ever to win the Hobey Baker Award this season.

He's crushed whatever level he's played at for multiple years. Scouts rave about his well-rounded game. Sure, Celebrini doesn't have the generational offensive upside that Connor Bedard showed before last year's draft. But a player is doing something right when his most common player comparables are the likes of Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews.

Celebrini is no stranger to the Bay Area, either. He played for the under-14 Jr. Sharks in 2019-20 as his father, Rick, works for the NBA's Golden State Warriors. The Sharks are getting a franchise player with local ties - it doesn't get much better than that.

Artyom Levshunov

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Levshunov will make Belarusian hockey history on Friday night when he surpasses Ruslan Salei as the highest-drafted player in the nation's history.

Just two years ago, the right-handed defenseman was playing in the Belarusian junior league. That's what makes his ascent to an NCAA top-pairing rearguard as a freshman all the more remarkable.

The favorite to go No. 2 to the Chicago Blackhawks, Levshunov still has kinks to work out as he continues to adjust to a rapid increase in competition in a short span. An extra year at Michigan State, or even a campaign in the AHL, could benefit the defenseman.

Ivan Demidov

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The most electrifying player in the class. Demidov's pure skill is breathtaking and could very well make him the highest-scoring player to come out of the draft in a few years.

The issue is that Demidov almost exclusively played in the Russian junior league this season. He was far and away the best player in the league and wasn't tested against tougher competition.

The lack of a sample against pro teams in Russia will give teams pause at the top of the draft. However, a recent showcase held by his agent has helped quell some concerns.

Cayden Lindstrom

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Size, speed, and physicality. Lindstrom brings it all in a package that's tantalizing for any NHL general manager.

Lindstrom was superb in the first half of the season, putting himself firmly in the conversation to go in the top five, but he barely played after mid-December. A hand injury and a back ailment, later revealed to be a herniated disc, prevented Lindstrom from continuing to build on his early form.

Anton Silayev

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Silayev skyrocketed up rankings at the start of the season when he began playing regular minutes in the KHL.

As a 6-foot-7 defenseman with a massive reach and strong skating, Silayev screams shutdown defender. The question is whether he has the offensive upside, puck-moving ability, and decision-making to warrant a pick as high as No. 3.

Whoever lands Silayev is getting a player you can legitimately call a unicorn prospect with his size and skating combination.

Tij Iginla

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The son of Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla, Tij is one of the draft's biggest risers after a monster 47-goal campaign in the WHL. He's on the younger side of the class and is on a massive upward trajectory after scoring only 18 points in his WHL rookie campaign.

Will the Calgary Flames have a chance to snag a franchise icon's son, or will he already be off the board at No. 9?

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