Draft Order NHL: 2023 NHL Draft Order: Round 7: 193. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Anaheim Ducks): Jack Harvey, C, Chicago Steel (USHL), 194. Columbus Blue Jackets: Oiva Keskinen, C, Tappara (SM Liiga), 195. Chicago Blackhawks: Janne Peltonen, D, Oulun Karpat (SM Liiga), 196. San Jose Sharks: David Klee, C, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL), 197. Montreal Canadiens: Luke Mittelstadt, D, Minnesota, 198. Florida Panthers (from Arizona Coyotes): Stepan Zvyagain, LW, Dinamo Minsk (KHL), 199. Philadelphia Flyers: Matteo Mann, D, Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL), 200. Washington Capitals: Brett Hyland, LW, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), 201. Detroit Red Wings: Emmitt Finnie, LW, Kamloops Blazers (WHL), 202. St. Louis Blues: Nikita Susuyev, RW, Spartak Moscow (KHL), 203. San Jose Sharks (from Vancouver Canucks): Yegor Rimashevsky, RW, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL), 204. Ottawa Senators: Owen Beckner, C, Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL), 205. Buffalo Sabres: Norwin Panocha, D, Eisbaren Berlin (DEL), 206. Washington Capitals (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Antoine Keller, G, Geneve-Servette HC (National League A), 207. Ottawa Senators (from Nashville Predators): Vladimir Nikitin, G, Snezhnye Barsy (Ligasy), 208. Calgary Flames: Axel Hurtig, D, Rogle BK (Elitserien), 209. New York Islanders: Dennis Good Bogg, D, AIK IF (Elitserien), 210. Winnipeg Jets: Connor Levis, RW, Kamloops Blazers (WHL), 211. Tampa Bay Lightning: Ethan Hay, C, Flint Firebirds (OHL), 212. Seattle Kraken: Zaccharya Wisdom, RW, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL), 213. Minnesota Wild: James Clark, LW, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), 214. Boston Bruins (from Los Angeles Kings): Casper Nassen, RW, Vasteras IK (Allsvenskan), 215. Ottawa Senators (from New York Rangers): Nicholas VanTassell, C, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), 216. Edmonton Oilers: Matt Copponi, C, Merrimack, 217. Pittsburgh Penguins (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Emil Jarventie, LW, Ilves (SM Liiga), 218. Nashville Predators (from New Jersey Devils): Aiden Fink, RW, Brooks Bandits (AJHL), 219. Colorado Avalanche: Maros Jedlicka, C, HKM Zvolen (Tipos), 220. Boston Bruins: Kristian Kostadinski, D, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien), 221. Dallas Stars: Sebastian Bradshaw, C, Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL), 222. Carolina Hurricanes: Yegor Velmakin, G, Dinamo Minsk (KHL), 223. Pittsburgh Penguins (from Florida Panthers): Kalle Kangas, D, Jokerit (KHL), 224. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Vegas Golden Knights): Tyler Peddle, LW, Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL), Round 1: 1. Chicago Blackhawks: Connor Bedard, C, Regina Pats (WHL), 2. Anaheim Ducks: Leo Carlsson, C, Orebro HK (Elitserien), 3. Columbus Blue Jackets: Adam Fantilli, C, Michigan, 4. San Jose Sharks: Will Smith, C, USNTDP (USHL), 5. Montreal Canadiens: David Reinbacher, D, Kloten Flyers (National League A), 6. Arizona Coyotes: Dmitri Simashev, D, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL), 7. Philadelphia Flyers: Matvei Michkov, RW, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL), 8. Washington Capitals: Ryan Leonard, RW, USNTDP (USHL), 9. Detroit Red Wings: Nate Danielson, C, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), 10. St. Louis Blues: Dalibor Dvorsky, C, AIK IF (Elitserien), 11. Vancouver Canucks: Tom Willander, D, Rogle BK (Elitserien), 12. Arizona Coyotes (from Ottawa Senators): Daniil But, LW, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL), 13. Buffalo Sabres: Zach Benson, LW, Winnipeg Ice (WHL), 14. Pittsburgh Penguins: