"We've been waiting for a long time so it was something truly special," added Lafreniere, the first Canadian to go No. 1 given that the Edmonton Oilers picked Connor McDavid in 2015. Byfield makes history at second overall:

Quinton Byfield from Newmarket, Ont., is picked 2nd total in the 2020 NHL draft by the Los Angeles Kings. Stage is set! Who's going where in the 2020 #NHLDraft!? It all starts NOW on @NHLonNBCSports, @Sportsnet and @TVASports. The Calgary Flames traded down two times from No. 19 to No. 22 and then finally to No. 24 where they took centre Connor Zary. Byfield makes history at second total:

Quinton Byfield from Newmarket, Ont., is picked 2nd general in the 2020 NHL draft by the Los Angeles Kings. Stage is set! Who's going where in the 2020 #NHLDraft!? It all starts NOW on @NHLonNBCSports, @Sportsnet and @TVASports.