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2017 NHL Draft: Pittsburgh Penguins picking 31st

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A rare first round pick in recent years for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but we'll have to wait for the end of the night for them to make it

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The offseason madness continues with the second draft of the week for the NHL, but this time it will be a lot friendlier for the Pittsburgh Penguins. They don't have to lose a franchise staple and tonight they hope to find a player who can contribute in the future.

Here's the basics to know with a nod to Habs EOTP who sum it up well:

How to Watch

Round One

Date: Friday June 23
Start time: 7:00 PM EDT
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV Channel: Sportsnet (Canada), NBCSN (USA)
Online stream: Sportsnet Now

Rounds Two to Seven

Date: Saturday, June 24
Start time: 10:00 AM EDT
TV Channel: Sportsnet (Canada), NHL Network (USA)
Online stream: Sportsnet Now

Feel free to chat about the draft here in this thread, we'll have to wait until the end of the show to see the Pens pick, being as they go last at #31 overall (perk of winning the Stanley Cup!). But at least Pittsburgh has a draft pick in the first round, as they haven't in recent years due to trades to acquire Phil Kessel and David Perron have kept the Pens on the outside looking in for the chance to stock up on the best young players. Not so tonight, boys and girls! Hopefully Jim Rutherford and the scouts pick a good one for the future.