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Welcome to your 2020 NHL Entry Draft Headquarters right here at Last Word On Sports and Top Shelf Prospects. We have you covered with everything you will need to be ready for the big event. It was originally scheduled to going down this year on June 26th and 27th in Montreal, Quebec at the Bell Centre, home of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. Of course, the COVID-19 Pandemic has changed those plans, and we now await further details of the league’s re-scheduled draft lottery and draft date. One thing is for sure though, this new group of top prospects will be drafted into the league.

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2020 NHL Entry Draft Headquarters


TSP: 2020 NHL Entry Draft General Information and Preview

2020 NHL Draft Grades

LWOH NHL Draft Grades
LWOH NHL Draft Grades Part Two
NHL Draft Grades Part Three
NHL Draft Grades Part Four


2020 NHL Entry Draft Final Rankings

Top 10 Prospects

#1: Alexis Lafreniere, Left Wing, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL
#2: Quinton Byfield, Centre, Sudbury Wolves, OHL
#3: Tim Stutzle, Centre/Left Wing, Adler Mannheim, DEL
#4: Jamie Drysdale, Right Defence, Erie Otters, OHL
#5: Lucas Raymond, Left Wing, Frolunda HC, SHL
#6: Marco Rossi, Centre/Left Wing, Ottawa 67’s, OHL
#7: Cole Perfetti, Centre/Left Wing, Saginaw Spirit, OHL
#8: Alexander Holtz, Right Wing/Left Wing, Djurgardens IF, SHL
#9: Anton Lundell, Centre, HIFK, SM Liiga
#10: Yaroslav Askarov, Goaltender, SKA St. Petersburg, KHL

Prospects 11-20

#11: Jake Sanderson, Left Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#12: Jack Quinn, Right Wing, Ottawa 67’s, OHL
#13: Noel Gunler, Right Wing/Left Wing, Lulea HF, SHL
#14: Dawson Mercer, Centre/Right Wing, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, QMJHL
#15: Kaiden Guhle, Left Defence, Prince Alberta Raiders, WHL
#16: Seth Jarvis, Right Wing/Centre, Portland Winterhawks, WHL
#17: Braden Schneider, Right Defence, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL
#18: Connor Zary, Centre, Kamloops Blazers, WHL
#19: Dylan Holloway, Left Wing/Centre, Wisconsin Badgers, NCAA Big 10
#20: Rodion Amirov, Right Wing/Left Wing, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL

Prospects 21-30

#21: Justin Barron, Right Defence, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#22: John-Jason Peterka, Right Wing/Centre, EHC Munchen, DEL
#23: Hendrix Lapierre, Centre, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, QMJHL
#24: William Wallinder, Left Defence, Modo Hockey, Allsvenskan
#25: Jacob Perreault, Right Wing/Centre, Sarnia Sting, OHL
#26: Brendan Brisson, Centre/Left Wing, Chicago Steel, USHL
#27: Lukas Cormier, Left Defence, Charlottetown Islanders, QMJHL
#28: Mavrik Bourque, Centre, Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL
#29: Shakir Mukhamadullin, Left Defence, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL
#30: Jan Mysak, Centre/Left Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL

Prospects 31-40

#31 Roni Hirvonen, Centre/Left Wing, Assat Pori, SM Liiga
#32 Jeremie Poirier, Left Defence, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL
#33 Ridly Greig, Centre/Left Wing, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL
#34 Helge Grans, Right Defence, Malmo Redhawks, SHL
#35 Lukas Reichel, Left Wing, Eisbaren Berlin, DEL
#36 Tyson Foerster, Right Wing/Centre, Barrie Colts, OHL
#37 Thomas Bordeleau, Centre, US NTDP, USHL
#38 Ryan O’Rourke, Left Defence, Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds, OHL
#39 Luke Evangelista, Right Wing, London Knights, OHL
#40 Ty Smilanic, Left Wing/Centre, US NTDP, USHL

Prospects 41-50

#41 Justin Sourdif, Right Wing, Vancouver Giants, WHL
#42 Marat Khusnutdinov, Centre, SKA St. Petersburg-1946, MHL
#43 Emil Andrae, Left Defence, HV71, SHL
#44 Sam Colangelo, Centre/Right Wing, Chicago Steel, USHL
#45 Zion Nybeck, Left Wing/Right Ring, HV71, SHL
#46 Tyler Kleven, Left Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#47 Ozzy Wiesblatt, Right Wing/Centre, Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
#48 Jake Neighbours, Left Wing, Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL
#49 Topi Niemela, Right Defence, Karpat, SM Liiga
#50 Antonio Stranges, Left Wing, London Knights, OHL

Prospects 51-60

#51 William Villeneuve, Right Defence, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL
#52 Vasili Ponomaryov, Centre, Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL
#53 Jean-Luc Foudy, Centre/Right Wing, Windsor Spitfires, OHL
#54 Nico Daws, Goaltender, Guelph Storm, OHL
#55 Daniil Gushchin, Left Wing/Right Wing, Muskegon Lumberjacks, USHL
#56 Jaromir Pytlik, Centre/Right Wing, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
#57 Ronan Seeley, Left Defence, Everett Silvertips, WHL
#58 Carter Savoie, Left Wing, Sherwood Park Crusaders, AJHL
#59 Martin Chromiak, Right Wing, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
#60 Will Cuylle, Left Wing, Windsor Spitfires, OHL

