One of the smaller forwards in the draft, Zion Nybeck makes up for it with shifty feet and insane speed. He’ll be available as well but will cost upwards of $8 million on the open market.
He probably won’t usurp Lafreniere and Byfield, but I would be shocked to see him drop out of the top-five.
Zegras will be making his pro debut in 2020-21 either in Anaheim or San Diego, and the Ducks will likely attempt to have Holtz join him. Raymond has the characteristics of being more well-rounded in addition to his skilled hands.
The fact that he has the size to go along with the above skills will probably get him selected ahead of the aforementioned Andrae. That’s some good company to keep. Despite that, he bounced back quite well scoring 15 goals and 48 points in 40 games playing in the J20 SuperElit league.
This year, the defensive core is once again one of the tournament’s best. There’s a chance Holtz could join the Ducks for the 2020-21 season. Size is still an asset for a lot of organizations, so he will be a highly sought after commodity for any team that is lacking that kind of presence in their pipeline.
Updated daily with news and features from over 130 writers worldwide. If you ask most Ducks fans, Holtz is the favorite among possible targets, likely because the team hasn’t drafted a pure sniper since Bobby Ryan. Holtz had seven points (two goals, five assists) in five games to help Sweden finish second at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and seven points (four goals, three assists) to help Sweden win the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
In addition to the elite talents of Raymond and Holtz, Sweden could have as many as five more first-round picks come out of this draft. Defensively, he could use some work, but by no means is he a liability in his own zone. , "Underbarnet om uppståndelsen: 'Jag tänker inte på det, "BÄSTE SPELARE/ FORWARD i TV-pucken 1959-2018", "Har längtat efter det här året sjukt länge", "Patrik Berglunds hyllning till Alexander Holtz, 17", "Supertalangen klippte till två gånger när Djurgården vann", "17-årige Holtz skriver nytt avtal med Djurgården", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alexander_Holtz&oldid=982252655, National Hockey League first round draft picks, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Biographical information and career statistics from, This page was last edited on 7 October 2020, at 01:14. Founded in 2009, The Hockey Writers is a premier destination for news and information on everything hockey.
There’s one every year, and the player labeled the draft’s best sniper always gets extra attention.
#J20 https://t.co/MkMDPbRd7U. Holtz was awarded the Sven Tumba award as the best forward of the tournament. Så ser det ut under ett av Alexander Holtz största ögonblick i karriären. Mike Hoffman is the only consistent 30-goal threat available in free agency this offseason, and with an expiring price tag of over $5.5 million, he’s likely due for a raise.