The big NHL project 13: 2020 has the most attacking talent of all projects in this century


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The 2020 NHL Class is brimming with offensive skills, more than any other NHL draft of this century.

He has up to 13 future prospects which, in any other year, would likely be the top 10 picks.

Such is the depth forward that one of these Big 13 strikers may well be there when the Edmonton Oilers draft 20th overall.

Rimouski Océanic forward Alexis Lafrenière is the best hope in the draft. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

CHL attacks manna

To start, this draft includes nine major junior players from the Canadian Hockey League who have averaged more than 1.4 points per game this year: Alexis Lafrenière, 2.15 points per game; Marco Rossi, 2.14; Quinton Byfield, 1.82; Cole Perfetti, 1.82; Seth Jarvis, 1.69; Connor Zary, 1.51; Mavrik Bourque, 1.45; Jack Quinn, 1.44; and Dawson Mercer, 1.43.

By comparison, no CHL striker averaged more than 1.4 points per game in the first round last year.

There were only two in 2018, Andrei Svechnikov, 1.6 per game, and Filip Zadina, 1.42 per game.


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