NHL Draft Class is joined by Hockey Canada head scout Brad McEwen to discuss the Canada Russia Series and some of the top 2020 NHL Draft prospects who could play for Canada at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Among the top prospects that took part in the six-game series were Sudbury forward Quinton Byfield, Erie defenseman Jamie Drysdale and Halifax defenseman Justin Barron. They also discussed Rimouski forward Alexis Lafreniere, the projected No. 1 pick in the draft who missed the six-game series because of an injury but who should have a spot with Canada at the WJC.
Hosts Adam Kimelman and Mike Morreale also are joined by NHL.com staff writer Mike Zeisberger to discuss the legacy of longtime NHL executive Jim Gregory, who died Oct. 30. Among his many roles at the NHL was director of NHL Central Scouting.
They also review Central Scouting's November players to watch list, including five players who moved up to A ratings.
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