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NHL announces dates for 2020 Draft, start of free agency

First round Oct. 6, rounds 2-7 on Oct. 7; signing period starts at 12 p.m. ET on Oct. 9

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK  - The National Hockey League announced today the dates for the 2020 NHL Draft as well as the opening of free agency:

  • The 2020 NHL Draft will be held virtually over two days. Round 1 will take place at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Rounds 2-7 will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
  • Free agency will open Friday, Oct. 9, at 12 p.m. ET.
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