2020 NHL Draft Ranking: January’s Top-62

With the 2020 NHL Draft now less than six months away, we’ve released our first NHL Draft ranking of the New Year. Inside, we’ve ranked our top-62 prospects and included prospect profiles as well.

It’s 2020 — a fact which means that the upcoming NHL Entry Draft is now less than six months away. Truthfully, it’s hard to believe that we’re more than half way through the 2019-20 season, as a number of the campaign’s major international tournaments and prospect games have been completed. With this being said, however, we’ve begun to reach the point where prospects and their respective stocks are becoming increasingly set in stone. Sure, plenty of time remains for each and every young player eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft to influence the perception of scouts and management alike, yet, many of which have already developed a strong sense of the players which these prospects may one day become at the NHL-level.

With this in mind, we’ve assembled our latest ranking ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft. In this month’s edition, there was a great deal of change throughout our top-62 board, as a number of players have continued to impress while others seem to have become stagnant within what is an incredibly stressful season of hockey. Of note within this month’s ranking is the ascension of Germany’s trio of elite young prospects — Tim Stutzle has climbed to fourth-overall, while John-Jason Paterka and Lukas Reichel have both risen dramatically owing to their impressive play of late. And, speaking of high-flying international prospects, Jan Mysak has burst into the late first-round of our January NHL Draft Ranking — his play at the recent 2020 World Junior Championship and impending move to the OHL will have scouts drooling.

Now, without further ado, let’s dive into January’s 2020 NHL Draft ranking. As always, be sure to follow the links below if you’d like to view our past NHL Draft rankings!

Round One

Rank Player Position Β Team Height Weight
1 Alexis Lafreniere LW Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) 6’1” 192lbs
2 Alexander Holtz RW/LW Djurgardens IF J20 (SuperElit) 6’0” 183lbs
3 Quinton Byfield C Sudbury Wolves (OHL) 6’4” 215lbs
4 Tim Stutzle C Adler Mannheim (DEL) 5’11” 165lbs
5 Jamie Drysdale D Erie Otters (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs
6 Anton Lundell C/LW HIFK (Liiga) 6’1” 183lbs
7 Marco Rossi C Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 5’9” 179lbs
8 Lucas Raymond RW Frolunda HC J20 (SuperElit) 5’10” 165lbs
9 Cole Perfetti C Saginaw Spirit (OHL) 5’10” 185lbs
10 Justin Barron DΒ  Halifax Mooseheads 6’2” 187lbs
11 Yaroslav Askarov G SKA-1946 St. Petersburg (MHL) 6’3” 163lbs
12 Noel Gunler RW/LW Lulea HF (SHL) 6’1”  176lbs
13 Dawson Mercer RW Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) 6’0” 172lbs
14 Emil Andrae D HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’9” 183lbs
15 Zion Nybeck RW HV71 J20 (SuperElit) 5’8” 176lbs
16 Kaiden Guhle D Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 6’3” 187lbs
17 Justin Sourdif C Vancouver Giants (WHL) 5’11 165lbs
18 Helge Grans D Malmo Redhawks J20 (SuperElit) 6’3” 192lbs
19 Ryan O’Rourke D Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’2” 180lbs
20 Mavrik Bourque C Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) 5’10” 165lbs
21 Dylan Holloway C University of Wisconsin (NCAA) 6’0” 192lbs
22 Jeremie Poirier D Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) 6’0” 195lbs
23 Kasper Simontaival RW Tappara (Liiga) 5’9” 172lbs
24 Jan Mysak LW HC Litvinov (Tipsport Extraliga) 6’0” 176lbs
25 Jack QuinnΒ  RW Ottawa 67’s (OHL) 5’11” 176lbs
26 Connor Zary C Kamloops Blazers (WHL) 6’0” 174lbs
27 Roni Hirvoven C Assat (Liiga) 5’9” 165lbs
28 Hendrix Lapierre C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’11” 175lbs
29 Jake Sanderson D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1” 170lbs
30 John-Jason Peterka RW EHC Munchen (DEL) 5’11” 192lbs
31 Martin Chromiak LW HK Dunkla Trencin (Tipsport Liga) 6’0” 179lbs

Round Two


Rank Player Position Team Height Weight
32 Tyson FoersterΒ  C Barrie Colts (OHL) 5’11” 175lbs
33 Jacob Perreault C Sarnia Sting (OHL) 5’11” 198lbs
34 Seth Jarvis RW Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 5’9” 165lbs
35 Jake Neighbours LW Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) 5’11” 201lbs
36 Ty Smilanic LW U.S U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’1” 178lbs
37 Lukas Cormier D Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) 5’8” 170lbs
38 Antonio Stranges C/LW London Knights (OHL) 5’10” 170lbs
39 Ozzy WiesblattΒ  RW Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 5’10” 195lbs
40 Dylan Peterson C U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4” 185lbs
41 Lukas Reichel F Eisbaren Berlin (DEL) 6’0” 170lbs
42 Alexander PashinΒ  F Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 5’7” 155lbs
43 Tyler TullioΒ  C Oshawa Generals (OHL) 5’9” 165lbs
44 Jean-Luc Foudy C Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
45 Theo Rochette C Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) 5’10” 160lbs
46 Rodion Amirov LW Tolpar Ufa (MHL) 6’0” 170lbs
47 Luke Evangelista RW London Knights (OHL) 5’11” 165lbs
48 Jaromir Pytlik C Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’3” 196lbs
49 Will Cuylle LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 6’2” 201lbs
50 Veeti Miettinen RW Kiekko-Espoo U20 (Jr. A SM-Liiga) 5’9” 160lbs
51 Luke TuchΒ  LW U.S.U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’2” 205lbs
52 Logan MorrisonΒ  C Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) 5’11” 170lbs
53 Daniil Gushchin RW Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 5’8” 161lbs
54 Carter Savoie LW Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
55 Michael Benning D Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) 5’9” 170lbs
56 Braden Schneider D Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 6’2” 210lbs
57 Daniel LjungmanΒ  C Linkoping JC H20 (SuperElit) 6’0” 161lbs
58 Topi Niemela D Karpat (Liiga) 6’0” 165lbs
59 Tyler KlevenΒ  D U.S. U18 Team (US NTDP) 6’4” 201lbs
60 Vasili PonomaryovΒ  C Shawinigan Catarctes (QMJHL) 6’0” 176lbs
61 Rory Kerins C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 5’11” 172lbs
62 Ryan Francis RW Cape Breton Eagles (QMJHL) 5’9” 170lbs

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