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Lafreniere headlines 2020 NHL Draft prospects

Left wing draws raves from Gretzky, scouts

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

VANCOUVER -- Alexis Lafreniere of Rimouski in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will headline a strong class of prospects expected to be available in the 2020 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on June 26-27, 2020.

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2019 Draft Diary: Raphael Lavoie

Forward selected by Oilers in second round, excited to possibly play with McDavid

by Raphael Lavoie / Special to NHL.com

Raphael Lavoie, who was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (No. 38) in the 2019 NHL Draft, has been writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com. The 18-year-old forward had 73 points (32 goals, 41 assists) in 62 regular-season games in his third season for Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and led the league with 20 goals in 23 playoff games. In his final entry, Lavoie discusses being selected by the Oilers and the possibility of playing with Connor McDavid.

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Fantasy projection for Hughes with Devils in 2019-20

Center boosts New Jersey's depth at position, brings potential exposure to Hall, Subban

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com examines how center Jack Hughes can make an immediate impact for the New Jersey Devils and projects his fantasy hockey value for 2019-20. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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2019 Draft Diary: Dylan Cozens

No. 7 pick happy to be selected by 'up and coming' Sabres

by Dylan Cozens / Special to NHL.com

Dylan Cozens, the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, has been writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 18-year-old forward had 84 points (34 goals, 50 assists) in 68 regular-season games in his second season with Lethbridge of the Western Hockey League. He had eight points (four goals, four assists) in seven WHL playoff games. Cozens also had nine points (four goals, five assists) for Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Sweden (April 18-28). In his final entry, Cozens discusses being selected by the Buffalo Sabres.

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Kaliyev heads top prospects still available on second day of NHL Draft

Afanasyev, Robertson, Hoglander, Sogaard among those waiting to be selected

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

VANCOUVER -- The first round of the 2019 NHL Draft was completed Friday with 31 players beginning the first phase of their professional career.

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Dach goes No. 3 to Blackhawks, Byram No. 4 pick by Avalanche at NHL Draft

Turcotte rounds out top five, selected by Kings

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

VANCOUVER -- Kirby Dach was chosen with the No. 3 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, after the first two picks went as projected.

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USNTDP has record eight selections in first round of NHL Draft

Players credit coaches, competitive atmosphere for their quick development

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

VANCOUVER -- The USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team was the star of the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft.

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Kakko plans to help Rangers right away after being picked second in Draft

Forward looks to fulfill NHL dream next season

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

VANCOUVER -- Kaapo Kakko had a dream come true at Rogers Arena on Friday when the New York Rangers made him the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

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Suzuki first player of color selected in 2019 NHL Draft

Hurricanes center, who is one-quarter Japanese, joins older brother Nick in League

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

VANCOUVER -- Ryan Suzuki was chosen by the Carolina Hurricanes with the No. 28 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, the first player of color to be selected in the first round Friday.

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Hughes goes No. 1 to Devils, Kakko taken No. 2 by Rangers at NHL Draft

New Jersey chooses center with top pick; New York follows by selecting forward

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

VANCOUVER -- Jack Hughes can't wait to begin the next phase of his career after being chosen with the No. 1 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils at Rogers Arena on Friday.

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