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NHL Draft will be conducted virtually October 6-7, followed by free agency period starting October 9 at 10am MT

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EDMONTON, AB - The National Hockey League announced on Friday the finalized dates for the 2020 NHL Draft and the start of the free agency period.

The first round of the NHL Draft will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6 starting at 5pm MT, followed by rounds two through seven on Wednesday, Oct. 7 starting at 9:30am MT, all conducted virtually.

The Oilers currently hold the 14th-overall pick, 76th-overall pick, 135th-overall pick, 169th-overall pick and 200th-overall pick, though they may opt to discard this year's third-round selection to the Calgary Flames as part of the conditions of the James Neal for Milan Lucic trade.

Two days later on Friday, Oct. 9 starting at 10am MT will be the start of the free agency period when players whose contracts expired in 2019-20 are able to sign new deals with any team.

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