NHL Mock Draft 2020: New York Rangers Select Alexis Lafreniere With No. 1 Pick

Blueshirt Banter starts SB Nation’s NHL mock draft with the obvious selection.

With the 2020 NHL Draft just days away, SB Nation is beginning its annual mock draft. The Rangers, having won the lottery back in August, will be selecting first overall.

On their behalf, we are selecting Alexis Lafreniere, a left wing, from Rimouski Oceanic out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

We’re not going to reinvent the wheel here. Lafreniere is the obvious, if not only, pick to make here. It’s the pick the Rangers will undoubtedly be making themselves on October 6th.

Here is Blueshirt Banter’s scouting report on Alexis Lafreniere, published in August.

Here is our take on why the Rangers will not and should not consider trading down from the top pick, even if perception may be that the Rangers have greater needs than left wing.