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2020 NHL Draft Final CHL Rankings by Position

 

The 2020 NHL Draft opens Tuesday headlined by 146 Canadian Hockey League talents who are listed on Central Scouting’s Final Rankings.

The group includes 83 forwards beginning with Rimouski Oceanic captain and two-time CHL Player of the Year Alexis Lafreniere who concluded the 2019-20 campaign with 112 points counting 35 goals and 77 assists across 52 appearances.

The top-ranked OHL skater is Sudbury Wolves centre Quinton Byfield, the No. 2 ranked North American and the 2019 CHL Rookie of the Year who put together another impressive campaign in 2019-20 in which he scored 32 goals and 50 assists for 82 points in 45 games.

From the WHL, leading the pack is Portland Winterhawks centre Seth Jarvis at No. 11. This season, Jarvis saw a 59-point improvement to finish second among all WHL scorers with 98 points counting 42 goals and 56 assists in 58 contests.

BOISBRIAND, QC - NOVEMBER 23: Alexis Lafrenière in action in a QMJHL game between the Rimouski Océanics and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on November 23, 2019, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by Vincent Ethier/CHL)

83 CHL Forwards ranked by NHL Central Scouting

Rank Last First DOB Team League POS
1 LAFRENIERE ALEXIS 11-Oct-01 RIMOUSKI QMJHL LW
2 BYFIELD QUINTON 19-Aug-02 SUDBURY OHL C
5 PERFETTI COLE 1-Jan-02 SAGINAW OHL C
6 ROSSI MARCO 23-Sep-01 OTTAWA OHL C
7 QUINN JACK 19-Sep-01 OTTAWA OHL RW
10 MERCER DAWSON 27-Oct-01 CHICOUTIMI QMJHL C
11 JARVIS SETH 1-Feb-02 PORTLAND WHL C
13 LAPIERRE HENDRIX 9-Feb-02 CHICOUTIMI QMJHL C
14 GREIG RIDLY 8-Aug-02 BRANDON WHL C
15 ZARY CONNOR 25-Sep-01 KAMLOOPS WHL C
17 PERREAULT JACOB 15-Apr-02 SARNIA OHL RW
19 WIESBLATT OZZY 9-Mar-02 PRINCE ALBERT WHL RW
21 FOERSTER TYSON 18-Jan-02 BARRIE OHL RW
22 BOURQUE MAVRIK 8-Jan-02 SHAWINIGAN QMJHL C
23 SOURDIF JUSTIN 24-Mar-02 VANCOUVER WHL RW
26 NEIGHBOURS JAKE 29-Mar-02 EDMONTON WHL LW
28 MYSAK JAN 24-Jun-02 HAMILTON OHL C
30 CHROMIAK MARTIN 20-Aug-02 KINGSTON OHL RW
33 FOUDY JEAN-LUC 13-May-02 WINDSOR OHL C
34 CUYLLE WILLIAM 5-Feb-02 WINDSOR OHL LW
35 COE BRANDON 1-Dec-01 NORTH BAY OHL RW
38 FINLEY JACK 2-Sep-02 SPOKANE WHL C
39 EVANGELISTA LUKE 21-Feb-02 LONDON OHL RW
46 PYTLIK JAROMIR 25-Sep-01 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
48 PONOMAREV VASILIY 13-Mar-02 SHAWINIGAN QMJHL C
52 TULLIO TYLER 5-Apr-02 OSHAWA OHL RW
53 SUNI OLIVER 13-Feb-02 OSHAWA OHL RW
54 WISDOM ZAYDE 7-Jul-02 KINGSTON OHL RW
55 FRANCIS RYAN 2-Dec-01 CAPE BRETON QMJHL RW
56 STRANGES ANTONIO 5-Feb-02 LONDON OHL LW
58 HANAS CROSS 5-Jan-02 PORTLAND WHL LW
