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NHL platforms set for extensive Draft coverage @NHLdotcom

NEW YORK -- NHL Network and will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft taking place at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Coverage continues today at 5:00 p.m., ET with the 2012 NHL Draft Preshow hosted by Kathryn Tappen and Brian Duff, featuring Craig Button, Peter Loubardias, EJ Hradek, and Bob Mckenzie live from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The show will focus on interviews with the projected top five Draft picks, player profiles and team draft histories, highlights of their mock draft and predictions, interviews with players, general managers, and scouts from the draft floor and will bring viewers up-to-speed on all the latest NHL news and transactions.



Round 1 of the NHL Draft will be carried live on NBC Sports Network in the United States and TSN and RDS in Canada, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET, on Friday. NHL Network and CNBC will then telecast the third hour of Round 1 starting at 9:00 p.m. ET. Immediately following the conclusion of Round 1 on Friday night, NHL Network’s Tappen hosts the 2012 NHL Draft Round 1 Recap show for post-Draft reactions, highlights of the night, interviews, and analysis of Club picks and a preview of the Draft's second day.

On Day 2, NHL Network will be the exclusive carrier of Rounds 2 through 7 of the NHL Draft beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET, hosted by Tappen and Duff, which will be followed by a special edition of NHL Tonight wrapping up the NHL Draft from both Pittsburgh and Toronto.

On the web, will have wall-to-wall coverage of top drafts prospects, a look at draft history of each team, mock drafts from our experts, live streaming of the Mock Draft, NHL Draft Preshow, NHL Draft Round 1 Recap, and NHL Draft Rounds 2 through 7 in their entirety, plus pick-by-pick coverage.

For comprehensive Draft coverage, visit Fans can follow @NHL on Twitter and Instagram for behind-the-scenes access, including live tweets with prospects and throughout each round of the NHL Draft. They are encouraged to use the hashtag #NHLDraft to follow all the action.

Comcast Xfinity customers in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area will be able to enjoy a free preview of the 2012 NHL Draft on NHL Network and NHL Network HD from Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24. (Not available in all areas).

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