As the 2013 NHL Draft approaches (Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. ET), the excitement over one of the most important events on the calendar each year has the hockey world at a fever pitch.

Here is the complete list of all the vital viewing information for the diehard hockey fans, a full list of where every team will be picking on draft day and the top prospects to watch as the 2013 NHL Draft approaches.

 

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.

When: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC Sports Network (3-8 p.m. ET) and NHL Network (starting at 8 p.m.)

Live Stream: NBC Sports LiveExtra

 

                                                           Full 2013 NHL Draft Order
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1. Colorado 31. Florida 62. Phoenix (from Fla.-NYR-SJ)
2. Florida 32. Colorado 63. Colorado
3. Tampa Bay 33. Tampa Bay 64. Nashville (from TB)
4. Nashville 34. Montreal (from Nsh.) 65. NY Rangers (from Nsh.)
5. Carolina 35. Carolina 66. Carolina
6. Calgary 36. Montreal (from Cgy.) 67. Calgary
7. Edmonton 37. Edmonton 68. Dallas (from Edm.)
8. Buffalo 38. Buffalo 69. Buffalo
9. New Jersey 39. New Jersey 70. Minnesota (from NJ)
10. Dallas 40. Dallas 71. Montreal (from Dal.)
11. Philadelphia 41. Philadelphia 72. Philadelphia
12. Phoenix 42. Phoenix 73. Phoenix
13. Winnipeg 43. Winnipeg 74. Winnipeg
14. Columbus 44. Columbus 75. NY Rangers (from CBJ)
15. NY Islanders 45. Anaheim (from NYI) 76. NY Islanders
16. Buffalo (from Min.) 46. Minnesota 77. Pittsburgh (from Min-Phi-Dal)
17. Ottawa 47. St. Louis (from Ott.) 78. Ottawa
18. Detroit 48. Detroit 79. Detroit
19. Columbus (from NYR) 49. San Jose (from NYR) 80. NY Rangers
20. San Jose 50. San Jose 81. Minnesota (from SJ)
21. Toronto 51. Toronto 82. Toronto
22. Calgary (from StL) 52. Buffalo (from StL) 83. St. Louis
23. Washington 53. Washington 84. Washington
24. Vancouver 54. Dallas (from Van.) 85. Vancouver
25. Montreal 55. Montreal 86. Montreal
26. Anaheim 56. Edmonton (from Ana.) 87. Anaheim
27. Columbus (from LA) 57. Los Angeles 88. Los Angeles
28. Calgary (from Pit.) 58. San Jose (from Pit.) 89. Pittsburgh
29. Dallas (from Bos.) 59. Winnipeg 90. Boston
30. Chicago 60. Boston 91. Winnipeg (from Chi.)

61. Winnipeg (from Chi.)
     



Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
92. Florida 122. Florida 152. Florida
93. Colorado 123. Colorado 153. Colorado
94. St. Louis (from TB) 124. Tampa Bay 154. Tampa Bay
95. Nashville 125. Nashville 155. Nashville
96. Los Angeles (from Car.) 126. Carolina 156. Carolina
97. Florida (from Cgy.) 127. Washington (from Cgy.) 157. Calgary
98. Florida (from Edm.) 128. Edmonton 158. Edmonton
99. Nashville (from Buf.) 129. Buffalo 159. Buffalo
100. New Jersey 130. Buffalo (from NJ-LA-Fla.) 160. New Jersey
101. Dallas 131. Dallas 161. Ottawa (from Dal.)
102. Ottawa (from Phi.-TB) 132. Philadelphia 162. Philadelphia
103. Los Angeles (from Phx-CBJ-Phi.) 133. Phoenix 163. Phoenix
104. Winnipeg 134. Winnipeg 164. Pittsburgh (from Wpg.)
105. Columbus 135. Calgary (from CBJ) 165. Columbus
106. NY Islanders 136. NY Islanders 166. NY Islanders
107. Minnesota 137. Minnesota 167. Minnesota
108. Ottawa 138. Ottawa 168. Ottawa
109. Detroit 139. Detroit 169. Detroit
110. NY Rangers 140. Nashville (from NYR) 170. NY Rangers
111. San Jose 141. San Jose 171. Nashville (from SJ)
112. Nashville (from Tor.) 142. Toronto 172. Toronto
113. St. Louis 143. Buffalo (from StL) 173. St. Louis
114. Washington 144. Washington 174. Washington
115. Vancouver 145. Vancouver 175. Vancouver
116. Montreal 146. Los Angeles (from Mtl.) 176. Montreal
117. Toronto (from Ana.) 147. Anaheim 177. Anaheim
118. Los Angeles 148. Los Angeles 178. Los Angeles
119. Pittsburgh 149. Dallas (from Pit.) 179. Pittsburgh
120. Boston 150. Boston 180. Boston
121. Chicago 151. Chicago 181. Chicago
     



Round 7

182. Dallas (from Fla.)

183. Colorado

184. Tampa Bay

185. Nashville

186. Tampa Bay (from Car.)

187. Calgary

188. Edmonton

189. Buffalo

190. Winnipeg (from NJ)

191. Los Angeles (from Dal.)

192. Philadelphia

193. Phoenix

194. Winnipeg

195. Columbus

196. NY Islanders

197. Minnesota

198. Calgary (from Ott.-Chi.)

199. Detroit

200. Minnesota (from NYR)

201. San Jose

202. Toronto

203. St. Louis

204. Washington

205. Vancouver

206. Montreal

207. San Jose (from Ana.-Col.)

208. Los Angeles

209. Pittsburgh

210. Boston

211. Chicago

 

Players To Watch on Draft Day

Seth Jones, D, Portland, WHL

While the Colorado Avalanche have teased that the franchise will not take Portland defenseman Seth Jones No. 1 overall—new head coach Patrick Roy told Craig Custance of ESPN that the team is leaning toward forward Nathan MacKinnon—there is little doubt that Jones is the top prospect in the 2013 draft class.

Jones is a tall defender (6’4”) that has plenty of room to grow physically, but it’s the elite abilities he already possesses that would provide teams with so much upside.

As one of the best skating defensemen in the draft, the possibility that Jones could blossom into an elite offensive and stay-at-home defender over his career makes him the brightest prospect on the board.

If Colorado passes on Jones, the Florida Panthers will be the most thankful team in the NHL.

 

Nathan MacKinnon, C, Halifax, QMJHL

The Avalanche have already expressed their intent to take Halifax center Nathan MacKinnon No. 1 overall. While some will question the decision to pass on Seth Jones, MacKinnon is clearly the best forward on the board and is just as worthy of the No. 1 pick to a team in search of scoring depth.

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With intense pressure now put on the shoulders of the talented prospect, MacKinnon will have to rise to the occasion and blossom into a bona fide star. As much as that scrutiny would rattle other players, the Halifax star knows has the mental and physical ability to translate to the NHL.

This all could be a ploy by Colorado to get a team to bite on trading for the No. 1 pick, and if this is a ruse and the Avalanche do take Jones No. 1, the Panthers will have the best forward in the draft.

It’s a win-win for both Colorado and Florida.