2020 NHL Draft being rescheduled to Oct. 6-7

The New York Rangers won Phase 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, giving them the first overall pick in this year's draft. (Mike Stobe/Getty)

The 2020 NHL Draft is being moved ahead to Oct. 6 and 7, with the first round occurring on the former, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The entry draft had been tentatively scheduled to take place online from Oct. 9-10.

The New York Rangers won the first pick after the second phase of the draft lottery last month, giving them a chance to take the projected top selection, Alexis Lafreniere.

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