The NHL announced back in March that the scouting combine and draft were being postponed and it was unclear when and how the draft lottery would be determined. Still, this hasn’t stopped front offices from preparing for the 2020 NHL Draft as best they can despite the circumstances.
“It’s been unique, it’s been different,” San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Tuesday during an appearance on Hockey Central. “We’ve been living on Zoom.”
With the CHL, NCAA and leagues across Europe cancelling the remainder of their respective seasons due to COVID-19, there aren’t live games for NHL scouts to watch.
This means teams have had to adapt.