It’s finally time to pick some hockey players! The NHL Draft in Dallas kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Eastern tonight on NBC Sports. The Columbus Blue Jackets hold the 18th pick in tonight’s first round. Who will they pick? Will they make a deal? Will Artemi Panarin be a Blue Jacket at the end of this weekend?
To that end, here’s general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen talking to the media ahead of the draft:
And here’s director of amateur scouting Ville Siren:
Big night! Join us in the thread as we watch together, see who the Jackets select and then dive into his social media accounts for years-old problematic posts. IT’S DRAFT DAY.