ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Wild received the ninth overall selection in the 2020 NHL Draft lottery on Monday.
Minnesota had a 12.5% percent chance of landing the top pick, which ended up going to the NY Rangers. The 2020 draft is considered by many to be one of the deepest classes in years.
The Wild could potentially have two first round selections in the upcoming draft. In the trade that sent Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Wild received the Penguins first round pick, which is no. 15 overall. It is however a conditional pick, meaning Pittsburgh has the option of keeping the 2020 pick, and giving up their 2021 pick instead.
The NHL Entry level draft is scheduled for Oct. 9-10.