2019 NHL Draft: How to watch first round on TV, online

The Blackhawks have the No. 3 overall pick in the first round.

For the first time since 2006 the Blackhawks will have the No. 3 overall pick in the NHL draft. Chicago selected North Dakota freshman Jonathan Toews back then and he turned into one of the top 100 players in NHL history and a three-time Stanley Cup champion.

The Blackhawks will make their selection Friday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The draft will be split into two days with the first round happening at 7 p.m. Friday and the second through seventh rounds starting at noon Saturday.

The Devils won the NHL draft lottery and are predicted to take American center Jack Hughes of the United States National Team Development Program with the top overall pick. The Rangers are up next at No. 2 and are expected to take Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko of TPS in Liiga.

The Blackhawks, Avalanche and Kings round out the top five.

[MORE: Blackhawks fan draft guide]

Chicago has six picks in this year’s draft, including two in the fourth round.

How to watch NHL draft

Time: 7 p.m. Central time

When: Friday

Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver

TV: NBC Sports Network

Live stream: NBCSports.com.

Draft order

Round 1

1. New Jersey

2. NY Rangers

3. Chicago

4. Colorado (from OTT)

5. Los Angeles

6. Detroit

7. Buffalo

8. Edmonton

9. Anaheim

10. Vancouver

11. Philadelphia

12. Minnesota

13. Florida

14. Arizona

15. Montreal

16. Colorado

17. Vegas

18. Dallas

19. Ottawa (from CBJ)

20. Winning (from WPG via NYR)

21. Pittsburgh

22. Los Angeles (from TOR)

23. NY Islanders

24. Nashville

25. Washington

26. Calgary

27. Tampa Bay

28. Carolina

29. Anaheim (from SJS via BUF)

30. Boston

31. Buffalo (from STL)