Brayden Yager, C, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), 15. Nashville Predators: Matthew Wood, RW, Connecticut, 16. Calgary Flames: Samuel Honzek, LW, Vancouver Giants (WHL), 17. Detroit Red Wings (from New York Islanders): Axel Sandin Pellikka, D, Skelleftea AIK (Elitserien), 18. Winnipeg Jets: Colby Barlow, LW, Owen Sound Attack (OHL), 19. Chicago Blackhawks (from Tampa Bay Lightning): Oliver Moore, C, USNTDP (USHL), 20. Seattle Kraken: Eduard Sale, RW, HC Kometa Brno (Extraliga), 21. Minnesota Wild: Charlie Stramel, C, Wisconsin, 22. Philadelphia Flyers (from Los Angeles Kings): Oliver Bonk, D, London Knights (OHL), 23. New York Rangers: Gabe Perreault, LW, USNTDP (USHL), 24. Nashville Predators (from Edmonton Oilers): Tanner Molendyk, D, Saskatoon Blades (WHL), 25. St. Louis Blues (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Otto Stenberg, C, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien), 26. San Jose Sharks (from New Jersey Devils): Quentin Musty, LW, Sudbury Wolves (OHL), 27. Colorado Avalanche: Calum Ritchie, C, Oshawa Generals (OHL), 28. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Boston Bruins): Easton Cowan, LW, London Knights (OHL), 29. St. Louis Blues (from Dallas Stars): Theo Lindstein, D, Brynas IF (Elitserien), 30. Carolina Hurricanes: Bradly Nadeau, C, Penticon Vees (BCHL), 31. Colorado Avalanche (from Florida Panthers): Mikhail Gulyayev, D, Avangard Omsk (KHL), 32. Vegas Golden Knights: David Edstrom, C, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien), Round 2: 33. Anaheim Ducks: Nico Myatovic, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL), 34. Columbus Blue Jackets: Gavin Brindley, RW, Michigan, 35. Chicago Blackhawks: Adam Gajan, G, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), 36. San Jose Sharks: Kasper Halttunen, RW, Helsingfors IFK (SM Liiga), 37. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Montreal Canadiens): Ethan Gauthier, RW, Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL), 38. Arizona Coyotes: Michael Hrabel, G, Omaha Lancers (USHL), 39. Buffalo Sabres (from Philadelphia Flyers): Anton Wahlberg, C, Malmo Redhawks (Elitserien), 40. Washington Capitals: Andrew Cristall, LW, Kelowna Rockets (WHL), 41. Detroit Red Wings: Trey Augustine, G, USNTDP (USHL), 42. Detroit Red Wings (from St. Louis Blues): Andrew Gibson, D, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL), 43. Nashville Predators (from Vancouver Canucks): Felix Nilsson, C, Rogle BK (Elitserien), 44. Chicago Blackhawks (from Ottawa Senators): Roman Kantserov, RW, Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL), 45. Buffalo Sabres: Maxim Strbak, D, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL), 46. Nashville Predators (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Kalan Lind, C, Red Deer Rebels (WHL), 47. Detroit Red Wings (from Nashville Predators): Brady Cleveland, D, USNTDP (USHL), 48. Calgary Flames: Etienne Morin, D, Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL), 49. New York Islanders: Danny Nelson, C, USNTDP (USHL), 50. Seattle Kraken (from Winnipeg Jets): Carson Rehkopf, LW, Kitchener Rangers (OHL), 51. Philadelphia Flyers (from Tampa Bay Lightning): Carson Bjanason, G, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), 52. Seattle Kraken: Oskar Fisker Molgaard, C, HV71 (Elitserien), 53. Minnesota Wild: Rasmus Kumpalainen, C, Lahti Pelicans (SM Liiga), 54. Los Angeles Kings: Jakub Dvorak, D, HC Bili Tygri Liberec (Extraliga), 55. Chicago Blackhawks (from New York Rangers): Martin Misiak, LW, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 56. Edmonton Oilers: Beau Akey, D, Barrie Colts (OHL), 57. Seattle Kraken (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Lukas Draicevec, D, Tri-City Americans (WHL), 58. New Jersey Devils: Lenni