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2021 NHL Draft: Who are the best players available on day two?

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There is still some value to be had on the draft’s second day.

2021 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

After the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft, 31 players were selected but there are still a lot of interesting prospects available when day two will get underway shortly after 11:00 a.m. Eastern (NHL Network, Sportsnet). The Buffalo Sabres have the 33rd pick.

Six players remaining had a first-round grade in our consensus rankings. The top player on the board is forward Aatu Räty, once seen as a top prospect in the Draft, who was ranked 15th. The other remaining players with first round rankings are Nikita Chibrikov (21), Logan Stankoven (23), Francesco Pinelli (26), Simon Robertsson (28), and Samu Tuomaala (30).

There are definitely some intriguing players in that group.

There are prospects with second round grades who are still on the board and may be intriguing to teams, including defenceman Daniil Chayka, ranked 33rd.

Other defenceman who should be taken early on Saturday include Stanislav Svozil (35th), Sean Behrens (39th), Jack Peart (40th), Scott Morrow (41st), and Olen Zellweger (43rd).

There are also some skilled forwards on the board, including the ones mentioned above. Others include Sasha Pastujov (34th), and Prokhor Poltapov (36th).

Also available on the second day are some familiar last names: Justin Robidas, son of Stephane (66th), and Redmond Savage, son of Brian (72nd) are relatively high in the consensus rankings.

Be sure to check out all of our draft coverage here.

