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2022 NHL Draft: Date, Start Time, and How to Watch

The 2022 NHL Draft is set to begin tomorrow night, July 7th, live from Montréal, Québec, Canada. Matt MacKay is here to help provide details surrounding the date, start time, and channels to watch all seven rounds.
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2022 NHL Draft: Date, Start Time, and How to Watch

Are you concerned about missing the 2022 NHL Draft? Don't worry! Matt MacKay has you covered with the dates, start times, and various ways to watch the drama unfold.

When Is the 2022 NHL Draft?

The 2022 NHL Draft will begin on Thursday, July 7th. After the first round concludes on Thursday night, rounds two through seven occur on Friday, July 8th. This is a deviation from the typical weekend format that used to be held on Friday and Saturday. The draft will be held on-site in Montréal for the first time since 2019.

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What Time Does the 2022 NHL Draft Start?

The first round will officially begin at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 7th. The second round begins on Friday, July 8th, at 11 a.m. ET and will be sped up to accommodate the remaining six rounds. So do not tune in on Saturday or Sunday! Remember, the opening round begins Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET live from Montréal, Quebec.

How to Watch the 2022 NHL Draft

There are several different ways to watch all seven rounds of the 2022 NHL Draft. If you're tuning in from the United States, ESPN and ESPN+ will carry the primary coverage, while viewers in Canada have Sportsnet and TVA Sports as multi-language options. Rounds two through seven will shift from ESPN to the NHL Network, but ESPN+ subscribers will continue to have access in the U.S. Sportsnet will continue providing coverage in English, and TVA Sports will do the same, albeit in French, for Canadian viewers the entirety of the second day.

Round 1

Date: Jul. 7, 2022 | Time: 7:00 p.m. ET Location: Montreal, Quebec

TV: ESPN, Sportsnet | Live Stream: ESPN+

Rounds 2-7

Date: July 8th, 2022 | Time: 11:00 a.m. ET

TV: NHL Network| Live Stream: ESPN+

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Matt is an avid writer, editor, and researcher. He enjoys analyzing the game within the game which is fantasy sports and sports betting. Music is another constant in his daily life. Matt loves spending time with his wife and three pets. He likes to read, listen to podcasts, and is constantly motivated to create the most accurate and engaging content in the sports betting industry.


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