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37 QMJHLers on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Players to Watch List

 

The National Hockey League Central Scouting’s final rankings have been released and the list contains the top players to watch ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft, including a total of 37 players who suited up in the QMJHL this past season.

The selection process, which was originally scheduled for June 26-27 in Montreal, has been postponed due to the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus. The details regarding location, timing and format of the 2020 NHL Draft have yet to be announced by the NHL.

Of the 37 QMJHL players who garnered the attention of the scouting experts, there are 32 skaters and five goaltenders whose names appear on the North American lists. Among the group, six skaters are projected as first round selections, including potential first overall pick, Alexis Lafrenière.

Among the QMJHLers on the list are 20 forwards, 12 defensemen and the aforementioned five netminders. The list also features 10 European-born players who are playing in the Q.

A total of 16 out of the 18 QMJHL franchises have at least one of their players ranked on the list. The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Cape Breton Eagles and Saint John Sea Dogs lead the way with four representatives apiece, while the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Drummondville Voltigeurs, Quebec Remparts and Shawinigan Cataractes have three players each.

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Here are the QMJHL skaters on the final NHL CSS list:

1 LAFRENIÈRE Alexis RIMOUSKI LW
10 MERCER Dawson CHICOUTIMI C
13 LAPIERRE Hendrix CHICOUTIMI C
16 BARRON Justin HALIFAX D
18 POIRIER Jérémie SAINT JOHN D
22 BOURQUE Mavrik SHAWINIGAN C
32 CORMIER Lukas CHARLOTTETOWN D
48 PONOMAREV Vasiliy SHAWINIGAN C
55 FRANCIS Ryan CAPE BRETON RW
69 DUFOUR William DRUMMONDVILLE RW
73 SOKOLOV Egor CAPE BRETON LW
74 NICKL Thimo DRUMMONDVILLE D
89 ROCHETTE Théo QUEBEC C
99 VILLENEUVE William SAINT JOHN D
100 ANSONS Raivis BAIE-COMEAU RW
101 PEETERS Senna HALIFAX RW
112 RASKA Adam RIMOUSKI RW
118 CREVIER Louis CHICOUTIMI D
133 DEMCHENKO Valentin BAIE-COMEAU RW
134 CORMIER Cole QUEBEC C
135 IVAN Ivan CAPE BRETON C
164 GUAY Patrick SHERBROOKE C
172 LIKHACHEV Yaroslav BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND LW
173 PÉPIN Marc-Antoine SHAWINIGAN D
175 DESNOYERS Elliot MONCTON LW
177 BYKOV Maxim BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND LW
179 DESROCHES Charlie SAINT JOHN D
183 TOURIGNY Miguel BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND D
198 SAVOIE Nicolas QUEBEC D
202 DION Jacob DRUMMONVILLE D
207 BURNS Brady SAINT JOHN C
209 BIAKABUTUKA Jérémie VAL-D’OR D

 

Here are the QMJHL goaltenders on the final NHL CSS list:

3 HLAVAJ Samuel SHERBROOKE G
7 IACOBO Fabio VICTORIAVILLE G
12 GRIMARD William CAPE BRETON G
13 POIRIER Rémi GATINEAU G
16 OLIVIER Adam BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND G

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Click here to see the NHL’s full lists.

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