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Alexis
Lafreniere

A smart and versatile forward, he has earned many accolades going into the draft as an offensive juggernaut and rightly so. Though his skating hasn’t been celebrated as much as his other skills his acceleration and first steps need to improve he has a powerful stride that gives him an above average speed. He has…

Date of Birth
October 11, 2001
Position
Left Wing
Height
6'1.0
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Saint-Eustache, QC  
Shoots
Left
Weight
193 lbs
Draft Result
1/1 (NYR)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Lafreniere Alexis D3175 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jul 14/20 Lafreniere Alexis 20656 – Rimouski vs. Charlottetown QMJHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Jul 14/20 Lafreniere Alexis 20655 – Sherbrooke vs. Rimouski QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jul 14/20 Lafreniere Alexis 20654 – Drummondville vs. Rimouski QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jul 14/20 Lafreniere Alexis 20653 – Drummondville vs. Rimouski QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Lafreniere Alexis 20652 – Chicoutimi vs. Rimouski QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Dec 8/18 Lafreniere Alexis 20240 – Rimouski vs. Sherbrooke QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Nov 15/18 Lafreniere Alexis 20105 – Russia vs. Team QMJHL CAN-RUS by Andy Lehoux View Report
Nov 11/17 Lafreniere Alexis 19094 – World Under-17 Review WJC-17 by Joseph Aleong View Summary
Nov 11/17 Lafreniere Alexis 19095 – World Under-17 Review WJC-17 by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Nov 5/17 Lafreniere Alexis 18990 – Russia vs. Sweden WJC-17 by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 27/17 Lafreniere Alexis 18548 – U17 Development Camp Review WJC-17 by Joseph Aleong View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2019-2020 Rimouski Océanic qmjhl 52 35 77 112 2.15 41 50
2018-2019 Rimouski Océanic qmjhl 61 37 68 105 1.72 52 72
2017-2018 Rimouski Océanic qmjhl 60 42 38 80 1.33 35 54
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September 16, 2020
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August 12, 2020
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August 11, 2020
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August 10, 2020
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August 10, 2020
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August 6, 2020
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July 21, 2020
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July 18, 2020
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June 27, 2020
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June 16, 2020
Byfield among invites for Canada’s NJT Summer Camp
June 10, 2020
Lafreniere named CHL Player of the Year
May 30, 2020
Lafreniere named CHL’s top draft prospect
May 28, 2020
Rossi takes CHL Top Scorer Award
May 21, 2020
Lafreniere honored as Michel-Briere recipient
May 8, 2020
Lafreniere nabs Michael-Bossy nod
May 5, 2020
Lafreniere named Paul-Dumont Trophy recipient
April 21, 2020
Lafreniere finalist for Michel Brière Trophy
April 9, 2020
Duo named Paul-Dumont Trophy finalists
March 31, 2020
Trio named finalists for Michael-Bossy Trophy
March 29, 2020
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March 28, 2020
Lafreniere nets Jean Beliveau Trophy
March 22, 2020
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March 3, 2020
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January 29, 2020
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January 28, 2020
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January 16, 2020
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January 11, 2020
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January 9, 2020
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January 7, 2020
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January 4, 2020
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December 23, 2019
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December 16, 2019
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December 4, 2019
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October 4, 2019
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September 6, 2018
Lafreniere set to deliver on hype
August 4, 2018
Lafreniere to lead Canada at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

A smart and versatile forward, he has earned many accolades going into the draft as an offensive juggernaut and rightly so. Though his skating hasn’t been celebrated as much as his other skills his acceleration and first steps need to improve he has a powerful stride that gives him an above average speed. He has some strong edges and a great upper-body strength that help him protect his puck effectively. He is easily the smartest player one the ice amongst his peers and he thinks the game quicker and better than anybody. Although he loves to make simple passes to keep possession of the puck, he’s very creative. His offensive awareness, instincts, anticipation, decision-making, creativity and poise are all elite. He always has his head on a swivel, and he spots open players with such ease. He loves to feed his linemates in the slot and he’s able to find perfect passing lanes despite multiple stick and skates. Slick hands and a quick release on his shot, he is a dangerous combination of goal scorer and playmaker. Offensively, he continually showcases his tools and the potential to be a franchise player. The only knock on his game is defensively, he needs to improve his compete level and work harder at protecting his own zone. Overall, he is very confident and poised with the puck, and no matter how much pressure is under, he stays calm and collected to make the best play possible. It’s no secret he has endless potential and is already physically mature enough for the NHL and will undoubtedly be there next season.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide