NHL Mock Draft 2020: SB Nation projects the first round

Alexis Lafreniére went first overall to the Rangers, and the Senators picked two forwards inside the top five.

SB Nation conducted its annual mock draft with writers selecting their respective team’s first-round pick for the 2020 NHL Draft. Here are the results:

  1. Rangers - Alexis Lafreniére, LW, Rimouski-QMJHL (Blueshirt Banter)
  2. Kings - Quinton Byfield, C, Sudbury-OHL (Jewels From The Crown)
  3. Senators (from SJS) - Lucas Raymond, LW/RW, Frölunda HC-SHL (Silver Seven)
  4. Red Wings - Tim Stützle, C/LW, Alder Mannheim-DEL (Winging It In Motown)
  5. Senators - Marco Rossi, C, Ottawa-OHL (Silver Seven)
  6. Ducks - Jamie Drysdale, RH-D, Erie-OHL (Anaheim Calling)
  7. Devils - Cole Perfetti, C, Saginaw-OHL (All About The Jersey)
  8. Sabres - Anton Lundell, C, HIFK-Liiga (Die By The Blade)
  9. Wild - Alexander Holtz, RW, Djurgårdens IF-SHL (Hockey Wilderness)
  10. Jets - Seth Jarvis, C, Portland-WHL (Arctic Ice Hockey)
  11. Predators - Dawson Mercer, RW, Chicoutimi-QMJHL (On The Forecheck)
  12. Panthers - Jack Quinn, RW, Ottawa-OHL (Litter Box Cats)
  13. Hurricanes (from TOR) - Yaroslav Askarov, G, SKA-Neva St. Petersburg-VHL (Canes Country)
  14. Oilers - Jake Sanderson, LH-D, USNTDP-USHL (Copper and Blue)
  15. Maple Leafs (from PIT) - William Wallinder, LH-D, MODO-J20 Nationell (Pension Plan Puppets)
  16. Canadiens - Mavrik Bourque, C, Shawinigan-QMJHL (Eyes On The Prize)
  17. Blackhawks - Connor Zary, C, Kamloops-WHL (Second City Hockey)
  18. Devils (from ARI) - Rodion Amirov, LW, Salavat Yulaev Ufa-KHL (All About The Jersey)
  19. Flames - Jeremie Poirier, LH-D, Saint John-QMJHL (Matchsticks and Gasoline)
  20. Devils (from VAN-TBL) - Jacob Perreault, RW, Sarnia-OHL (All About The Jersey)
  21. Blue Jackets - Kaiden Guhle, LH-D, Prince Albert-WHL (Jackets Cannon)
  22. Rangers (from CAR) - Hendrix Lapierre, C, Chicoutimi-QMJHL (Blueshirt Banter)
  23. Flyers - Dylan Holloway, LW/C, Wisconsin-NCAA (Broad Street Hockey)
  24. Capitals - Marat Khusnutdinov, C, SKA-1946 St. Petersburg-MHL (Japers’ Rink)
  25. Avalanche - Noel Gunler, LW/RW, Luleå IF-SHL (Mile High Hockey)
  26. Blues - Brendan Brisson, C, Chicago-USHL (St. Louis Game Time)
  27. Ducks (from BOS) - Jan Mysak, C/LW, HC Litvinov-Czech (Anaheim Calling)
  28. Senators (from NYI) - Helge Grans, RH-D, Malmö-SHL (Silver Seven)
  29. Golden Knights - Braden Schneider, RH-D, Brandon-WHL (Knights On Ice)
  30. Stars - John-Jason Peterka, LW, EHC München-DEL (Defending Big D)
  31. Sharks (from TBL) - Zion Nybek, LW/RW, HV71-J20 Nationell (Fear The Fin)