Popular Post HighOnHockey Posted July 27, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted July 27, 2022 Just gonna list some noteworthy players by region for now. Canada WHL Connor Bedard 5'9 C Lukas Dragicevik 6'2 RD Brayden Yager 6' C Zach Benson 5'10 C Caden Price 6'1 LD Nate Danielson 6'2 C Koehn Ziemmer 6'1 RW Connor Levis 6'2 C Andrew Cristall 5'9 LW Riley Heidt 5'11 C Luca Cagnoni 5'11 LD Gracyn Sawchyn 5'10 C OHL Calum Ritchie 6'1 C Quentin Musty 6'2 LW Colby Barlow 6'1 LW/RW Cameron Allen 5'11 RD Ethan Miedema 6'3 LW Hunter Brzustewicz 5'11 RD Coulson Pitre 6' C Kalem Parker 6' RD QMJHL Tyler Peddle 6'1 C/LW Mathieu Cataford 5'11 RW Ethan Gauthier 5'11 RW Jordan Tourigney 5'11 RD Etienne Morin 5'11 LD Junior A Matthew Wood 6'3 LW/C USA NTDP Will Smith 6' C Aram Minnetian 6'1 RD/C Drew Fortescue 6'3 LD Ryan Leonard 5'11 C/RW Paul Fischer 6' LD Alex Weiermair 6'1 C Gabe Perreault 5'10 C/LW Oliver Moore 5'11 C USHL/NCAA Adam Fantilli 6'3 C Charlie Stramel 6'3 C Gavin McCarthey 6'1 RD Gavin Brindley 5'9 RW Tanner Adams 5'11 RW/C Andrew Strathmann 5'11 LD Zachary Sharp 6'1 LD Will McDonough 6'1 C Sweden Leo Carlsson 6'3 C Otto Stenberg 5'11 C Kalle Carlsson 6' C Theo Lindstein 6' LD Lukas Sagranden 5'8 RW Noah Dower Nilsson 5'11 C Tom Willander 6'1 RD Zeb Forsfjall 5'9 LW Finland Kasper Halttunen 6'3 RW Emil Jarventie 5'10 LW Jesse Nurmi 5'11 LW Arttu Karki 6'2 LD Otso Ylitalo 6'3 C Tuomas Uronen 5'11 RW Tom Leppa 6' C Lenni Hameenaho 6' RW Jesse Kiiskinen 5'11 RW Russia Matvei Michkov 5'10 RW Mikhail Gulyayev 5'10 LD Roman Kantserov 5'9 LW Daniil But 6'4 LW Yegor Zavragin 6'2 G Czechia Eduard Sale 6'1 LW Dominik Petr 6'2 C Martin Matejicek 6'1 LD Michael Hrabal 6'6 G Slovakia Dalibor Dvorsky 6'1 C Max Strbak 6'2 RD Ondrej Molnar 6' LW Samuel Honzek 6'3 C Martin Misiak 6'2 C Alex Ciernik 5'10 LW/RW Samuel Barcik 6'2 RD Just a few notes: Looks to be one of the best classes ever out of the Dub. Could be as many as what? Four top 10 picks? And ridiculous depth, as most of the 12 players listed are potential first rounders and all should likely go within the first three rounds or so. I also just learned as I was making this list that Gracyn Sawchyn is jumping ship from the NTDP for WHL Seattle. Fairly stacked OHL class as well. QMJHL class looks embarrassing. Not sure they'll have a single first rounder at this point. They've been losing a lot of top talent to the USHL/college route in recent years. I would call it an above average NTDP. Certainly not as loaded as 2019 or 2022 but probably better than 2020 or 2021. Finland and Sweden both look very strong as usual. Might be slightly below average for Sweden and above average for Finland. Remember this is the birth-year of that WSI mega team a few years ago that had 7 players upwards of 2 p/g, although their top two players aren't eligible until next year in Hynninen and Kiviharju. Russia has a handful of sensational top end talents with 5 potential first rounders, but not too sure about their depth beyond that. And in Eastern Europe Slovakia actually looks clearly better than Czechia for the 2nd year in a row. Initially I wasn't planning to include any goalies, but came across a couple putting up stellar numbers playing above their age group and with NHL size, so I had to add them. 4 8 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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