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2011 NHL Draft: Order, TV Coverage, Rangers, Devils, Islanders Previews

The 2011 NBA Draft is in the books. Now, New York and New Jersey sports fans can turn their attention to the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, which begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Round 1 will be held Friday, and rounds two thru seven will be completed on Saturday. The draft will be broadcast on both Versus and the NHL Network.

Local teams: The New Jersey Devils have the fourth overall selection. See our look at what the Devils might do with that selection. For more on the Devils, check out In Lou We Trust. The New York Islanders have the fifth pick in the first round. You can find our Islanders draft preview here. See more about the Islanders at Lighthouse Hockey. The New York Rangers pick 15th overall and have plenty of options at that point. For more on the Rangers you can visit Blueshirt Banter.

Complete First-Round Order

1. Edmonton
2. Colorado
3. Florida
4. New Jersey
5. NY Islanders
6. Ottawa
7. Winnipeg
8. Philadelphia (from CBJ)
9. Boston (from TOR)
10. Minnesota
11. Colorado (from STL)
12. Carolina
13. Calgary
14. Dallas
15. NY Rangers
16. Buffalo
17. Montreal
18. Chicago
19. Edmonton (from LA)
20. Phoenix
21. Ottawa (from NSH)
22. Anaheim
23. Pittsburgh
24. Detroit
25. Toronto (from PHI)
26. Washington
27. Tampa Bay
28. San Jose
29. Vancouver
30. Toronto (from BOS)

-- See SB Nation NY's NHL Draft Hub for complete coverage of the three local squads. Visit for the rest of your draft coverage.