Hameenaho, LW, Assat (SM Liiga), 59. Anaheim Ducks (from Colorado Avalanche): Carey Terrance, C, Erie Otters (OHL), 60. Anaheim Ducks (from Boston Bruins): Damian Clara, G, Farjestads BK (Elitserien, 61. Dallas Stars: Tristan Bertucci, D, Flint Firebirds (OHL), 62. Carolina Hurricanes: Felix Unger Sorum, RW, Leksands IF (Elitserien), 63. Florida Panthers: Gracyn Sawchyn, C, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL), 64. Minnesota Wild (from Vegas Golden Knights): Riley Heidt, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL), Round 3: 65. Anaheim Ducks: Coulson Pitre, RW, Flint Firebirds (OHL), 66. Columbus Blue Jackets: William Whitelaw, C, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 67. Chicago Blackhawks: Nick Lardis, LW, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL), 68. Nashville Predators (from San Jose Sharks): Jesse Kiiskinen, RW, Lahti Pelicans (SM Liiga), 69. Montreal Canadiens: Jacob Fowler, G, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 70. Arizona Coyotes: Jonathan Castanga, C, St Andrew's College (ON), 71. San Jose Sharks (from Philadelphia Flyers): Brandon Svoboda, C, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 72. Arizona Coyotes (from Washington Capitals): Noel Nordh, RW, Brynas IF (Elitserien), 73. Detroit Red Wings: Noah Dower Nilsson, C, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien), 74. St. Louis Blues: Quinton Burns, D, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), 75. Vancouver Canucks: Hunter Brzustewicz, D, Kitchener Rangers (OHL), 76. St. Louis Blues (from Ottawa Senators): Juraj Pekarcik, RW, HK Nitra (Tipos), 77. Vegas Golden Knights (from Buffalo Sabres): Mathieu Cataford, RW, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL), 78. Los Angeles Kings (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Koehn Ziemmer, RW, Prince George Cougars (WHL), 79. Dallas Stars (from Nashville Predators): Brad Gardiner, C, Ottawa 67's (OHL), 80. Calgary Flames: Aydar Suniev, LW, Penticon Vees (BCHL), 81. Arizona Coyotes (from New York Islanders): Tanner Ludtke, C, Lincoln Stars (USHL), 82. Winnipeg Jets: Zachary Nehrig, RW, Shattuck St. Mary's HS (MN), 83. Nashville Predators (from Tampa Bay Lightning): Dylan Mackinnon, D, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL), 84. Seattle Kraken: Caden Price, D, Kelowna Rockets (WHL), 85. Anaheim Ducks (from Minnesota Wild): Yegor Sidorov, RW, Saskatoon Blades (WHL), 86. Buffalo Sabres (from Los Angeles Kings): Gavin McCarthy, D, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), 87. Philadelphia Flyers (from New York Rangers): Yegor Zavragin, G, Mamonty Urga (MHL), 88. Arizona Coyotes (from Edmonton Oilers): Vadim Moroz, RW, Dinamo Minsk (KHL), 89. Vancouver Canucks (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Sawyer Mynio, D, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL), 90. New York Rangers (from New Jersey Devils): Drew Fortescue, D, USNTDP (USHL), 91. Pittsburgh Penguins (from Colorado Avalanche): Emil Pieniemi, D, Oulun Karpat (SM Liiga), 92. Boston Bruins: Christopher Pelosi, C, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL), 93. Chicago Blackhawks (from Dallas Stars): Jiri Felcman, C, SCL Tigers (National League A), 94. Carolina Hurricanes: Jayden Perron, RW, Chicago Steel (USHL), 95. Philadelphia Flyers (from Florida Panthers): Denver Barkey, RW, London Knights (OHL), 96. Vegas Golden Knights: Arttu Karki, D, Tappara (SM Liiga), Round 4: 97. Anaheim Ducks: Konnor Smith, D, Peterborough Petes (OHL), 98. Columbus Blue Jackets: Andrew Strathmann, D, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 99. Chicago Blackhawks: Alex Pharand, RW, Sudbury Wolves (OHL), 100. Carolina Hurricanes (from San Jose Sharks): Alexander Rykov, RW, Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL), 