The Original Full Round Mock Draft Site

2020 NHL Draft : Round 1

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 05:45 am (ET)

Draft date: October 6th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - October 9th, 2020, in Virtual

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ROUND 1

DraftSite's comments: A plug n play power winger who makes them better inside the dots on any line and the PP.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    191

  • School

    Rimouski (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    October 11, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Off the charts hockey sense and imagination on offense starting with the 2018 World U-18s where he surprised his linemates with passes that could have been coming from a seasoned NHL pro...

DraftSite's comments: Big men with feet and skills like his are a rare commodity.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 3.5"

  • Weight

    214

  • School

    Sudbury (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 24, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Big skilled and a really good skater at 220 plus pounds...

DraftSite's comments: A quick thinking offensive generator who plays fast in all aspects on the attack.


  • Country

    Germany

  • Height

    5' 11.5"

  • Weight

    187

  • School

    Mannheim (DEL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 15, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    This German centre-wing is shooting up the draft charts...

DraftSite's comments: This undersized left wing is a set up and man and sniper with super soft hand, edge control and  high end creativity. 


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    168

  • School

    Frölunda HC (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 28, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Smart fast smooth winger who always has the puck from the opening bell, and has the feet, and the stick to generate scoring chance after scoring chance...

DraftSite's comments: Geoff's son plays stout defensively and is a smooth skating poised offensive defender with four way skating ability and high skill set. 


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 1.75"

  • Weight

    186

  • School

    US-Under-18 (USAH-NTDP)

  • Date of Birth

    July 8, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    At this juncture, Geoff's son is the top rated defenseman in the U...

DraftSite's comments: Finished his junior career as a solid new age defender with a terrific initial burst. Who generates offense and is able to handle business the other way.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    173

  • School

    Erie (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    April 8, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Dynamic new age defenseman with a strong two-way game...

DraftSite's comments: A sniper with size, strong hands, a dynamite release and under-rated playmaking ability.


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    Djurgardens IF (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 23, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    There is a friendly competition marking two Swedish wingers who are making runs to be top choices and the couts keep flipping in their opinbions on who will get drafted first...

DraftSite's comments: is speed makes him hard to handle, but his shot is what see already in place, while the rest comes together.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11.5"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    Ottawa 67's (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    September 19, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Is a somewhat of a dark horse who has come into his own, making him part of the conversation in the mid-first round due the aggressive nature on the attack with his ablity to get open and finish hsi chances...

DraftSite's comments: He may be stocky and under 5’10” , but he plays well both ways, and is a high-paced playmaker who plays centre smartly & with fearlessness.


  • Country

    Austria

  • Height

    5' 9.5"

  • Weight

    182

  • School

    Ottawa 67's (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    September 23, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Creative skating finesses centre from Austria with excellent balance and edging...

DraftSite's comments: Knock him all you want, he IS smaller, but an elite thinker who never stops battling to win pucks with a sniper’s mentality.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 9.75"

  • Weight

    179

  • School

    Saginaw (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 1, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Strong, skilled smaller centre-wing who is always involved in the middle regions of all three zones, in the areas where the pucks frequent...

DraftSite's comments: A rare right catching goalie who is being touted as the next greatest star net-minder.


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    SKA-1946 (MHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 16, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Rare right glove goalie with good size, economy of movements and good concentration...

DraftSite's comments: Tell me again how he is 3rd or 4th line centre?


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    181

  • School

    HIFK Helsinki (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    October 3, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Well-rounded Finn centre with good vision, puckhandling savvy and ability to make the soft pass...

DraftSite's comments: When you play like you are the best player in Junior hockey for the last month, teams notice. Is this the next Brayden Point? Stay tuned.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    Portland (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 1, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Undersized centre-wing who will be presented with a challenge against the larger player, but whose excellent speed and skating make him an open ice threat and a player who penetrates on zone entries and play up-tempo in the attack zone...

DraftSite's comments: Don’t judge him by his first college season against older guys-he has a upside in all phases as a winger too.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0.75"

  • Weight

    192

  • School

    Wisconsin

  • Date of Birth

    January 23, 2006

  • Scouting Report

    Six foot 200 pound centre with soft hands and excellent vision...

