Vegas Golden Knights: 2020 NHL Entry Draft Day Two Primer

Signage is seen on location prior to the start of the first round of the 2020 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Signage is seen on location prior to the start of the first round of the 2020 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

It is Day Two of the Draft and it could be a busy one for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Round One of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft is in the books with the Vegas Golden Knights taking high-end forward Brendan Brisson with the No. 29 overall pick.

It was a superb selection for the Golden Knights given Brisson’s high ceiling and tremendous upside, and it gives the franchise another young offensive stud.

All focus will now be on Day Two, however, with Rounds Two through Seven of the 2020 NHL Draft taking place today.

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It will be an early start for Vegas fans with proceedings set to get underway at 8:30 a.m. PT, and it could be a pretty busy day for this team.

Granted, they won’t go on the clock with their second pick of the Draft until Round Three with the No. 68 selection, acquired from the New Jersey Devils as part of the Nikita Gusev trade.

However, given how much high-end talent that was left on the board following the conclusion of the First Round, including Swedish winger Noel Gunler and offensive defenseman Jeremie Poirier, there is every chance that the Golden Knights could look to move up in the Draft.

They have four picks in total today so they could look to put a package together should they wish to move into the Second Round and add another stud to the farm system.

And, after what was a quiet day for Trades on Tuesday, things could liven up in that department on Day Two with Free Agency due to open on Friday.

It is no secret that the Golden Knights are actively shopping face of the franchise Marc-Andre Fleury, while they have also kicked the tyres on trading defenseman Nate Schmidt and forward Jonathan Marchessault in order to create some cap space, according to reports.

There should also be news on forwards Chandler Stephenson and Nick Cousins, who are both pending Restricted Free Agents.

NHL teams have until 5:00 p.m. ET today to submit qualifying offers to their RFA’s, which can then be signed once Free Agency opens at noon ET on Friday, so we should know something on the Stephenson and Cousins front today.

It would surprise me if we didn’t see a trade of some sort today from the Golden Knights given their need to create cap space, so make sure you stick with us for all the breaking news and updates throughout the day.

Draft Order

These are the picks the Golden Knights have going into Day Two, although this could change barring any trades…

  • Round 3 – No. 68 (Acquired from the New Jersey Devils)
  • Round 3 – No. 91
  • Round 6 – No. 184
  • Round 7 – No. 215

For a full order of picks for Day Two, you can see them right here. 

Day Two Info

When: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. PT

Coverage: NHL Network

Possible Pick

Tyler Kleven #43 of the U.S. Nationals
Tyler Kleven #43 of the U.S. Nationals follows the play against the Switzerland Nationals (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

Tyler Kleven, D, USNTDP-USHL

Projected to go somewhere in the Second Round in a lot of Mock Drafts, it is possible that Tyler Kleven slips and falls into the Third Round due to the sheer amount of talent left on the board heading into Day Two.

If that’s the case then the Golden Knights should seriously consider taking the defenseman with the No. 68 overall pick.

Although the latter rounds of the Draft can be a crapshoot, Vegas should be looking to pick the best player available early in the Third Round due to how loaded this year’s Draft is.

And, after taking a high-end playmaker in the First Round in Brendan Brisson, Kleven would be a nice selection.

Boasting a physical presence at 6-foot-4 and 201 lbs, Kleven excels at stopping 1-on-1 rushes and he’s an exceptional playmaker with good passing ability.

The one major drawback is that Kleven boasts a booming shot but he’s always reluctant to shoot, so that’s something he would have to work on in order to flourish in the NHL.


If you can’t get to a TV today then we have you covered for Rounds Two-Seven.

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That’s all you need to know ahead of Day Two and we’ll be taking a look shortly at a handful of prospects to keen an eye out for throughout today as we get started.

Enjoy Day Two!