101. Montreal Canadiens: Florian Xhekaj, LW, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL), 102. Arizona Coyotes: Terrell Goldsmith, D, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL), 103. Philadelphia Flyers: Cole Knuble, C, Fargo Force (USHL), 104. Washington Capitals: Patrick Thomas, C, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL), 105. Vancouver Canucks (from Detroit Red Wings): Ty Mueller, C, Nebraska-Omaha, 106. St. Louis Blues: Jakub Stancl, LW, Vaxjo Lakers (Elitserien), 107. Vancouver Canucks: Vilmer Alirksson, LW, Djurgardens IF (Elitserien), 108. Ottawa Senators: Hoyt Stanley, D, Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL), 109. Buffalo Sabres: Ethan Miedema, LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), 110. Montreal Canadiens (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Bogdan Konyushkov, D, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), 111. Nashville Predators: Joseph Willis, C, Saginaw Spirit (OHL), 112. Calgary Flames: Jaden Lipinski, C, Vancouver Giants (WHL), 113. New York Islanders: Jesse Nurmi, LW, KooKoo (SM Liiga), 114. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Winnipeg Jets): Luca Pinelli, RW, Ottawa 67's (OHL), 115. Tampa Bay Lightning: Jayson Shaugabay, C, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), 116. Seattle Kraken: Andrei Loshko, RW, Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL), 117. Detroit Red Wings (from Minnesota Wild): Larry Keenan, D, Culver Military Academy HS (IN), 118. Los Angeles Kings: Hampton Slukynsy, G, USNTDP (USHL), 119. Vancouver Canucks (from New York Rangers): Mathew Perkins, C, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), 120. Philadelphia Flyers (from Edmonton Oilers): Alex Ciernik, LW, Sodertalje SK (Allsvenskan), 121. Nashville Predators (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Juha Jatkola, G, Kalevan Pallo (SM Liiga), 122. New Jersey Devils: Cam Squires, RW, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL), 123. San Jose Sharks (from Colorado Avalanche): Luca Cagnoni, D, Portland Winterhawks (WHL), 124. Boston Bruins: Beckett Hendrickson, C, USNTDP (USHL), 125. Dallas Stars: Aram Minnetian, D, USNTDP (USHL), 126. Carolina Hurricanes: Stanislav Yarovoi, RW, HC Vityaz (KHL), 127. Florida Panthers: Albert Wickman, D, Farjestads BK (Elitserien), 128. Montreal Canadiens (from Vegas Golden Knights): Quentin Miller, G, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL), Round 5: 129. Anaheim Ducks: Rodwin Dionicio, D, Windsor Spitfires (OHL), 130. San Jose Sharks (from Columbus Blue Jackets): Axel Landen, D, HV71 (Elitserien), 131. Chicago Blackhawks: Marcel Marcel, RW, Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL), 132. San Jose Sharks: Eric Pohlkamp, D, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL), 133. Montreal Canadiens: Sam Harris, LW, Sioux Falls Stampede (UHSL), 134. Arizona Coyotes: Melker Thelin, G, IF Bjorkloven (Allsvenskan), 135. Philadelphia Flyers: Carter Sotheran, D, Portland Winterhawks (WHL), 136. Washington Capitals: Cameron Allen, D, Guelph Storm (OHL), 137. Detroit Red Wings: Jack Phelan, D, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL), 138. St. Louis Blues: Paul Fischer, D, USNTDP (USHL), 139. Carolina Hurricanes (from Vancouver Canucks): Charles Alexis-Legault, D, Quinnipiac, 140. Ottawa Senators: Matthew Andonovsky, D, Kitchener Rangers (OHL), 141. Buffalo Sabres: Scott Ratzlaff, G, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL), 142. Pittsburgh Penguins: Mikhail Ilyin, RW, Severstal Cherepovets (KHL), 143. Nashville Predators: Sutter Muzzatti, C, RPI, 144. Montreal Canadiens (from Calgary Flames): Yevgeni Volokhin, G, Mamonty Urga (MHL), 145. New York Islanders: Justin Gill, C, Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL), 146. Winnipeg