Best Available Players - Day 2

RK NAME HT WT POSITION TEAM LEAGUE AVG DROP RANGE
RK NAME HT WT POSITION TEAM LEAGUE AVG DROP RANGE
15 RATY, AATU 6' 2" 185 CENTER KARPAT FINLAND 17.89 N/A 44
21 CHIBRIKOV, NIKITA 5' 10" 170 RIGHT WING ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA 22.67 4.78 25
23 STANKOVEN, LOGAN 5' 8" 170 CENTER KAMLOOPS WHL 25.89 3.22 40
26 PINELLI, FRANCESCO 6' 0" 185 CENTER KITCHENER OHL 27.56 1.67 20
28 ROBERTSSON, SIMON 6' 0" 190 RIGHT WING SKELLEFTEA SWEDEN 28.44 0.89 37
30 TUOMAALA, SAMU 5' 10" 174 RIGHT WING KARPAT JR. FINLAND-JR. 31.22 2.78 31
33 CHAYKA, DANIIL 6' 3" 187 L DEFENCE CSKA RUSSIA 34.33 3.11 52
34 PASTUJOV, SASHA 6' 0" 184 RIGHT WING USA U-18 NTDP 35.44 1.11 42
35 SVOZIL, STANISLAV 6' 1" 182 L DEFENCE BRNO CZREP 37.44 2.00 35
36 POLTAPOV, PROKHOR 6' 0" 176 LEFT WING CSKA 2 RUSSIA-JR. 41.67 4.22 50
37 MARTINO, AYRTON 5' 11" 160 LEFT WING OMAHA USHL 41.78 0.11 55
38 STROMGREN, WILLIAM 6' 3" 175 LEFT WING MODO SWEDEN-2 42.56 0.78 50
39 BEHRENS, SEAN 5' 10" 177 L DEFENCE USA U-18 NTDP 44.11 1.56 48
40 PEART, JACK 5' 11" 186 L DEFENCE GRAND RAPIDS HIGH-MN 44.22 0.11 45
41 MORROW, SCOTT 6' 2" 195 R DEFENCE SHATTUCK - ST.MARY'S PREP HIGH-MN 45.00 0.78 72
42 DUKE, DYLAN 5' 10" 175 LEFT WING USA U-18 NTDP 45.00 0.00 54
43 ZELLWEGER, OLEN 5' 9" 175 L DEFENCE EVERETT WHL 45.11 0.11 59
44 KOIVUNEN, VILLE 5' 11" 161 RIGHT WING KARPAT JR. FINLAND-JR. 46.67 1.56 54
45 SALMINEN, SAMU 6' 2" 186 CENTER JOKERIT JR. FINLAND-JR. 48.67 2.00 83
46 BROZ, TRISTAN 6' 0" 178 CENTER FARGO USHL 49.67 1.00 56
47 HEIMOSALMI, ALEKSI 5' 11" 170 R DEFENCE ASSAT JR. FINLAND-JR. 49.89 0.22 54
48 NAUSE, EVAN 6' 2" 186 L DEFENCE QUEBEC QMJHL 51.56 1.67 73
51 JOHNSON, BRENT 5' 11" 161 R DEFENCE SIOUX FALLS USHL 58.56 7.00 68
52 KISAKOV, ALEKSANDR 5' 10" 150 LEFT WING DYNAMO MOSCOW 2 RUSSIA-JR. 59.22 0.67 71
53 BUIUM, SHAI 6' 3" 209 L DEFENCE SIOUX CITY USHL 59.89 0.67 78
54 KNIES, MATTHEW 6' 2" 210 LEFT WING TRI-CITY USHL 60.22 0.33 98
55 GAUDREAU, BENJAMIN 6' 2" 175 GOALIE SARNIA OHL 61.22 1.00 79
56 KORCZAK, RYDER 5' 11" 174 CENTER MOOSE JAW WHL 62.44 1.22 71
58 OLSSON, ANTON 6' 0" 198 L DEFENCE MALMO SWEDEN 63.78 1.33 98
59 KIRSANOV, KIRILL 6' 1" 198 L DEFENCE ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA 65.11 1.33 101
60 GRUSHNIKOV, ARTEM 6' 2" 198 L DEFENCE CSKA 2 RUSSIA-JR. 65.44 0.33 81
61 HARRISON, BRETT 6' 2" 188 CENTER OSHAWA OHL 66.67 1.22 54
62 HELENIUS, SAMUEL 6' 6" 201 CENTER JYP FINLAND 68.11 1.44 90
63 HRESCHUK, AIDAN 5' 11" 188 L DEFENCE USA U-18 NTDP 70.33 2.22 87
64 UFKO, RYAN 5' 10" 181 R DEFENCE CHICAGO USHL 70.33 0.00 70
65 KLIMOVICH, DANILA 6' 2" 202 RIGHT WING MINSK ZUBRY BELARUS-2 70.56 0.22 92
66 ROBIDAS, JUSTIN 5' 8" 173 CENTER VAL-D'OR QMJHL 70.56 0.00 79
67 KAPANEN, OLIVER 6' 0" 166 CENTER KALPA JR. FINLAND-JR. 71.22 0.67 46
68 BAR, JACK 6' 2" 193 R DEFENCE CHICAGO USHL 74.56 3.33 82
69 ROULETTE, CONNER 5' 11" 180 LEFT WING SEATTLE WHL 74.78 0.22 77
70 DACH, COLTON 6' 4" 196 CENTER SASKATOON WHL 77.44 2.67 69
72 SAVAGE, REDMOND 5' 11" 180 CENTER USA U-18 NTDP 80.00 2.56 129
73 STJERNBORG, VICTOR 5' 10" 202 CENTER VAXJO SWEDEN 80.67 0.67 92
74 IORIO, VINCENT 6' 2" 191 R DEFENCE BRANDON WHL 82.00 1.33 103
