Per the NHL:
Round 1 of the 2020 #NHLDraft will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 6, with remaining rounds and the opening of free agency to follow later that week. https://t.co/sGx3MEYDh5 pic.twitter.com/4Ur9TRR9Pe— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 11, 2020
NEW YORK (Sept. 11, 2020) – 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.