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2013 NHL Draft: Live from New Jersey

by Michael Smith / Carolina Hurricanes

LAST UPDATED: 2:30 p.m.

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The 2013 NHL Draft has arrived, and with the fifth overall pick, the Carolina Hurricanes are in a prime spot to land an impact player. There have also been rumors of trading the pick to move down, which should make for an interesting few hours. is in New Jersey to cover today's seven-round event. Below, we’ll keep a running blog of everything that happens throughout the day. We will be hosting a live chat on Twitter beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m., with the first round slated to get underway at 3 p.m. For those who do not have a Twitter account, a live stream of those tweets and others will be provided on this page.

Check back regularly for new posts, which will include various news items, tweets, videos from CanesVision, pictures and more. You can also follow @NHLCanes, @MSmithCanes, @CanesChantel and @MikeSundheim on Twitter for additional updates, and our Instagram account will have some behind-the-scenes looks throughout the afternoon and evening. Finally, we invite you to join the discussion at the bottom of this blog in the comments section.

As a primer for this afternoon's first round, here is our entire draft profile series, which focuses on ten players we believe should be in the mix for the Canes’ fifth overall selection:

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Canes Acquire Sekera in Second-Round Trade
Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 7:00 p.m.

The Hurricanes acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera from Buffalo in exchange for defenseman Jamie McBain and the 35th overall pick.


Hurricanes Select Elias Lindholm
Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 3:30 p.m.

After much trade discussion, the Hurricanes opted to hold onto their fifth overall pick and used it to pick Swedish forward Elias Lindholm.


Live Chatting on Twitter
Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 2:30 p.m.

Join us on Twitter throughout the day for live updates. Below you'll find a live stream of tweets from folks who are plugged into the action.

Coming Up
Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 1:30 p.m.

5, 1-5 Elias Lindholm (C), Sweden
35, 2-5 Traded with Jamie McBain to the Buffalo Sabres for Andrej Sekera
66, 3-5 Brett Pesce (D), New Hampshire
None: Traded Anthony Stewart, 2013 fourth-round pick and 2014 sixth-round pick to Los Angeles Kings for Kevin Westgarth on Jan. 13, 2013
126, 5-5 Brent Pedersen (LW), Kitchener
156, 6-5 Tyler Ganly (D), Sault Ste. Marie
None: Traded Adam Hall and 2013 seventh-round pick to Tampa Bay Lightning for Marc-Andre Bergeron on April 2, 2013

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