How does draft work, NHL NBA…?

In most simple terms can someone explain to me how the draft works in nhl nba … etc?
Like I know that like college players who are free agents, but how does it get chosen does anyone who played hockey in college is available for draft? how do foreign players get picked. Do they put themselves fgorward. I completely dont understand it.

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  1. Dave

     /  April 11, 2014

    For the NHL, college players must declare for the draft I believe, and foreign players that are good enough usually play in a league where there are scouts. Scouts are everywhere.

  2. Brent Sutter

     /  April 11, 2014

    If a player is in college they must declare to be eligible for the draft. You can only be “signed up” for the draft one year. If you are not selected you are basically put in a big pool of free agents.

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