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Photo: Simon Hastegård / BILDBYRÅN /
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Photo: Simon Hastegård / BILDBYRÅN /
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Photo: Simon Hastegård / BILDBYRÅN /
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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