Alexis Lafreniere is already one of the all-time NHL greats, at least digitally speaking.
EA Sports simulated the career of the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft using the recently-released “NHL 21” and the results are pretty eye-popping.
In addition to some incredible virtual career numbers and a plethora of awards, the simulated career included two Stanley Cup trophies which is sure to make some New York Rangers fans happy.
Lafreniere lit up the QMJHL with 297 points in 173 games for Rimouski and EA Sports expects him to do the same for the Rangers. The video game team ran a simulation that projected Lafreniere to score 452 goals and collect 1,663 points in 1,582 NHL games. That total would put him 9th on the career points list, just ahead of Joe Sakic (1,641) and behind Mario Lemieux (1,723).
In addition to the impressive career numbers and Cup wins, Lafrieniere won a Calder Trophy, a Hart Trophy and a Ted Lindsay Award over the course of his video game career.