Jets: Jacob Julien, C, London Knights (OHL), 147. Detroit Red Wings (from Tampa Bay Lightning): Kevin Bicker, LW, Adler Mannheim (DEL), 148. Seattle Kraken: Kaden Hammell, D, Everett Silvertips (WHL), 149. Minnesota Wild: Aaron Pionk, D, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL), 150. Los Angeles Kings: Matthew Mania, D, Sudbury Wolves (OHL), 151. Winnipeg Jets (from New York Rangers): Thomas Milic, G, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL), 152. New York Rangers (from Edmonton Oilers): Rasmus Larsson, D, Vasteras IK (Allsvenskan), 153. Toronto Maple Leafs: Hudson Malinoski, C, Brooks Bandits (AJHL), 154. New Jersey Devils: Chase Cheslock, D, Omaha Lancers (USHL), 155. Colorado Avalanche: Nikita Ishimnikov, D, Avotmobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL), 156. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Boston Bruins): Melvin Strahl, G, Modo Hockey (Elitserien), 157. Dallas Stars: Arno Tiefensee, G, Adler Mannheim (DEL), 158. Carolina Hurricanes: Ruslan Khazeyev, G, Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL), 159. Florida Panthers: Olof Glifford, G, HV71 (Elitserien), 160. Arizona Coyotes (from Vegas Golden Knights): Justin Kipkie, D, Victoria Royals (WHL), Round 6: 161. Anaheim Ducks: Vojtech Port, D, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), 162. Arizona Coyotes (from Columbus Blue Jackets): Samu Bau, C, Ilves (SM Liiga), 163. Carolina Hurricanes (from Chicago Blackhawks): Timur Mukhanov, C, Avangard Osmk (KHL), 164. New Jersey Devils (from San Jose Sharks): Cole Brown, LW, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL), 165. Montreal Canadiens: Filip Eriksson, C, Vaxjo Lakers (Elitserien), 166. Arizona Coyotes: Carsen Musser, G, USNTDP (USHL), 167. Philadelphia Flyers: Milton Oscarson, RW, Orebro HK (Elitserien), 168. Seattle Kraken (from Washington Capitals): Visa Vedenpaa, G, Oulun Karpat (SM Liiga), 169. Detroit Red Wings: Rudy Guimond, G, Taft HS (CT), 170. St. Louis Blues: Matthew Mayich, D, Ottawa 67's (OHL), 171. Vancouver Canucks: Aiden Celebrini, D, Brooks Bandits (AJHL), 172. Philadelphia Flyers (from Ottawa Senators): Ryan MacPherson, C, Leamington Flyers (GOJHL), 173. Buffalo Sabres: Sean Keohane, D, Dexter HS (MA), 174. Pittsburgh Penguins: Cooper Foster, C, Ottawa 67's (OHL), 175. Nashville Predators: Austin Roest, C, Everett Silvertips (WHL), 176. Calgary Flames: Yegor Yegorov, G, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL), 177. New York Islanders: Zachary Schultz, D, USNTDP (USHL), 178. New York Rangers (from Winnipeg Jets): Dylan Roobroeck, C, Oshawa Generals (OHL), 179. Tampa Bay Lightning: Warren Clark, D, Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), 180. Seattle Kraken: Zeb Forsfjall, C, Skelleftea AIK (Elitserien), 181. Minnesota Wild: Kalem Parker, D, Victoria Royals (WHL), 182. Los Angeles Kings: Ryan Conmy, RW, Sioux City Musketeers (USHL), 183. New York Rangers: Ty Henricks, LW, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL), 184. Edmonton Oilers: Nathaniel Day, G, Flint Firebirds (OHL), 185. Toronto Maple Leafs: Noah Chadwick, D, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL), 186. New Jersey Devils: Daniil Karpovich, D, Avotmobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL), 187. Colorado Avalanche: Jeremy Hanzel, D, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL), 188. Boston Bruins: Ryan Walsh, C, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL), 189. Dallas Stars: Angus MacDonell, C, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), 190. Carolina Hurricanes: Michael Emerson, C, Chicago Steel (USHL), 191. Florida Panthers: Luke Coughlin, D, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL), 192. Vegas Golden Knights: Tuomas Uronen, RW, Helsingfors IFK (SM Liiga)















