After months of waiting, the 2020 NHL Draft is officially here.
Between Tuesday and Wednesday, 216 players will find out where they’ll get a chance to pursue their professional hockey dreams.
Following Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery back in August, the Rangers are slotted to select the No. 1 overall pick. While there has been some rumbling they may trade away the top spot, many expect that they’ll keep it and tab Alexis Lafreniere (the Rimouski Oceanic winger has long been viewed as the top prospect for 2020). New York has 10 draft picks in total to work with, including another first-rounder with the 22nd overall pick.
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The Senators enter the draft with the most picks, at 12; they will also select two players in the top five and three in the first round (Nos. 3, 5, 28). It marks just the third time in the last 20 years the team from Canada’s capital has had picks in the top five: The other two times worked out pretty well (Brady Tkachuk, No. 4 in 2018; Jason Spezza, No. 2 in 2001).
Here are each club’s selections in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Jump to draft picks by team:
NHL Draft order by team 2020
*Pick 76 — From the James Neal-Milan Lucic trade: Edmonton will send a third-round pick in 2020 or 2021 to Calgary. The decision is not expected until Wednesday.
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