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The Latest Prospect Rankings

from TSN,

Rimouski Oceanic left wing Alexis Lafreniere has strengthened his hold on the title of hockey’s best prospect, with his 112-point regular season further evidence that he belongs atop the latest edition of Craig’s List ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft.

With leagues around the globe cancelling the remainder of their seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button’s latest ranking serves as an end-of-the-season evaluation.

There will be one more Craig’s List before the 2020 Draft, whenever that may be. The NHL has postponed the draft from its original June 26-27 dates in Montreal.

The latest list is heavy on northern talent, with Canadians taking five of the top six spots and 18 of the 31 first-round slots. Lafreniere going first overall would end a drought for Canadian prospects that stretches back to 2015, when the Edmonton Oilers selected Connor McDavid with the first pick.

The shortened season was a stellar one for Lafreniere, who averaged more than two points per game with 35 goals and 77 assists in 52 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) contests and overcame a knee injury to help Canada win gold at the World Juniors.

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WingedRider's avatar

Hope they change the drafting order by the standings at Virus starting.  No Bettman Bingo balls, Pls

LaFreniere is rated #1 but he has many intangibles.  Will to win, physical, Sees the Ice and his team mates ,,,McDavid like .  Not sure about DMen..Big, can skate.. Didn’t notice him too much at World Juniors but that is sort of DMan like.

Will Stevie Y pick a Wild Card, never know???

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 03/30/20 at 04:04 PM ET

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