The NHL announced on Wednesday that the 2020 combine in Buffalo, New York from June 1-6, awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 18, and draft at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec from June 26-27 have all been postponed due to the ongoing uncertainty of the coronavirus.
The @NHL has announced the postponements of the 2020 NHL Scouting Combine, the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Awards and the 2020 NHL Draft. https://t.co/m0mXPAyIhN #NHLCombine #NHLDraft #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/iWZjW1Yw1f
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 25, 2020
The location, timing, and format of the NHL Draft and Draft Lottery will be announced once the details are finalized.
The NFL announced last week that their draft next month will be online. It was supposed to be in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas has hosted the NHL Awards show every year since 2009. The league has yet to announce which hotel will host this year’s NHL Awards.
The NHL hopes to crown a Stanley Cup Champion for the 2019-20 season and have reportedly discussed playing into August or September with the general managers. The league said on Wednesday that resuming the season will depend on the status of the coronavirus as it is starting to spread more rapidly.
By Harrison Brown