October 11, 2001|
Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|QMJHL team||Rimouski Océanic|
|NHL Draft||Eligible 2020|
Alexis Lafrenière (born October 11, 2001) is a Canadian major junior ice hockey player currently playing for Rimouski Océanic of the QMJHL. Selected first overall by the Rimouski Océanic in 2017, he was awarded the QMJHL Rookie of the Year award and was named to the First All-Star team in his rookie season. Lafrenière is also the projected first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
Lafrenière has represented Canada internationally at the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships, 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, and the 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. As the captain of Team Canada's junior team, Lafrenière led them to a gold medal at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Lafrenière was selected first overall in the 2017 QMJHL draft by Rimouski Océanic. In his rookie season he scored 42 goals, the most goals scored by a rookie since Sidney Crosby in 2004. He was awarded the RDS Cup as QMJHL rookie of the year and was named to the First All-Star team.
|World Junior Championships|
|2020 Czech Republic|
|Hlinka Gretzky Cup|
|2018 Edmonton/Red Deer|
Lafrenière was the youngest player selected for Team Canada's U18 team at the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships at the age of 16. He later captained Team Canada at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup tournament, despite being the second youngest on the roster. Lafreniere led the tournament with 11 points in five games, helping Canada win gold.
In December 2018, Lafrenière was named to Team Canada's 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship roster. He was the youngest member on the roster and the ninth-youngest forward ever to represent Canada in the World Juniors. He scored his first, and only, goal of the tournament during Canada's 5–1 win over the Czech Republic. Canada was later eliminated by Team Finland in the quarterfinals.
In December 2019, he was named to Team Canada's 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship roster. After a 4-point performance in the team's 6–4 win against the United States in the tournament opener, Lafrenière suffered a lower-body injury the following game after colliding with the Russian goalie on a chance in the second period.
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honours
|QMJHL All-Rookie Team||2018|||
|QMJHL First All-Star Team||2018|
|Rookie of the Year||2018|
|Michel Bergeron Trophy||2018|||
|World Junior Championships – Tournament MVP||2020|||
|World Junior Championships – Tournament All-Star Team||2020|
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- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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