Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley are the names on everyone’s lips at the 2022 NHL Draft, which has Montreal written all over it. The two-day festival, which marks the end of one season and the start of another, is being held at Bell Centre, and the first overall pick belongs to the Canadiens. Whichever team you root for, read on as we explain how to get a 2022 NHL Draft live stream no matter where you are in the world.
Kingston Frontenacs center Wright, the phenom who’s been scribbling his name into the history books since the age of 15, is considered one of the top North American prospects, alongside former United States National Development Program center Cooley and left-winger Cutter Gauthier, also repping the USNTDP.
Towering Turun Palloseura winger Slafkovsky is the No.1 prospect based outside Canada and the States, with Finnish winger Joakim Kemell and Slovak defenseman Simon Nemec looking set to be snapped up early on too.
The Arizona Coyotes and the Buffalo Sabres hold the joint-most first-round picks, with three each, while the Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Columbus Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks have two each. The Jackets are the only team to hold two of the first 15 picks.
It’s time to start dreaming, so follow our guide on how to watch a 2022 NHL Draft live stream wherever you are in the world.
NHL Draft 2022 schedule
- Round 1 – Thursday, July 7 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT / 12am BST / 9am AEST
- Rounds 2-7 – Friday, July 8 at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm BST / 1am AEST
2022 NHL Draft live stream: how to watch in the US without cable
How to watch a 2022 NHL Draft live stream from outside your country
Unfortunately, if you try to watch your domestic coverage of the 2022 NHL Draft from somewhere outside your home country, you’ll soon find a problem – geo-blocking.
That’s where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. When this is the case, the simplest and most reliable solution is to use the best VPN service to change your IP address to a difference location. This will generally let you tune in to your local coverage, just as you would from home, and means you don’t have to trawl the sketchier corners of the internet for an illegal stream.
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Can I watch the 2022 NHL Draft in the UK?
Unfortunately for ice hockey fans based in Blighty, there’s no official broadcaster for the 2022 NHL Draft in the UK. On the bright side, that means there’s no need to stay up for an event that begins at 12am BST on Thursday night…
Still, if you’re keen to try out your luck, the only alternative is to use one of the best VPN service providers to tap into coverage from elsewhere, as described above.
The software is generally ideal for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location – and all through a safe, encrypted connection. But do bear in mind that most paid streaming services do require a credit card based in the same country as the service.