Via Chris Peters on ESPN+
The 2020 NHL draft has finally come to a close. It was a long road to this year's virtual draft, but all 31 teams walk away with an injection of young talent for their respective pipelines and begin to look ahead to this week's looming free agency. Surprises hit as early as the first round -- well after the Rangers, as expected, took Alexis Lafreniere at No. 1 -- and though each team has new prospects to develop in its system, some classes were better than others.
Let's grade each team's draft class. Which franchises had the best drafts? Which left a lot to be desired? Remember, we won't know just how all 31 teams did over the course of the two-day draft for a few years. There's a long way to go in player development, so view this not as a final evaluation but rather as an initial impression. Learn more about the class with our extensive draft content, including other reaction analysis:
Anaheim Ducks: A