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2020 NHL Draft: First Round Schedule, Draft Order, and Live Discussion

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We’re virtually here for the 2020 draft, where the Hurricanes hold the 13th overall pick.

Can you spot the 13th overall draft picks here?
Jamie Kellner - 2013

Welcome to Round One of the 2020 NHL Draft. What should we to expect to see tonight as the Carolina Hurricanes head into the evening holding the 13th overall pick?

On defense, perhaps a talented defensive prospect like Jake Bean or a stalwart like Ron Hainsey. Or a skilled forward like one of the two who comprised the infamous SST line of 2013. Or perhaps mirroring last year’s 13th overall selection, a goaltender?

From players selected out of their predicted order to that moment when “we have a trade to announce,” there is always the tease of the unexpected on the draft floor. It’s a bit hard to imagine how different things will feel this evening in the absence of said floor.

In a normal year, all 31 teams would be together in one location where general managers and scouting staff could read the room and actually interact with each other. Will social distancing make this year’s draft more chaotic or will the end result be a typical draft day?

Follow along with us for updates and discussion as the night unfolds. Happy Draft Day!


While you’re waiting around for the actual draft, we have a few articles if you need to catch up on things:

Hurricanes’ Draft History: Looking at trends through the numbers

Hurricanes well-positioned to take a risk (and a goalie) with 13th overall pick

2020 Hurricanes Draft Profiles: A few more options

What to Expect with the 13th Overall Selection

2020 Hurricanes Draft Profile: Jake Sanderson

NHL Mock Draft 2020: Carolina Hurricanes select Yaroslav Askarov with No. 13 pick

Canes Country Podcast: Draft Preview

2020 Hurricanes Draft Profile: Kaiden Guhle

2020 Hurricanes Draft Profile: Seth Jarvis

Hurricanes draft profiles: Second-round options

Hurricanes prepared for unconventional draft


Draft Order for Round One

1. New York Rangers
2. Los Angeles Kings
3. Ottawa Senators (from SJS)
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 TOR)
14. Edmonton Oilers
15. Toronto Maple Leafs (from PIT)
16. Montreal Canadiens
17. Chicago Blackhawks
18. New Jersey Devils (from ARZ)
19. Calgary Flames
20. New Jersey Devils (from VAN via TB)
21. Columbus Blue Jackets
22. New York Rangers (from CAR)
23. Philadelphia Flyers
24. Washington Capitals
25. Colorado Avalanche
26. St. Louis Blues
27. Anaheim Ducks (from BOS)
28. Ottawa Senators (from NYI)
29. Vegas Golden Knights
30. Dallas Stars
31. San Jose Sharks (from TB)