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Draft day is upon is! Who will the Wild pick? Who will the Wild trade? Who’s Zoom conference will glitch out? It’s 2020 and the NHL is drafting - talk about it here!

2020 NHL Draft Lottery Phase 2 Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images

Wild fans, the 2020 National Hockey League Entry Draft is here!

2020 has been an unpredictable year, and this year’s draft will be no different. After the draft lottery winner New York Rangers select consensus first-overall pick Alexis Lafrenière as expected, just about anything can and likely will happen. Will a big name fall to the Wild at the ninth overall selection? Will they trade up or down in draft order? Will they trade Matt Dumba? Zach Parise? Someone else? So many questions needing answers, and we’re about to get them.

As always, you can expect Hockey Wilderness to have all the news, notes and analysis on every player selected by Minnesota, from No. 9 overall to the depths of the seventh round.

How to watch

First round

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM CDT

Location: Live via videoconferencing, hosted at the NHL Network Studios in Secaucus, NJ.

TV: NBCSN (USA), Sportsnet, TVA Sports (Canada)

Draft preview

Prepare for a busy couple of days with our NHL Draft content from the past month:

Possible Wild selections at No. 9 overall

Yaroslav Askarov

Alexander Holtz

Andon Lundell

Jack Quinn

Jake Sanderson

Wild Mock Drafts

Wild-only seven round mock draft

SB Nation Mock Draft: Wild select Alexander Holtz

Offseason Trades and Transactions

Devan Dubnyk traded to Sharks for 2022 fifth-round pick

Carson Soucy re-signed to three-year, $8.25 million deal

Ryan Donato traded to Sharks for 2021 third round-pick

Nico Sturm re-signed to two-year, $1.45 million deal

Jonas Brodin re-signed to seven-year, $42 million deal

Eric Staal traded to Sabres for Marcus Johansson

Wild acquire Nick Bjugstad for conditional seventh-round pick

Just for fun

What if the Wild had a do-over on drafts in the 2010s?

2020 NHL First Round Draft Order

1. New York Rangers

2. Los Angeles Kings

3. Ottawa Senators (from San Jose Sharks)

4. Detroit Red Wings

5. Ottawa Senators

6. Anaheim Ducks

7. New Jersey Devils

8. Buffalo Sabres

9. Minnesota Wild

10. Winnipeg Jets

11. Nashville Predators

12. Florida Panthers

13. Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto Maple Leafs)

14. Edmonton Oilers

15. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Pittsburgh Penguins)

16. Montreal Canadiens

17. Chicago Blackhawks

18. New Jersey Devils (from Arizona Coyotes)

19. Calgary Flames

20. New Jersey Devils (from Tampa Bay Lightning via Vancouver Canucks)

21. Columbus Blue Jackets

22. New York Rangers (from Carolina Hurricanes)

23. Philadelphia Flyers

24. Washington Capitals

25. Colorado Avalanche

26. St. Louis Blues

27. Anaheim Ducks (from Boston Bruins)

28. Ottawa Senators (from New York Islanders)

29. Vegas Golden Knights

30. Dallas Stars

31. San Jose Sharks (from Tampa Bay Lightning)