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2022 NHL Draft

Draft profile: Ryan Chesley’s main qualities are in his defensive display

Is there more to the game of this development program graduate than just being a solid-floor type of prospect?

Draft profile: Filip Mešár is the prototypical high-risk, high-reward player

Can this young Slovak put all the tools at his disposal together and become a potential first-round steal?

Draft profile: Samuel Savoie brings excellent late-round value

Savoie’s name won’t be called early in the draft, but his play style should make him a fan favourite wherever he goes.

Draft profile: Is Seamus Casey’s high-wire act worth the risk?

A gifted puck-handler, is there more to the small defenceman’s game?

2022 NHL Mock Draft: Canadiens select Shane Wright first overall

There has been a lot of debate in recent weeks, but the choice at first overall is clear.

Draft profile: Is Tristan Luneau worth a first-round pick?

With the Canadiens selecting 26th overall using the Calgary Flames’ pick, we take a look at Luneau’s profile to see if he’s worth a swing in that range.

Draft profile: Calle Odelius has defence as his calling card

Analysts seem to be split on the fast-skating defenceman.

Draft profile: Danila Yurov is a top talent in professional limbo

Stuck between two leagues, Yurov should be the first Russian forward off the board.

Draft profile: Jani Nyman has both intriguing tools and scary flaws

Nyman’s impressive season in the Finnish second division has made him skyrocket up many draft boards.

Draft profile: Lane Hutson has great skills and concerning flaws

The defenceman is one of the most exciting players in the draft class, but there’s no guarantee he gets to the NHL to show off those abilities.

Draft profile: Jack Hughes has made a name for himself

As the youngest player in the NCAA, he is firmly on the first-round bubble.

Draft profile: Brad Lambert is one year removed from being a top-three prospect

For the third year in a row, a prospective top selection out of Finland has fallen down the pecking order. Why are scouts suddenly doubting Brad Lambert?

Draft profile: Owen Beck does all the little things well to help teams win

A delayed OHL debut season has put him in the first round conversation.

Draft profile: Lian Bichsel’s size will always be his calling card

If Montreal wants to go for a big defenceman with a first-round pick for the third year in a row, then look no further than former Biel big boy Bichsel.

Draft profile: Jordan Dumais could be the steal of the year

An undersized yet elite playmaker will be available on day two.

Draft profile: Pavel Mintyukov brings an aggressive playstyle to the blue line

When it comes to high-risk, high-reward players, there may be none who fits the description better than Pavel Mintyukov.

Draft profile: Has Alexander Perevalov shown enough to be a first-rounder?

The Russian winger is the epitome of a divisive prospect, and it all depends on how you choose to look at him.

Draft profile: David Goyette brings highlight-reel skills

A great skater with even better puck-handling skills, Goyette is a highlight machine.

Draft profile: Rutger McGroarty is both a leader and a scorer

If his skating stride were to develop, the sky could be the limit of this young power forward.

Draft profile: Mats Lindgren, offensive defenceman

Mats Lindgren is one of the flashiest offensive defensemen in the entire CHL.

Draft profile: Luca Del Bel Belluz has high-end offensive tools

Luca Del Bel Belluz is one of the most improved players in the OHL, and has risen on some draft boards as a result.

Draft profile: Frank Nazar’s vision makes him a dangerous dual-threat centre

Part of an elite development program, Nazar is among the best coming out of the USNTDP.

Draft profile: Marco Kasper’s low production shouldn’t be a concern

He didn’t feature regularly on the scoresheet, but he was a key part of his teams’ success in 2021-22.

Draft profile: Noah Warren is a physical, shutdown defender

If you like big, shutdown defenders, then Noah Warren is your kind of hockey player.

Draft profile: Ty Nelson has skill, but needs time to develop

Nelson may be a shorter defenceman, but his skating and puck-handling skills let him have an impact in other ways.

Draft profile: Gleb Trikozov is one of the smartest players in the class

The Russian forward could very well be available all the way through the mid-second round, and would suit Martin St-Louis’ vision for the future perfectly.

Draft profile: Kevin Korchinski is a high-risk, high-reward blue-liner

It wouldn’t be a shock to see this offensive defenceman be one of the first ones off the board.

Draft profile: Danny Zhilkin, transition monster

Though he lacks the offensive output to justify a first-round selection, Danny Zhilkin is considered by some to be a day-one pick.

Draft profile: Jimmy Snuggerud brings size and goals

Hockey is in the blood stream for this Minnesotan winger prospect.

Draft profile: Jagger Firkus has got the moves

Could the circus artist commonly known as Jagger and the hometown of the Cirque du Soleil become a match made in heaven?

Draft profile: Isaac Howard is one of the class’s top skaters

The left-winger has some great tools to build with, but needs a blueprint.

Draft profile: Jiří Kulich’s versatility is turning heads

A deeper look at Jiří Kulich, one of the fastest risers of the draft class, and how his strengths could suit the Habs’ needs perfectly.


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