NHL Draft 2020: Rangers options after Alexis Lafreniere

With two picks in the first round of NHL Draft 2020, the Rangers have plenty of options to choose from, including the consensus No. 1 prospect:

Rangers option for No. 1 Pick

Alexis Lafreniere

Age: 18

Shoots: Left

Position: Left wing

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 192 lbs

From: Saint-Eustache, Quebec

Widely considered to be a game-changer and player to build around, Lafreniere is a team-first leader who is a gifted and versatile scorer. He is thought to be NHL-ready now and has drawn comparisons to Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau, but Lafreniere says he models his game after Chicago’s Patrick Kane. Lafreniere is a big-game player that has proven he can rise to the occasion.

Rangers options for No. 22 Pick

Brendan Brisson

Age: 18

Shoots: Left

Position: Center/Left wing

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 185 lbs

From: Manhattan Beach, Calif.

College: University of Michigan commit.

With 59 points (24 goals, 35 assists) in 45 games for the USCHL’s Chicago Steel this season, Brisson (right) was named rookie of the year and to the league’s all-rookie team and first All-Star team. Brisson has a very apparent upside that could be reached quickly with the right development. Paired with stellar ice vision that works well while quarterbacking the power play, Brisson is another enticing playmaker option.

Hendrix Lapierre

Age: 18

Shoots: Left

Position: Center

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 181 lbs

From: Gatineau, Quebec

Having been diagnosed with three concussions in 10 months, Lapierre may fall in the draft out of concerns for his long-term durability. Known as an effective puck-carrier who can utilize his speed, Lapierre is one of the top playmakers available in the draft.

Mavrik Bourque

Age: 18

Shoots: Right

Position: Center

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 185 lbs

From: Plessisville, Quebec

With an uncanny ability to lure defenders out of position, Bourque’s hockey IQ is considered to be one of the best in the draft. Although slightly undersized, Bourque makes contributions both offensively and defensively and is known to always be two or three steps ahead of the play.

Ridly Greig

Age: 18

Shoots: Left

Position: Left wing

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 159 lbs

From: Lethbridge, Alberta

Known for his high-energy style, Greig is seemingly always in the middle of the action. He brings a balanced blend of skill and grit and is considered to be a relentless pest. The kind of player who will get under his opponent’s skin and then sprinkle in a two-point performance to put a cherry on top.

Seth Jarvis

Age: 18

Shoots: Right

Position: Right wing

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 172 lbs

From: Winnipeg, Manitoba

With an arsenal of creative moves, Jarvis has a knack for coming out of tight spaces with control of the puck. He plays a constant attacking style that is complemented by his fast skating ability and quick release.

Justin Barron

Age: 18

Shoots: Right

Position: Defense

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 198 lbs

From: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The brother of Rangers’ 2017 174th-overall pick Morgan Barron, the younger Barron emulates his brother’s size and stature. Due to a blood-clot issue this season, Barron was unable to increase his draft value and concerns over his offensive abilities came to light. A mobile blueliner, Barron still has an impressive low shot from the point that can be easily tipped.

Jacob Perreault

Age: 18

Shoots: Right

Position: Right wing

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 198 lbs

From: Montreal, Quebec

Known as a pure sniper, Perrault is considered to have one of the best shots in the draft. Can find the back of the net from anywhere on the ice and transfer any pass thrown his way into a dangerous shot on goal.

Dylan Holloway

Age: 19

Shoots: Left

Position: Center/Wing

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 203 lbs

From: Calgary, Alberta

A consistent force on the backcheck who can pickpocket puck-carriers and deliver timely hits, Holloway is a disruptive player with plenty of size. He’s a strong east-west skater who will sacrifice his body for the play.

Connor Zary

Age: 19

Shoots: Left

Position: Center

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 181 lbs

From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

A player who seemingly elevates his game year after year through hard work and dedication, Zary is a coach’s dream. He has a relatively well-rounded game with no particular standout skill, but his unparalleled work ethic and character make Zary an enticing option.

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