Category Archives: Prospect Profiles

James’ Top-30 2020 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Rankings

1. Alexis Lafrenière (06/09/2020) 2. Tim Stützle (05/07/2020) 3. Quinton Byfield (05/08/2020) 4. Marco Rossi (04/30/2020) 5. Lucas Raymond (04/28/2020) 6. Cole Perfetti (05/06/2020) 7. Jamie Drysdale (05/01/2020) 8. Alexander Holtz (04/29/2020) 9. Yaroslav Askarov (05/05/2020) 10. Anton Lundell (05/11/2020) 11. Seth Jarvis (05/13/2020) 12. Jake Sanderson (05/04/2020) 13. Jack Quinn (05/09/2020) 14. Dawson Mercer (05/16/2020) 15. Rodion Amirov (05/12/2020) 16. Noah Gunler (05/19/2020) 17. Kaiden Guhle (05/31/2020) 18. Braden Schneider (06/29/2020) 19. Ryan O’Rourke (07/01/2020) 20. Jacob Perreault (05/26/2020) 21. Dylan Holloway (05/14/2020) 22. Connor Zary (05/15/2020) 23. Maverik Bourque (05/20/2020) 24. Lukas Reichel (05/18/2020) 25. Brendan Brisson (07/18/2020) 26. Hendrix Lapierre (05/21/2020) 27. John-Jason Peterka (05/28/2020) 28. William

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Devils Draft Series: Brendan Brisson, College-Bound Playmaking Centerman

Profile Brendan Brisson is an 18-year-old, dual-citizen of the United States and Canada. He is listed as five-foot-ten and 179 pounds. The left-handed centerman has played his junior hockey career in the United States. After spending this season with the Chicago Steel of the USHL, Brisson is scheduled to attend the University of Michigan and

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Devils Draft Series: Ryan O’Rourke; Two-Way, Puck-Moving Defenseman

Profile Ryan O’Rourke is an 18-year-old, left-handed defenseman who’s listed at 6-foot-2, 181 pounds. The Canadian has played his whole junior career in his native country, most recently with the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL. The final 2020 NHL Draft Rankings were not so kind to O’Rourke, as he ranked 27th among North American skater. The

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Devils Draft Series: Braden Schneider, Physical Defensive Defenseman

Profile Braden Schneider is an 18-year-old right-handed defenseman. Given his birthday of Sept. 20, he would have been a 2019 NHL Draft entrant if he was only a day or two older. So, he is one of, if not, the oldest player in this draft. Schneider has tremendous size, as he is listed as 6-foot-2

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Devils Draft Series: Alexis Lafrenière, Best Prospect Since Auston Matthews

Profile Alexis Lafrenière is an 18-year-old Canadian who’s listed as 6-foot-1, 193 pounds. The left-wing is a left-handed shot and has played his whole junior career in Canada and has done nothing but produce. His first season in the QMJHL was as a 16-year-old, so he has three years of CHL experience under his belt.

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Devils Draft Series: Kaiden Guhle, Safe Defensive Defenseman

Profile Kaiden Guhle is an 18-year-old defenseman. He is a left-handed shot that is from Canada and is listed at 6-foot-2 and 182 pounds. He’s played the entirety of his junior career in his home country. In the final 2020 Draft Prospect Rankings, he ranks eighth.  The Statistics Guhle, as mentioned, has played his whole

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Devils Draft Series: John-Jason Peterka, German Goal-Scorer

Profile John-Jason Peterka is the third German we have studied in this series so far. He is an 18-year-old right-wing who’s a left-handed is listed as 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds. He has split his junior hockey career between Germany and the Czech Republic. Most recently, playing for the DEL’s EHC München. In the final 2020

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Devils Draft Series: Jacob Perreault, Goal-Scoring Power Play Weapon

Profile Jacob Perreault is an 18-year old center, who will most likely translate as a right-wing professionally. He has a solid frame, at 5-foot-11, 192 pounds. The right-handed Canadian played the majority of his junior career in the United States, before coming to the OHL in the 2018-19 season to play for the Sarnia Sting.

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