Decision coming soon on early-June NHL draft


While the NHL tries to figure out how to resume play, the league faces other tough questions, including a prominent one: the possibility of holding the 2020 NHL Draft in June. With it already being May 14, it makes sense that the clock is ticking on the NHL running an early-June draft.

Some interesting information trickled from the “Return to Play Committee” meeting from Tuesday, and other discussions.

Bill Daly told the Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun that the NHL expects a decision on an early-June draft as quickly as this week, but most likely sometime next week

” … I do anticipate, obviously, at some point, whether it’s this week or next week, probably more likely next week, you’re going to have to make a decision,” Daly said. “But nothing is imminent.”