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Avalanche have top pick in NHL Draft on TSN

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TSN.ca Staff
6/30/2013 2:05:49 AM
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Get ready to welcome the newest crop of NHL stars.

TSN has you covered all day long as the 2013 NHL Draft unfolds live Sunday from Newark, New Jersey.

Watch live coverage of the 2013 NHL Draft on TSN starting at 2:30pm et/11:30am pt. Follow the picks and player movement with TSN.ca's live Draft Tracker, Trade Tracker and Mobile Push Alerts. Also get video updates all weekend from TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com as well as live streaming of behind-the-scenes access with TSN's Cabbie.

The Colorado Avalanche enter the day holding the first overall pick and have stated they have their eye on Halifax Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon.

Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones, Halifax Mooseheads forward Jonathan Drouin and Finnish forward Aleksander Barkov are also highly sought-after talents.

Whether that prompts any movement at the top of the board will be a story worth monitoring.

Two Canadian teams will pick in the top 10 as the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers hold the sixth and seventh overall picks, respectively.

The Flames have three first-round picks and could use the extra the assets to move up the board or bolster their roster via trade.

Beyond the top prospects, there are many intriguing names to watch on Sunday, including Russian dynamo Valeri Nichushkin, defensive standout Darnell Nurse, Ottawa 67's pivot Sean Monahan and London's Max Domi, son of former NHL enforcer Tie Domi.

All seven of the NHL's Canadian clubs have first round picks on Sunday.

The Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators both hold top 20 selections, picking 13th and 17th, respectively. A cluster of Canadian teams will pick one after another as the Toronto Maple Leafs (21st) and Flames (22nd) go back-to-back shortly before the Vancouver Canucks (24th) and Montreal Canadiens (25th) are slated to do the same.

The draft has also become a popular marketplace for NHL general managers to make big-time trades, as stars like Jordan Staal, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Nathan Horton have all changed jerseys on or just before Draft Day in recent years.

There's no telling what might unfold in Newark on Sunday. Tune in to TSN and TSN.ca for all the breaking news and picks as they happen.



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