NHL postpones 2020 draft amid coronavirus pandemic

The NHL announced combining the postponement of its design, scouting and the annual awards ceremony on Wednesday to disrupt the last major events by COVID-19 pandemic.

No new date was announced for the event, which adds another layer of uncertainty to the outside could be the season which is crucial both for the rebuilding of the kings and the ducks.

When the NHL suspended game earlier this month, both Southland teams were in the bottom five of the league standings. If the regular season is not completed, both are set to large lotteries in the concept.

However, when that will take place and how the teams will assess potential prospects remains to be seen. The ombine was scheduled for 01-06 June at Buffalo, N.Y. was The design originally scheduled for 26-27 June at Montreal.

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The NHL is not the first American sports league that had to change the concept plan. The NFL canceled its personal event in Las Vegas, originally scheduled for April, and will instead step up the concept in a TV studio. Major League Baseball is reportedly considering skipping the draft in 2020, originally scheduled for 10-12 June in order to save money in what is probably a shortened season.

The NHL has a concept never canceled since it was first held in 1963. The last time it was was not held during the normal period of late June 2005, when the lockout back floated during the NHL season process to July .

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