HockeyProspect.com 2020 NHL Draft Rankings Top 31, January

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    Later today the 2020 CHL Top Prospects game will take place in Hamilton, Ontario. Once again this year we are releasing our January rankings as a lead up to puck drop.

    Alexis Lafrenière remains at the top of 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Over the Christmas break, the talented winger showed the hockey world why he has been so highly touted these past few years. His play on the big stage of the World Junior tournament is exactly what Team Canada had hoped it would be, as he helped lead them to a gold medal in the Czech Republic.

    The race for the second spot on our ranking was a tight battle between Quinton Byfield and Tim Stützle. On our ranking back in November, Stützle was 5th overall on our list, he moves up two spots to 3rd overall this month, with Byfield remaining in the second spot on our list. Tim Stützle is once again joined by fellow German, John-Jason Peterka, who moves from 18th overall in November to 14th overall on our mid-term ranking. A third player who calls Germany home, Lukas Reichel, is also in our top 31 this month.

    Jack Quinn started the season 30th overall on our September list and moved up to 19th in November. This month he is rising once agin all the way to 11th overall. Quinn recently scored his 30th goal in 38 games so far this season. Quinn is joined by his teammate, Marco Rossi who moved from 12th in November to 8th overall this month. Rossi has posted huge numbers this season, he now has 26 goals and 48 assists for 74 points in just 32 games.

    Our Full Top 65 is located here – Free Top 31 below.

    HockeyProspect.com 2020 NHL Draft Top 31 Ranking, January 16th, 2020

    RANKLASTFIRSTTEAMLEAGUEHEIGHTWEIGHTPOSSHOT
    1LAFRENIEREALEXISRIMOUSKIQMJHL6' 1.0"196LWL
    2BYFIELDQUINTONSUDBURYOHL6' 4.0"215CL
    3STUTZLETIMMANNHEIMGERMANY6' 1.0"185LWL
    4PERFETTICOLESAGINAWOHL5' 10.25"177C/LWL
    5ASKAROVYAROSLAVNEVA ST. PTRBRUSSIA-26' 3.0"176GR
    6RAYMONDLUCASFROLUNDASWEDEN5' 11.0"170LWR
    7DRYSDALEJAMIEERIEOHL5' 11.0"175DR
    8ROSSIMARCOOTTAWAOHL5' 8.75"183CL
    9HOLTZALEXANDERDJURGARDENSWEDEN5' 11.5"192RWR
    10GUNLERNOELLULEASWEDEN6' 1.0"176RWR
    11QUINNJACKOTTAWAOHL6' 0.0"179RWR
    12MERCERDAWSONCHICOUTIMIQMJHL6' 0.0"181CR
    13LUNDELLANTONHIFKFINLAND6' 1.0"185CL
    14PETERKAJOHN-JASONMUNCHENGERMANY5' 10.0"181LWL
    15HOLLOWAYDYLANWISCONSINBIG106' 0.5"192CL
    16ZARYCONNORKAMLOOPSWHL6' 0.25"177CL
    17BRISSONBRENDANCHICAGOUSHL5' 11.25"177CL
    18SCHNEIDERBRADENBRANDONWHL6' 2.25"202DR
    19WALLINDERWILLIAMMODO JR.SWEDEN-JR.6' 4.0"191DL
    20REICHELLUKASEISBAREN BERLINGERMANY5' 11.25"170LWL
    21BOURQUEMAVRIKSHAWINIGANQMJHL5' 10.0"168CR
    22SANDERSONJAKEUSA U-18NTDP6' 1.25"186DL
    23VIROEEMILTPS JR.FINLAND-JR.5' 11.5"165DL
    24O'ROURKERYANSAULT STE. MARIEOHL6' 0.0"173DL
    25AMIROVRODIONUFARUSSIA6' 0.0"167LWL
    26BORDELEAUTHOMASUSA U-18NTDP5' 9.25"179CL
    27LAPIERREHENDRIXCHICOUTIMIQMJHL5' 11.5"179CL
    28PERREAULTJACOBSARNIAOHL5' 11.0"200RWR
    29NIEDERBACHTHEODORFROLUNDA JR.SWEDEN-JR.5' 11.0"172CR
    30MYSAKJANHAMILTONOHL5' 10.5"180CL
    31EVANGELISTALUKELONDONOHL5' 11.25"172RWR