2020 nhl draft predictions

2020 nhl draft predictions

NHL Draft 2020: 1st-Round Mock Predictions and Latest Order Featured Columnist March 18, 2020 0 Comments Comment Bubble Icon While the current NHL season is suspended due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, teams should be in prepare-for-the-future mode even amid uncertainty about the rest of the 2019-20 campaign. With that in mind, here is a look at first-round mock selections for the 2020 NHL draft, which is still scheduled to take place June 26-27 ( order of picks is from Tankathon): 1. Detroit Red Wings: Alexis Lafreniere, LW, Rimouski (QMJHL) 2. Ottawa Senators: Tim Stutzle, C/LW, Adler Mannheim (DNL U20) 3. Ottawa Senators (via San Jose Sharks): Quinton Byfield, C, Sudbury (OHL) 4. Los Angeles Kings: Anton Lundell, C, Hifk (LIIGA) 5. Anaheim Ducks: Marco Rossi, C, Ottawa (OHL) 6. New Jersey Devils: Alexander Holtz, RW, Djurgardens (SHL) 7. Buffalo Sabres: Jamie Drysdale, D, Erie (OHL) 8. Montreal Canadiens: Lucas Raymond, RW, Frolunda (SHL) 9. Chicago Blackhawks: Cole Perfetti, C/LW, Saginaw (OHL) 10. New Jersey Devils (via Arizona Coyotes): Jake Sanderson, D, USA U18 (NTDP) 11. Minnesota Wild: Dylan Holloway, C, University of Wisconsin 12. Winnipeg Jets: Yaroslav Askarov, G, Ska-Varyagi (MHL) 13. New York Rangers: Dawson Mercer, RW, Drummondville (QMJHL) 14. Florida Panthers: Braden Schneider, D, Brandon (WHL) 15. Columbus Blue Jackets: Mavrik Bourque, C, Shawinigan (QMJHL) 16. Calgary Flames: Connor Zary, C, Kamloops (WHL) 17. New Jersey Devils (via Vancouver Canucks): Noel Gunler, LW, Lulea (SHL) 18. Nashville Predators: Jack Quinn, RW, Ottawa (OHL) 19. Carolina Hurricanes (via Toronto Maple Leafs): Rodion Amirov, C, Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 20. Edmonton Oilers: Shakir Mukhamadullin, D, Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 21. Ottawa Senators (via New York Islanders): Kaiden Guhle, D, Prince Albert (WHL) 22. Dallas Stars: Vasili Ponomaryov, C, Shawinigan (QMJHL) 23. New York Rangers (via Carolina Hurricanes): Jacob Perreault, C, Sarnia (OHL) 24. Minnesota Wild (via Pittsburgh Penguins): Lukas Cormier, D, Charlottetown (QMJHL) 25. Philadelphia Flyers: Jeremie Poirier, LHD, Saint John (QMJHL) 26. San Jose Sharks (via Tampa Bay Lightning): Jan Mysak, C, Hamilton (OHL) 27. Colorado Avalanche: Jake Neighbours, LW, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) 28. Vegas Golden Knights: Seth Jarvis, C, Portland (WHL) 29. Washington Capitals: Justin Barron, D, Halifax (QMJHL) 30. St. Louis Blues: Thomas Bordeleau, C, USA U18 (NTDP) 31. Anaheim Ducks (via Boston Bruins): William Wallinder, D, MoDo U-20 (Sweden) Perhaps the one seemingly sure thing leading up to this draft is Alexis Lafreniere is likely going to go No. 1 overall.