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NHL Draft Class podcast launches

NHL.com's Adam Kimelman, Mike Morreale kick off weekly series with look at Lottery results, first mock

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- Today, the National Hockey League launched NHL Draft Class™, a new podcast series that features an in-depth look at the NHL's Top Prospects leading into the 2019 NHL Draft™, hosted by the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on June 21 & 22.

NHL Draft Class™, released each week beginning today, is hosted by NHL.com veterans and Draft experts Adam Kimelman (@NHLAdamK) and Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL). Morreale and Kimelman take a deep dive into the best prospects in the world, from the OHL, QMJHL and the WHL, to the USHL and the U.S. National Team Development Program's Under-18 Team, to all the top leagues in Europe. They interview scouts from NHL Central Scouting, including Director Dan Marr, as well as Top Prospects and Club scouts ahead of the 2019 NHL Draft. They will provide exclusive and unique content from the 2019 NHL Scouting Combine™, as top players prepare to take the next steps in their professional hockey journeys.

NHL Draft Class Episode 1 - Lottery Results & Mock Draft: In the debut episode, hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike Morreale discuss the results of the NHL Draft Lottery, and with guest Guillaume Lepage of LNH.com go over their post-Lottery mock drafts. Listen to find out why the NHL.com experts are unanimous on the top two picks, but why the No. 3 spot could be where the real intrigue begins.

"Who is the next Dahlin, Matthews or McDavid? With an ever-increasing impressive lineup of talent at the NHL Draft and the growing popularity of podcasts, we believe this is a unique opportunity to introduce our future stars in a meaningful way," said NHL Chief Content Officer & Executive Vice President Steve Mayer. "Hockey fans have a big appetite for NHL original content and we love that our lineup of Podcasts keeps growing"

Fans can subscribe and listen to the NHL Draft Class at NHL.com/Podcasts, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, iheartradio, iTunes, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn Radio.

This season also marked the launch of the NHL's two other podcast properties: NHL Fantasy On Ice™, a twice-weekly podcast dedicated to the fantasy hockey world and NHL Executive Suite™, a bi-weekly podcast that gives listeners a taste of how each guest broke into the game, why they pursued their careers and how they see the future evolution of the sport. NHL Podcasts are produced by NHL Original Productions.

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