The NHL’s annual Draft Combine opens June 21 in Orlando, Florida, with the first-round of the draft.
The draft is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m.
ET, with a number of the prospects making their official announcements, including the Minnesota Wild (No. 1 overall) and Colorado Avalanche (No 1 overall).
The Wild and Avalanche have the No. 1 and No. 2 picks, respectively.
The Avalanche also announced a new partnership with the NHL’s Player Safety Program, which will begin in 2018.
The NHL’s draft eligibility rules are in effect from the start of the season through June 21.
The players are eligible to play in the 2017-18 regular season but cannot participate in the playoffs.
Players must report to the combine at least one week before the start date.
The combine can be completed in as little as one day.
Players participating in the combine may not have previously played in the NHL, nor have they attended an NHL camp.
Players who do not meet the eligibility criteria are ineligible to play for the NHL team that drafted them.
The combine can also be attended by college and professional prospects.
Prospects who are eligible will be eligible to compete for an NHL roster spot.