NBC Sports Network to air first two hours of the first round; CNBC to air final hour
NEW YORK — June 21, 2012 – The 2012 NHL Draft begins tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET with first-round coverage on NBC Sports Network from Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. NBC Sports Network will carry the first two hours of the first round (7-9 p.m. ET) with the final hour airing on CNBC. The NHL Network will also simulcast the Draft beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
For the 50th time in NHL history, teams and executives will come together to select the next generation of hockey players. Top prospects for this year’s draft; include right winger Nail Yakupov with the Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League, defenseman Ryan Murray, the No. 2-ranked North American skater with the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League (Canada), and center Mikhail Grigorenko of the Quebec Remparts in the Ontario Hockey League.
The Edmonton Oilers have the first pick.
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