Who do the top prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft compare to in the NHL?
NHL Central Scouting is producing its final rankings of the top North American skaters and goaltenders for the 2020 draft via video conferencing, which is being led by NHL Central Scouting director Dan Marr beginning this weekend. Goran Stubb, director of NHL European Scouting Services, will provide rankings of the top International skaters and goalies.
The concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic forced the NHL to pause its season March 12. Additionally, the remainder of the regular season and playoffs in the Canadian Hockey League (Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League), the NCAA and European leagues were cancelled.
A few scouts from Central Scouting took time to offer NHL comparables for the top five North American skaters from the midterm rankings, as well as the No. 1 skater and goalie on the International midterm lists.
Prospects for the 2020 draft are listed in order of Central Scouting's midterm ranking in January.