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Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and Steven Stamkos are all NHL stars whose careers began as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. At one time, they each had potential but needed to prove themselves at the professional level.
This year, another player will add his name to the list of No. 1 picks to open the 2020 NHL draft. And like those before him, he'll enter the league ready to make an impact and become a star for years to come, as will the other players who are selected during the annual event.