2020 QMJHL Draft Results
The 2020 QMJHL Draft has future NHL talent on display. Find out who went to what QMJHL team and our grades for all 20 first round picks.
Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: June 6, 2020.
Gatineau Olympiques: Tristan Luneau, D, (2022) A+ Grade
- The 6-1 172 lb Tristan Luneau had 4 goals, 20 assists, 24 points, and a +12 +/- ratio in 2018-2019 with Trois-Riveras Estacades. Estacades promoted Luneau to their team captain the following season where he had 6 goals, 24 assists, 30 points, and a +10 +/- ratio anchoring the top line for Trois-Riveras Estacades.
- Despite being only 16, Luneau has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL.
- I said the same thing about Olivier Boutin a year ago in 2019 when Gatineau spent a first round pick on him. Gatineau is building a fantastic blue line that will help them contend long-term.
Gatineau Olympiques: Antonin Verreault, LW, (2022) A+ Grade
- The 5-6 148 lb Antonin Verreault has the versatility to play left wing, center, or right wing. He seems like a better fit to play the wing. He has the passing, playmaking, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, and hockey IQ down. His 17 goals, 31 assists, and 48 points in 39 games helped him get picked as early as he got selected.
- He's fast, explosive, and the clear cut second best player in this draft behind Tristan Luneau. Gatineau deserves a lot of credit for using the 2020 QMJHL Draft to secure the top defender and top winger with their first two picks while getting the two best overall players on the board.
Saint John Sea Dogs: Leighton Carruthers, C, (2022) A Grade
- Despite being the eleventh best overall player in this draft, Leighton Carruthers looked like a center that can play effectively on offense and defense checking all of the boxes. Even though Leighton Carruthers is a reach at 3 after watching his tape, I seriously believe this pick deserves an A grade.
- His 18 goals, 19 assists, and 37 points in 35 games with the Halifax McDonalds got him drafted third overall. The Saint John Sea Dogs have Joshua Roy so Carruthers should thrive as a guy who compliments Roy in a role that suits him better.
Gatineau Olympiques: Samuel Savoie, C, (2022) A+ Grade
- The 5-9 168 lb Samuel Savoie had 18 goals, 38 assists, and 56 points in 2019-2020. Samuel Savoie was considered the top center in this draft.
- Despite being only 16, Savoie has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL.
- Gatineau got a good center and defender in the 2019 QMJHL Draft. They came away from this draft with the top defender, top winger, and top center with three of the first four picks in this draft.
Quebec Remparts: Evan Nause, D, (2021) F Grade
- Evan Nause turned down the QMJHL for the USHL last year and he was a first round pick in the 2019 QMJHL Draft before being a seventh round pick in the USHL Draft. I think Quebec wasted this pick which is why I gave them an F grade.
Val-d'Or Foreurs: Vincent Filion, G, (2022) A+ Grade
- The 6-0 165 Vincent Filion is the top goalie in the 2020 QMJHL Draft. Filion was teammates with Tristan Luneau. Vincent Filion had a 2.07 GAA and a .928 save percentage in 22 regular season starts with 14 of those starts resulting in wins. Filion also had a 2.40 GAA and a .932 save percentage in 3 playoff games. Filion is a guy who may end up being a first round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, if he does well with the Val-d'Or Foreurs which is why I really liked this pick.
Victoriaville Tigres: Pier-Olivier Roy, D, (2022) B Grade
- The 5-11 150 lb Pier-Olivier Roy was considered a mid first round pick and there were better defenders on the board which is why I gave this pick a B grade. Pier-Olivier Roy had 2 goals, 30 assists, 32 points, and a +21 +/- ratio in 2019-2020.
- Pier-Olivier Roy can get bigger and add more muscle. He has great skating and athleticism for a player entering the QMJHL. He has the skills of a two-way defender which is why I like his chances to succeed in the QMJHL.
Gatineau Olympiques: Noah Warren, D, (2022) A Grade
- Gatineau has two defenders good enough to play on the top line. Noah Warren was the third best defender on the board and he can anchor the second line which is why this pick got an A grade. The 6-4 201 lb Noah Warren has the ideal size for an NHL defender and still has two more years to grow by filling out his frame.
