When Is the 2023 NHL Entry Draft?

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FILE - Nashville Predators fans cheer during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, May 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL will holding its awards and draft in Music City in June 2023, the first time the league has held both in the same city since 2006, the league announced Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Oct 29, 2022, 1:29 PM

With Connor Bedard, Matvei Michkov, and Adam Fantilli, atop a potentially loaded draft class, the 2023 NHL Entry Draft will be highly anticipated as teams near the bottom of the Stanley Cup odds at the online sportsbook look to add a generational talent.

Here’s a look at the dates and location for the 2023 draft:

When Is the 2023 NHL Entry Draft?

The 2023 NHL entry draft is scheduled from Wednesday, June 28, 2023, to Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The draft’s first round will open on Wednesday, while rounds two through seven will follow on Thursday.

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