Vegas Golden Knights: 2020 NHL Entry Draft Round 1 Time, TV, More

Kaedan Korczak reacts after being selected 41st overall by the Vegas Golden Knights during the 2019 NHL Draft. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Kaedan Korczak reacts after being selected 41st overall by the Vegas Golden Knights during the 2019 NHL Draft. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

It is Day One of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights.

The flagship event of the National Hockey League calendar is finally here, and it won’t be long before the Vegas Golden Knights are on the clock.

This year’s Draft is considered one of the deepest in recent memory, with the First Round in particular flooded with rich talent.

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That is good news for the Golden Knights who hold the No. 29 overall pick, which is the price of doing business when you are a contender.

But there will be a high-end prospect for the taking for the Golden Knights at the end of the First Round, and General Manager Kelly McCrimmon has already confirmed that the organization will be taking the best player available with the 29th overall pick.

Vegas holds five picks in total with Rounds two through seven taking place on Wednesday, but we’ll worry about the latter stages of the Draft then.

For now, let us get you ready for Round One of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft which will get underway from 4:00 p.m. PT today.

Round 1 Info

When: Tuesday, Oct. 6

Time: 4:00 p.m. PT

Where: Virtual

Coverage: NBCSN

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Order of Picks

We covered it here, but here’s the full order of draft picks for the Vegas Golden Knights…

  • First Round – No. 29
  • Third Round – No. 68 (Acquired from the New Jersey Devils)
  • Third Round – No. 91
  • Sixth Round – No. 184
  • Seventh Round – No. 215

Most Likely Pick

Jeremie Poirier #54
Jeremie Poirier #54 of Team Red skates during the 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

Jeremie Poirier, D, Saint John – QMJHL 

The Athletic has the Vegas Golden Knights selecting defenseman Jeremie Poirier with the No.29 overall pick, as does Mike Morreale of the NHL.

Poirier is every inch an offensive defenseman and that side of his game is pretty much polished already. He’s a high-end playmaker in the offensive zone, he boasts a quick release and he’s also a strong skater.

As a result, Poirier would help to elevate Vegas’ transition game which has been lacking at times, and he’s off to a good start this season with four points (one G, three A) in two games for the Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL after putting up 53 points (20 G, 33 A) in 64 games during the 2019-20 season.

However, there are some weaknesses there with Poirier, mainly being that he can be vulnerable in his own zone given that his whole game is based on offense.

That’s not exactly what you want from a defenseman but, if paired with a more responsible partner, Poirier would certainly be a high-end playmaker that could produce from the point and quarterback the power play for the Golden Knights.

Full First Round Order

Here is the complete First Round Draft Order:

1. NY Rangers
2. Los Angeles
3. Ottawa (from SJS)
4. Detroit
5. Ottawa
6. Anaheim
7. New Jersey
8. Buffalo
9. Minnesota
10. Winnipeg
11. Nashville
12. Florida
13. Carolina (from TOR)
14. Edmonton
15. Toronto (from PIT)
16. Montreal
17. Chicago
18. New Jersey (from ARI)
19. Calgary
20. New Jersey (from VAN via TBL)
21. Columbus
22. NY Rangers (from CAR)
23. Philadelphia
24. Washington
25. Colorado
26. St. Louis
27. Anaheim (from BOS)
28. Ottawa (from NYI)
29. VGK
30. Dallas
31. San Jose (from TBL)

Want to know how picks in the First Round was determined? We have you covered…

Picks 1-15: Determined by Phases 1 and 2 of 2020 NHL Draft Lottery

Picks 16-27: Teams eliminated in Rounds 1 and 2 of 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, in inverse order of 2019-20 regular season points percentage

Picks 28-29: Teams eliminated in 2020 Conference Finals, in inverse order of 2019-20 regular season points percentage

Pick 30: Team eliminated in 2020 Stanley Cup Final

Pick 31: 2020 Stanley Cup champion

What else you need to know

It will be a bit of a long wait before the Golden Knights get on the clock today, but it should be worth it given the talent that will still be on the board come the No. 29 overall pick.

There’s also the opportunity for a trade with the Knights needing to make a move or two in order to create some cap space.

It is no secret that face of the franchise Marc-Andre Fleury could be moved, but whether that happens on Day One of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft remains to be seen.

With only five picks total in the Draft, the Golden Knights could also look to add further picks by way of a trade.

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But, as we’ve already said, they will have the opportunity to select a stud at the end of the First Round and it will be fascinating to see who they use the 29th overall pick on.

We will be making our own predictions throughout the day including a look at who the Golden Knights could draft, so stick with us at Vegas Hockey Knight throughout the day for all your essential 2020 NHL Entry Draft coverage.