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2021 NHL Draft

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2021 NHL Draft Grades

LWOH NHL Draft Grades
LWOH NHL Draft Grades Part Two
NHL Draft Grades Part Three
NHL Draft Grades Part Four


2021 Draft Final Rankings by Ben Kerr

Top 10 Prospects

#1: Owen Power, Left Defence, University of Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Big Ten
#2: Matthew Beniers, Centre/Left Wing, University of Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Big Ten
#3: Brandt Clarke, Right Defence, Barrie Colts (OHL) and HC Nove Zamky (Slovakia)
#4: William Eklund, Centre/Left Wing, Djugardens IF, SHL
#5: Luke Hughes, Left Defence, U.S. National Team Development Program, USHL
#6: Dylan Guenther, Left Wing, Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL
#7: Jesper Wallstedt, Goaltender, Lulea HF, SHL
#8: Simon Edvinsson, Left Defence, Frolunda, SHL
#9: Kent Johnson, Centre/Left Wing, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Big Ten
#10: Fabian Lysell, Right Wing, Lulea HF, SHL

Prospects 11-20

#11: Chaz Lucius, Centre/Right Wing, U.S. National Team Development Program, USHL
#12: Mason McTavish, Centre/Left Wing, Peterborough Petes (OHL) and Olten (SuiB)
#13 Carson Lambos, Left Defence, JYP (SM Liiga) and Winnipeg Ice (WHL)
#14 Matthew Coronato, Left Wing/Right Wing/Centre, Chicago Steel, USHL
#15 Cole Sillinger, Left Wing/Centre, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) and Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
#16 Aatu Raty, Centre/Left Wing, Kalpa, SM Liiga
#17 Xavier Bourgault, Right Wing, Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL
#18 Nikita Chibrikov, Left Wing/Right Wing, SKA St. Petersburg, KHL
#19 Sebastian Cossa, Goaltender, Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL
#20 Daniil Chayka, Left Defence, Guelph Storm (OHL) and CSKA Moscow (KHL)

Prospects 21-30

#21 Corson Ceulemans, Right Defence, Brooks Bandits, AJHL
#22 Isak Rosen, Left Wing/Right Wing, Leksands, SHL
#23 Stanislav Svozil, Left Defence, HC Kometa Brno, Czech Extraliga
#24 Francesco Pinelli, Centre/Left Wing, Kitchener Rangers (OHL) and HDD Jesenice (Slovenia)
#25 Sasha Pastujov, Left Wing, US National Team Development Program, USHL
#26 Zachary L’Heureux, Left Wing, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#27 Zachary Bolduc, Left Wing/Centre, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL
#28 Brennan Othmann, Left Wing, Flint Firebirds (OHL) and Olten (SL)
#29 Simon Robertsson, Left Wing/Right Wing, Skelleftea HC, SHL
#30 Logan Stankoven, Right Wing/Centre, Kamloops Blazers, WHL

Prospects 31-40

#31 Oskar Olausson, Left Wing/Right Wing, HV71, SHL
#32 Fyodor Svechkov, Centre, SKA St. Petersburg, KHL
#33 Anton Olsson, Left Defence, Malmo Redhawks, SHL
#34 Samu Tuomaala, Right Wing, Karpat, SM Liiga
#35 Mackie Samoskevich, Centre/Right Wing, Chicago Steel, USHL
#36 Ryder Korczak, Centre, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL
#37 Zach Dean, Centre, Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL
#38 Sean Behrens, Left Defence, US National Team Development Program, USHL
#39 William Stromgren, Left Wing, Modo Hockey, Swedish Allsvenskan
#40 Brett Harrison, Centre, Oshawa Generals (OHL) and KooVee Tampere (Mestis)

Prospects 41-50

#41 Ayrton Martino, Left Wing, Omaha Lancers USHL
#42 Aidan Hreschuk, Left Defence, US National Team Development Program, USHL
#43 Dylan Duke, Centre/Left Wing, US National Team Development Program, USHL
#44 Jack Bar, Right Defence, Chicago Steel, USHL
#45 Alexander Kisakov, Left Wing/Right Wing, Dynamo Moscow, MHL
#46 Conner Roulette, Left Wing/Centre, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL
#47 Chase Stillman, Right Wing, Sudbury Wolves (OHL) and Esberg (Danish Juniors)
#48 Prokhor Poltapov, Right Wing/Left Wing, CSKA Moskow, KHL
#49 Evan Nause, Left Defence, Quebec Remparts, QMJHL
#50 Tyler Boucher, Right Wing/Centre, US National Team Development Program, USHL

Prospects 51-60

#51 Olen Zellweger, Left Defence, Everett Silvertips, WHL
#52 Oliver Kapanen, Centre/Right Wing, KalPa (SM Liiga) and JoKP (Mestis)
#53 Scott Morrow, Right Defence, Shattuck St. Mary’s Sabres, USHS Prep
#54 Wyatt Johnston, Centre, Windsor Spitfires, OHL
#55 Samu Salminen, Centre/Left Wing, Jokerit, Finnish Under-20
#56 Ryan Ufko, Right Defence, Chicago Steel, USHL
#57 Matthew Knies, Left Wing, Tri-City Storm, USHL
#58 Aleksi Heimosalmi, Right Defence, Asat Pori, Finland Under-20
#59 Samuel Helenius, Centre, JYP, SM Liiga
#60 Ethan Del Mastro, Left Defence, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL

Prospects 61-70

#61 Benjamin Gaudreau, Goaltender, Sarnia Sting, OHL
#62 Cole Huckins, Centre/Left Wing, Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL
#63 Jack Peart, Left Defence, Fargo Force, USHL
#64 Shai Buium, Left Defence, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL
#65 Red Savage, Centre/Left Wing, US National Team Development Program, USHL
#66 Tristan Broz, Centre/Left Wing, Fargo Force, USHL
#67 Kirill Kirsanov, Left Defence, SKA St. Petersburg, KHL
#68 Nolan Allan, Left Defence, Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
#69 Ville Koivunen, Left Wing/Right Wing, Karpat, SM Liiga
#70 Artyom Grushnikov, Left Defence, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL

Prospects 71-80

#71 Oscar Plandowski, Right Defence, Charlottetown Islanders, QMJHL
#72 Justin Robidas, Centre, Val D’Or Foreurs, QMJHL
#73 Aleksi Malinen, Left Defence, JYP, SM Liiga
#74 Colton Dach, Centre/Left Wing, Saskatoon Blades, WHL
#75 James Malatesta, Left Wing/Centre, Quebec Remparts, QMJHL
#76 Vincent Iorio, Left Defence, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL
#77 Josh Doan, Right Wing, Chicago Steel, USHL
#78 James Hardie, Left Wing, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL
#79 Matvei Petrov, Left Wing, MHK Krylia Sovetov Moskva, MHL
#80 Ryan Winterton, Centre/Right Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL

Prospects 81-90

#81 Brent Johnson, Right Defence, Sioux Falls Stampede, USHL
#82 Sean Tschigerl, Left Wing, Calgary Hitmen, WHL
#83 Roman Schmidt, Right Defence, US National Team Development Program, USHL
#84 Peter Reynolds, Centre, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL
#85 Cameron Whynot, Left Defence, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#86 Danila Klimovich, Centre/Right Wing, Minskie Zubry, Belarus
#87 Tristan Lennox, Goaltender, Saginaw Spirit, OHL
#88 Jayden Grubbe, Centre, Red Deer Rebels, WHL
#89 Riley Kidney, Left Wing/Centre, Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL
#90 Topias Vilen, Left Defence, Pelicans, SM Liiga

Prospects 91-100

#91 Liam Dower-Nilsson, Centre, Frolunda Jr., Swedish Junior Leagues
#92 Ilya Fedotov, Left Wing, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, KHL
#93 Olivier Nadeau, Right Wing, Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL
#94 Zack Ostapchuk, Left Wing, Vancouver Giants, WHL
#95 Guillaume Richard, Left Defence, Tri-City Storm, USHL
#96 Sasha Teleguine, Centre, Chilliwack Chiefs, BCHL
#97 Joe Vrbetic, Goaltender, North Bay Battalion, OHL
#98 Isaac Belliveau, Left Defence, Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL
#99 Niko Huuhtanen, Right Wing, Tappara Jr., Finland Junior Leagues
#100 Victor Stjernborg, Centre, Vaxjo Lakers, SHL
#101 Dmitri Kostenko, Right Defence, Lada Togliatti, VHL


Not ranked: Logan Mailloux, Right Defence, London Knights (OHL) and SK Lejon (Hockey Ettan)

Ben’s 2021 Mock NHL Entry Draft

Mock Draft Part 1 – The Lottery Picks
First Round – Picks 17 – 32
Second Round – Picks 33-48
Second Round – Picks 49-64

2021 NHL Draft Class Profiles by Kyle Pereira

Sean Behrens
Matthew Beniers
Xavier Bourgault
Brady Burns
Nikita Chibrikov
Brandt Clarke
Simon Edvinsson
William Eklund
Dylan Guenther
Lukas Gustafsson
Luke Hughes
Kent Johnson
Carson Lambos
Zachary L’Hereux
Chaz Lucius
Fabian Lysell
Mason McTavish
Robert Orr
Oscar Plandowski
Owen Power
Prokhor Poltapov
Aatu Raty
Isak Rosen
Theo Rochette
Red Savage
Cole Sillinger
Logan Stankoven
Stanislav Svozil
Fydor Svechkov
Jesper Wallstedt


The Big Three Michigan Prospects
Eye Opening Comparison between Matthew Beniers and Anton Lundell
Kyle’s Draft Mailbag


Kyle’s Draft Prototypes

Russian Forward Prototypes: Toronto Maple Leafs
CHL Forward Prototypes: Toronto Maple Leafs
USHL and Sweden Forward Prototypes: Toronto Maple Leafs
Finland Forward Prototypes: Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs, Forward Only Mock

CHL Defence Prototypes: Toronto Maple Leafs
Scandanavian Defence Prototypes: Toronto Maple Leafs
USHL Defence Prototypes: Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs, Defence Only Mock


Kyle’s February Rankings

Top 10 Picks
Picks 11 to 15 and Notable Omissions


Scouting Analysis By Gabriel Foley

Brandt Clarke Could be the Next Erik Karlsson
Stephen Halliday May Benefit by Moving to Defence
Carson Lambos is Drawing Comparisons to Alex Pietrangelo
Janis Jérôme Moser Is Ready for the NHL
Stanislav Szovil is a Top Draft Prospect
How the Youngstown Phantoms and Kenta Isogai Are Shaping Japanese Hockey


General 2021 NHL Entry Draft Articles

Undervalued Leagues at the NHL Draft by Chace McCallum
Drafting Efficiency: NHLe vs the Buffalo Sabres by Chace McCallum
Three Late First Round Options For Detroit by Jacob Rivard


In-Depth Team Needs Series by Colton Osmond

Metro Division Team Needs
Atlantic Division Team Needs
Central Division Team Needs
Pacific Division Team Needs


Main Photo: SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 06: 2020 NHL Draft board is seen prior to the start of the first round of the 2020 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft at the NHL Network Studio on October 06, 2020 in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)