65 MCCLENNON CONNOR 25-Jun-02 WINNIPEG WHL RW
66 VIERLING EVAN 20-Jun-02 BARRIE OHL C
67 DICKINSON TANNER 5-Mar-02 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
69 DUFOUR WILLIAM 28-Jan-02 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL RW
70 CARDWELL ETHAN 30-Aug-02 BARRIE OHL RW
72 KERINS RORY 12-Apr-02 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
73 SOKOLOV EGOR 7-Jun-00 CAPE BRETON QMJHL LW
80 GONCALVES GAGE 16-Jan-01 EVERETT WHL C
81 KNAK SIMON 27-Jan-02 PORTLAND WHL RW
85 NOVAK PAVEL 16-Apr-02 KELOWNA WHL RW
86 ROBINS TRISTEN 15-Nov-01 SASKATOON WHL RW
87 FOWLER HAYDEN 24-Sep-01 ERIE OHL LW
89 ROCHETTE THEO 20-Feb-02 QUEBEC QMJHL C
100 ANSONS RAIVIS 29-Jan-02 BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL RW
101 PEETERS SENNA 14-Jun-02 HALIFAX QMJHL RW
103 PEDERSON OWEN 27-Mar-02 WINNIPEG WHL C
107 GOGOLEV PAVEL 19-Feb-00 GUELPH OHL LW
108 USAU ILYA 3-Aug-01 PRINCE ALBERT WHL C
109 OKSENTYUK YEVGENI 27-Feb-01 FLINT OHL LW
112 RASKA ADAM 25-Sep-01 RIMOUSKI QMJHL RW
120 PILLAR JOSH 14-Feb-02 KAMLOOPS WHL C
121 KING BEN 15-May-02 RED DEER WHL C
129 PIERCEY RILEY 20-Mar-02 FLINT OHL LW
133 DEMCHENKO VALENTIN 1-Apr-02 BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL RW
134 CORMIER COLE 21-Feb-02 QUEBEC QMJHL C
135 IVAN IVAN 20-Aug-02 CAPE BRETON QMJHL C
138 BUTLER CAMERON 9-Jun-02 NIAGARA OHL RW
147 UBERTI JAKE 7-Mar-02 NIAGARA OHL C
148 VALADE REID 14-Mar-02 KITCHENER OHL RW
149 SHEPARD COLE 1-Feb-02 VANCOUVER WHL LW
150 HUGHES BEAR 30-May-01 SPOKANE WHL C
153 MCCARTNEY BEN 13-Jul-01 BRANDON WHL LW
154 OKULIAR OLIVER 24-May-00 LETHBRIDGE WHL LW
155 MCDONNELL DECLAN 25-Feb-02 KITCHENER OHL RW
163 HARDIE JAMES 18-Jan-02 MISSISSAUGA OHL LW
164 GUAY PATRICK 29-Apr-02 SHERBROOKE QMJHL C
165 SVEJKOVSKY LUKAS 28-Nov-01 MEDICINE HAT WHL C
172 LIKHACHEV YAROSLAV 2-Sep-01 BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL LW
175 DESNOYERS ELLIOT 21-Jan-02 MONCTON QMJHL LW
176 GUT MICHAL 16-Aug-02 EVERETT WHL C
177 BYKOV MAXIM 2-Jul-02 BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL LW
190 MORRISON LOGAN 9-Jul-02 HAMILTON OHL C
191 TOPOROWSKI LUKE 12-Apr-01 SPOKANE WHL LW
192 KARTYE TYE 30-Apr-01 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL LW
196 FROMM-DELORME ROBERT 2-Mar-02 PORTLAND WHL RW
200 SWANKLER AUSTEN 21-Aug-01 ERIE OHL C
201 BOYKO NOAH 29-Aug-02 LETHBRIDGE WHL RW
207 BURNS BRADY 27-May-02 SAINT JOHN QMJHL C
208 CRNKOVIC KYLE 10-Feb-02 SASKATOON WHL LW
210 WILLIAMS JOSH 8-Mar-01 EDMONTON WHL RW
213 GOLOD MAXIM 18-Aug-00 ERIE OHL LW
217 HOFFMANN BRENDAN 9-Oct-01 ERIE OHL RW

 

On the blue line, 42 CHL defencemen are ranked by Central Scouting.

