NHL Draft 2019: Day 2 TV Schedule, Order and Predictions

Jake RillAnalyst IJune 22, 2019

PETERBOROUGH, ON - NOVEMBER 10:  Arthur Kaliyev #34 of the Hamilton Bulldogs skates against the Peterborough Petes in an OHL game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on November 10, 2018 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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The first round of the 2019 NHL draft made history Friday. On Saturday, the final six rounds will unfold in Vancouver, British Columbia.

On Friday, seven U.S.-born players were selected in the top first 15 picks of the draft, setting an all-time high for the modern draft (since 1963), according to ESPN.com's Chris Peters. Jack Hughes was the first of the American-born players selected, going No. 1 overall to the New Jersey Devils. They opted to select Hughes over Kaapo Kakko, the Finnish winger who went No. 2 to the New York Rangers.

All seven American-born players selected in the top 15 picks came from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

Here's a look at what to expect from the second day of this year's NHL draft.


2019 NHL Draft Day 2 Information

Location: Rogers Arena, Vancouver

Start Time: June 22, 1 p.m. ET

TV: NHL Network

Draft Order: Visit NHL.com


NHL Draft Day 2 Predictions

There are some talented players still on the board entering the second day of the draft, some of whom were projected to go in the first round. Those players shouldn't be available long on Day 2.

Three of the players who should come off the board quickly are Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton, OHL), Nils Hoglander (Rogle, Sweden) and Brett Leason (Prince Albert, WHL). It wouldn't be surprising to see each of these three offensive players get drafted within the first few picks of the second round.

The Ottawa Senators own the No. 32 pick, which is the first pick of the second day of the draft.

In the first round, Ottawa selected defenseman Lassi Thomson at No. 19 overall, making it likely an offensive player is its pick to begin Round 2.

Kaliyev is the best player still on the board. Between the OHL regular season and playoffs, the 17-year-old tallied 104 points (52 goals, 52 assists).

It's possible that Kaliyev remains on the board because there were some concerns about his effort level at various points throughout the season. But it's undeniable the type of talent he possesses, which means some team will take him early on Day 2, likely either the Senators, Los Angeles Kings or the New Jersey Devils within the first three picks.

"You don't get 50 assists without having very good vision," Hamilton general manager Steve Staios said, according to The Athletic's Corey Pronman.

Kaliyev is just one of the talented players who will be selected between Rounds 2-7 who could become key contributors in the NHL. Although the first round features the top projected talent, the league's future stars from the class of 2019 have by no means already been chosen.