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EXCLUSIVE: EliteProspects 2020 NHL Entry Draft Ranking Version 2.0

What was once a heated debate is now a coronation; Alexis Lafrenière has separated himself from Quinton Byfield, and by a not-insignificant margin at that. The decision at No. 1 overall was an easy one to make.

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The draft starts at three. Certainly, that’s when our meeting got interesting. Jamie Drysdale‘s banner flew on one side of the battlements and Lucas Raymond‘s the other. It’s Drysdale’s inherent value as a right-shot defenceman that made things interesting, but ultimately, Raymond’s elite ceiling and a vote of confidence from our Dir. of European Scouting, Christoffer Hedlund, tilted the scales.

It’s a dead heat in the five spots that follow. We deliberated endlessly on each player and even made adjustments at the

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