Alexis Lafrenière is already one of the greatest players in NHL history. Virtually at least.
EA Sports has simulated the career of the first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft using the recently released “NHL 21” game, and the results are quite impressive.
In addition to posting incredible statistics and winning numerous individual honors, New York Rangers fans will be happy to learn that the Quebecer has won the Stanley Cup twice.
Lafrenière dominated the QMJHL scoring 297 points in 173 games with Rimouski, and EA Sports expects that domination to continue with the Rangers. The team responsible for this video game performed a simulation that predicted Lafrenière would score 452 goals and amass 1,663 points in 1,582 NHL games. This total would place him in ninth place in scorers in history, just ahead of Joe Sakic (1641) and behind Mario Lemieux (1723).
In addition to these impressive statistics and his Stanley Cup victories, Lafrenière won the Calder Trophy in his rookie season, in addition to securing the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Trophy during his career.