Tonight is the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The draft will begin at 7 PM EST on NBC Sports Network and first round coverage will continue at 9 PM EST on CNBC and the NHL Network. The New Jersey Devils will select 29th overall in the first round, so if you miss the first hour or so, then don't worry, you won't miss the pick. If you do want to see it, then you should be in front of your own TV as the Devils will not have a draft party this year. The NHL Network will be airing the second through seventh rounds of the draft on Saturday with coverage starting at 10 AM EST.
In preparation for the weekend, I've put together an alphabetical list of all the prospects we have profiled. There will be one more later today on Brady Vail, putting the total at nine profiles. It's not as extensive as last year's both in terms of quantity and position. That's mostly because most of our attention from April through early June has been taken up by the Devils' playoff run, so we've only done a few. Still, it's something to check out if/when the prospect gets drafted or if you want to kill some time before the draft. Additionally, DC Pro Sports Report has an extensive list of mock drafts to peruse at your pleasure.
Robert Baillargeon - Center, Indiana Ice (USHL)
Matej Beran - Center, PEI Rocket (QMJHL)
Tomas Hyka - Right Wing, Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) - SBN Second Round Mock Draft Pick
Mark Jankowski - Center, Stanstead College (Quebec High School)
Cristoval "Boo" Nieves - Center, Kent School (U.S. High School) & Indiana Ice (USHL)
Devin Shore - Center, Whitby Fury (OJHL)
Brady Vail - Center, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
Tom Wilson - Right Wing, Plymouth Whalers (OHL) - SBN First Round Mock Draft Pick
Daniil Zharkov - Left Wing, Belleville Bulls (OHL)
Feel free to discuss what you want to see the Devils do at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in the comments. We'll have open threads for each day closer to when coverage begins. Thanks for reading.