The 2020 NHL Draft will have multiple rounds of 1st-round caliber players. That’s what made the THW Writers’ Mock Draft such a challenge; there’s no one “correct” fit for any draft slot. I should have chosen a center for the Colorado Avalanche’s 1st-round selection instead of a blueliner, but I compensated by drafting three middle-six forwards in the 3rd through 5th rounds.
May take a Zadorov trade to get Byram in the lineup Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: (mailbag) The Colorado Avalanche have pending restricted free agent defensemen in Nikita Zadorov and Ryan Graves. Graves will get a nice contract from the Avs, but Zadorov may not. If the Avs move Zadorov, Bo Byram would have
With the NHL season still on hold and the month of May flying by, it’s time to look ahead to the draft and who the Anaheim Ducks might select in the 2020 NHL Draft. When the season was paused, the Ducks had the fifth-best odds for a top-three pick, or to earn the first-overall pick.
The Ottawa Senators are in quite the enviable position leading up to the 2020 NHL draft. When the day does come, the team is poised to come out with at least two franchise players. In the current proposal brought forth by the NHL, the Sens are likely to have the No. 2, No. 3, and
With the NHL season still on hold and the month of May flying by, it’s time to look ahead to the draft and who the Anaheim Ducks might select. When the season was paused, the Ducks had the fifth-best odds for a top-three pick, or to earn the first-overall pick. However, there are variables that
With the unfortunate pause of the 2019-20 season, no one knows if the 2020 NHL Draft will be held before or after there’s a decision on the remainder of the season. As it stands, the Vegas Golden Knights are in eighth place in the league, meaning they would pick 24th. The draft is supposed to
Theodor Niederbach 2019-20 Team: Frolunda HC JC, SuperElitDate of Birth: Feb. 25, 2002Place of Birth: Bjasta, SwedenHt: 5-foot-11 Wt: 172 poundsShoots: RightPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible Rankings As a highly skilled and incredibly smart center, Theodor Niederbach has the offensive toolset to be a first-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft. His hockey
Available coaches and potential coaching vacancies Dan Rosen of NHL.com: (mailbag) Available coaches include Peter Laviolette, Bruce Boudreau, Gerard Gallant, Guy Boucher and Mike Babcock. The New Jersey Devils have interviewed Gallant already. The Devils, Minnesota Wild, Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks currently have interim coaches. Coaches that could be let go
Potential landing spots for Tyson Barrie Luke Fox of Sportsnet: (mailbag) Toronto Maple Leafs pending unrestricted defenseman Tyson Barrie won’t be re-signing with the Leafs as they don’t have the salary cap space nor a spot as the No. 1 power play defenseman. It is believed that Barrie might have interest in returning to his
Hendrix Lapierre 2019-20 Team: Saginaw Spirit (#97Date of Birth: Feb. 9, 2002Place of Birth: Gatineau, Quebec, CanadaHt: 6-foot Wt: 181-poundsShoots: LeftPosition: CenterNHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible Rankings Hendrix Lapierre is the classic jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. His ability to be a dynamic player in all three zones makes him an interesting name heading into the 2020
By Josh Bell April 1st, 2020 Consider The Hockey Writers your go-to source for everything related to the NHL Draft and this page your live home page for information on the upcoming 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Bookmark this page and check back often as it will be constantly updated leading up to hockey’s version of Christmas. THW’s 2020
Unless the NHL changes the draft lottery rules in the face of the ongoing season suspension, the Detroit Red Wings will pick in the top four of the NHL entry draft. By now, names like Alexis Lafrenière and Quinton Byfield are very familiar to Red Wings fans. However, the organization’s success in the 2020 draft
James Hardie 2019-20 Team: Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)Date of Birth: Jan. 18, 2002Place of Birth: Innisfil, ON, CanadaHt: 5’11” Wt: 161 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: LWNHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible Rankings Unranked by many, or so far from having his name called, James Hardie made some real noise this year with the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL.
Justin Barron 2019-20 Team: Halifax MooseheadsDate of Birth: Nov. 15, 2001Place of Birth: Halifax, NS, CanadaHt: 6’2” Wt: 195 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible Rankings Heading into his draft year, many had Halifax Mooseheads’ defenseman Justin Barron being selected anywhere from as low as 15 to as high as a top-10 pick
Nico Daws 2019-20 Team: Guelph Storm (#35)Date of Birth: Dec. 22, 2000Place of Birth: Munchen, GermanyHt: 6-foot-4 Wt: 202 poundsCatches: RightPosition: GNHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 second-year eligible Rankings The rise of Nico Daws is an incredible story. Not many seventh-round picks in the OHL Draft get to do what Daws has done in Guelph. After
Drew Commesso 2019-20 Team: USNTDP Juniors Date of Birth: Jul. 10, 2002Place of Birth: Boston, MAHt: 6-foot-2 Wt: 181 poundsCatches: LeftPosition: GoaltenderNHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible Rankings Timing can be everything for a mid-tier goaltending prospect. For Drew Commesso, things could be lining up perfectly for him to one day realize his NHL dream.
Welcome to the Weekly Prospect Report. Here, we’ll take a look at some key names over the past week that are a big part of the next wave of NHL stars. This column will dive into both NHL-affiliated and draft-eligible prospects, focusing mainly on those outside the NHL. Related: Weekly Prospect Report: Abramov, Merkley, Rossi,
The calendar has turned February. The NHL trade deadline is fast approaching – February 24th. The rumor mill has been in full gear the past could weeks, and things will continue to heat up. The talk for the past year has scouts saying the 2020 NHL draft is a deep one. Teams may be reluctant