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2023 NHL Draft Final Rankings

Top 10 Prospects

#1: Connor Bedard, Centre/Right Wing, Regina Pats, WHL
#2: Adam Fantilli, Centre, University of Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Big Ten
#3: Leo Carlsson, Centre, Örebro HK, SHL
#4: Matvei Michkov, Right Wing, SKA St. Petersburg/HK Sochi, KHL
#5: Zach Benson, Centre/Left Wing, Winnipeg Ice, WHL
#6: Will Smith, Centre, US NTDP, USHL
#7: Andrew Cristall, Left Wing, Kelowna Rockets, WHL
#8: Colby Barlow, Left Wing, Owen Sound Attack, OHL
#9: Oliver Moore, Centre, US NTDP, USHL
#10: Ryan Leonard, Right Wing, US NTDP, USHL

Prospects 11-20

#11: David Reinbacher, Right Defence, EHC Kloten, Swiss NL
#12: Axel Sandin Pellikka, Right Defence, Skellefteå AIK, SHL
#13: Dalibor Dvorsky, Centre/Right Wing, AIK, Hockey Allsvenskan
#14: Matthew Wood, Right Wing/Left Wing, University of Connecticut Huskies, NCAA Hockey East
#15: Mikhail Gulyayev, Left Defence, Avangard Omsk, KHL
#16: Eduard Sale, Right Wing, HC Kometa Brno, Czech Extraliga
#17: Gabe Perreault, Right Wing, US NTDP, USHL
#18: Gavin Brindley, Centre/Right Wing, University of Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Big Ten
#19: Quentin Musty, Left Wing, Sudbury Wolves, OHL
#20: Nate Danielson, Centre, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL

Prospects 21-30

#21: Brayden Yager, Centre/Right Wing, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL
#22: Samuel Honzek, Centre/Left Wing, Vancouver Giants, WHL
#23: Lukas Dragicevic, Right Defence, Tri-City Americans, WHL
#24: Tom Willander, Right Defence, Rogle BK, SHL
#25: Calum Ritchie, Centre, Oshawa Generals, OHL
#26: Carson Bjarnason, Goaltender, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL
#27: Dmitri Simashev, Left Defence, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL
#28: Timur Mukhanov, Left Wing/Right Wing, Avangard Omsk, KHL
#29: Jayden Perron, Right Wing, Chicago Steel, USHL
#30: Otto Stenberg, Centre, Frolunda HC, SHL

Prospects 31-40

#31: Oscar Fisker Molgaard, Centre, HV71, SHL
#32: Riley Heidt, Centre, Prince George Cougars, WHL
#33: Daniil But, Left Wing, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL
#34: Caden Price, Left Defence, Kelowna Rockets, WHL
#35: Kasper Halttunen, Right Wing, HIFK Helsinki, SM Liiga
#36: David Edstrom, Centre, Frolunda HC, SHL
#37: Oliver Bonk, Right Defence, London Knights, OHL
#38: Charlie Stramel, Centre/Right Wing, University of Wisconsin Badgers, NCAA Big Ten
#39: Beau Akey, Right Defence, Barrie Colts, OHL
#40: Theo Lindstein, Left Defence, Brynas IF, SHL

Prospects 41-50

#41: Trey Augustine, Goaltender, US NTDP, USHL
#42: Tanner Molendyk, Left Defence, Saskatoon Blades, WHL
#43: Kalan Lind, Left Wing/Centre, Red Deer Rebels, WHL
#44: Bradley Nadeau, Left Wing, Penticton Vees, BCHL
#45: William Whitelaw, Right Wing, Youngstown Phantoms, USHL
#46: Gracyn Sawchyn, Centre, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL
#47: Alex Ciernik, Left Wing, Södertälje SK, Allsvenskan
#48: Michael Hrabal, Goaltender, Omaha Lancers, USHL
#49: Koehn Ziemmer, Right Wing, Prince George Cougars, WHL
#50: Luca Pinelli, Centre, Ottawa 67s, OHL

Prospects 51-60

#51: Anton Wahlberg, Centre, Malmo Redhawks, SHL
#52: Ethan Gauthier, Right Wing, Sherbrooke Phoenix, QMJHL
#53: Hunter Brzustewicz, Right Defence, Kitchener Rangers, OHL
#54: Arvid Bergstrom, Left Defence, Djurgardens Jr., Swedish J20
#55: Maxim Strbak, Right Defence, Sioux Falls Stampede, USHL
#56: Zeb Forsfjall, Centre, Skelleftea AIK, SHL
#57: Aram Minnetian, Right Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#58: Roman Kantserov, Right Wing, Magnitogorsk Metallurg, KHL
#59: Nick Lardis, Left Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL
#60: Jacob Fowler, Goaltender, Youngstown Phantoms, USHL

