NHL postpones draft, combine, and awards show

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The NHL has postponed three key offseason events, with the draft, scouting combine, and awards show pushed back due to coronavirus concerns, the league announced Wednesday.

The 2020 draft was slated for June 26-27 in Montreal, with Quebec native Alexis Lafreniere the projected top pick.

The scouting combine was to take place June 1-6 in Buffalo, and Las Vegas was set to host the annual awards show for the 11th consecutive year on June 18.

New dates for the events are yet to be determined, but the release states "the location, timing, and format of the 2020 NHL Draft (and draft lottery) will be announced when details are finalized."

The NHL shut down all operations on March 12, and the league is still in the process of determining its next steps.

NHL postpones draft, combine, and awards show
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