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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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Devils Draft Series: William Wallinder, Raw Defenseman With Unlimited Upside

Profile William Wallinder is the third defenseman evaluated in this series, and he’s also the most interesting. He is only 17 years old and won’t turn 18 until July, making him one of the youngest in the draft. For his age, he has great size, as he is listed at 6-foot-4, 191 pounds. Wallinder is

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Devils Draft Series: Hendrix Lapierre, Oft-Injured Playmaking Center

Profile Hendrix Lapierre is an 18-year old centerman who’s listed as 6-foot, 179 pounds. The left-handed shot was born in Canada and has played his whole junior hockey career there as well. Unfortunately, as will be discussed below, he has an extensive injury history that has forced him to miss a lot of time. Despite

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Devils Draft Series: Mavrik Bourque, Sneaky Offensive Talent

Profile Mavrik Bourque is an 18-year old Canadian, who’s listed as 5-foot-10, 178 pounds. He spent the majority of his draft minus-one season on the wing but moved to center for the entirety of this season. The right-handed shot has played his whole junior hockey career in Canada. The final 2020 Draft Prospect Rankings were

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Devils Draft Series: Noel Gunler — Risky, Swedish Scorer

Profile Noel Gunler is an 18-year old, Swedish-born right-winger and is listed as 6-foot-2, 187 pounds. Like both fellow-countrymen Alexander Holtz and Lucas Raymond, he has played his whole junior career in Sweden, specifically throughout Luleá HF’s system. In the final 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings, he is ranked ninth among European skaters, this after

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