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2019 NHL Draft: Preview, How to Watch and Open Thread

The Caps descend upon Vancouver with the 25th overall pick in tonight’s first round

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It’s time once again for the Capitals to build for the future and select the next generation of rockin’ red NHLers, as the 2019 NHL Entry Draft gets underway tonight in Vancouver.

The Caps will have just five picks in this weekend’s draft, having sent their third round pick to LA in exchange for Carl Hagelin earlier this year and shipping their sixth-round pick to the Canucks in order to move up in the sixth last summer. They also traded away their fifth-round selection to Montreal last year for Jakub Jerabek, but acquired Buffalo’s fifth as part of the Madison Bowey/Nick Jensen swap with Detroit.

Here’s how it all shakes out:

  • Round 1: Pick # 25
  • Round 2: Pick #56
  • Round 4: Pick #118
  • Round 5: Pick #129 (acquired from Buffalo)
  • Round 7: Pick #211

How to Watch

Round 1
Date: Friday 6/21
Start time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
TV Channel: NBCSN (USA), Sportsnet/TVAS (Canada)

Rounds 2-7
Date: Saturday 6/22
Start time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
TV Channel: NHL Network (USA), Sportsnet (Canada)


Keep up with all of the latest news, updates, and insight into the picks here:


Finally, here’s who is picking where tin the first round:

First Round Draft Order

Pick Team
Pick Team
1 New Jersey Devils
2 New York Rangers
3 Chicago Blackhawks
4 Colorado Avalanche (from OTT)
5 Los Angeles Kings
6 Detroit Red Wings
7 Buffalo Sabres
8 Edmonton Oilers
9 Anaheim Ducks
10 Vancouver Canucks
11 Philadelphia Flyers
12 Minnesota Wild
13 Florida Panthers
14 Arizona Coyotes
15 Montreal Canadiens
16 Colorado Avalanche
17 Vegas Golden Knights
18 Dallas Stars
19 Ottawa Senators (from CBJ)
20 New York Rangers (from WPG)
21 Pittsburgh Penguins
22 Los Angeles Kings (from TOR)
23 New York Islanders
24 Nashville Predators
25 WASHINGTON CAPITALS
26 Calgary Flames
27 Tampa Bay Lightning
28 Carolina Hurricanes
29 Anaheim Ducks (from SJ via BUF)
30 Boston Bruins
31 Buffalo Sabres (from STL)

Stick around right here to chat about all things Draft-related, and stay tuned for updates on the Caps’ moves tonight and all weekend long!