2020 Draft: Final Analysis (Picks 1-216)

One of the most talked-about draft seasons in NHL history did not generate the kind of offseason buzz or analysis we expected, which is why this thorough review of each of the 216 draft selections is required.

2020 NHL Draft Results with Rankings

Put it in the books! The 2020 NHL draft is now complete. Take a look at our complete table of results that includes corresponding rankings from The Draft Analyst, as well as their final Central Scouting rank and whether the pick was a first-year eligible or overager. This is the only place you’ll find all this data on one table!

2020 NHL Mock Draft: Post-Lottery (1-31)

Now that the results from Monday’s Phase II Lottery Draw are in, we can take a stab at predicting how the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft plays out.

2020 NHL Draft: Phase II Lottery Preview

The NHL’s revised draft lottery system will yield its most important result on Monday when one of eight teams will win the right to select first in the 2020 NHL Draft. Find out the best, worst, and most likely 1st-round scenarios for each team involved.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2020 Draft Profile: LW Emil Heineman

A high-flying winger who plays physical but also has impressive puck skills to make a consistent impact in the offensive zone, Emil Heineman was the top scorer in the J20 Superelit’s North Division in not only goals (21) and points (35), but also with an absurd 31.8 shooting percentage.

2020 Draft Profile: C Vasily Ponomaryov

A two-way center who can fill many roles, Vasily Ponomaryov was one of the top rookies in the QMJHL and a key contributor to a rebuilding Shawinigan squad. After impressive showings in international tournaments such as the 2019 World U17 Hockey Challenge and the U18 Ivan Hlinka last August, Ponomaryov transitioned to North America for his draft year and made an immediate impact, picking up at least one point in 20 of his first 27 games.

2020 Draft Profile: RHD Braden Schneider

Physical two-way blueliner Braden Schneider was a key cog for the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings and played for Canada at the Summer WJSS and for Team WHL in the November Super Series. He can play in all situations and ate a lot of minutes on the Wheat Kings’ top pairing.

2020 Draft Profile: C Connor Zary

Kamloops two-way center Connor Zary is one of the top prospects from the WHL for the 2020 NHL Draft. A star for Team Canada at last year’s under-18 world championship, Zary’s third season in the Dub was his best, as he finished fifth in scoring with 86 points.

Prospect Notes: TPS Turku U21-Jukurit U21 (Mar. 9, 2020)

Finnish prospect Eemil Viro was among several high-profile players summoned from the men’s elite league to participate in last Monday’s winner-take-all junior league match between TPS Turku and Jukurit

2020 Draft Profile: LW Lukas Reichel

A well-balanced and agile skater with excellent vision, a deadly shot, and playmaking skills, Reichel is a German Elite League regular who has performed well above expectations for the Berlin Polar Bears.