2020 Draft Day Open Thread: Day One

Here we go

It’s draft day.

The 2020 NHL Draft, which will be conducted via video conference calls to the NHL Network Studios in Secaucus, NJ, begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET. Heading into tonight’s draft, the Rangers own the first overall pick and the 22nd overall pick. Tomorrow the Rangers will have to wait until the third round before they make their first pick, unless, of course a deal is struck.

Draft Order

1. New York Rangers

2. Los Angeles Kings

3. Ottawa Senators (from San Jose)

4. Detroit Red Wings

5. Ottawa Senators

6. Anaheim Ducks

7. New Jersey Devils

8. Buffalo Sabres

9. Minnesota Wild

10. Winnipeg Jets

11. Nashville Predators

12. Florida Panthers

13. Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto)

14. Edmonton Oilers

15. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Pittsburgh)

16. Montreal Canadiens

17. Chicago Blackhawks

18. New Jersey Devils (from Arizona)

19. Calgary Flames

20. New Jersey Devils (from Vancouver, Tampa Bay)

21. Columbus Blue Jackets

22. New York Rangers (from Carolina)

23. Philadelphia Flyers

24. Washington Capitals

25. Colorado Avalanche

26. St. Louis Blues

27. Anaheim Ducks (from Boston)

28. Ottawa Senators (from NYI)

29. Vegas Golden Knights

30. Dallas Stars

31. San Jose Sharks (from Tampa Bay)

Rounds 2 through 7 of the draft will be held tomorrow, kicking off at 11:00 a.m. ET on NHL Network. On Day Two, the Rangers have the 72nd, 92nd, 103rd, 134th, 165th, 196th, 197th, and the 206th pick. Yes, that’s three picks in Round 7.

Please use this as your open thread for Day One of the draft. Are you ready to hear Alexis Lafreniere’s name called by the Rangers? Here we go.