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2020 NHL Draft: How to watch first round on TV, online

The Blackhawks have the No. 17 overall pick in the first round.

2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

For the first time in franchise history, the Blackhawks will be selecting 17th overall in the NHL Draft, which begins Tuesday night.

The draft was originally scheduled for June 25-26 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. However, like everything else in 2020, those circumstances were changed by the coronavirus pandemic. The NHL postseason was completed last week in the “bubble” city of Edmonton, while this year’s draft will be a virtual event. The draft is split into two days, with the first round at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by rounds 2-7 on Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Rangers have the No. 1 overall pick and are expected to take consensus top prospect Alexis Lafreniere. The Kings pick second, the Senators have the third and fifth picks and the Red Wings have the No. 4 pick.

Chicago has seven picks in this year’s draft, including two in the third round.

SCH will have a “game thread” for each day of the draft for community members to share their thoughts on the draft.

How to watch

What: 2020 NHL Draft

Time: 6 p.m. Central time

When: Tuesday

TV: NBC Sports Network

Live stream: NBCSports.com

Draft order

Round 1

1. NY Rangers
2. Los Angeles
3. Ottawa (from SJS)
4. Detroit
5. Ottawa
6. Anaheim
7. New Jersey
8. Buffalo
9. Minnesota
10. Winnipeg
11. Nashville
12. Florida
13. Carolina (from TOR)
14. Edmonton
15. Toronto (from PIT)
16. Montreal
17. Chicago
18. New Jersey (from ARI)
19. Calgary
20. New Jersey (from VAN via TB)
21. Columbus
22. NY Rangers (from CAR)
23. Philadelphia
24. Washington
25. Colorado
26. St. Louis
27. Anaheim (from BOS)
28. Ottawa (from NYI)
29. Vegas
30. Dallas
31. San Jose (from TB)