TSN providing complete coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft

It’s an event that shapes franchises’ futures and TSN is there for every pick and every move as NHL teams make their selections at the 2012 NHL Draft, live and in prime-time on Canada’s Sports Leader.

Coverage begins on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. ET and continues through to the end of the First Round. TSN’s coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft is presented by Coors Light.

TSN’s live coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft is also available on TSN Mobile TV and TSN Radio stations. French-language coverage is available on RDS . NBC Sports Network will air TSN’s NHL Draft coverage in the United States.

Leading up to Friday, TSN features a full week of Draft-related programming including SPORTSCENTRE,OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG , THAT’S HOCKEY and TSN Radio on location in Pittsburgh. NHL Draft-related programming this week:

• NHL MOCK DRAFT – Tues., June 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET
• NHL DRAFT IN 30 MINUTES: THE LINDROS SAGA – Wed., June 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET
• COUNTDOWN TO THE NHL DRAFT – Thurs., June 21 at 7 p.m. ET.

James Duthie hosts TSN’s coverage direct from the DRAFT stage at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, interviewing GMs and players following their selections. Duthie is joined by TSN’s Draft Panel with Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, analyst Pierre McGuire and commentator Gord Miller teeing up each selection and delivering instant analysis.

Hockey Insiders Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun, along with TSN Scout Craig Button, provide the latest news and views on picks, trades and trade speculation, all from the Draft floor.
Last year the NHL DRAFT on TSN and RDS attracted an average audience of 1.4 million Canadians – making it the most watched NHL DRAFT ever.


New this year, TSN debuts the TSN DRAFTCENTRE Social Lounge on TSN.ca – delivering exclusive behind-the-scenes content directly from a newly created social hub located on the Draft floor. The ultimate companion viewing destination on Draft Day, the TSN DRAFTCENTRE Social Lounge will feature exclusive interviews, videos and photos as the players visit host Alyonka Larionov and give their immediate reaction on all of the news and excitement from Draft day.

All content from the TSN DRAFTCENTRE Social Lounge will be available to fans on-demand on TSN.ca. The TSN DRAFTCENTRE Social Lounge will also track all of the reaction to the NHL DRAFT on social media with Draft twitter and Facebook feeds. Fans from across the hockey world can join in on conversation using the hashtags #TSN and #NHLDRAFT.

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