Dreaming of the Draft: First Round Mock Version 1.0

Following the conclusion of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs some clarity is finally beginning to emerge on how the first round of the 2020 draft is shaping up. With over two thirds of the positions now known it’s time to explore some draft possibilities and predictions.

To note, a final mock will follow just prior to the event still scheduled for October 9-10. Also, the Colorado Avalanche Draft Plan and our final draft rankings are forthcoming as well.


1. NY Rangers – LW Alexis Lafrenière
2. LA Kings – C Tim Stutzle
3. Ottawa Senators (via SJ) – C Quinton Byfield
4. Detroit Red Wings – LW Cole Perfetti
5. Ottawa Senators – RW Jack Quinn
6. Anaheim Ducks – D Jake Sanderson
7. New Jersey Devils – C Marco Rossi
8. Buffalo Sabres – D Jamie Drysdale
9. Minnesota Wild – LW Lucas Raymond
10. Winnipeg Jets – D Braden Schneider
11. Nashville Predators – LW Alexander Holtz
12. Florida Panthers – D Kaiden Guhle
13. Carolina Hurricanes (via TOR) – C Anton Lundell
14. Edmonton Oilers – C Seth Jarvis
15. Pittsburgh Penguins – LW Lucas Reichel
16. Montreal Canadiens – G Yaroslav Askarov
17. Chicago Blackhawks – C Dylan Holloway
18. New Jersey Devils (via AZ) – C Brendan Brisson
19. Calgary Flames – C Connor Zary
20. Columbus Blue Jackets – RW Dawson Mercer
21. NY Rangers (via CAR) – D William Wallinder
22. Washington Capitals – RW Jacob Perreault
23. St. Louis Blues – D Tyler Kleven

** The remaining eight selections ordered by current playoff seeding first then regular season points percentage as a tiebreaker **

Ottawa Senators (via NYI) – D Justin Barron
New Jersey Devils (via VAN) – D Ryan O’Rourke
Anaheim Ducks (via BOS) – C Mavrik Bourque
Dallas Stars – RW Noel Gunler
San Jose Sharks (via TB) – C Hendrix Lapierre
Colorado Avalanche – LW John-Jason Peterka
Vegas Golden Knights – LW Rodion Amirov
Philadelphia Flyers – C Ridley Greig


Aka tigervixxxen, prospect junkie.

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