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2020 NHL Draft: Day two discussion thread

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Stay here for analysis and discussion as the Wild add players in rounds two through seven.

2020 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

On day one of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Minnesota Wild got exactly what they wanted in the talented centerman Marco Rossi from the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League. But they’re not done yet, as the draft continues today with rounds two through seven. Will they find a gem in their final five selections? Will they make a splashy trade to move up, move down, or move a player like Matt Dumba? Keep it here for all the news, analysis and discussion from the second day of the NHL Draft.


How to watch

Rounds 2-7

Start time: 11:30 AM EDT / 10:30 AM CDT

TV: NHL Network (USA), Sportsnet & TVAS (Canada)

Live streaming: NHL.com

Day two prep

In case you missed it, the Wild’s draft board broke just how they wanted, grabbing a potentially elite centerman with their No. 9 overall pick. Get to know the Wild’s new centerman, Marco Rossi.

Check out our first round draft tracker, with analysis on each and every first-round selection.

As for day two, our own Happy Rivard ran the simulation and looked at some players the Wild might target on day two during his Wild-only mock draft.

2020 NHL Draft - Minnesota Wild selections

First round (No. 9 overall) — Marco Rossi, C, Ottawa 67s (OHL)

Second round (37)* — Marat Khusnutdinov, C, SKA-1946 St. Petersburgh (MHL)

Second round (39) — Ryan O’ Rourke, D, Sault Ste Marie (OHL)

Third round (65)** — Daemon Hunt, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)

Fifth round (146)*** — Pavel Novak, RW, Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

* The Wild traded forward Luke Kunin and their fourth round (101st overall) pick to Nashville in order to acquire centerman Nick Bonino, a second round (37th) selection and a third round (70th) selection from the Predators. The 70th pick originally belonged to the Wild, and was traded to Nashville during the 2019 draft for the rights to select Adam Beckman of the Spokane Chiefs.

** The Wild traded their third-round (70th) and fifth-round (132nd) selections to the Detroit Red Wings in order to acquire their third-round selection (65th)

*** The Wild traded their sixth-round (163) and seventh-round (194) picks to acquire the Carolina Hurricanes fifth-round selection (146)