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123 CHL Players to Watch for 2020 NHL Draft

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123 players from the Canadian Hockey League have been listed in NHL Central Scouting’s ‘Players to Watch’ report for November ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft in Montreal.

The 123 players include 52 from the Western Hockey League, 44 from the Ontario Hockey League, and 27 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Nineteen skaters received an ‘A rating’ which indicates a first-round candidate.

Each league had ‘A’ ranked representatives, with the OHL featuring nine and five each from the WHL and QMJHL.

The OHL leads the way with ‘A’ ranked talent in forwards Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves), William Cuylle (Windsor Spitfires), Jean-Luc Foudy (Windsor Spitfires), Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit), Jacob Perreault (Sarnia Sting), Jack Quinn (Ottawa 67’s), Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s), and Antonio Stranges (London Knights), plus defenceman Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters).

In the WHL, ‘A’ level talent includes forwards Justin Sourdif (Vancouver Giants) and Connor Zary (Kamloops Blazers), plus defencemen Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders), Daemon Hunt (Moose Jaw Warriors), and Braden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings).

The QMJHL rounds out the list with ‘A’ level talent including forwards Alexis Lafreniere (Rimouski Oceanic), Hendrix Lapierre (Chicoutimi Sagueneens), and Dawson Mercer (Drummondville Voltigeurs), plus defencemen Justin Barron (Halifax Mooseheads) and Jeremie Poirier (Saint John Sea Dogs).

The remainder of the list counts 29 players who received a ‘B’ rating – indicating projected second- or third-round candidates – counting 28 skaters and one goaltender. Furthermore, 74 players counting 60 skaters and 14 goaltenders received a ‘C’ rating, which indicates fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-round candidates. Additionally, Val-d’Or Foreurs defenceman Jeremie Biakabutuka is listed in the ‘limited viewing’ category, indicating a player who has not received sufficient viewing due to significant time lost to injury. Through late November, Biakabutuka has skated in seven games this season.

In all, four CHL clubs are represented each with five players on the list, counting the Prince Albert Raiders, Portland Winterhawks, Soo Greyhounds, and Windsor Spitfires, while the Brandon Wheat Kings, Erie Otters, Guelph Storm, London Knights, and Saskatoon Blades produced four each.

