2020 NHL draft: Rankings, mock drafts, prospect analysis, big questions and more

What makes Alexis Lafreniere a special NHL draft prospect? (0:57)

Chris Peters explains why potential No. 1 overall NHL draft pick Alexis Lafreniere is a special prospect who can contribute right away. (0:57)

Player rankings? First-round mock drafts? Detailed looks at the top prospects? We've got it all here.

Catch up on the 2020 NHL draft -- scheduled for October 6-7 -- with coverage from Chris Peters, Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan.

Full draft order


  • Best-case two-round mock (September): Rather than what will happen, here is what should happen in the first 62 picks.

  • Mid-playoffs mock (August): As the draft order slowly falls into place, we predict the first 31 picks.

  • Post-lottery mock (June): We predict the first eight picks and offer potential options for the 24 teams still in need of a draft slot based on where they might be picking.

  • Mock draft 1.0 (February): We take our first turn through the opening 31 picks.