Recap: 2020 CHL Import Draft

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The Draft Analyst: Prospect Writers wanted!

Are you obsessed with hockey and have a passion for writing? Do you follow prospect and draft coverage religiously? If that’s the case, then you’re already on the right track to become a contributor for one of the most respected blogs in hockey.

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FREE: 2020 NHL Draft Lottery Preview (PDF)

Be prepared for the NHL’s big drawing on June 26 with a FREE download of The Draft Analyst’s 2020 NHL Draft Lottery Preview. Filled with detailed information on this year’s draft class, this must-read contains reports on the top 31 prospects, top 100 rankings, lottery team previews, and more! Just click the link below for your instant PDF download.

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Final Draft Rankings: The Top 300

The 2020 NHL Draft is months away, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop talking about it. Check my final rankings for top 300 first-year eligible prospects and some storylines to keep an eye on until draft day arrives.

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2020 NHL Draft Lottery Primer and Draft Order

It’s time to uncover the mystery surrounding the NHL’s revised format and order for the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, a potential multi-phase event which sounds trickier than it seems.

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2020 Draft Profile: C Thomas Bordeleau

A top-line playmaking center who also boasts a plus shot to score from distances beyond the faceoff dots, Thomas Bordeleau led the under-18 NTDP in scoring and his team-best 136 shots were 37 more than his closest teammate. He also averaged over a point per game at both U18 Five Nations tournaments. Bordeleau is committed to the University of Michigan.

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2020 Draft Profile: C/W Landon Slaggert

Two-way center Landon Slaggert is an energetic forward who also can play wing and is used in all situations. He spent a good portion of the season on the NTDP’s top line and finished fifth on the squad with 13 goals. Slaggert is a South Bend, IN native who is committed to the University of Notre Dame.

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2020 Draft Profile: C Theo Rochette

A quick center with a strong compete level and deadly shot, Swiss-born Theo Rochette had an up-and-down draft year in the QMJHL after dealing with an illness and being traded midseason from Chicoutimi to Quebec.

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2020 Draft Profile: C Ty Tullio

An in-your-face forward with an excellent shot and strong all-around puck skills, Oshawa forward Ty Tullio is one of the top performers for the Generals. He spent a good portion of his draft year on Oshawa’s top six and had instant chemistry with 2019 first-round pick Phil Tomasino. Tullio is expected to be a picked in either the 2nd or 3rd round of the 2020 NHL Draft.

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Ross Martin: Top-30 MHL Prospects (Russia)

Ross Martin provides scouting reports and video highlights in the most extensive look into Russia’s top junior league prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft.

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2020 Draft Profile: C Hendrix Lapierre

A preseason favorite to become a top-10 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, playmaker extraordinaire Hendrix Lapierre suffered a pair of concussions in a 30-day period that sidelined him for the rest of his draft year. He’s since been given a clean bill of health and could still be selected in the first round.

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2020 Draft Profile: RHD Helge Grans

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2020 Draft Profile: LHD Jeremie Poirier

The leading goal scorer among QMJHL defenseman with 20 tallies in 64 games, Saint John’s blueliner and power-play quarterback Jeremie Poirier is one of the top prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft.

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2020 Draft Profile: LHD Anton Johannesson

A gifted offensive defenseman who missed most of the first half with an injury, Anton Johannesson went on to crush the J20 Superelit’s Top-10 in defense scoring with 20 points in 17 games.

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2020 Draft Profile: RW Zion Nybeck

The leading scorer in Sweden’s J20 Superelit and a mainstay on the under-18 national team, right wing Zion Nybeck is one of the most gifted forwards available for the 2020 NHL Draft. Listed at only 5-foot-6, Nybeck makes up for his lack of size with excellent skating abilities and impressive playmaking and finishing skills.

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