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2020 Draft Diary: Marco Rossi

Ottawa forward, A-rated skater, discusses upbringing in Austria, hopes for season

by Marco Rossi / Special to NHL.com

Marco Rossi (5-foot-9, 183 pounds) of Ottawa in the Ontario Hockey League will file a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the 2020 NHL Draft in Montreal. The 18-year-old center, an A-rated skater in NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list, has nine points (four goals, five assists) in four games this season. In his first entry, Rossi discusses hockey in Austria and expectations for his second OHL season.

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Smilanic, Sanderson may be in All-American Game for 2020 Draft prospects

NTDP U-18 team, with two A-rated skaters, to play USHL at USA Hockey Arena

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Ty Smilanic and Jake Sanderson are among two of the top United States-born 2020 NHL Draft prospects that could play in the BioSteel All-American Game, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, on Jan. 20.

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Raymond draws comparisons to Marner of Maple Leafs for style of play

Frolunda forward earned A rating for 2020 NHL Draft in Central Scouting players to watch list

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

Every Thursday, NHL.com will look ahead to the 2020 NHL Draft with an in-depth profile on one of its top prospects.

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NHL Draft Class returns to build toward 2020 NHL Draft

Newest episode features Central Scouting director to discuss preliminary players to watch list

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NHL Draft Class returns for its second season and begins the build toward the 2020 NHL Draft in Montreal.

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Barron starring for hometown Halifax team on path to 2020 NHL Draft

Defenseman received A rating from Central Scouting in preliminary players to watch list

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

Every Thursday, NHL.com will look ahead to the 2020 NHL Draft with an in-depth profile on one of its top prospects. This week: Justin Barron with Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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2020 Draft: Lafreniere among Central Scouting's players to watch

Forward, projected No. 1 pick one of four from QMJHL to earn A rating on preliminary list

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

Alexis Lafreniere, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, earned an A rating in NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list released Monday.

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Top prospects eligible for 2020 Draft

Lafreniere, Byfield, Holtz lead list according to NHL.com's Mike Morreale

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

Mike Morreale has covered the NHL Draft and NHL prospects for the past 10 years. He provides an early look at the top 31 prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft, which will take place at Bell Centre in Montreal on June 26-27. 

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2020 Draft Diary: Alexis Lafreniere

Projected No. 1 pick discusses meeting Crosby, outlook for Rimouski

by Alexis Lafreniere / Special to NHL.com

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.

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2019 NHL Draft first-round pick signings tracker

Status of 31 players chosen in opening round in Vancouver

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The 31 players picked in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft have NHL hopes. Some have gotten a start toward that goal by signing a three-year, entry-level contract.

More could sign as we get closer to the start of the 2019-20 season.

Here is a look at which players have signed and the status of the others:

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Lafreniere embracing status as projected No. 1 pick in 2020 Draft

Left wing proving adept at handling pressure, eyes bigger role at World Junior Championship

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

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Alexis Lafreniere doesn't expect the pressure as the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft to make him grip his hockey stick any tighter this season.

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