Corey Pronman’s final screening of the first round – The Athletic


In a few hours we will hear the actual picks from the NHL teams, so this is my last and best attempt at projecting how the long-awaited first round of the 2020 NHL Draft will unfold. There are two main variables that affect the top of the first round.

First, what is Detroit doing in 4th place? I’ve had Cole Perfetti with them for a while, but if they pick someone else I’m not sure where Perfetti ends up because I haven’t heard much from him other than the Detroit ties, and he might. be a slide candidate. .

Second, where will goalkeeper Yaroslav Askarov’s best prospect go and how will that affect the selection of the top skater prospects?

Check out Athletic’s complete guide to the 2020 NHL Draft.

Rangers de New York: Alexis Lafreniere, LW, Rimouski-LHJMQ

I’m not ruling out any distant chance that the Rangers will take a different direction, but I’m extremely confident that Consensus # 1 prospect will go to New York.



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