Ranking the top 31 prospects in the 2020 NHL Draft: 3. Quinton Byfield

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ST CATHARINES, ON – OCTOBER 4: Quinton Byfield #55 of the Sudbury Wolves skates during an OHL game against the Niagara IceDogs at Meridian Centre on October 4, 2018 in St Catharines, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

The large, imposing centerman blends great skill with size and is a certain top three selection in this years draft

Quinton Byfield (C), Sudbury Wolves (OHL)


Byfield has been in the center of debate for the second overall pick along with Tim Stützle over the last few months with little indication of who is ahead.

Born in August, Byfield is on of the youngest players in this years draft, at just 17-years old the Sudbury phenom has the potential to be a bonafide superstar at the next level. He has the size at 6’4″ that all teams crave down the middle, which could make him the second overall pick to the Los Angeles Kings.

There are doubts about whether Byfield will be an NHL player next season, but even if he doesn’t, he will be just 19 years of age going into the 2021-2022 season. Patience will be a virtue with Byfield as he still has some raw skills that need to be developed unlike his draft counterpart Alexis Lafreniere, but if he develops at a consistent rate the benefits will be outstanding.

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