Hockeynorths Top 55 Prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft (Summer Edition)

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  1. hockeynorth

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    I know its early and this will change and get longer and longer as the season goes on but for now these are my top 55 guys I've watched and read up on of about 75. The other 20 I didn't like enough to put in this ranking yet as I don't see them going in the first three rounds come draft day. It is OHL heavy as a) it's a very strong OHL class and b) I have watched the OHL the most. In my opinion this will be one of the deepest classes in recent memory, especially at the top.

    1Alexis Lafreniere
    2Yaroslav Askarov
    3Quinton Byfield
    4Alexander Holtz
    5Lucas Raymond
    6Cole Perfetti
    7Anton Lundell
    8Hendrix Lapierre
    9Tim Stutzle
    10Jamie Drysdale
    11Justin Barron
    12Kasper Simontaival
    13Zion Nybeck
    14Noel Gunler
    15Jake Sanderson
    16Marco Rossi
    17Rodin Amirov
    18Theo Rochette
    19Emil Andrae
    20Dylan Holloway
    21Jaromir Pytlik
    22Jacob Perreault
    23Vasili Ponomaryov
    24Martin Chromiak
    25Connor McClennon
    26Blake Biondi
    27Connor Zary
    28Dylan Peterson
    29Ryan O'Rourke
    30Kaiden Guhle
    31Braden Schneider
    32Jake Neighbours
    33Alexander Pashin
    34Antonio Stranges
    35Noah Delemont
    36Donovan Sebrango
    37Roni Hirvonen
    38Jeremie Poirier
    39Jean Luc Foudy
    40Jan Myzak
    41Veeti Miettinen
    42Samuel Knazko
    43Tyler Kleven
    44Justin Sourdiff
    45Tyler Tulio
    46Danill Gushchin
    47Will Cuylle
    48Stephen Halliday
    49Lleyton Moore
    50Ryder Rolston
    51Oliver Suni
    52Nick Malik
    53Jack Thompson
    54Evan Vierling
    55Jan Bednar
     
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    foudy and zary seem quite low

    also askarov at 2? seems risky
     
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    Lukas Cormier should probably be in there somewhere
     
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    He was just outside as I really didn’t see enough of him, he’ll definitely make my next list but I want more footage first. I debated having him at 40 but decided I didn’t want to rank someone I didn’t know great.
     
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    I do love Zary but there’s a lot of other guys I have in his tier right not too. Could be a big riser by my next list. Foudy I’m not completely sold on yet I want to see his numbers this year.

    Honestly I rearranged the guys 2-11 so many times the only one I was sold on was Askarov as being better. I don’t think he goes 2 but these are rankings not a mock.
     
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    Lafreniere, that kid's the best prospect in the draft since Mcdavid IMO.
     
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    Lafreniere one, although, I think the best prospect since McDavid is out of hand unless you are just talking just CHL kids. I'd take Matthews, Eichel, and Dahlin over him pretty comfortably.
     
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    Stewie Griffin What the deuce

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    It's crazy Lafreniere was able to win CHL MVP in his D-1 year. He's still growing so he's going to be a fun one to watch.
     
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    Interesting to see Ryder Rolston and Halliday get some love, I might have their spots switched, but who knows. I thought your placement of Holloway was solid as well from what I've seen. Interested to see where you rate them compared to the OHL group come new year/jan thru march
     
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    Jan Mysak at 40 is a joke. If you think I’m being too harsh, talk to me in 9 months
     
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    But ahead of Smilanic and Tuch though? Will be interesting to see what Rolston does for Waterloo next season in more prominent role. He would have to be great to pass Smilanic in my eye.

    Holloway is going to go Wisconsin with Turcotte, Caufield next season (would have been eligible for WHL, not OHL)

    Too high or too low? He is not one I have see a ton of, but have seen him ranked anywhere from single digits to late 2nd round.
     
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    I'm well aware. I wrote that I was interested to see where this person would rank Holloway compared to the OHL crop.
     
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    My mistake. I must have read that wrong.

    Perfetti, Byfield, Rossi > [Holloway] > Stranges, Foudy, Perreault, Pytlik

    Thats probably where I'd put him.
     
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    I have Mysak ranked #4.
     
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    I didn’t love his game
     
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    I find it hard to believe you watched Mysak for more than a few minutes and though that he’s not worthy of at least a first round selection
     
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    I honestly did not love him as much as I loved other players but I didn’t watch him as much either, I made it clear some players got much more viewing then other. We’ll see where he moves on my list I’ll be sure to keep an eye on him for my next list. His skating I didn’t love and he doesn’t have other prospects upside IMO.
     
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    You’ll need to watch him more. You can’t tell a players upside for very little viewing. He’s got one of the most dynamic offensive skill sets in the draft and a high ceiling
     
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    Stützle ranked too low.
     
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    Loveeeeeee stutzle
     
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    It's the Hlinka effect. Stutzle should play at the WJC with Germany. His stock will rise there with a good showing.
     
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    IMO Kleven should be no where near a top 124 list.

    Honesty ask yourself if Logan Stanley was deserving of a top 4 round pick in 2016. Then remove every offensive aspect of Stanley's game. Like literally remove everything he does from his own blueline out to the opponents goal. Then remove Stanley's below average ability to move the puck under pressure in his own zone and his well below average ability to carry the puck out of the zone clean. Then remove Stanley's shooting arsenal completely. Then add a little bit more sand paper to Stanley's game.

    That's Tyler Kleven.
     
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    Vierling needs to be higher. Tullio lower. I think a lot of Tullio is more opportunity with his dad owning the team
     
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    I’ve liked tulio’s skill since his midget days
     
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    You have a typo for #37.
     

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