Ranking the top 31 prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft: 1. Alexis Lafreniere

BOISBRIAND, QC - OCTOBER 05: Alexis Lafreniere #11 of the Rimouski Oceanic looks on during the warm-up prior to the game against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada at Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau on October 5, 2019 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada defeated the Rimouski Oceanic 5-3. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
BOISBRIAND, QC - OCTOBER 05: Alexis Lafreniere #11 of the Rimouski Oceanic looks on during the warm-up prior to the game against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada at Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau on October 5, 2019 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada defeated the Rimouski Oceanic 5-3. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /
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BOISBRIAND, QC – OCTOBER 05: Alexis Lafreniere #11 of the Rimouski Oceanic skates during the warm-up prior to the game against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada at Centre d’Excellence Sports Rousseau on October 5, 2019 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada defeated the Rimouski Oceanic 5-3. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
BOISBRIAND, QC – OCTOBER 05: Alexis Lafreniere #11 of the Rimouski Oceanic skates during the warm-up prior to the game against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada at Centre d’Excellence Sports Rousseau on October 5, 2019 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada defeated the Rimouski Oceanic 5-3. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

Weaknesses

Discipline

To nitpick, since there are no weaknesses in the way Lafreniere plays the game, the talented winger has shown an affinity to cross the line from time to time.

Lafreniere is sure to attract his fair share of agitators at the next level when he will be a targeted man, so he needs to learn to have a bit of restraint and not lash out on his opponents.

He delivered a dirty blow to the head of a defenceless Quebec Remparts player that resulted in a three-game suspension for Lafreniere.

https://twitter.com/TSN_Sports/status/1222248638879059970?s=20

While Lafreniere can be imposing physically he needs to be careful about crossing the line, because his play should do the talking on the ice, not in the press box.

Usually, with the last slide of each of these articles, I will assess the players potential fit with the Senators, but since there is no remote way possible Lafreniere is a Senator it seems unnecessary to project.