Off The Post: Alexis Lafreniere Shines in CHL Top Prospects Game – Alexis Lafreniere took part in the CHL Top Prospects Game. He showed off what he could do offensively and defensively. He is 100% cemented as the top overall pick in the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft. He spoke with Russ Cohen at the event.
Alexis Lafreniere, Left Wing
Alexis Lafrenière is a 17-year-old hockey player who just signed a multi-year spokesman deal with Upper Deck. He’s been making headlines in Canada for more than a few years now and in short order, American hockey fans will be able to collect him even before his name is called in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
In 2017-18, he notched 42 goals and 83 points in just 60 games for the Rimouski Oceanic in the QMJHL. He notched a point-per-game in the playoffs as well. Once upon a time, Sidney Crosby set all the scoring records for that franchise. This French-Canadian left winger is a future star. He’s destined to play in the NHL.
In 2018-19, he had 105 points in his first 61 games with 37 goals. He’s already wearing an “A” showing that he has leadership abilities on and off the ice. Collectors don’t care about that. They want to know what he can do on the ice.
The former CHL Rookie of the Year and Hlinka Gretzky Cup Champion has exceptional eye-hand coordination. He’s already very fast and he has a quick release on his shot. He plays a solid 200-foot game already and he’ll only get better over time. It’s hard to predict what that will translate to in a few seasons when he gets drafted first or second overall.
Collectors should have no reservations getting in on him early. He has some cards in the 2018-19 Upper Deck Canada Juniors release. He’s also in 2017-18 Upper Deck CHL Hockey and 2018 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors, as well as in upcoming releases of 2018-19 Upper Deck CHL Hockey (April 2019) and 2019 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors (August 2019).
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