2020 1st Round Pick (2nd) – Los Angeles Kings
We’re cheating a bit with our last pick, as Los Angeles was fairly devoid of players that would make logical trade targets for Ottawa. While Ottawa should be fairly content with picking third and fifth, there’s something to be said for trading up to 2nd and getting their pick of Byfield or Stützle instead of having to settle for the one left at 3rd.
This trade would involve giving the Kings the third overall pick and probably only makes sense if they don’t have a strong preference between Byfield or Stützle. If this trade would involve the fifth overall pick as well, forget it. Maybe the team could live with parting with the Islanders first as well, but even that seems like a stretch. But if Los Angeles is indifferent as to who they take at 2nd and are simply looking to add a bit more depth to their prospect pool whereas Ottawa have a definite preference, it’s possible the two teams could work something out.