What Is Alexis Lafreniere’s NHL Draft Eligibility? His Age, Parents & More

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Published Date: 24 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 24 Feb, 2020

At the young age of 18, Alexis Lafreniere already marks his territory as one of the eligible young talents for the upcoming National Hockey League Draft. The young prospect is currently flaunting his skills at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The Canadian major junior ice hockey player, Alexis Lafreniere, captains the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL. He is also associated with the Canadian international hockey team.

What Is Alexis Lafreniere’s Age? Parents, Height

The 18-years-of-age ice hockey player was born as Alexis Lafrenière on 11 October 2001 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada. He is among the two children of his parents, Hugo Lafreniere and Nathalie Bertrand. Alexis has an elder sister named Lori-jane Lafreniere. He holds Canadian nationality and belongs to the Caucasian white ethnicity.

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The star player stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 meters). Besides, he weighs around 192 pounds (87) which calls for his impeccable strength in the playing field. Moreover, his black eyes and brown hair are some distinctive characters.

Alexis Lafreniere’s NHL Draft Eligibility: His Career So Far

Alexis is considered to be one of the huge prospects for the upcoming 2020 NHL Entry Draft, which is set to take place on 26-27 June later this year. As of the current scenario, the young winger is projected as the first overall pick in the draft.

The player’s eligibility can also be figured out from the ranking he is getting from various hockey-related websites. He is ranked #1 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM, FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS, ISS HOCKEY, MCKEEN’s HOCKEY, and ELITEPROSPECTS.COM.

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Alexis Lafreniere in his Rimouski Oceanic’s jersey (Picture: Alexis’ Instagram)

As of now, Alexis Lafreniere plays for the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL. He was selected first overall in the 2017 Draft by the Oceanic. In his rookie season for the club, he recorded 42 goals and 38 assists from 60 matches. Similarly, the player had the stats of 37 goals and 68 assists from 61 games at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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His International Career

Besides his club career, the young player has already shown his credentials playing for the national team. He was the youngest player (age 16) selected for Team Canada’s U18 team at the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships. Likewise, he later captained Team Canada at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he helped his team to win gold.

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Alexis Lafreniere celebrates after winning the 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship (Picture: Alexis’ Instagram)

On top of that, Alexis was named to Team Canada’s 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship roster in December 2018. A year later, he booked his place in the Team Canada’s 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship roster. The championship ended with his side bagging the first position.

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Some Interesting Facts About Alexis Lafreniere

  • Alexis was awarded the QMJHL Rookie of the Year award and was named to the First All-Star team in his rookie season in 2017.
  • When selected for the 2019 IIHF WJC, he was the youngest member on the roster and the ninth-youngest forward ever to represent Canada in the World Juniors.
  • Alexis was named World Junior Championships- Tournament MVP and made into World Junior Championships- Tournament All-Star Team in 2020.
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