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  • BROSSARD, QC - JUNE 26: Look on Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (36) during the Montreal Canadiens Development Camp on June 26, 2019, at Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, Profiles: Marco Bombino, Jimmy Hamrin, Shaiyena Cote, Jashvina Shah, Brock Otten, Vince Gibbons, Mike Sanderson, September 25th, 2020
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  • DENVER, CO - JULY 13: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Bowen Byram (45) skates during a training session at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on July 13, 2020. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)
    By Rachel Howard, September 24th, 2020
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  • Ottawa Senators Right Wing Drake Batherson (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, Profiles: Shaiyena Cote, Ryan Wagman, Marco Bombino, Mike Sanderson, Vince Gibbons, Brock Otten, Ryan Wagman, September 23rd, 2020
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  • MCKNS 2020 Prospect Report
    By McKeens Hockey; Article by Ryan Wagman, September 22nd, 2020
    I write these words less than 24 hours after the Dallas Stars took game one of the Stanley Cup Finals against the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning. Unlike most seasons wherein the end of the [...]
  • GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 07:  Arizona Coyotes center Barrett Hayton (29) skates during the NHL hockey game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Arizona Coyotes on November 7, 2019 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, Profiles: Jimmy Hamrin, Marco Bombino, Brock Otten, Tom Dorsa, Jashvina Shah, Ryan Wagman, September 21st, 2020
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  • BUFFALO, NY - JULY 10: Buffalo Sabres Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (60) prepares to make save during on-ice practice at the Buffalo Sabres Development Camp on July 9, 2017, at HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY. (Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, Profiles: Vince Gibbons, Marco Bombino, Shaiyena Cote, Jimmy Hamrin, Brock Otten, Ryan Wagman, September 21st, 2020
    Buffalo Sabres Through the first 43 years of the Buffalo Sabres’ existence, the organization had employed only six men in the role of General Manager, a total that includes six months under interim GM John [...]
  • Scouching Logo
    By Will Scouch, September 21st, 2020
    Welcome to the final Scouching Report for the 2020 NHL Draft. Today I’m turning the tables a bit and profiling three players you could take flyers on late that I’ve personally enjoyed watching and tracking [...]
  • VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 21:  Vasily Podkolzin puts on a hat after being selected tenth overall by the Vancouver Canucks during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, Profiles: Jimmy Hamrin, Shaiyena Cote, Vince Gibbons, Jashvina Shah, Ryan Wagman, September 21st, 2020
    Vancouver Canucks As of the day of this writing (Jul. 10, 2020), there have been three truly notable occurrences in the world of Vancouver Hockey. From most recent to earliest: Reports surfaced of the Canucks [...]
  • PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider (53) handles the puck during the first period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings on September 25, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, Profiles: Tom Dorsa, Mike Sanderson, Jimmy Hamrin, Jashvina Shah, Marco Bombino , September 19th, 2020
    Detroit Red Wings While the hiring of Detroit legend Steve Yzerman to take over as team GM from departed Hall of Famer Ken Holland has brought a lot of optimism to Red Wings fans everywhere, [...]
  • EAST MEADOW, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Philadelphia Flyers forward Morgan Frost (68) plays the puck in a pre-season rookie matchup vs the New York Islanders on September 12, 2018, at the Northwell Health Ice Center. (Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, Profiles: Ryan Wagman, Shaiyena Cote, Vince Gibbons, Jashvina Shah, Brock Otten, , September 18th, 2020
    Philadelphia Flyers Chuck Fletcher was hired as the new GM of the Philadelphia Flyers on December 3, 2018 after spending nearly nine years as GM of the Minnesota Wild. The Flyers had a low-key great [...]

TOP 31 / McKeen's 2020 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBNation
1Alexis LafreniereLWRimouski (QMJHL)6-1/1952001-10-11Canada
2Tim StutzleCAdler Mannheim (DEL)6-1/1852002-01-15Germany
3Quinton ByfieldCSudbury (OHL)6-4/2152002-08-19Canada
4Lucas RaymondLWFrolunda (Swe)5-11/1702002-03-28Sweden
5Jake SandersonDUSN U18 (USDP)6-1/1852002-07-08USA
6Jamie DrysdaleDErie (OHL)5-11/1752002-04-08Canada
7Alexander HoltzRWDjurgardens (Swe)6-0/1902002-01-23Sweden
8Cole PerfettiLWSaginaw (OHL)5-10/1802002-01-01Canada
9Marco RossiCOttawa (OHL)5-9/1852001-09-23Austria
10Jack QuinnRWOttawa (OHL)6-0/1802001-09-19Canada
11Yaroslav AskarovGSKA-Neva St. Petersburg (VHL)6-3/1752002-06-16Russia
12Seth JarvisRWPortland (WHL)5-10/1752002-02-01Canada
13Dawson MercerCChicoutimi (QMJHL)6-0/1802001-10-27Canada
14Kaiden GuhleDPrince Albert (WHL)6-2/1902002-01-18Canada
15Braden SchneiderDBrandon (WHL)6-2/2002001-09-20Canada
16Anton LundellCHIFK (Fin)6-1/1852001-10-03Finland
17John-Jason PeterkaLWEHC Munchen (DEL)5-11/1902002-01-14Germany
18Connor ZaryCKamloops (WHL)6-0/1802001-09-25Canada
19Noel GunlerRWLulea (Swe)6-2/1752001-10-07Sweden
20Hendrix LapierreCChicoutimi (QMJHL)5-11/1802002-02-09Canada
21Brendan BrissonCChicago (USHL)5-11/1802001-10-22USA
22Mavrik BourqueCShawinigan (QMJHL)5-10/1802002-01-08Canada
23Jake NeighboursLWEdmonton (WHL)5-11/1952002-03-29Canada
24Ridly GreigCBrandon (WHL)5-11/1652002-08-08Canada
25Rodion AmirovLWSalavat Yulayev Ufa (KHL)6-0/1702001-10-02Russia
26Dylan HollowayCWisconsin (B1G)6-0/2052001-09-23Canada
27Jan MysakCHamilton (OHL)5-11/1802002-06-24Czech
28Jacob PerreaultRWSarnia (OHL)5-11/1952002-04-15Canada
29Ozzy WiesblattRWPrince Albert (WHL)5-10/1852002-03-09Canada
30Ryan O'RourkeDSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-0/1802002-05-16Canada
31Ty SmilanicCUSN U18 (USDP)6-1/1752002-01-20USA