Abel to Yzerman

Abel to Yzerman

It's Early December So Let's Talk Possible Draft Picks

12/09/2019 at 5:55pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

...here are my top 10 prospects, as things currently stand, for the 2020 NHL Draft.

1. Alexis Lafreniere, left wing, 6-foot-1, 192 pounds (Rimouski, Quebec junior league): Lafreniere generally has been regarded as the best player in this draft class for several years. He’s an elite stickhandler who can make the hockey highlights with his wizardy with the puck. Scouts like his competitive edge, but there are some reservations about Lafreniere’s skating and speed.

“Lafreniere can finish the plays or he can make the plays,” said Craig Button, TSN director of scouting, last month. “He’s the best player at this point, but there are five or six guys who could force their way into the discussion.”

2. Quinton Byfield, center, 6-foot-4, 214 pounds (Sudbury, OHL): Some scouts, in the early projections, are comparing Byfield to a young Evgeni Malkin. Byfield is a towering, big center who has elite skill and is an outstanding skater for his size. This type of center, with his skills, could anchor an organization for a decade.

8 more names...

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977. No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y. Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation. There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature. Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that.

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by ChillDistiller in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Today's Practice Lines And Defensive Combos - 18 minutes ago
Comment by Ryan in Abel to Yzerman from the entry The Morning Skate - 1 hour ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry NHL Short Notes - 2 hours ago