The 2021 NHL Draft will take place remotely from NHL Network studios on Friday, July 23rd at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Buffalo Sabres were awarded the No. 1 overall pick after winning the draft lottery about a month ago. The Sabres will have to pick between two pretty solid prospects in Michigan D Owen Power and C Matthiew Beniers. Both players have tons of upside it really comes down to if the Sabres go best available or draft for positional need.
Behind the Sabres are the expansion Seattle Kraken, entering their inaugural season after selecting their roster on Wednesday night. This pick will be huge for a Kraken team lacking depth at forward. We could see the Kraken go Beniers at No. 2 if Power is the pick by Buffalo. Swedish forward William Eklund, and Canadian forwards Mason McTavish and Dylan Guenther are also considerations with the second pick.
Below is some info on how you can steam the first round of the NHL Draft, which will take place Friday night. Rounds 2-7 will be on Saturday.
2021 NHL Draft, Round 1 live stream info
Date: Friday, July
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Livestream: WatchESPN app