Leading the way is Jamie Drysdale of the Erie Otters, the No. 3 ranked North American skater whose season was highlighted by a gold-medal win with Team Canada at the 2020 World Junior Championship. With the Otters, Drysdale finished third in team scoring and tops among all defencemen in recording 47 points counting nine goals and 38 assists through 49 appearances to earn a spot on the OHL First All-Star Team.

From the WHL, 8th-ranked North American skater Kaiden Guhle leads all defencemen following a season in which he collected 40 points counting 11 goals and 29 assists through 64 appearances. The first-overall selection from the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft and young brother of Prince George Cougars graduate Brendan Guhle of the Anaheim Ducks, Guhle was a key performer in helping the Raiders capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL playoff champions in 2019.

The top-ranked QMJHL rearguard is Justin Barron of the Halifax Mooseheads at No. 16 who despite an injury-shortened season impressed with four goals and 15 assists for 19 points in 34 appearances. The Halifax native, who put up five points in five games to capture the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with Team Canada, has been named captain of the Mooseheads for the 2020-21 season.

Jamie Drysdale of the Erie Otters. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL I

42 CHL Defencemen ranked by NHL Central Scouting

Rank Last First DOB Team League POS
3 DRYSDALE JAMIE 8-Apr-02 ERIE OHL D
8 GUHLE KAIDEN 18-Jan-02 PRINCE ALBERT WHL D
9 SCHNEIDER BRADEN 20-Sep-01 BRANDON WHL D
16 BARRON JUSTIN 15-Nov-01 HALIFAX QMJHL D
18 POIRIER JEREMIE 2-Jun-02 SAINT JOHN QMJHL D
25 HUNT DAEMON 15-May-02 MOOSE JAW WHL D
27 O’ROURKE RYAN 16-May-02 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D
32 CORMIER LUKAS 27-Mar-02 CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL D
59 SEBRANGO DONOVAN 12-Jan-02 KITCHENER OHL D
60 THOMPSON JACK 19-Mar-02 SUDBURY OHL D
63 SEDOFF CHRISTOFFER 20-Feb-02 RED DEER WHL D
74 NICKL THIMO 4-Dec-01 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL D
75 SEELEY RONAN 2-Aug-02 EVERETT WHL D
76 PUUTIO KASPER 3-Jun-02 EVERETT WHL D
78 CALISTI ROBERT 25-Jan-01 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D
79 COTTON ALEX 12-May-01 LETHBRIDGE WHL D
84 RAFKIN RUBEN 8-Jan-02 WINDSOR OHL D
98 KOSIOR LANDON 15-Aug-02 PRINCE ALBERT WHL D
99 VILLENEUVE WILLIAM 20-Mar-02 SAINT JOHN QMJHL D
106 STEKLOV KIRILL 3-Mar-02 LONDON OHL D
114 PHILLIPS ISAAK 28-Sep-01 SUDBURY OHL D
115 BRONDBERG JONAS 26-Jan-01 PORTLAND WHL D
116 BJORGVIK-HOLM OLE JULIAN 23-May-02 MISSISSAUGA OHL D
118 CREVIER LOUIS 4-May-01 CHICOUTIMI QMJHL D
130 PROKOP LUKE 6-May-02 CALGARY WHL D
136 KUBICEK SIMON 19-Dec-01 SEATTLE WHL D
137 OTTAVAINEN VILLE 12-Aug-02 KITCHENER OHL D
139 ZLOTY BENJAMIN 24-Feb-02 WINNIPEG WHL D
151 RHINEHART RHETT 27-Nov-01 SASKATOON WHL D
166 BAUER TYREL 23-Mar-02 SEATTLE WHL D
171 HENAULT LOUKA 31-Jan-01 WINDSOR OHL D
173 PEPIN MARC-ANTOINE 7-Mar-01 SHAWINIGAN QMJHL D
178 EVANS RYKER 13-Dec-01 REGINA WHL D
179 DESROCHES CHARLIE 24-Apr-02 SAINT JOHN QMJHL D
183 TOURIGNY MIGUEL 9-Feb-02 BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL D
188 CHIBRIKOV IGOR 30-Nov-01 OWEN SOUND OHL D
193 MURRAY JAKE 11-Apr-02 KINGSTON OHL D
194 MOORE LLEYTON 27-Feb-02 OSHAWA OHL D
197 DE LA GORGENDIERE AIDAN 22-Feb-02 SASKATOON WHL D
198 SAVOIE NICOLAS 30-May-02 QUEBEC QMJHL D
202 DION JACOB 1-Nov-01 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL D
209 BIAKABUTUKA JEREMIE 5-Mar-02 VAL-D’OR QMJHL D