75 WHYNOT, CAMERON 6' 1" 180 L DEFENCE HALIFAX QMJHL 82.89 0.89 104
76 KIDNEY, RILEY 5' 11" 168 CENTER ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 82.89 0.00 89
77 DEL MASTRO, ETHAN 6' 4" 210 L DEFENCE MISSISSAUGA OHL 83.00 0.11 73
78 KUZMIN, DMITRY 5' 9" 178 L DEFENCE MOLODECHNO BELARUS 84.44 1.44 124
80 GILMARTIN, LIAM 6' 2" 192 LEFT WING USA U-18 NTDP 88.00 3.56 106
81 DOWER NILSSON, LIAM 6' 0" 172 CENTER FROLUNDA JR. SWEDEN-JR. 89.33 1.33 87
82 NADEAU, OLIVIER 6' 2" 204 RIGHT WING SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 89.33 0.00 98
83 WINTERTON, RYAN 6' 2" 175 CENTER HAMILTON OHL 91.22 1.89 81
84 TSCHIGERL, SEAN 6' 0" 189 LEFT WING CALGARY WHL 92.78 1.56 121
85 LUKASHEVICH, VLADISLAV 6' 2" 167 L DEFENCE YAROSLAVL 2 RUSSIA-JR. 93.33 0.56 102
86 MALATESTA, JAMES 5' 9" 179 LEFT WING QUEBEC QMJHL 93.89 0.56 76
87 REYNOLDS, PETER 5' 10" 167 CENTER SAINT JOHN QMJHL 94.89 1.00 110
88 LENNOX, TRISTAN 6' 4" 190 GOALIE SAGINAW OHL 95.00 0.11 67
89 KOSTENKO, DMITRI 6' 1" 187 R DEFENCE TOGLIATTI RUSSIA-2 95.11 0.11 192
90 ROY, JOSHUA 6' 0" 190 RIGHT WING SHERBROOKE QMJHL 96.22 1.11 111
91 JORDAN, COLE 6' 2" 200 L DEFENCE MOOSE JAW WHL 97.33 1.11 218
92 VOIT, TY 5' 10" 161 LEFT WING SARNIA OHL 98.22 0.89 118
93 PLANDOWSKI, OSCAR 6' 0" 190 R DEFENCE CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL 98.67 0.44 76
94 DOAN, JOSH 6' 1" 183 RIGHT WING CHICAGO USHL 99.00 0.33 132
95 BRABENEC, JAKUB 6' 1" 174 CENTER BRNO CZREP 99.67 0.67 110
96 ORR, ROBERT 5' 11" 176 RIGHT WING HALIFAX QMJHL 100.33 0.67 104
97 GALLAGHER, TY 6' 0" 188 R DEFENCE USA U-18 NTDP 100.44 0.11 61
98 HUCKINS, COLE 6' 3" 200 CENTER ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 100.89 0.44 108
99 MALINEN, ALEKSI 6' 0" 176 L DEFENCE JYP FINLAND 100.89 0.00 104
100 BLAKE, JACKSON 5' 10" 158 RIGHT WING EDEN PRAIRIE HIGH-MN 102.33 1.44 84
101 WONG, TREVOR 5' 8" 154 LEFT WING KELOWNA WHL 104.00 1.67 199
102 CANONICA, LORENZO 5' 11" 179 CENTER SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 104.33 0.33 166
103 KATELEVSKII, DMITRII 6' 2" 190 CENTER BARS KAZAN RUSSIA-2 104.56 0.22 174
104 PETROV, MATVEY 6' 2" 178 LEFT WING KRYLJA SOVETOV 2 RUSSIA-JR. 104.89 0.33 96
105 VILEN, TOPIAS 6' 1" 194 L DEFENCE PELICANS FINLAND 105.00 0.11 179
106 SCHMIDT, ROMAN 6' 5" 210 R DEFENCE USA U-18 NTDP 105.22 0.22 188
107 RICHARD, GUILLAUME 6' 2" 170 L DEFENCE TRI-CITY USHL 105.78 0.56 83
108 KOLOSOV, ALEKSEI 6' 1" 185 GOALIE MINSK RUSSIA 106.00 0.22 123
109 TRUDEAU, WILLIAM 6' 0" 189 L DEFENCE CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL 106.33 0.33 125
110 MOSER, JANIS 6' 0" 172 L DEFENCE BIEL SWISS 107.11 0.78 151
111 MASTERS, KYLE 6' 1" 175 R DEFENCE RED DEER WHL 107.56 0.44 144
112 MARJALA, VILJAMI 6' 0" 178 LEFT WING QUEBEC QMJHL 107.78 0.22 76
113 GERASIMYUK, KIRILL 6' 2" 179 GOALIE SKA-VARYAGI MHL 108.00 0.22 201
114 MONTGOMERY, BRYCE 6' 4" 215 R DEFENCE LONDON OHL 108.22 0.22 178
115 LANDRY, MANIX 5' 11" 178 CENTER GATINEAU QMJHL 108.33 0.11 88
116 GRUBBE, JAYDEN 6' 2" 200 CENTER RED DEER WHL 109.22 0.89 83
117 SJOBERG, ALBERT 6' 0" 183 RIGHT WING SODERTALJE JR. SWEDEN-JR. 109.67 0.44 112
118 MARTIN, JACOB 6' 0" 188 R DEFENCE USA U-18 NTDP 110.78 1.11 140