2023 NHL Draft Results




Round 7



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  1. Tampa Bay Lightning: Jack Harvey, C, Chicago Steel (USHL) A+ Grade

    Jack Harvey went undrafted in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Jack Harvey improved enough to warrant being drafted in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. That still wasn't good enough to get drafted in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft mainly due to the 2022 NHL Entry Draft being a deep draft class just like the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.


    The 5-10 175 lb Jack Harvey had 40 goals, 34 assists, 74 points, and a +30 +/- ratio with the Chicago Steel in 62 USHL games in 2022-2023. Jack Harvey had 2 goal, 2 assists, and 4 point in 6 games during the 2023 USHL Playoffs.


    Jack Harvey is heading to Boston University this Fall. Jack Harvey will play with Chicago Steel teammate Macklin Celebrini at Boston University this Fall.


  2. Columbus Blue Jackets: Oiva Keskinen, C, Tappara (SM Liiga) B Grade

    The 6-0 180 lb Oiva Keskinen had 20 goals, 21 assists, and 41 points on the Tappara Under 20 Team. He's expected to remain on the Tappara Under 20 Team and needs to do more in order to get promoted to Tappara in Liiga once known as SM Liiga.


    Tappara won the 2023 Liiga Playoffs without Oiva Keskinen. With all the depth that Columbus will have at center, I see Oiva Keskinen playing on the Cleveland Monsters in the AHL. Columbus has Adam Fantilli on the first line, Boone Jenner or Jack Roslovec on the second line, Cole Sillinger on the third line, and either Luca Del Bel Belluz their 2022 second round pick that I had a first round grade on or William Whitelaw their 2023 third round pick that I had a first round grade on. Columbus has at least six different quality options at enter which is why Oiva Keskinen will be an AHL player at best on this roster.



  3. Chicago Blackhawks: Janne Peltonen, D, Oulun Karpat (SM Liiga) C+ Grade

    The 6-3 174 lb Janne Peltonen had 3 goals, 6 assists, and 9 points on the Oulun Karpat Under 20 Team. Janne Peltonen will be promoted to the Oulun Karpat main roster in Liiga this Fall.


  4. San Jose Sharks: David Klee, C, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL) D Grade

    The 6-3 188 lb David Klee had 3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points, and a -1 +/- ratio in 57 USHL games in 2022-2023. David Klee had 0 goals, 0 assists, and 0 points in 3 games during the 2023 USHL Playoffs.


    David Klee will return to Waterloo for one more season. He heads to North Dakota in 2024. Even if David Klee gets an entry level contract, he will probably be an AHL player on the San Jose Barracuda at best with the centers that San Jose drafted in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.



  5. Montreal Canadiens: Luke Mittelstadt, D, Minnesota A+ Grade

    The 5-11 185 lb Luke Mittelstadt has the skill set of a two way defender. He's is fundamentally sound as a two-way defender. He knows how to check and take up space despite being only 16-years-old. He's a great playmaker and quarterback on the power play as well. Madison has a future first round pick on their hands if Mittelstadt continues to grow and develop as a player. He accepted a scholarship to Minnesota. That's what I said about Luke Mittelstadt after he got drafted second overall in the 2019 USHL Draft.


    Luke Mittelstadt had 28 points prior to getting drafted by the Madison Capitals. He got promoted to team captain on Eden Prairie HS and is the younger brother of Casey Mittelstadt, the Buffalo Sabres 2017 first round pick.


    Luke Mittelstadt was drafted second overall in the 2019 USHL Draft by the Madison Capitols. Luke Mittelstadt had a career year with 19 goals, 36 assists, 55 points, and a +2 +/- ratio in 2021-2022. He also had 5 goals, 4 assists, and 9 points in 14 games during the 2022 USHL Playoffs.


