NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Friday that teams will have a maximum of one pick in the 2017 draft.
The draft will be held on March 22, 2018, and the league will announce the draft order in an upcoming press release.
The league is currently seeking a host of new talent to bolster its already stacked roster.
The biggest name to be announced is former Ottawa Senators winger James Neal.
Neal will be eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2019.
The Senators’ captain will be in attendance at the draft, which is being held at the new Bell Centre in Montreal.
He will be joined by the likes of former Boston Bruins defenseman Alexei Emelin and Ottawa’s new first-round pick, defenceman Noah Hanifin.
The NHL will announce a number of the players participating in the draft on Friday.
This is the first time that the draft will take place outside of the U.S. in history.
The draft will begin on March 23, 2018.
The top three teams in the league standings advance to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, New York.
A host of other prospects will also be eligible to participate in the process, including former NHL players such as Connor McDavid and Connor McPhee.
The draft is expected to be filled with more players from outside of North America.
The NHL has been one of the biggest success stories in the international game over the last few years, winning six of the past seven awards handed out to the league.
In 2017, the league won five gold medals, including a silver in the World Championship and the bronze in the Olympics.
The last time the draft took place outside the U, in 2015, it was the first international tournament since the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
In addition to the first-year players participating, there will also have to be an additional player from the U and the world participating.
Players from the NHL and their national team teammates will be among those in attendance for the draft.
The players will be selected in stages.
In order to select a first-rounder, teams will pick up one prospect from each of the NHL Central Division, Eastern Conference and Western Conference divisions, the NHL Draft Advisory Committee and the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association of America.
The first-ever international draft is being played in an event that has been in the works for some time.
A number of NHL teams have been searching for a host for the event.
In the last year, there have been multiple discussions between the NHL, the European Hockey League and the European hockey federation, with the two leagues eventually agreeing on the location.
It’s the first big international event that will be played outside of Europe.
As with any major international event, the teams will be allowed to use the best available talent available.
In the event that a team fails to land a top prospect, the draft may take place at their home rink, as opposed to their opponent’s.
There will also likely be a number other minor league players in attendance.
There are still a number questions surrounding the draft and what exactly the league is looking for in terms of players.
The league has not announced who the players will play for, what the league wants in return for the picks, what it will do with the picks or how many players the league might have.
The biggest question about the draft is what the first round will look like.
The first round has always been a showcase for prospects, with prospects going through a series of workouts and a series the team selects from among the top prospects.
Teams are also expected to keep a close eye on the quality of the prospects they select.
For now, it’s unclear what the NHL will do for the first two rounds.
At the moment, the first pick is set to be awarded to the best team in the Eastern Conference.
If there are two teams that meet that criteria, that team will be awarded the first overall pick.
When the first picks are awarded, the second pick is awarded to whichever team wins the most games, and then the third pick is given to whichever has the best record in the conference.
The team that leads the conference in goals scored and the worst goals allowed is expected at the top of the first and second rounds, respectively.
The fourth pick will be handed out by the NHLPA to the team with the best goal differential, and if there is an upset, the fifth pick will go to the next team in a tiebreaker.
The sixth and final pick will likely go to whichever holds the best playoff record in each division.
It’s not clear what the format of the fifth and final picks will be, but one scenario is that teams with two first-place finishes in the East will get a third pick.
If the league ends up with three first- and second-place teams in each conference, the winner of the division will be the first team from each conference to get a fifth pick