Shawinigan Cataractes: Michael Mastrodomenico, D, (2022) A+ Grade
- The 5-11 183 lb Michael Mastrodomenico was the third best player in this draft. Fantastic value pick by Shawinigan here.
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada: Jonathan Fauchon, C, (2022) B+ Grade
- The 5-9 146 lb Jonathan Fauchon had 11 goals, 23 assists, 34 points, and a +23 +/- ratio in 42 regular season games with Levis Chevaliers. Fauchon had 7 goals, 3 assists, 10 points, and a +11 +/- ratio in 5 playoff games.
- Jonathan Fauchon was the fourth best center left in this draft. His consistent play speaks for itself which is why this pick warrants a B+ grade.
Drummondville Voltigeurs: Luke Woodworth, C, (2022) A+ Grade
- The 5-8 139 lb Luke Woodworth had 20 goals, 47 assists, and 67 points in 2019-2020. He was the seventh best player on the board so Drummondville deserves a lot of credit for moving up to 11 to get Woodworth.
- Despite being only 16, Woodworth has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL.
Drummondville Voltigeurs: Maveric Lamoreaux, D, (2022) A+ Grade
- The 6-4 170 lb Maveric Lamoreaux is a defensive defender that models his game after Seth Jones. Maveric Lamoreaux only had 2 goals, 12 assists, and 14 points in 2019-2020, but despite this he was considered the fifth best overall player in the 2020 QMJHL Draft due to his ability to check, play aggressively on defense, and defend the neutral zone.
Moncton Wildcats: Yoan Loshing, C, (2022) C Grade
- The 5-10 172 lb Yoan Loshing had 24 goals, 12 assists, and 36 points in 28 games. Loshing was a huge reach when the sixth best player was still on the board. He had a late first round to early second round grade as the ninteenth best player on the board.
Halifax Mooseheads: Marcus Vidicek, C, (2022) A Grade
- The 5-10 146 lb Marcus Vidicek was the thirteenth best player on the board and the third best center on the board. Halifax is one of those teams that just drafts good players on a consistent basis so if they saw something special in Vidicek you have to give Halifax the benefit of the doubt.
- Marcus Vidicek had 15 goals, 18 assists, 33 points, and a +6 +/- ratio in 39 games. This is a great value pick for the Halifax Mooseheads at 14.
Saint John Sea Dogs: Nathan Drapeau, D, (2022) F Grade
- The 5-10 178 lb Nathan Drapeau is an offensive defender who needs to improve both offensively and defensively. The Saint John Sea Dogs reached big time by taking a raw defenseman who was considered a second round prospect.
Acadie Bathurst Titan: Lane Hinkley, D, (2022) F Grade
- Lane Hinkley had a third round grade. Obviously this pick is getting an F grade and no further explination is needed.
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles: Nicolas Ruccia, G, (2022) A Grade
- Cape Breton drafted their best goalie prospect since Marc-Andre Fleury here. The 5-11 148 lb Nicolas Ruccia had 2.54 GAA and a .903 save percentage in 22 starts with 14 of those starts resulting in wins. Cape Breton turned Fleury into a top pick, and if Ruccia does well these next two years he could sneak into the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft.
Halifax Mooseheads: Jordan Dumais, RW, (2022) A Grade
- The 5-9 161 lb Jordan Dumais was the top right winger in this draft despite being listed as a second round prospect. Dumais deserves an A grade because he has the production of a first round prospect.
- Jordan Dumais had 47 goals, 78 assists, and 125 points in 52 games. His impact with Selects Hockey Academy speaks for itself. Now Dumais will go to a Halifax Mooseheads team with a proven track record for developing NHL prospects.
Drummondville Voltigeurs: Nathan Morin, C, (2022) A Grade
- Nathan Morin only had 40 points in 41 games with the Levis Chevaliers. He is a line 2 or line 3 center at best, but provides solid depth and stability considering he was a first round prospect who fell further than he should have.
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies: Dyllan Gill, D, (2022) F Grade
- Dyllan Gill was a fourth round prospect. Why did Rouyn-Noranda trade out of ten only to settle for this player?
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