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NHL draft 2019: Preview, start time, pick order, live stream and how to watch Round 1

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NHL draft 2019: Preview, start time, pick order, live stream and how to watch Round 1

The 2019 NHL draft is here and it's the first one general manager Chuck Fletcher and assistant general manager Brent Flahr will head up for the Flyers.

The club owns eight picks, including No. 11 overall in the first round Friday night.

Day 2 of the draft kicks off Saturday afternoon with Rounds 2-7. The Flyers hold the following picks: third round, 65th overall; third round, 72nd overall; fourth round, 103rd overall; sixth round, 165th overall; sixth round, 169th overall; seventh round, 196th overall; seventh round, 201st overall. 

We'll have everything you need to know for then, but first, let's get you set for Day 1.

Essentials, Day 1

When: June 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Rogers Arena (Vancouver, British Columbia) 
Network: NBCSN
Live stream: NBCSports
Social media: @NBCSPhilly 

Order

1. New Jersey Devils
2. New York Rangers
3. Chicago Blackhawks
4. Colorado Avalanche
5. Los Angeles Kings
6. Detroit Red Wings
7. Buffalo Sabres
8. Edmonton Oilers
9. Anaheim Ducks
10. Vancouver Canucks
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Minnesota Wild
13. Florida Panthers
14. Arizona Coyotes
15. Montreal Canadiens
16. Colorado Avalanche
17. Vegas Golden Knights
18. Dallas Stars
19. Ottawa Senators
20. Winnipeg Jets
21. Pittsburgh Penguins
22. Los Angeles Kings
23. New York Islanders
24. Nashville Predators
25. Washington Capitals
26. Calgary Flames
27. Tampa Bay Lightning
28. Carolina Hurricanes
29. Anaheim Ducks
30. Boston Bruins
31. Buffalo Sabres

Flyers' focus

Flahr mentioned how the Flyers would like to replenish the organizational depth at defensemen during this draft. However, at No. 11 overall, the Flyers will pick the best player available on their list.

True centers are never easy to find, as Flahr said, and goal-scoring wingers are always attractive. The early first round appears top-heavy with forwards. It will be interesting to see how things play out after consensus top-two picks Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko go off the board.

"We've identified probably five or six guys that we think have a chance to be there at 11 and probably some of the other teams in front of us will dictate that," Flahr said June 10. "But we're really confident we're going to get a good player."

Recommended reading

• Flyers take one of draft's best D-men in this 1st-round mock

• Trading No. 11 pick? Draft dynamic? That and more here

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Lavoie's skill, size and ridiculous run should have Flyers' eyes at No. 11

Is a 51-goal, 102-point prospect slipping to Flyers at No. 11?

Could 72-goal scorer who broke Auston Matthews record drop to Flyers?

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• Flyers like 'unique' winger Boldy as option for No. 11 overall pick

• Impressive playmaking center Krebs could be there for Flyers at No. 11

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Flyers mascot Gritty works on his dad bod at Planet Fitness

Flyers mascot Gritty works on his dad bod at Planet Fitness

Did you think Gritty was going to be satisfied with winning the NHL Fan Choice Awards honor for best mascot?

Think again.

The guy is not resting on his laurels this summer. He's training hard for 2019-20. He was seen working up a sweat Tuesday at the Planet Fitness on Christopher Columbus Boulevard.


(Picture courtesy of NBC Sports Philadelphia's Todd Berman)

Rumor has it Gritty is working on his summer abs.

Or maybe not.

Regardless, the orange fella knows how to stay in shape. He's a preparation junkie, a true gym (and rink) rat. Complacency is not in Gritty's vocabulary.

He's also not breaking glass and scaring kids, so that's a positive.

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Competition aplenty as under-the-radar depth piece Nicolas Aube-Kubel re-signs with Flyers

Competition aplenty as under-the-radar depth piece Nicolas Aube-Kubel re-signs with Flyers

There has been plenty of talk about the Flyers' bottom-six depth.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel should be in the discussion when training camp rolls around.

The Flyers re-signed the restricted free agent Tuesday to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.

The 2014 second-round pick made his NHL debut last season and played a stretch of nine games from Oct. 30 to Nov. 17. He was a plus-1 with two shots in limited ice time (5:35 per game).

The 23-year-old winger is an intriguing piece to the Flyers' picture because of his speed and scoring ability, while also understanding a third- or fourth-line role. Over his last two seasons with AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley, Aube-Kubel has scored 34 goals and 76 points in 126 regular-season games. In his AHL career, he's a plus-35.

The Flyers have a job open for a bottom-six winger. Aube-Kubel will compete for a spot with guys like Joel Farabee, Morgan Frost, Isaac Ratcliffe, German Rubtsov, Carsen Twarynski, Mikhail Vorobyev, Andy Andreoff and Kurtis Gabriel.

Fletcher has two more restricted free agents to take care of and they're big ones: Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny (see story).

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