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2021 NHL Draft: First Round Schedule, Draft Order and Live Discussion

We’re (virtually) here for the 2021 NHL Draft, and the Hurricanes hold the 27th overall pick.

NHL: JUN 21 NHL Draft Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A couple updates for you:

It sounds like Jake Bean is on the move, and Canes Country will have more as this becomes official:

And the team has inked forward Spencer Smallman to a new contract:

Welcome to NHL Draft Day. This year’s format will be pretty much the same as last year, with each of the league’s teams making their pick remotely. The Hurricanes will have the 27th overall pick in round one, although it’s really the 26th pick due to Arizona’s forfeited pick.

What should we expect to see when the Canes make their pick? Given their philosophy over the last few drafts, there’s a good chance it will be a forward. Or will they make the pick? The Canes have already made one trade, the stunner that sent Alex Nedeljkovic to Detroit yesterday, and it’s possible the team’s first rounder could be in play as they look to upgrade next year’s roster.

There’s been plenty of speculation that there could be a number of players available for trade around the league, so tonight could certainly be an interesting one.

To get ready for the Canes’ selection at No. 27, be sure to catch up on all of the pre-draft content from Canes Country prospect writers Matthew Somma and Sarah Avampato

Hurricanes draft profiles: Looking past the first round

A Seven-Round Mock Draft for the Hurricanes

NHL Mock Draft 2021: Carolina Hurricanes select Brennan Othmann with No. 26 pick

Canes Country 2021 Mock Draft

2021 Draft Profile: Sebastian Cossa

2021 Draft Profile: Zachary L’Heureux

2021 Draft Profile: Matthew Coronato

2021 Draft Profile: Oskar Olausson

And here’s the full order for tonight’s draft:

1. Buffalo Sabres

2. Seattle Kraken

3. Anaheim Ducks

4. New Jersey Devils

5. Columbus Blue Jackets

6. Detroit Red Wings

7. San Jose Sharks

8. Los Angeles Kings

9. Vancouver Canucks

10. Ottawa Senators

11. Forfeited pick

12. Chicago Blackhawks

13. Calgary Flames

14. Philadelphia Flyers

15. Dallas Stars

16. New York Rangers

17. St. Louis Blues

18. Winnipeg Jets

19. Nashville Predators

20. Edmonton Oilers

21. Boston Bruins

22. Minnesota Wild

23. Detroit Red Wings (from Washington Capitals)

24. Florida Panthers

25. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Toronto Maple Leafs)

26. Minnesota Wild (from Pittsburgh Penguins)

27. Carolina Hurricanes

28. Colorado Avalanche

29. New Jersey Devils (from New York Islanders)

30. Vegas Golden Knights

31. Montreal Canadiens

32. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Tampa Bay Lightning)

Be sure to stay tuned to Canes Country and follow along with us for updates as the draft unfolds, full coverage of the Hurricanes’ pick and/or any trades, and more.