The next domino has fallen. The NHL has suspended the 2020 NHL Draft, draft combine, and other scouting activities that would have led to the draft.
The NHL announced the postponements of the 2020 NHL Scouting Combine, the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Awards and the 2020 NHL Draft due to the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus. https://t.co/R1Cm9EvcSB
— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) March 25, 2020
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as there were talks of the season extending into July, if this season ever gets back underway. If the season were to be extended into July, then naturally the draft couldn’t happen until after.
We are in this for the long haul, folks.