Prospects 61-70

#61 Joel Blomqvist, Goaltender, Karpat, SM Liiga
#62 Sean Farrell, Left Wing, Chicago Steel, USHL
#63 Jack Finley, Centre, Spokane Chiefs, WHL
#64 Luke Tuch, Left Wing, US NTDP, USHL
#65 Eemil Viro, Left Defence, TPS Turku, SM Liiga
#66 Dylan Peterson, Centre, US NTDP, USHL
#67 Roby Jarventie, Left Wing, Ilves, SM Liiga
#68 Dmitri Ovchinnikov, Right Wing/Centre, Sibir Novosibirsk, KHL
#69 Yan Kuznetsov, Left Defence, University of Connecticut Huskies, NCAA
#70 Theodor Niederbach, Centre/Left Wing, Frolunda HC J20, SuperElit

Prospects 71-80

#71 Joni Jurmo, Left Defence, Jokerit, Jr. A SM Liiga
#72 Brett Berard, Left Wing, US NTDP, USHL
#73 Daemon Hunt, Left Defence, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL
#74 Jan Bednar, Goaltender, HC Karlovy Vary, Czech Extraliga
#75 Michael Benning, Right Defence, Sherwood Park Crusaders, AJHL
#76 Emil Heineman, Left Wing, Leksands IF, SHL
#77 Anton Johannesson, Left Defence, HV71 J20, SuperElit
#78 Eamon Powell, Right Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#79 Kasper Simontaival, Right Wing, Tappara, SM Liiga
#80 Donovan Sebrango, Left/Right Defence, Kitchener Rangers, OHL

Prospects 81-90

#81 Evan Vierling, Centre, Barrie Colts, OHL
#82 Drew Commesso, Goaltender, US NTDP, USHL
#83 Connor McClennon, Right Wing, Winnipeg Ice, WHL
#84 Alexander Pashin, Right Wing, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL
#85 Brock Faber, Right Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#86 Theo Rochette, Centre, Quebec Remparts, QMJHL
#87 Tyler Tullio, Right Wing, Oshawa Generals, OHL
#88 Mitch Miller, Right Defence, Tri-City Storm, USHL
#89 Alex Laferriere, Right Wing, Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL
#90 Tristen Robins, Centre/Right Wing, Saskatoon Blades, WHL

Prospects 91-100

#91 James Hardie, Left Wing, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL
#92 Oliver Suni, Right Wing, Oshawa Generals, OHL
#93 Calle Clang, Goaltender, Rogle BK, SHL
#94 Luke Prokop, Right Defence, Calgary Hitmen, WHL
#95 Blake Biondi, Centre/Right Wing, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL
#96 Jack Thompson, Right Defence, Sudbury Wolves, OHL
#97 Carson Bantle, Right Wing, Madison Capitols, USHL
#98 Colby Ambrosio, Centre, Tri-City Storm, USHL
#99 Ethan Edwards, Left Defence, Spruce Grove Saints, AJHL
#100 Ruben Rafkin, Right Defence, Windsor Spitfires, OHL

Prospects 101-110

#101 Veeti Miettinen, Right Wing, Kiekko-Espoo, Jr. A. SM-Liiga
#102 Ryan Francis, Right Wing, Cape Breton Eagles, QMJHL
#103 William Dufour, Right Wing, Drummondville Voltigeurs, QMJHL
#104 Jacob Truscott, Left Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#105 Ryder Rolston, Right Wing, Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL
#106 Daniel Torgersson, Left Wing/Right Wing, Frolunda U20, SuperElit
#107 Ethan Cardwell, Centre, Barrie Colts, OHL
#108 Alex Cotton, Right Defence, Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL
#109 Zayde Wisdom, Right Wing, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
#110 Yevgeni Oksentyuk, Left Wing, Flint Firebirds, OHL

Prospects 111-114

#111 Oskar Magnusson, Right Wing, Malmo Redhawks, SHL
#112 Maxim Groshev, Left Wing/Right Wing, Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik, KHL
#113 Ian Moore, Right Defence, St. Mark’s, USHS – Prep
#114 Pavel Gogolev, Left Wing, Guelph Storm, OHL


Honourable Mentions

Stephen Halliday is a Potential Draft Steal by Gabriel Foley
2020 NHL Draft Re-Entry Players: Oliver Okuliar and Alex Cotton by Kyle Pereira
Anton Lundell Should Be a Consensus Top-10 Pick by Kyle Pereira
2020 NHL Draft Re-Entry Players: Tag Bertuzzi and Gage Goncalves by Kyle Pereira
2020 NHL Draft Re-Entry Players: Pavel Gogolev and Yevgeni Oksentyuk by Kyle Pereira
Draft Sleepers: Robins, Ovchinnikov, and Rhinehart by Kyle Pereira
Daniil Gushchin is a First-Round Talent by Gabriel Foley
Setting Expectations for the 2020 NHL Draft’s Top Players by Gabriel Foley


Mock NHL Entry Draft

Mock Draft Part 1 – The Lottery Picks
Mock Draft Part 2 – Picks 9-15
First Round – Picks 16 – 31

General NHL Entry Draft Articles

Undervalued Leagues at the NHL Draft by Chace McCallum
Placeholder wins Draft Lottery by Josh Erickson
Drafting Efficiency: NHLe vs the Buffalo Sabres by Chace McCallum

In-Depth Team Needs Series by Colton Osmond

Metro Division Team Needs
Atlantic Division Team Needs
Central Division Team Needs
Pacific Division Team Needs

2020 NHL Entry Draft December Rankings and Scouting Reports

The Top Five
#6-10 Rankings and Reports
#11-15 Rankings and Reports
#16-20 Rankings and Reports
#21-25 Rankings and Reports
#26-31 Rankings and Reports

Early Look, 2019 Summer Rankings for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

Early Look at the Top 15 for the 2020 NHL Draft


Other NHL Prospect Information

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft Headquarters

2019-20 Top Shelf Prospects Series

2020 College Free Agents SeriesPart 2Part 3Part 4, Part 5