2020 First-Round Mock Draft – The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated

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Cole Perfetti. Photo by CHL Images.

Cole Perfetti. Photo by CHL Images.

Better late than never, right? The 2020 NHL draft is finally upon us, rescheduled months after the pandemic threw the world into flux. This will be one of the most unique drafts in history – and not just because it will all be done virtually. Because of the delay, the 2020 draft will take place after some of its prospects have already started their 2020-21 seasons: players in Europe and the QMJHL will have played their entire pre-seasons and at least some regular season games before the picks are actually made. That gives some bonus coverage for scouts and GMs before they make their final decisions.