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NHL Entry Draft 2020

J.D. Burke’s Top 103 Skaters Ranking for the 2020 NHL Draft

We’re exactly two weeks away from the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, so what better time for another draft ranking than now?

While we position ourselves as a united front in public, there is no shortage of dissent within the ranks when it comes to the specificity of each player ranking for the 2020 NHL Draft.

To try and highlight those differences, Mitch Brown and I are going to put out personal draft rankings; our other scouts abstained or have already published their rankings elsewhere.

About 850 skaters suited up for NHL action last season. Only 559 of them provided a WAR (Wins Above Replacement) contribution of 0.01 or better last season. Finding quality NHL talent is no small order.

The pool just gets smaller the closer one gets to the draft. 217 players hear their name called at the draft, an

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