119 HUUHTANEN, NIKO 6' 2" 204 RIGHT WING TAPPARA JR. FINLAND-JR. 111.22 0.44 148
120 MATIER, JACK 6' 4" 200 R DEFENCE OTTAWA OHL 111.78 0.56 87
121 JANICKE, JUSTIN 5' 11" 185 LEFT WING USA U-18 NTDP 111.78 0.00 93
122 LOCKHART, CONNOR 5' 9" 165 RIGHT WING ERIE OHL 112.11 0.33 90
123 RYSAVY, MARTIN 6' 3" 218 RIGHT WING PREROV CZREP-2 112.22 0.11 230
124 SUOMI, JIMI 5' 9" 147 L DEFENCE JOKERIT JR. FINLAND-JR. 112.67 0.44 132
125 CARDWELL, ETHAN 5' 11" 180 RIGHT WING BARRIE OHL 113.33 0.67 164
126 TICHACEK, JIRI 5' 9" 170 L DEFENCE KLADNO CZREP-2 113.56 0.22 223
127 GASSEAU, ANDRE 6' 4" 205 CENTER USA U-18 NTDP 114.11 0.56 122
128 GUCCIARDI, DAVID 6' 1" 185 L DEFENCE WATERLOO USHL 114.11 0.00 118
129 ALARIE, ERIC 6' 1" 197 LEFT WING MOOSE JAW WHL 115.67 1.56 127
130 TELEGUINE, ALEXANDER 5' 10" 183 CENTER CHILLIWACK BCHL 115.67 0.00 216
131 VRBETIC, JOE 6' 6" 190 GOALIE NORTH BAY OHL 115.67 0.00 148
132 ALMQUIST, MARCUS 5' 7" 162 RIGHT WING HV 71 JR. SWEDEN-JR. 115.89 0.22 208
133 MIETTINEN, VERNER 5' 11" 165 CENTER K-ESPOO JR. FINLAND-JR. 116.22 0.33 148
134 BARDAKOV, ZAKHAR 6' 2" 198 CENTER PODOLSK RUSSIA 116.44 0.22 246
135 LIUKAS, EETU 6' 2" 198 LEFT WING TPS FINLAND 116.67 0.22 221
136 SJODIN, LINUS 5' 9" 163 CENTER ROGLE SWEDEN 116.89 0.22 127
137 ROGER, BEN 6' 4" 200 R DEFENCE LONDON OHL 117.44 0.56 237
138 GABRIELSSON, HUGO 6' 1" 172 L DEFENCE FROLUNDA JR. SWEDEN-JR. 117.44 0.00 153
139 MYRENBERG, JONATHAN 6' 2" 185 R DEFENCE LINKOPING JR. SWEDEN-JR. 117.56 0.11 110
140 FEDOTOV, ILYA 6' 1" 176 LEFT WING NIZHNY NOVGOROD 2 RUSSIA-JR. 117.89 0.33 283
141 OSTAPCHUK, ZACK 6' 3" 205 CENTER VANCOUVER WHL 117.89 0.00 163
142 KOSKENVUO, AKU 6' 4" 173 GOALIE HIFK JR. FINLAND-JR. 118.00 0.11 125
143 VAISANEN, KALLE 6' 4" 178 LEFT WING TPS JR. FINLAND-JR. 118.67 0.67 159
144 ZUGAN, DMITRIY 5' 11" 176 CENTER CSKA 2 RUSSIA-JR. 118.78 0.11 206
145 MEIER, NOAH 5' 11" 172 L DEFENCE GCK ZURICH SWISS-2 118.78 0.00 133
146 SJOHOLM, VICTOR 5' 9" 172 R DEFENCE HV 71 JR. SWEDEN-JR. 118.89 0.11 148
147 BANKIER, CAEDAN 6' 2" 190 CENTER KAMLOOPS WHL 119.00 0.11 150
148 MITTELSTADT, LUKE 5' 11" 175 L DEFENCE EDEN PRAIRIE HIGH-MN 119.11 0.11 148
149 ARCURI, FRANCESCO 6' 2" 201 CENTER KINGSTON OHL 119.22 0.11 149
150 STRAND, HUNTER 5' 11" 185 CENTER TRI-CITY USHL 121.22 2.00 115
151 LAZUTIN, DANIIL 6' 2" 180 CENTER SKA ST. PETERSBURG 2 RUSSIA-JR. 121.78 0.56 179
152 O'BRIEN, JACK 6' 1" 170 CENTER PORTLAND WHL 122.33 0.56 150
153 KNAK, SIMON 6' 1" 185 RIGHT WING PORTLAND WHL 122.33 0.00 148
154 IVANTSOV, ILYA 5' 8" 160 CENTER SKA ST. PETERSBURG 2 RUSSIA-JR. 122.56 0.22 108
155 STENMAN, ELIAS 5' 10" 165 CENTER SKELLEFTEA JR. SWEDEN-JR. 124.11 1.56 197
156 MILNE, MICHAEL 5' 11" 185 LEFT WING WINNIPEG WHL 124.11 0.00 188
157 KREBS, DRU 5' 11" 182 L DEFENCE MEDICINE HAT WHL 125.33 1.22 151
158 PAJER, LUKAS 5' 10" 181 RIGHT WING LITOMERICE CZREP-2 126.44 1.11 173
159 CHIASSON, JAKE 6' 2" 165 CENTER BRANDON WHL 127.00 0.56 104
160 BELLIVEAU, ISAAC 6' 2" 185 L DEFENCE GATINEAU QMJHL 127.44 0.44 169
161 NYSTROM, JOEL 5' 11" 170 R DEFENCE FARJESTAD SWEDEN 128.22 0.78 242
162 SOBOLEV, DANIIL 6' 0" 210 R DEFENCE SPARTAK 2 RUSSIA-JR. 129.56 1.33 211
163 RAFKIN, RUBEN 5' 11" 190 R DEFENCE WINDSOR OHL 131.33 1.78 220