NHL and Montreal Canadiens Unveil 2020 NHL Draft Logo
MONTREAL (Feb. 10, 2020) – The 2020 NHL Draft logo is in red, white and blue — the iconic colors of the Canadiens. It features a torch, which pays homage to the team motto “To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high,” a verse that has adorned the Canadiens dressing room since 1952-53 and comes from “In Flanders Fields,” a World War I poem written by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae after the death of a friend in combat. The torch also celebrates the history of the Canadiens, the Drafts the city Montreal has hosted and the bright futures of the prospects who will be selected at Bell Centre in June.
The 2020 NHL Draft will be held over two days – Friday, June 26 (Round 1) and Saturday, June 27 (Rounds 2-7). NHL club executives, scouts and coaches will be present on the NHL Draft floor while thousands of fans and hundreds of print, television and radio media are expected to attend. The 2020 event will mark the 27th time the City of Montreal will host the NHL Draft, and the first time since 2009. The NHL Draft was conducted in various Montreal hotels, the League office in Montreal, as well as the historic Montreal Forum from 1963-1984. The event was held outside Montreal for the first time at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in 1985. Montreal again hosted the Draft in 1986, 1988, 1992 and 2009.