On Friday night, 30 of the world's most talented young prospects found homes in the NHL following the conclusion of the 2014 draft's first round.
This year features plenty of talent, and rest assured many players who are capable of making significant impacts are still ripe for the picking.
Looking back on the league's history, plenty of the game's all-time greats were selected in these rounds.
In 1984 Brett Hull was taken in the sixth round. Henrik Lundqvist was drafted in the eighth round in 2000. One year prior, Henrik Zetterberg was selected in the same round. In 1979 the Edmonton Oilers struck gold in the third round by selecting Mark Messier.
That's only a handful of examples.
So, could we see a future Hall of Famer come out of the later rounds of this year's draft?
Let's take a look at the draft's full Day 2 order and viewing information, so you can always say you witnessed the next great player's name called on draft day.
Day 2 Viewing Information
Date: Saturday, June 28
Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Channel: NHL Network
Live Stream: NHL.com
|33||St. Louis Blues|
|35||New York Islanders|
|41||New Jersey Devils|
|47||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|51||San Jose Sharks|
|52||St. Louis Blues|
|53||San Jose Sharks|
|57||New York Islanders|
|59||New York Rangers|
|60||Los Angeles Kings|
|62||San Jose Sharks|
|63||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|65||New York Islanders|
|68||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|71||New Jersey Devils|
|76||Detroit Red Wings|
|77||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|78||New York Islanders|
|80||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|81||San Jose Sharks|
|82||St. Louis Blues|
|85||New York Rangers|
|89||New York Rangers|
|90||Los Angeles Kings|
The full Day 2 selection order can be found at NHL.com.
Day 1 Highlights
The 2014 NHL draft kicked off on Friday night with the selection of Aaron Eckblad by the Florida Panthers. He was quite relieved after being selected, according to this tweet from the NHL:
After Eckblad, the Buffalo Sabres grabbed the intelligent Sam Reinhart, and the Edmonton Oilers took the skilled Leon Draisaitl to round out the top three.
Here's a look at the trio in their new gear, courtesy of the NHL:
Host city Philadelphia selected Travis Sanheim with the 17th selection. The pick seemed like a reach to some; however, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly may have shed some light on the choice:
Travis Sanheim said he is related to the Hextall family but didn't think that would ever factor into him being drafted by the Flyers— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) June 28, 2014
It just so happened that Sanheim was the first-ever selection of new general manager Ron Hextall.
Nikita Scherbak, the No. 26 overall pick of the Montreal Canadiens, gave this fan-favorite interview with TSN's James Duthie.
Already a very talented player, Scherbak was a widely known prospect. However, after his interview, he's made plenty of fans including TSN's Darren Dutchyshen:
Nikita Scherbak is my new favorite player @tsnjamesduthie— Darren Dutchyshen (@dutchysc) June 28, 2014
As we await the ensuing rounds of the draft, theScore tweeted a great primer of players to watch for on Day 2:
The next NHL superstar could be selected on Saturday. Stay tuned.