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Montreal Canadiens will host the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

Bell Centre will become the COTHU on July 7-8 next year

The National Hockey League announced today that the Montreal Canadiens will host the 2022 NHL Entry Draft at Bell Centre. The 2022 event will mark the 27th time the City of Montreal will host the NHL Draft, and the first time since 2009. The city was scheduled to host the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, which was moved to a virtual event for health and safety precautions due to COVID-19.

The 2022 NHL Draft will be held over two days: Thursday, July 7 (Round 1, televised on Sportsnet, TVA Sports, ESPN or ESPN2) and Friday, July 8 (Rounds 2-7, television information to be announced when available). NHL club executives, scouts and coaches will be present on the NHL Draft floor while thousands of fans and hundreds of print, television and radio media are expected to attend.

The Florida Panthers currently hold a total of six picks in the 2022 draft. They do not have a selection in the first two rounds and have added the Calgary Flames sixth-round pick to the arsenal.