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Some Scouts Ranked Him In the 200's… But He Went In The 1st Round (The NHL Draft's Biggest Surprise)

Some Scouts Ranked Him In the 200's… But He Went In The 1st Round (The NHL Draft's Biggest Surprise)

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With the 21st overall pick at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected, from Avangard Omsk of the KHL, Yegor Chinakhov.

Chinakhov was the first overager taken at the 2020 NHL Draft, and there hadn’t been another one taken until the end of the second round. Some scouts had him ranked in the 240’s, while others were much higher up on him. In fact, Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen noted how CBJ actually had Chinakhov in their top 10.

Let’s talk about Chinakov today; what makes him a valuable prospect, why he was taken this high, and the whole philosophy behind the pick.

Yegor Chinakhov Habs Post: https://old.reddit.com/r/Habs/comments/j5qwsd/the_7th_rounder_we_need_yegor_chinakhov/

The “2020 NHL Draft” 1st Round went as follows:

1st) New York Rangers, Alexis Lafrenière
2nd) Los Angeles Kings, Quinton Byfield
3rd) Ottawa Senators (from San Jose Sharks), Tim Stützle
4th) Detroit Red Wings, Lucas Raymond
5th) Ottawa Senators, Jake Sanderson
6th) Anaheim Ducks, Jamie Drysdale
7th) New Jersey Devils, Alexander Holtz
8th) Buffalo Sabres, Jack Quinn
9th) Minnesota Wild, Marco Rossi
10th) Winnipeg Jets, Cole Perfetti
11th) Nashville Predators, Yaroslav Askarov
12th) Florida Panthers, Anton Lundell
13th) Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto Maple Leafs), Seth Jarvis
14th) Edmonton Oilers, Dylan Holloway
15th) Toronto Maple Leafs (from Pittsburgh Penguins), Rodion Amirov
16th) Montreal Canadiens, Kaiden Guhle
17th) Chicago Blackhawks, Lukas Reichel
18th) New Jersey Devils (from Arizona Coyotes), Dawson Mercer
19th) New York Rangers (from Calgary Flames), Braden Schneider
20th) New Jersey Devils (from Vancouver Canucks), Shakir Mukhamadullin
21st) Columbus Blue Jackets, Yegor Chinakov
22nd) Washington Capitals (from Carolina Hurricanes via New York Rangers and Calgary Flames), Hendrix Lapierre
23rd) Philadelphia Flyers, Tyson Foerster
24th) Calgary Flames (from Washington Capitals), Connor Zary
25th) Colorado Avalanche, Justin Barron
26th) St. Louis Blues, Jake Neighbours
27th) Anaheim Ducks (from Boston Bruins), Jacob Perreault
28th) Ottawa Senators (from New York Islanders), Ridly Greig
29th) Vegas Golden Knights, Brendan Brisson
30th) Dallas Stars, Mavrik Bourque
31st) San Jose Sharks (from Tampa Bay Lightning), Ozzy Wiesblatt

This is also taking place after the conclusion of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, wherein the Columbus Blue Jackets were eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs involved sixteen teams, which were the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders, and Columbus Blue Jackets in the East, and the Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes, and Dallas Stars in the West.

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars in the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals in Game 6 to win the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Vegas Golden Knights got eliminated by the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Finals in Game 5, and the New York Islanders were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6.

Of the Conference Semi-Final matchups, the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, and Philadelphia Flyers have been eliminated.

Teams eliminated from the first round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Washington Capitals.

The eliminated teams of the 2020 NHL Playoffs from the qualifying play-in series are the Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Florida Panthers.

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