The 2011 NHL Draft begins tomorrow, June 24, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul at 6 PM local time and 7 PM EDT. First round draft coverage will be on Versus, who once again will be simulcasting the feed from TSN (Canada's version of ESPN) beginning at 6. The NHL Network will be airing its First Round Draft Recap starting at 9:00 p.m. CDT.
Saturday's draft coverage will be broadcast beginning at 10:00 CDT on NHL Network and features rounds 2-7. In addition, the NHL Network will be re-airing coverage of the first round at 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM leading up to the second through seventh round.
Minnesota has six draft picks, including the tenth overall pick. Last year the Wild selected forward Mikael Granlund from HIFK in Finland with the ninth overall pick and look to add another impact player to their prospect pool.
A list of Minnesota draft picks:
First Round - #10 Overall
Second Round - No pick (traded to Boston in exchange for Chuck Kobasew)
Third Round - #71 Overall
Fourth Round - #101 Overall
Fifth Round - #131 Overall
Sixth Round - #161 Overall
Seventh Round - #191 Overall
For more Wild draft coverage, be sure to check out Hockey Wilderness