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2018 NHL Entry Draft: Follow live updates here

1st round is Friday night, rounds 2-7 are Saturday

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The 2018 NHL Entry Draft begins Friday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas. 

  • TIME: The 1st round will get underway at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Rounds 2-7 will resume at 11 a.m. Saturday. 
  • TV: NBC Sports will carry Friday night's picks live. Saturday's coverage will be on NHL Network. 

The Buffalo Sabres have the first pick overall and are expected to select top-rated Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. The Carolina Hurricanes have the 2nd pick, the Montreal Canadiens have the 3rd pick, the Ottawa Senators have the 4th pick, the Arizona Coyotes have the 5th pick and the Detroit Red Wings have the 6th pick. 

Related: Red Wings have 6th pick -- could they trade up?

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