The National Hockey League has set the dates for the 2020 NHL draft and the opening of free agency.

The draft will be held on Oct. 6-7 while free agency will kick off days later on Oct. 9th.

The NHL’s first round of the draft will be held virtually on Oct. 6 starting at 4 p.m. PST with the second round kicking off the next day at 8:30 am PST.

Free agency, meanwhile, kicks off on Oct. 9 at 9 am PST.

The Vancouver Canucks hold picks in each of rounds three, four, five, six, and seven.

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