Rangers Select Alexis Lafrenière First Overall In 2020 NHL Entry Draft

Lafrenière long has been expected to be the top pick

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There were no surprises when the New York Rangers made their pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.

Alexis Lafrenière was drafted No. 1 overall by the Rangers on Tuesday night. This long was expected even before New York won the NHL Draft Lottery in August.

The physical 18-year-old is not afraid to get in front of the net, and he certainly could provide a boost to the Rangers, who finished with 79 points in the 2019-20 season.

Lafrenière is the first Quebec-born player drafted No. 1 overall since Marc-André Fleury was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003.

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