The action-packed 48 game schedule will go on until late June and has forced the league to change their initial draft plans. The NHL has agreed on a date for the 2013 NHL Draft that will begin soon after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, which could run through June 28.
Instead of the normal two-round event, the NHL will host a one day draft marathon on June 30.
NHL draft will be June 30th. All 7 rounds.
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) January 13, 2013
The 2013 NHL Draft will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, but first, there is a season of hockey that needs to be played.