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2020 NHL Draft Prospects

A group for all 2020 NHL Draft Prospects related posts.

Luke Tuch: 2020 NHL Draft Profile; A Two-Way Power Forward

Luke Tuch is a big two-way forward who plays a hard-nosed game. He’s likely to be available in the second to third round.

Tyler Tulio— 2020 Draft Prospect Profile

Small forward with a big impact and big potential at the highest levels of play.

William Villeneuve: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Top Scoring QMJHL Defenseman

William Villeneuve led QMJHL defenseman in scoring last season and possesses a two-way game that will surely be desirable to a number of NHL organizations. This profile will take a look at the talented Saint John defender.

Ruben Rafkin: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Well-Traveled Defender

Ruben Rafkin is already a well-traveled defenseman as a prospect. Born in Finland, played in America through to the USHL, played with Windsor last season, and is heading back to Finland with TPS Turku next season. Learn more about this prospect with this post profiling him.

Ty Smilanic: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Forward with Round 1 Talent But a Down Draft Year

Today in our continuing prospect coverage, we have American forward Ty Smilanic. He has first round talent, but an injury-plagued draft year is probably dropping him into round 2.

Emil Andrae: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile | A High-Upside Small Defenseman with Some Defensive Chops

Emil Andrae is a defender who played most of this past season in Sweden’s SuperElit and led the league in scoring among defensemen. His size raises some question marks, but strength and solid defensive instincts seem to make up for it. Could he be a second round sleeper for someone?

Will Cuylle: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Worth Investing in After a Stagnant Season?

Cuylle posted roughly the same point total in his rookie and sophomore OHL seasons. Even with his stock dropping, should the New Jersey Devils look to select him based on potential?

Martin Chromiak: A Potential Steal of the Draft?

Continuing the trend of post-first round prospects, Martin Chromiak is the next prospect we profile.

Jake Neighbours: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Two-Way Winger With a High Motor

Jake Neighbours is a player to watch after the first round.

Ozzy Wiesblatt: 2020 Draft Prospect Profile

A feisty, frenetic forechecking forward with a high skill level in all areas of the ice and a work ethic worthy of his notorious namesake.

Kasper Simontaival: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Diminutive, Pure Offensive Winger From Finland

Today in our continuing prospect coverage, we have Finnish winger Kasper Simontaival. This kid is pure offense, but that comes at the expense of defense. As a Finnish junior player, he has tons of talent and upside, but tons of risk.

Tyson Foerster: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile | A Big Winger with A Big Shot Who Broke Out in 2019-20

Zion Nybeck: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Flying Under the Radar?

As the NHL continues to work on deciding when the NHL draft we be held, we continue to look at draft eligible players that may be of interest to our New Jersey Devils. Today’s prospect is Sweden’s Zion Nybeck, who may be small in size, but not in talent.

Topi Niemelä: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Versatile, Two-Way Defenseman With Professional Experience in Finland

Topi Niemelä was a regular on the Kärpät blue line as a 17 year old this past season. The mobile defenseman made his mark as one of the top draft eligible players in Finland. At the time of the cancellation of the season, Kärpät was the top team in Liiga.

Helge Grans: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Project Offensive Defenseman

Malmö Redhawks defenseman Helge Grans looks like an intriguing prospect on the surface. He split time between the SuperElit and SHL as a 17-year old and put up a lot of points in the U-20 league. However, this profile looks at those who observed him more closely and reveal Grans to be more of a project of a prospect than at first glance.

Draft Profile: Justin Barron

Another prospect that draft websites that seem to get a consensus on, Justin Barron offers very high-risk, high-reward potential.

Sean Farrell: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: A Small Playmaking Winger

Sean Farrell of the USHL is moving up to the NCAA when hockey resumes, and will be doing so for the Harvard Crimson.

Jean-Luc Foudy: 2020 Draft Prospect Profile

This 2020 prospect is looking to reinvent himself into an offensive triple threat—if he can develop his creativity and drive the net a bit more, this speedy playmaker may turn out to be a huge steal at this year’s draft.

Kaiden Guhle: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Two-Way Defenseman With Size, Speed, and Excellent Gap Control

Kaiden Guhle, a member of the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL, is one of the top defensemen available in this year’s draft. This profile will take a look at the two-way defenseman to see why he could be a first round selection in this year’s draft.

Lukas Cormier: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Potential PP QB from the QMJHL

Charlottetown defenseman Lukas Cormier was prolific at shooting the puck and running their power play. His offensive skills stand out, but the other parts of his game may limit him to the second round. Learn more about him with this prospect profile

Jeremie Poirier: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: High Risk, High Reward Offensive Defender

Today in our coverage of 2020 prospects, we have offensive defender and excellent stick handler Jeremie Poirier from the QMJHL. Given his excellent offensive instincts, but his mediocre defensive play, he is a boom or bust candidate. However, the boom could be very high.

Antonio Stranges: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile | Lots of Skill but Questionable Results

Antonio Stranges is a player who has loads of skill and in flashes can look like an elite prospect. After a disappointing 2019-20 in the OHL, though, it’s tough to figure where he slots into the draft picture.

Roni Hirvonen: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Undersized Center with Sizable Potential

NHL talent comes in all shapes and sizes and the New Jersey Devils still need plenty of it. One such player who has a good amount of the latter is Roni Hirvonen.

Luke Evangelista: Potential Sleeper Mid-Round Prospect

Theodor Niederbach: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Swedish Center with Awesome Hands and an Injury History

After missing hockey in his 2018-19 season, Niederbach came roaring back with a great season that had him rise up draft boards.

Seth Jarvis: 2020 Draft Prospect Profile

Canadian winger Seth Jarvis packs a whole lot of potential into a somewhat small punch, but the skills far outweigh the size difference for this top prospect.

Jacob Perreault: 2020 NHL Draft Profile:

Jacob Perreault is an excellant offensive player. He has the ability to score from anywhere, but what are his weaknesses? Read to find out.

Eemil Viro: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Finnish Defenseman with High-End Skating and Two-Way Skill

Eemil Viro is a fast-skating defenseman from the Liiga, and should be picked in the second or third round.

Ryan O’Rourke: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: A Strong Leader with Rounded Two-Way Play

With the state of their defense, the New Jersey Devils will more than likely look to be drafting at least one defender. Could Soo Greyhounds’ Ryan O’Rourke be a target player?

Thomas Bordeleau: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Playmaking Center With Superb Vision and Passing Ability

Thomas Bordeleau is a skilled center that has developed his game from AAA hockey in Quebec to the US National Team Development Program. He’s been a leading player for his age group the past 2 seasons with the USNTDP and could see his name called in either the 1st or 2nd round of this year’s draft. This profile will take a look at where he comes from, his style of play, and what his future could hold.

Hendrix Lapierre: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Most Unpredictable Prospect

Chicoutimi Saguenéens center Hendrix Lapierre has demonstrated he is a very talented playmaker when he is on the ice. However, his significant injury history makes him the most unpredictable prospect in the 2020 NHL Draft. Learn more about him with this prospect profile.

Rodion Amirov: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Russian Winger With a Strong 200-Foot Game

Today, we have a Russian winger with all the intangibles. He has a great shot, good passing skills, an elite mind for the game, and a top notch work ethic. He already has KHL experience and will get more of it. Could he be someone the Devils look to take in the mid-first? I think it’s a good possibility.