Alexis Lafreniere, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, will write a diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on June 26-27. The 17-year-old left wing, who plays for Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, was named the league's most valuable player after scoring 105 points (37 goals, 68 assists) in 61 regular-season games last season. Lafreniere (6-foot-1, 192 pounds) has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in five games this season. In his first entry, he discusses being named captain, meeting Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and expectations for the season.