    His play as a line 1 defenseman allowed the Madison Capitols to secure their first Eastern Conference Title in USHL history. Luke Mittelstadt can develop at Minnesota and if he does well there, he could be signed to an AHL deal, and perhaps even an NHL deal down the road.


    Luke Mittelstadt went undrafted in 2021, but got invited to the 2022 NHL Combine before going undrafted in 2022. I have to believe Luke Mittelstadt will get drafted in 2023 after helping the Minnesota Golden Gophers get to the Frozen Four.


    Luke Mittelstadt had 5 goals, 16 assists, 21 points, and a +22 +/- ratio in 38 NCAA games in 2022-2023. Luke Mittelstadt had 2 goals in Minnesota's 2023 Frozen Four win over Boston University as Mittelstadt scored twice on Chicago Blackhawks 2020 second round pick Drew Comesso.


    Luke Mittelstadt skating, foot speed, leadership, playmaking, passing, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Luke Mittelstadt has two more seasons at Minnesota before you have to sign him to an entry level contract in the NHL.


    Montreal will have Lane Hutson as their left defenseman on the top line and David Reinbacher right defenseman on their top line down the road. Luke Mittelstadt could develop into a second or third line defensemen down the road for the Montreal Canadiens.


  6. Florida Panthers: Stepan Zvyagain, LW, Dinamo Minsk (KHL) C Grade

    The 6-0 191 lb Stepan Zvyagain had 19 goals, 14 assists, and 33 points in the MHL in 2022-2023. Stepan Zvyagain had 1 goal, 0 assists, and 1 point in 15 KHL games with Dinamo Minsk in 2022-2023.



  7. Philadelphia Flyers: Matteo Mann, D, Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) A+ Grade

    Philadelphia drafts an enforcer to add to their prospect pool on the blue line. Matteo Mann has three years of experience in the QMJHL after being a 2020 third round pick. Matteo Mann was also the only player on the Chicoutimi Sagueneens to receive an invite to the 2023 NHL Combine.


    The 6-5 230 lb Matteo Mann had 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point, and a -4 +/- ratio in 20 QMJHL games in 2020-2021. Matteo Mann had 2 goals, 9 asssists, 11 points, and a -8 +/- ratio in 2021-2022. Matteo Mann had 0 goals, 0 assists, and 0 points in the 2022 QMJHL Playoffs. Matteo Mann had 0 goals, 5 assists, 5 points, and a -23 +/- ratio in 2022-2023. Matteo Mann had 0 goals, 0 assists, and 0 points in the 2023 QMJHL Playoffs failing to produce any playoff points for the second year in a row.


    Matteo Mann has the skating, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, and defensive awareness to succeed in the NHL. Matteo Mann can play on the Chicoutimi Saguneens for the next two years. From there Columbus can stash him on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL. He could be ready for Philadelphia by 2028 after signing an entry level deal with Philadelphia in 2025.


  8. Washington Capitals: Brett Hyland, LW, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) A Grade

    The 5-11 187 lb Brett Hyland had 26 goals, 21 assists, 47 points, and a +11 +/- ratio with the Brandon Wheat Kings as an alternate captain on the same line as Nate Danielson in 2022-2023.


    Brett Hyland is versatile enough to play left wing and center. He has one more season with the Brandon Wheat Kings before the Washington Capitals have to give him an entry level contract in 2024.



  9. Detroit Red Wings: Emmitt Finnie, LW, Kamloops Blazers (WHL) A+ Grade

    The 6-0 170 lb Emmitt Finnie played left winger, center, right winger, and defenseman on the power play. He's versatile enough to play all four positions.


    Emmitt Finnie had 9 goals, 26 assists, 35 points, and a +11 +/- ratio with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL in 2022-2023. He was linemates with center Frasier Minten a 2022 second round pick and right winger Connor Levis who I had a third round grad eon. Finnie had a ten game point streak to end the regular season with both Minten and Levis praising Finnie for his hockey IQ.


    He talks a lot, but delivers by helping the team out. I'm giving the Red Wings an A+ grade with their final draft pick.


