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2021 NHL Draft: Local Primer

By YHH Staff , 07/22/21, 7:30PM CDT

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Recap from 2020 Draft, Minnesotans in NHL Central Scouting final rankings, plus feature stories on the 2003 Gentry Galaxy team and Hermantown defenseman Joey Pierce.

2021 NHL Draft Specs

Round 1 

Date: July 23
Time: 8 p.m. (ET)
Where to Watch: ESPN2

Rounds 2-7

Date: July 24
Time: 11 a.m. (ET)
Where to Watch: NHL Network 

NHL Tonight will provide coverage and analysis before and after the first round. 


University of Minnesota standout and former Maple Grove defender Brock Faber was the first Minnesotan selected in last year's Draft. Brad Rempel/Univ. of Minnesota


Chaz Lucius (center) is the highest-rated Minnesotan according to NHL Central Scouting at No. 12 among North American skaters.


Six members of the 2003 Gentry Galaxy Tier I team were listed in NHL Central Scouting final North American rankings.


After transferring from Ely to Hermantown as a ninth-grader, Joey Pierce has developed into a bonafide NHL prospect.

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