 

NHL Central Scouting has ranked 21 CHL goaltenders ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft.

Headlining the group is Nico Daws of the Guelph Storm who after going unselected in the 2019 NHL Draft ranks first among all North American netminders this year. This season, Daws led all OHL netminders with a .924 save percentage coming in 38 appearances in which he came away with a 23-8-3-3 record, 2.48 goals-against average, and an OHL-leading five shutouts, helping him earn recognition as the OHL Goaltender of the Year. The Burlington, Ont., native was also successful on the international stage in capturing a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2020 World Juniors.

From the QMJHL, Sherbrooke Phoenix rookie Samuel Hlavaj ranks third among North American netminder following a successful first season in which he finished among the top three in all major goaltending categories including wins (33), save percentage (.915), and goals-against average (2.25) to claim the Jacques Plante Trophy and earn a spot on the QMJHL All-Rookie and Second All-Star Teams.

The top-ranked WHL netminder is Garin Bjorklund of the Medicine Hat Tigers who ranks fifth among North American goaltenders. The Grand Prairie, Alta., native made 28 appearances as a rookie, coming up with a 20-5-1-0 record with a 2.91 goals-against average and .897 save percentage. Bjorklund was originally chosen 21st overall by the Tigers in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

Nico Daws of the Guelph Storm. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Image

21 CHL Goaltenders ranked by NHL Central Scouting

Rank Last First DOB Team League POS
1 DAWS NICOLAS 22-Dec-00 GUELPH OHL G
3 HLAVAJ SAMUEL 29-May-01 SHERBROOKE QMJHL G
4 CRANLEY WILL 26-Feb-02 OTTAWA OHL G
5 BJORKLUND GARIN 28-May-02 MEDICINE HAT WHL G
6 GARAND DYLAN 7-Jun-02 KAMLOOPS WHL G
7 IACOBO FABIO 26-Oct-01 VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL G
9 GOULD BROCK 11-Dec-01 MOOSE JAW WHL G
10 MALIK NICK 26-Apr-02 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL G
11 THOMSON BRYAN 9-Apr-02 LETHBRIDGE WHL G
12 GRIMARD WILLIAM 29-Sep-01 CAPE BRETON QMJHL G
13 POIRIER REMI 6-Oct-01 GATINEAU QMJHL G
14 AUSTIN TYE 28-May-02 PETERBOROUGH OHL G
16 ADAM OLIVIER 20-May-02 BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL G
19 GAUTHIER TAYLOR 15-Feb-01 PRINCE GEORGE WHL G
22 MACINNES KOEN 13-Jan-02 SASKATOON WHL G
24 BENNETT OWEN 11-Apr-02 GUELPH OHL G
26 LYDA BLAKE 21-May-02 SEATTLE WHL G
28 CAMPBELL AIDAN 22-Aug-02 ERIE OHL G
29 BROCHU BRETT 9-Sep-02 LONDON OHL G
30 PETERS BRAYDEN 22-May-02 CALGARY WHL G
31 GUZDA MACK 11-Jan-01 OWEN SOUND OHL G

 

The 2020 NHL Draft will be broadcast by Sportsnet with Round 1 action beginning Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET and Rounds 2 through 7 continuing Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET.

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