Round 1 of the 2020 QMJHL Entry Draft takes place tonight at 7:30pm ADT live on the QMJHL’s YouTube Channel. Rounds 2-14 will take place on Saturday beginning at 10am ADT with updates available on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the QMJHL Draft Page.
The Sea Dogs currently hold 12 picks for this year’s draft, including two in the first round (third and fifteenth overall). The Gatineau Olympiques hold the first overall pick along with the second and fourth overall.
Earlier this week the Sea Dogs announced the acquisition of two 19-year-olds, shutdown defenceman Christopher Inniss (RIM) and physical power forward Nicholas Girouard (DRU). Saint John also acquired a pair of 2020 picks from Halifax in return for prospect Robert Orr. The Sea Dogs received a 2nd Round Selection (38th overall) and a 4th Round Selection (59th overall). Full details from Wednesday’s three hour trade period are available here.
Defenceman Tristan Luneau is the projected first overall selection this year according to the QMJHL’s Central Scouting Prospect Rankings. The prospects projected to go in the opening round are comprised of ten forwards, seven defensemen and one goaltender. Following Luneau atop the rankings are Antonin Verreault of the Saint-Eustache Vikings (2nd) and Michael Mastrodomenico of the Laval-Montréal Rousseau-Royal (3rd). The full Central Scouting Rankings list is available here.