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TSN's Coverage of 2021 NHL Entry Draft Announced

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TSN welcomes the next generation of NHL stars to the big leagues with live Prime-Time coverage of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 26, beginning at 7 p.m. ET (encore at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2) and continuing through the completion of the first round.  TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the Draft will be simulcast throughout North America – on NHL Network in Canada and VERSUS in the U.S. – and will be available on-demand at TSN.ca.


The NHL Entry Draft returns to its original home in Montreal for the first time since 1992. James Duthie will host TSN’s coverage directly from the Draft stage at the Bell Centre, interviewing GMs and players following their selections.  He will be joined by TSN’s Draft Panel of Bob McKenzie, Pierre McGuire and Gord Miller. The team of draft experts will tee up Draft prospects and deliver instant analysis. 


Hockey Insider Darren Dreger goes in deep from the Draft floor, and for the first time, will be on Twitter giving hockey fans a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the all of excitement surrounding the 2021 NHL ENTRY Draft. Dreger will be with the GMs and NHL executives reporting on all of the discussions and potential player moves. Reporter Ryan Rishaug will be conducting interviews with players and family members from the stands.


Kicking off TSN’s extensive Draft week coverage is Bob McKenzie’s NHL Draft Ranking: 2021 on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. ET (encore at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2). During the special, Hockey Insider and draft expert Bob McKenzie will reveal the Top 30 prospects available in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.  McKenzie will be joined in the TSN studio by NHL ON TSN host James Duthie.


Media Note: McKenzie will discuss the Top 30 prospects on a media conference call also scheduled for June 22 – Call-in details will be issued shortly.


TSN’s popular NHL on TSN 2021 Mock Draft SPECIAL will return on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. ET (encore at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2).  Hosted by Duthie, the 30-minute special features Pierre McGuire and former NHL general manager Craig Button projecting who will be the first 30 picks in the Draft.


SportsCentre has extensive coverage of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft with daily reports from Brent Wallace along with features on the needs of each of the Canadian teams and in-depth looks at top prospects John Tavares, Victor Hedman and Matt Duchene. Duthie, McGuire, McKenzie and John Lu will be on-site in Montreal with daily expert analysis leading up to and following the Draft. 


TSN.ca will be the online destination for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.  Fans have direct access to TSN’s team of NHL Draft experts with a series of online chats throughout the week – Bob McKenzie on June 23, Pierre McGuire on June 24, and Darren Dreger on June 25.   In addition to online chats, fans can access McKenzie’s full list of top prospects with in-depth bios on each player along with an inside look at each team’s needs. TSN.ca/draftcentre will have a live draft tracker updating all the first round picks as they happen along with in-depth analysis from TSN’s hockey experts.


TSN.ca will also have exclusive online Draft reports with Ryan Rishaug delivering hourly reports on the latest news happening in and around the draft. The reports will be available online throughout the day on June 25 and June 26. 


Fans on-the-go can also keep up with all the Draft action with the latest news on TSN MOBILE and TSN Text Alerts delivered directly to their wireless device.


NHL Network

NHL Network will be on hand at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft with exclusive live coverage across North America of Rounds 2 through 7 on Saturday, June 27, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.  Host Dan Pollard will be at the Bell Centre, with Brian Duff and analyst Craig Button delivering in-depth analysis along with interviews with key prospects and newsmakers. 


NHL Network will also produce and televise a live one-hour Draft preview special, NHL On The Fly: 2021 Draft Preview, airing prior to Round 1 of the Draft on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. ET.  Hosted by Pollard, the show will feature interviews with GMs, coaches and future NHL players live on the Draft floor with Duff, and Button examining and evaluating the prospects.  Following the first round, the NHL Network broadcast team will return with NHL On The Fly: 2021 Draft Recap at 10 p.m. ET, with live coverage that will recap all of the news coming out of the first round of the Draft. 




Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2021 Olympic Winter Games and London 2021 Games of the Olympiad, TSN, a division of CTVglobemedia, is Canada's Sports Leader.  Setting the Canadian sports broadcasting standard, TSN was voted the No. 1 source for sports coverage and news by sports fans across the country.**  TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule features SportsCentre, the NHL and first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; International Hockey including the IIHF World Junior Championship; the Olympic Games through 2021; all CFL games including the Grey Cup; NFL including Sunday and Monday Night Football; PGA TOUR and all four golf Majors; Blue Jays baseball; Raptors basketball and the NBA Finals; Season of Champions Curling; Auto Racing including NASCAR, Formula One and IRL; Tennis and all four Grand Slam events; UEFA Champions League Soccer; and HBO World Championship boxing.  TSN HD offers more sports coverage, more hours and more events in High Definition than any other network in Canada.  TSN is available in 9 million households.  TSN’s programming and news content is also available online at TSN.ca and on TSN MOBILE – the portable version of TSN’s industry-leading sports website.

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