71 CHL players were selected in the 2019 NHL Draft including 13 players chosen in the first round.

NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING NORTH AMERICAN ‘PLAYERS TO WATCH’ – NOVEMBER

A BARRON JUSTIN HALIFAX QMJHL D
A BYFIELD QUINTON SUDBURY OHL C
A CUYLLE WILLIAM WINDSOR OHL LW
A DRYSDALE JAMIE ERIE OHL D
A FOUDY JEAN-LUC WINDSOR OHL C
A GUHLE KAIDEN PRINCE ALBERT WHL D
A HUNT DAEMON MOOSE JAW WHL D
A LAFRENIERE ALEXIS RIMOUSKI QMJHL LW
A LAPIERRE HENDRIX CHICOUTIMI QMJHL C
A MERCER DAWSON DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL C
A PERFETTI COLE SAGINAW OHL C
A PERREAULT JACOB SARNIA OHL RW
A POIRIER JEREMIE SAINT JOHN QMJHL D
A QUINN JACK OTTAWA OHL RW
A ROSSI MARCO OTTAWA OHL C
A SCHNEIDER BRADEN BRANDON WHL D
A SOURDIF JUSTIN VANCOUVER WHL RW
A STRANGES ANTONIO LONDON OHL LW
A ZARY CONNOR KAMLOOPS WHL C
B BOURQUE MAVRIK SHAWINIGAN QMJHL C
B COE BRANDON NORTH BAY OHL RW
B CORMIER LUKAS CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL D
B DICKINSON TANNER SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
B FINLEY JACK SPOKANE WHL C
B FOERSTER TYSON BARRIE OHL RW
B FOWLER HAYDEN ERIE OHL LW
B GREIG RIDLY BRANDON WHL C
B HANAS CROSS PORTLAND WHL LW
B JARVIS SETH PORTLAND WHL C
B KERINS RORY SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
B KNAK SIMON PORTLAND WHL RW
B MCCLENNON CONNOR WINNIPEG WHL RW
B MCNAUGHTON JACK CALGARY WHL G
B NEIGHBOURS JAKE EDMONTON WHL LW
B NICKL THIMO DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL D
B O’ROURKE RYAN SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D
B PEETERS SENNA HALIFAX QMJHL RW
B PONOMAREV VASILIY SHAWINIGAN QMJHL C
B PROKOP LUKE CALGARY WHL D
B PYTLIK JAROMIR SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
B ROCHETTE THEO CHICOUTIMI QMJHL C
B SEBRANGO DONOVAN KITCHENER OHL D
B SEDOFF CHRISTOFFER RED DEER WHL D
B STEKLOV KIRILL LONDON OHL D
B SUNI OLIVER OSHAWA OHL RW
B THOMPSON JACK SUDBURY OHL D
B TULLIO TYLER OSHAWA OHL RW
B WIESBLATT OZZY PRINCE ALBERT WHL RW
C BAKANOV ANDREI GUELPH OHL LW
C BAUER TYREL SEATTLE WHL D
C BENNETT OWEN GUELPH OHL G
C BJORKLUND GARIN MEDICINE HAT WHL G
C BOYKO NOAH LETHBRIDGE WHL RW
C BRONDBERG JONAS PORTLAND WHL D
C BROOK JAKOB PRINCE ALBERT WHL RW
C BUTLER CAMERON PETERBOROUGH OHL RW
C CAMPBELL AIDAN ERIE OHL G
C CHIBRIKOV IGOR OWEN SOUND OHL D
C CIKHART JAN TRI-CITY WHL LW
C COSTANTINI MARCO HAMILTON OHL G
C CRANLEY WILL OTTAWA OHL G
C CREVIER LOUIS CHICOUTIMI QMJHL D
C CRNKOVIC KYLE SASKATOON WHL LW
C DAWS NICOLAS GUELPH OHL G
C DE LA GORGENDIERE AIDEN SASKATOON WHL D
C DESNOYERS ELLIOT MONCTON QMJHL LW
C DESROCHES CHARLIE SAINT JOHN QMJHL D
C EVANGELISTA LUKE LONDON OHL RW
C FERGUSON IAN TRI-CITY WHL D
C FRANCIS RYAN CAPE BRETON QMJHL RW
C FROMM-DELORME ROBERT PORTLAND WHL RW
C GARAND DYLAN KAMLOOPS WHL G
C GONCALVES GAGE EVERETT WHL C
C GOULD BROCK VICTORIA WHL G
C GRIMARD WILLIAM CAPE BRETON QMJHL G
C GUAY PATRICK SHERBROOKE QMJHL C
C GUT MICHAL EVERETT WHL C
C HLAVAJ SAMUEL SHERBROOKE QMJHL G
C HOFFMANN BRENDAN ERIE OHL RW
C HOMOLA DAVID MOOSE JAW WHL D
C HUGHES BEAR SPOKANE WHL C
C IACOBO FABIO VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL G
C IVAN IVAN CAPE BRETON QMJHL C
C KEANE GERARD LONDON OHL D
C KING BEN RED DEER WHL C
C KOSIOR LANDON PRINCE ALBERT WHL D
C KRUGER ETHAN BRANDON WHL G
C KUBICEK SIMON SEATTLE WHL D
C KUCERIK RADEK SASKATOON WHL D
C MACKAY COLE SAULT STE. MARIE OHL RW
C MCCARTNEY BEN BRANDON WHL LW
C MCDONALD KYLE WINDSOR OHL RW
C MOORE LLEYTON OSHAWA OHL D
C MORRISON LOGAN HAMILTON OHL C
C MURRAY JAKE KINGSTON OHL D
C NOVAK PAVEL KELOWNA WHL RW
C OTTAVAINEN VILLE KITCHENER OHL D
C PALIVKO DANILA LETHBRIDGE WHL D
C PEDERSON OWEN WINNIPEG WHL C
C PEPIN MARC-ANTOINE SHAWINIGAN QMJHL D
C PHILLIPS ISAAK SUDBURY OHL D
C PILLAR JOSH KAMLOOPS WHL C
C PINARD SIMON BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL LW
C POIRIER REMI GATINEAU QMJHL G
C PROFACA LUKA GUELPH OHL D
C PUUTIO KASPER SWIFT CURRENT WHL D
C RAFKIN RUBEN WINDSOR OHL D
C RASKA ADAM RIMOUSKI QMJHL RW
C RHINEHART RHETT PRINCE GEORGE WHL D
C ROBINS TRISTEN SASKATOON WHL RW
C ROBINSON DYLAN WINDSOR OHL D
C SAVOIE NICOLAS QUEBEC QMJHL D
C SEELEY RONAN EVERETT WHL D
C SHEPARD COLE VANCOUVER WHL LW
C SOLOVYOV ILYA SAGINAW OHL D
C SOUCH CARTER EDMONTON WHL LW
C SVEJKOVSKY LUKAS VANCOUVER WHL C
C THOMSON BRYAN LETHBRIDGE WHL G
C USAU ILYA PRINCE ALBERT WHL C
C VIERLING EVAN FLINT OHL C
C VILLENEUVE WILLIAM SAINT JOHN QMJHL D
C ZLOTY BENJAMIN WINNIPEG WHL D
LV BIAKABUTUKA JEREMIE VAL-D’OR QMJHL D
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