As expected, the NY Rangers have selected Alexis Lafreniere with the first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. This was the expected move once the Rangers won the 2020 NHL Draft lottery. Lafreniere has been the top prospect on everyone’s boards for quite some time.
Lafreniere is a truly elite talent who will likely make the jump to the NHL next season. He will likely slide into a top-nine role in his rookie season and will grow from there.
As of now, the Rangers still have the #22 pick in the draft. It is not expected that the Rangers pick there, but they haven’t traded the pick yet. Until then, enjoy that Alexis Lafreniere is with the NY Rangers.