Top prospects eligible for 2020 Draft Lafreniere, Byfield, Holtz lead list according to NHL.com’s Mike Morreale Mike Morreale has covered the NHL Draft and NHL prospects for the past 10 years. He provides an early look at the top 31 prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft, which will take place at Bell Centre in Montreal on June 26-27. Alexis Lafreniere is No. 1 in the inaugural NHL.com ranking of the top prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. The left wing, who plays for Rimouski in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, is expected to receive an A rating on NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary Players to Watch List to be released Monday.