The NHL postponement of its 2020 draft amid the ongoing COVID-19 concerns leaves those on the draft list wondering and waiting.
Both Bragg Creek's Dylan Holloway and Cochrane's Tyrel Bauer have been ranked as potential 2020 NHL draft candidates.
NHL central scouting has ranked Holloway 10th, making him a potential first-round draft pick. He is currently with the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten in the States.
Defenceman Bauer has a 'C' rating and is 168th on the list, suggesting he is a possible candidate for the 4th/5th/6th round. Bauer was in his second full season with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) before it was suspended.
Also curious as to whether he has a career in the NHL is Airdrie's Jake Neighbours, who is ranked 30th by NHL scouts and a top-round consideration.
Neighbours had a breakout year with the Oil Kings. In the 64 games, before the WHL season was called off, the Airdrie left-winter had 23 goals and 47 assists for 70 points. He was tied for 16th among league scorers.
The draft was just one of three NHL events postponed for June. The NHL scouting combine was to be held from June 1 to 6. The league awards night were set to take place in Las Vegas, June 18.
The NHL Draft was scheduled to take planned for June 26th and 27th at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
With the uncertainty over COVID-19 and whether or not there will be an end to this NHL season, the league did not set a date for rescheduling the draft.