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Marco Rossi It Is

10/05/2020 at 9:30am EDT

from NHL.com,

The intrigue in the 2020 NHL Draft could start with the Los Angeles Kings at the No. 2 pick.

Three NHL.com writers agree that the New York Rangers will select left wing Alexis Lafreniere of Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League at No. 1. New York won No. 1 pick in the Second Phase of the NHL Draft Lottery on Aug. 10.

What the Kings do next remains unknown, but it's likely the decision will come down to center Quinton Byfield of Sudbury of the Ontario Hockey League and left wing Tim Stuetzle of Mannheim of Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Germany's top professional league....

4. Detroit Red Wings
Kimelman -- Marco Rossi, C, Ottawa (OHL):
Rossi plays bigger than his size (5-9, 183), with a feistiness and compete level that's reminiscent of Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux. Rossi led all CHL players with 120 points (39 goals, 81 assists) in 56 games, willingly goes to the net to generate offense, and has a high hockey IQ that makes him a solid two-way player capable of killing penalties.

Morreale -- Rossi: The Red Wings need a difference-maker at every position, and the Austria-born left-shot center averaged 2.14 points per game, second in the CHL behind Lafreniere. Rossi is capable of winning puck battles, is strong on face-offs (58.5 winning percentage) and generates offense with his IQ, slick hands and playmaking ability.

Lepage -- Rossi: The 18-year-old may have given up some size to his opponents, but he still dominated this season. Rossi would be a key addition to the Red Wings' rebuilding effort at forward.

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