NHL Draft 2020 Recap
The NHL Draft in October? Yes, you read that correctly. Just like many things in the year 2020, there is a first for everything. On Tuesday night and Wednesday, just a little over a week since the Tampa Bay Lighting hoisted the Stanley Cup, young hockey players selected by an NHL franchise saw their dreams come true. The draft was held virtually, so players were able to celebrate at home with their friends and family.
In three seasons of Worcester Railers hockey, there have been 22 players to suit up that were formerly drafted in the NHL. Of those 22 players, six of them were selected by the New York Islanders. See below for the list of players selected by the Islanders that have played in Worcester.
The New York Islanders had quite the run in the NHL Playoffs this season. Although they did not have a draft pick until the third round, the Isles ended up drafting five players (three forwards, one defenseman, and one goalie). Let’s take a look at all five players that were selected. Maybe one day we will see one of these guys make their way through Worcester.
Alexander Ljungkrantz – Brynas Jr. (J20 SuperElit)
3rd Round, #90 Overall
Alex Jefferies – Merrimack College (NCAA)
4th Round, #121 Overall
William Dufour – Drummondville (QMJHL)
5th Round, #152 Overall
Matias Rajaniemi – Pelicans (Liiga)
6th Round, #183 Overall
Henrik Tikkanen – IPK (Metsis)
7th Round, #214 Overall
That’s a wrap on the 2020 NHL Draft, now let’s drop the puck for the 2020-21 season!
Until next time, so long.