Prospects 61-70

#61: Denver Barkey, Centre, London Knights, OHL
#62: Carson Rehkopf, Left Wing, Kitchener Rangers, OHL
#63: Adam Gajan, Goaltender, Green Bay Gamblers, USHL
#64: Danny Nelson, Centre, US NTDP, USHL
#65: Luca Cagnoni, Left Defence, Portland Winterhawks, WHL
#66: Matthew Mania, Right Defence, Sudbury Wolves, OHL
#67: Cameron Allen, Right Defence, Guelph Storm, OHL
#68: Felix Unger Sörum, Right Wing, Leksands IF J20, Swedish J20
#69: Noah Dower Nilsson, Center, Frölunda HC J20, Swedish J20
#70: Martin Misiak, Centre, Youngstown Phantoms, USHL

Prospects 71-80

#71: Easton Cowan, Center, London Knights, OHL
#72: Etienne Morin, Left Defence, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL
#73: Ryan Fine, Centre/Right Wing, USNTDP Juniors, USHL/NTDP Leagues
#74: Tyler Duke, Left Defence, The Ohio State University Buckeyes, NCAA Big Ten
#75: Alexander Rykov, Right Wing, Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL
#76: Lenni Hameenaho, Right Wing/Centre, Assat, SM Liiga
#77: Andrew Strathmann, Left Defence, Youngstown Phantoms, USHL
#78: Mathieu Cataford, Right Wing, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#79: Albert Wikman, Left Defence, Farjestad, SHL
#80: Felix Nilsson, Center/Winger, Rogle BK, SHL

Prospects 81-90

#81: Aydar Suniev, Left Wing, Penticton Vees, BCHL
#82: Ignat Lutfullin, Left Wing/Right Wing, SKA-1946 St. Petersburg, MHL
#83: Coulson Pitre, Center, Flint Firebirds, OHL
#84: Jakub Dvorak, Left Defenceman, Bili Tygri Liberec, Czechia Extraliga
#85: Etienne Morin, Left Defence, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL
#86: Connor Levis, Centre, Kamloops Blazers, WHL
#87: Jesse Nurmi, Left Wing, KooKoo, Finnish Leagues
#88: Rodwin Dionicio, Left Defence, Windsor Spitfires, OHL
#89: Thomas Milic, Goaltender, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL
#90: Tanner Adams, Right Wing, Tri-City Storm, USHL

Prospects 91-100

#91: Andrew Gibson, Right Defence, Soo Greyhounds, OHL
#92: Tristan Bertucci, Left Defence, Flint Firebirds, OHL
#93: Jakub Stancl, Center, Växjö Lakers HC J20, Swedish J20
#94: Arvid Bergström, Left Defence, Djurgårdens IF J20, Swedish J20
#95: Quinton Burns, Left Defence, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
#96: Nico Myatovic, Left Wing, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL
#97: Emil Järventie, Left Wing, Ilves U20, U20 SM-Sarja
#98: Jesse Kiiskinen, Right Wing, Lahti Pelicans U20, U20 SM-Sarja
#99: Cole Knuble, Centre, Fargo Force, USHL
#100: Petter Vesterheim, Center, Mora IK J20, Swedish J20


Mock 2023 NHL Entry Draft

Multi-Site Mock Draft, hosted by Kyle Perreira


General 2023 NHL Entry Draft Articles

The Chicago Blackhawks Win the Draft Lottery
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Drafting Efficiency: NHLe vs the Buffalo Sabres by Chace McCallum
Arizona Coyotes Options at the 2023 NHL Draft
Arizona Coyotes Options Pick 12
Number 2 Pick Highlights Big Draft for Anaheim Ducks
Montreal Canadiens Draft Targets
Vancouver Canucks Draft Targets


NHL Draft Stories by Connor Lapalme

The Tale of Two Stefans
Vanishing Barons
The Wheel
The Defector
Bure Affair
Saskatoon Blues
The Wrong Nilsson
Peter Svoboda Takes The Stage
Happy Accidents
Eric Lindros Power Play
Edmonton Oilers Draft a Dynasty
Odds and Ends




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)