  10. St. Louis Blues: Nikita Susuyev, RW, Spartak Moscow (KHL) C Grade

    The 6-0 172 Nikita Susueyev had 2 goals, 0 assists, and 2 points in 8 KHL games with Spartak Moscow. His KHL contract runs through 2027, so the Blues would be able to sign him to an entry level contract by the Fall of 2027.



  11. San Jose Sharks: Yegor Rimashevsky, RW, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL) B Grade

    The 6-2 198 lb Yegor Rimashevsky had 13 goals, 13 assists, and 26 points in the MHL in 2022-2023. He still needs to do more to get promoted to the KHL, but I feel like the upside may be there with Yegor Rimashevsky.


  12. Ottawa Senators: Owen Beckner, C, Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) A+ Grade

    The 6-2 181 lb Owen Beckner had 17 goals, 33 assists, and 50 points in 53 BCHL games with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in 2022-2023. Owen Beckner had 2 goals, 8 assists, and 10 points in 14 games during the 2023 BCHL Playoffs.


    Owen Beckner has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, offensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Owen Beckner's defensive awareness is a question mark, but not a weakness and he makes up for it with his ability to win face offs.


    Owen Beckner is versatile enough to play left wing, center, or right wing. Owen Beckner left his childhood home at the age of 14 to play hockey at a boarding school. He was the Regina Pats seventh round pick in the 2020 WHL Draft when Regina took Connor Bedard first overall. Owen Beckner ended up going to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks after not signing a WHL contract with the Regina Pats. Owen accepted an NCAA hockey scholarship to Colorado College. Owen won't enroll into Colorado College until 2024.


    Owen Beckner is a player you can patiently develop. The good news is you don't have to give him an entry level contract until 2027. This means the team that drafts Owen Beckner can keep him in the AHL for three seasons if they sign him before promoting him to the NHL in 2030.



  13. Buffalo Sabres: Norwin Panocha, D, Eisbaren Berlin (DEL) C Grade

    The 6-1 185 lb Norwin Panocha had 0 goals, 0 assists, and 0 points in 3 games with Eisbaren Berlin in DEL in 2022-2023. He played well enough defensively to keep his roster spot on Eisbaren Berlin in DEL, but needs to develop offensively just to earn an entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.


  14. Washington Capitals: Antoine Keller, G, Geneve-Servette HC (National League A) C Grade

    The 6-3 176 lb Antoine Keller was born in Dijon, France which is Geneva than Paris. Geneva is where his hockey team Geneve-Servette HC plays.


    Antoine Keller was on a family vacation in Spain when he found out he got drafted, so he had to fly back home to France and get his gear before flying out to the nations capital to begin player development camp for rookie draft picks.


    Antoine Keller played hockey in France until he was 13 before moving to Switzerland where Geneve-Servette plays. Antoine Keller had a 3.40 goals against average in 25 games for Geneve-Servette HC in 2022-2023.


    Antoine Keller's production with Geneve-Servette HC's Under 20 Team was underwhelming. Antoine Keller posted a 2.70 goals against average and a .921 save percentage with 3 starts with France at this years World Junior Championships on a France hockey team that lacked stars says a lot.


    One team that constantly communicated and interviewed Antoine Keller leading up to the 2023 NHL Entry Draft was the Washington Capitals. Antoine Keller didn't expect to get drafted, but he's happy he got drafted. I'm not expecting much, but we'll see how Antoine Keller develops and if he can improve moving forward.



  15. Ottawa Senators: Vladimir Nikitin, G, Snezhnye Barsy (Ligasy) B- Grade

    The 6-4 192 lb Vladimir Nikitin had a 2.07 goals against average and a .921 save percentage with Barys Astana's Under 20 Team. This was good enough to get him promoted to Snezhnye Barsy which is a professional hockey team in the Ligasy league which is the professional hockey league in Kazakhstan.


    Vladimir Nikitin had a 1.50 goals against average and a .936 save percentage for Kazakhstan in this years World Junior Championships. Vladimir Nikitin is joining the Chilliwack Bruins in the BCHL this Fall. Also the 2023 NHL Entry Draft was the first NHL draft in history to feature a goalie born in Italy, France, and Kazakhstan get drafted.


  16. Calgary Flames: Axel Hurtig, D, