Phase 2 of NHL Draft Lottery set for Aug. 10
Phase 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery will be conducted is coming Monday, Aug. 10.
The second phase, at NHL Network’s Secaucus, N.J., studio, will determine which team will be awarded the first overall selection in the 2020 NHL Draft.
The 2020 draft, to be originally held June 26-27 in Montreal but was postponed due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, is scheduled for October 9-10.
The broadcast will feature an interview with Alexis Lafreniere, the consensus No. 1 pick for the 2020 draft.
“Lafreniere has showed to be an incredibly valuable player for Rimouski this season, driving the offense every possession and creating countless scoring opportunities for his allies,” Quebec-based FC Hockey scout Andy Lehoux said. “Thanks to his tremendous offensive awareness, playmaking abilities and puck-handling skills, the 6-foot-1 left winger is able to control the pace of the play and dissect defenses with dexterity.”
The eight teams that do not advance from the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers will be eligible to win Phase 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery. Each participant will have the same odds, at 12.5 percent, and will be represented in the lottery machine by one ball with their team logo.
The seven teams not selected will be assigned 2020 NHL Draft positions 9 through 15, in inverse order of their points percentages at the time of the pause in the regular season. The remaining 16 picks for the First Round will be determined by the results of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
One of eight placeholders – ‘Team E’ – won the initial 2020 NHL Draft Lottery on June 26. Team E had a 2.5 percent chance of being selected at the time.
The current 2020 NHL Draft order is as follows:
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
* To be determined by Phase 2 of 2020 NHL Draft Lottery