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Mark Hunter On Alexis Lafreniere

from Mark Masters of TSN,

Projected first-overall pick Alexis Lafreniere has received a lot of praise during his draft year, yet Mark Hunter still believes the 18-year-old Rimouski left winger doesn't get enough credit.

"The thing that is underrated to me is he really enjoys the game," the London Knights general manager said. "It's an 82-game schedule in the National Hockey League and you really have to have that love of the game and he has that love of the game to go along with the skills, the smarts and the shot."

Hunter got an up-close look at Lafreniere during the World Juniors as the Saint-Eustache, Que. native helped lead Team Canada to its first gold medal on European ice since 2008.

"He wants the big-time games," said Hunter, who served as general manager of Team Canada. "I still remember the one goal he scored there, late on Boxing Day against the Americans. It was a huge goal and it was pretty special to see that done at a key moment. Big-time players do that kind of stuff."

continued plus other propect mentions too...

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FINALLY, a hockey player who loves playing hockey!  rolleyes

Posted by BaromirBragr on 06/24/20 at 04:22 PM ET

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