2020 NHL Entry Draft: Start time, TV schedule, Draft Order, and How to Watch

With the NHL Entry Draft coming up tonight and tomorrow, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a quick guide for start times, spots to watch, and the first round draft order as of this morning.

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Seeing as we’re only a few hours away from the league’s annual fishing derby, I wanted to make sure that no time was wasted trying to find details like what time the draft starts and where to watch it. Seeing as the Oilers have only five picks heading into the event (1st round, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th), I refuse to let any of you folks get left behind and miss one of their selections, you know?

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How to Watch

Round 1

Date: Tuesday, October 6th
Start time: 5:00 PM MT
TV Channel: Sportsnet, NBCSN
Online stream: Sportsnet Now

Rounds 2-7

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Start time: 9:30 AM MT
TV Channel: Sportsnet One, NHL Network
Online stream: Sportsnet Now

First Round Draft Order:

  1. New York Rangers *
  2. Los Angeles Kings **
  3. Ottawa Senators (via San Jose Sharks ***)
  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 (via Toronto Maple Leafs)
  14. Edmonton Oilers
  15. Toronto Maple Leafs (via Pittsburgh Penguins)
  16. Montreal Canadiens
  17. Chicago Blackhawks
  18. New Jersey Devils (via Arizona Coyotes)
  19. Calgary Flames
  20. New Jersey Devils (via Vancouver Canucks by way of Tampa Bay Lightning)
  21. Columbus Blue Jackets
  22. New York Rangers (via Carolina Hurricanes)
  23. Philadelphia Flyers
  24. Washington Capitals
  25. Colorado Avalanche
  26. St. Louis Blues
  27. Anaheim Ducks (via Boston Bruins)
  28. Ottawa Senators (via New York Islanders)
  29. Vegas Golden Knights
  30. Dallas Stars
  31. San Jose Sharks (via Tampa Bay Lightning)
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*won Phase 2 draft lottery
**won 2nd Lottery Draw in Phase 1
***won 3rd Lottery Draw in Phase 1

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