The 2020 NHL Draft will occur, finally. As a part of the league’s return-to-play announcement, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman revealed the process for a way the draft order might be decided for the 15 groups who will not make the Stanley Cup playoffs.
We all know the seven groups already into the draft lottery with the different eight to be decided after the play-in spherical concludes.
The prize of this yr’s draft is Canadian winger Alexis Lafreniere. The Saint-Eustache, Que., native totaled 112 factors in 55 video games this season with Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Main Junior Hockey League.
He additionally represented Canada at the 2020 World Junior Championship totaling 10 factors in 5 video games serving to the group earn a gold medal.
Different high prospects embrace forwards Tim Stutzle, Quinton Byfield, Marco Rossi and Cole Perfetti.
Here is every thing you want to find out about the 2020 NHL Draft lottery, together with the begin time and outcomes.
What time is the NHL Draft lottery in 2020?
- Date: Friday, June 26
- Begin time: 8 p.m. ET
The NHL Draft Lottery might be break up into two phases with Part 1 happening beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, June 26. The primary section will function the seven groups who won’t participate in the 24-team return-to-play format. The Detroit Pink Wings personal the finest odds whereas the Ottawa Senators personal the second and third-best odds due to them proudly owning the San Jose Sharks’ first-round pick as a part of the Erik Karlsson commerce.
What channel is the NHL Draft lottery on?
- TV channel: NBCSN (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)
NBC Sports activities will broadcast the NHL Draft lottery drawing stay in the United States adopted by a half-hour particular of NHL Reside. For viewers in Canada, the drawing may be seen on Sportsnet.
When is the NHL Draft in 2020?
- Date: TBD
- Begin time: TBD
The league has not introduced an official date for the 2020 NHL Draft. It was initially scheduled for June 26-27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, nevertheless it was postponed on March 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final time the draft was postponed was in 2005 due to the ending of the lockout.
NHL Draft lottery odds 2020
The NHL is scheduled to maintain the Part 1 draft lottery drawing on Friday, June 26. Under are the odds for every group to win the No. 1 total pick and an explainer on how Part 2 of the lottery will work if essential.
An up to date order of picks might be added following the lottery outcomes.
|1. Detroit Pink Wings||.275||18.5%|
|2. Ottawa Senators||.437||13.5|
|3. Ottawa Senators (through SJS)||.437||11.5|
|4. Los Angeles Kings||.457||9.5|
|5. Anaheim Geese||.472||8.5|
|6. New Jersey Devils||.493*||7.5|
|7. Buffalo Sabres||.493*||6.5|
|8. Group A||n/a||6.0|
|9. Group B||n/a||5.0|
|10. Group C||n/a||3.5|
|11. Group D||n/a||3.0|
|12. Group E||n/a||2.5|
|13. Group F||n/a||2.0|
|14. Group G||n/a||1.5|
|15. Group H||n/a||1.0|
*Buffalo Sabres ranked greater than New Jersey Devils on the foundation of upper regulation/OT win share (Buffalo, .406 ROW%; New Jersey, .348 ROW%)
MORE: NHL Central Scouting’s closing participant rankings
How does the NHL Draft lottery work in 2020?
Part 1 (June 26)
The primary section of the NHL Draft Lottery will embrace the seven groups who aren’t returning to play this season to decide the top-three picks in the 2020 NHL Draft. If the drawing for the top-three picks consists of groups in Part 1, then there will not be a second section of the Draft Lottery. The remainder of the draft order could be decided in inverse order by factors share.
Part 2 (TBD)
If Group A-H positioned in positions 8-15 is drawn into the top-three throughout Part 1, then a second section of the Draft Lottery would happen that includes solely the groups who have been eradicated in the play-in spherical.
The eradicated groups would have equal odds of 12.5 % for the remaining choice(s). As soon as the top-three is decided, the remainder of the draft order might be determined in inverse order by factors share.