DraftSite's comments: A nice bargain at this point, if you can get him over and acclimated…


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    181

  • School

    Tolpar Ufa (MHL)

  • Date of Birth

    October 2, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    One of the top all around wingers available in the draft class...

DraftSite's comments: One of the drafts better all-around skaters, he may be ready sooner than later


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    187

  • School

    Prince Albert (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 18, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Finely coodinated bigger defender with excellent feet with nice puck skills...

DraftSite's comments: Robert’s nephew iis a smart playmaker who played against German pros, but is still working on his 200 foot game.



  • Country

    Germany

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    180

  • School

    Berlin (DEL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 17, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    German left winger who finds open ice with his above average speed and agility in tight spaces...

DraftSite's comments: His high-end hockey IQ and vision gets him a step ahead of the opposition when he makes zone entry.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    177

  • School

    Drummondville (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    October 27, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Sturdily built natural sniper whose stick is always close to the ice surface, displaying strong offensive zone instincts...

DraftSite's comments: He takes care of his end; the rest will come.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    209

  • School

    Brandon (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    September 1, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big strong defender who has some nasty sprinkled on top...

DraftSite's comments: Not a bad reach...Athletic and long with a booming shot like Jeff Petry.


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 2.5"

  • Weight

    180

  • School

    Tolpar Ufa (MHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 10, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Ultra-involved big defender with good footwork, a strong skill set, big-time one-timer, and strong hitter...

DraftSite's comments: Jarmo Kekäläinen took Marco Dano in the first round too.


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    160

  • School

    Omskie (MHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 1, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Speedy undersized Russian forward who has seen work at all three forward positions, but is more suited as a winger...

DraftSite's comments: This guy has proven he is STILL one of the top attackers in the class. His upside is higher than his downside.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11.5"

  • Weight

    181

  • School

    Chicoutimi (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 9, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Still growing in his own offensive prowess, you cannot argue with what he brings as a top quality puck distributor...

DraftSite's comments: The size and and quick release are there, but the boots have to get lighter….


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1.25"

  • Weight

    194

  • School

    Barrie (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 18, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big centre whose strong in puck battles and plays a physical game...

DraftSite's comments: Did his blood clot issues drop him onto the bargain rack? Good be a great value here.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    180

  • School

    Kamloops (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 25, 2009

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Dub centre with character, skill and high compete level...

DraftSite's comments: Worrying unnecessarily about his feet? He CAN compete. High character and skilled prospect who was his team’s leader.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    189

  • School

    Halifax (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    November 15, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big strong shutdown defender who munches many minutes for the Halifax Moosehead as a third year player...

DraftSite's comments: The grit sandpaper and power are there. Can he add add major league legs and scoring flash?


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    201

  • School

    Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 29, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Stocky winger who takes the puck hard to the attack zone and manages to hold his edges when the opposition is trying to throw him off balance...

DraftSite's comments: Yanic’s son had both one of the best forehand shots in this draft, but one heck of a backhand too!


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    198

  • School

    Sarnia (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    April 15, 2002

  • Scouting Report

    The son of Yanic has put up good offensive numbers the past couple seasons with the OHL Western  Division last place club , the Sarnia Sting, were he finished a minus 34...

DraftSite's comments: The centre-wing has great edging, a sprinkle of nasty and an under-rated skill set


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    164

  • School

    Brandon (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 8, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Edgy Dub centte-wing with strong stick-handling abilities that combine with his excellent skating, edge control, high motor and propensity to be a disturber...

DraftSite's comments: Far from the finished product, but there’s a lot of folks projecting a high end final product.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    Chicago Steel (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    October 22, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Strong relentless light-footed attacking centre who understands the nuances on the attack and continues to maintain pressure with passes, positioning and poerful wrist shots...

DraftSite's comments: His edgework allows him time to feed his linemates, and his smarts leads to deceptive carries than lead to goals


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    Shawinigan (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 2, 2021

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    A control the pace playmaking centre...

DraftSite's comments: Not big in size, just in his high-octane motor, which is one of the best in this year’s draft class.


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    185

  • School

    Prince Albert (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 9, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Short stocky winger with terrific hands, nice edging and a strong offensive zone cycle...