2023 Draft Prospect

Penguins Draft Forward Brayden Yager 14th Overall

The Pittsburgh Penguins selected forward Brayden Yager with the 14th overall pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft last night.  Yager is 5’11” and weighs 170 pounds. He played for the Moose Jaw Warriors in the Western Hockey League last season. He was originally listed 11th among North American skaters in the draft Prospect rankings.  […]

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2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Koehn Ziemmer

Koehn Ziemmer is an exciting prospect for the 2023 NHL Draft, showcasing a unique blend of size, skill, and hockey sense. Ziemmer possesses an intriguing combination of offensive prowess and physicality, making him a valuable asset. Koehn has shown continual development throughout his junior career, landing at over a point per game on the Prince […]

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Rasmus Kumpulainen

Rasmus Kumpulainen is a structurally sound, left-shot 2023 NHL Draft-eligible center. Born on August 8th, 2005, in Lahti, Finland, Kumpulainen is among the younger draft-eligible players this year and is a product of the Pelicans organization. In 2022-23, he played most of the season in the U20 division, where he was Pelicans fifth-leading scorer with […]

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2023 NHL Draft Profile: Jakub Stancl

Jakub Stancl is the 6’3” 201 pounds Czechia-born forward for the Växjö Lakers U20 team, where he scored 11-6-17 in 35 games. Strengths Jakub comes into the draft with a nearly NHL-ready size. He has a good frame that should be able to add more strength to it. He plays a smart, safe two-way game […]

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Oliver Bonk, London Knights (Natalie Shaver/OHL Images)

2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Oliver Bonk

Oliver Bonk is a skilled two-way defenseman who played for the London Knights this past season. His success was a large part of why the Knights found success, making it all the way to the finals in the OHL. Bonk contributed positively on the ice in the defensive zone, making it a challenge for players […]

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Aram Minnetian with the USNTDP (Photo by Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers)

2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Aram Minnetian

National Hockey League 2023 draft prospect Aram Minnetian was born in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, on March 19, 2005. The 18-year-old defenseman is a tremendous skater who is good on his edges and has a great, powerful stride. The 6-foot, 170-pound right-shot blue liner excels on the rush with good stick-handling skills. Minnetian has been […]

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2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Ethan Gauthier

Ethan Gauthier is a skilled power forward known for his high hockey IQ. He’s great at positioning himself on the ice and using his physicality to create scoring opportunities. Gauthier isn’t afraid to throw his body around, which is why he’s projected to be a power forward in the NHL. He’s mentioned in interviews that […]

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2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Zach Benson

The Scouting Report: Zach Benson from Langley, British Colombia, Canada, born May 12th, 2005, is a top prospect eligible for the 2023 NHL draft in Nashville. Benson is an incredible passer, and it will be interesting to see come NHL entry draft day if he moves up or falls a bit in the rankings. While […]

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NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Gracyn Sawchyn

Gracyn Sawchyn is a versatile 2023 NHL Draft-eligible center/right winger who doesn’t carry many liabilities in his game. Born January 9th, 2005, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Sawchyn has had an interesting path to the draft thus far. He played for the vaunted Minnesota prep school, Shattuck St. Mary, for his Freshman and Sophomore years of […]

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The Western Hockey League chose Scott Ratzlaff of the Seattle Thunderbirds as the Goaltender of the Month for December. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds

2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Scott Ratzlaff

Scott Ratzlaff is the 6’1”, 172lb Canadian born goalie who spent the 22/23 season with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL. 34GP – 2.15GAA – .918 SV% – 25 W – 5SO Strengths He plays a very smart, controlled game and relies on his positioning and skating to stop pucks. He has good rebound control, […]

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