Day 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft: How to watch, potential picks for Red Wings

Steve Yzerman has 9 picks to work with today, 3 of them in the 2nd round.

Usually around this time of the year, we are kicking off the NHL season.. But due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re about to start day 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft. Nearly 200 prospects will eagerly wait throughout the day to find out if their name is being called. Usually the 2nd day of the Draft falls on a Saturday, so tuning in might be tricky for a lot of us. Here’s how you can watch:

Day 2 Start: 11:30am ET
TV Channels (US): NHL Network
TV Channels (CAN): Sportsnet

What happened on day one?

1. New York Rangers – Alexis Lafreniere, LW, Rimouski (QMJHL)
2. Los Angeles Kings – Quinton Byfield, C, Sudbury (OHL)
3. Ottawa Senators (from SJS) – Tim Stutzle, C/LW, Mannheim (DEL)
4. Detroit Red Wings – Lucas Raymond, LW, Frolunda (SHL)
5. Ottawa Senators – Jake Sanderson, D, USNTDP (USHL)
6. Anaheim Ducks – Jamie Drysdale, D, Erie (OHL)
7. New Jersey Devils – Alexander Holtz, RW, Djurgardens (SHL)
8. Buffalo Sabres – Jack Quinn, RW, Ottawa (OHL)
9. Minnesota Wild – Marco Rossi, C, Ottawa (OHL)
10. Winnipeg Jets – Cole Perfetti, C, Saginaw (OHL)
11. Nashville Predators – Yaroslav Askarov, G, St. Petersburg (VHL)
12. Florida Panthers – Anton Lundell, C, HIFK (SM-liiga)
13. Carolina Hurricanes (from TOR) – Seth Jarvis, C, Portland (WHL)
14. Edmonton Oilers – Dylan Holloway, C/LW, Wisconsin (NCAA)
15. Toronto Maple Leafs (from PIT) – Rodion Amirov, LW, Ufa Salavat Yulayev (KHL)
16. Montreal Canadiens – Kaiden Guhle, D, Prince Albert (WHL)
17. Chicago Blackhawks – Lukas Reichel, LW, Eisbaren Berlin (DEL)
18. New Jersey Devils (from ARZ) – Dawson Mercer, C/RW, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
19. New York Rangers (from CGY) – Braden Schneider, D, Brandon (WHL)
20. New Jersey Devils (from VAN via TB) – Shakir Mukhamadullin, D, Ufa Salavat Yulayev (KHL)
21. Columbus Blue Jackets – Yegor Chinakhov, RW, Avangard Omsk (KHL)
22. Washington Capitals (from CGY via NYR via CAR) – Hendrix Lapierre, C, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
23. Philadelphia Flyers – Tyson Foerster, RW, Barrie (OHL)
24. Calgary Flames (from WSH) – Connor Zary, C, Kamloops (WHL)
25. Colorado Avalanche – Justin Barron, D, Halifax (QMJHL)
26. St. Louis Blues – Jake Neighbours, LW, Edmonton (WHL)
27. Anaheim Ducks (from BOS) – Jacob Perreault, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
28. Ottawa Senators (from NYI) – Ridly Greig, C, Brandon (WHL)
29. Vegas Golden Knights – Brendan Brisson, C, Chicago (USHL)
30. Dallas Stars – Mavrik Bourque, C, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
31. San Jose Sharks (from TB) – Ozzy Wiesblatt, RW, Prince Albert (WHL)

The top-five picks weren’t all-too surprising — maybe the 5th pick from Ottawa was a bit of shocker. I don’t think anyone in their right mind had Jake Sanderson going in the top-5 picks.

The Red Wings got themselves another building block on offense in Lucas Raymond. The 18-year-old winger made his pro hockey debut in Sweden at just 16 years old, and has since been look at as a rising star in the hockey world. Here are some clips from our coverage yesterday to get you up to speed:

Red Wings select forward Lucas Raymond with no. 4 pick in 2020 NHL Draft

Red Wings introduce Lucas Raymond

The Red Wings have the first pick of the day at 32nd overall — The Wings will follow that up with two more picks in the 2nd round (45, 54), and then two more in the 3rd round. In all, Steve Yzerman has 9 picks at play today. The Red Wings got their elite talent in the 1st round, and could benefit from potentially moving back in the Draft today to gather more picks. Here are a couple of names we have our eyes on:

  • Marat Khusnutdinov, C, Russia (MHL)
  • John-Jason Peterka, LW, Germany (DEL)
  • Helge Grans, D, Sweden (SHL)
  • Jan Mysak, C, Hamilton (OHL)
  • Noel Gunler, LW, Sweden (SHL)/