NHL.com will be on the ground in St. Paul starting Wednesday for all the inside information on the 2011 Entry Draft. We'll be with the top prospects on some of their pre-draft adventures, including a trip to the Mall of America and batting practice at Target Field with Minnesota Twins alums.
Thursday will feature a clinic for local kids, followed by a chance for the top prospects to meet the media.
Then Friday starts the big show, the first round at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Fans can watch starting at 7 p.m. ET on Versus in the U.S. and TSN in Canada. Rounds 2-7 will be televised starting at 11 a.m. ET on the NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada.
To get you ready, here's a look at what the NHL.com draft experts Mike Morreale
, Adam Kimelman
, Steven Hoffner
and Deven Persaud
think could happen during the first round.
There's a ton of other great information to get you ready for the Draft on NHL.com, including stories, videos and the history of every draft in League history.
In addition, you can follow NHL.com's draft experts on Twitter: @mike_morreale and @NHLAdamK.