It can be hard to project how the NHL draft will go before the order is set. But sometimes it's clear that a player is likely to be the No. 1 overall selection regardless of which team ends up with that pick after the lottery.
In 2020, that will almost certainly be the case.
Alexis Lafreniere is the favorite to be the first player selected in this year's draft, and although there are a couple of teams that might land the top pick, the Canadian left winger is likely to be drafted first no matter what.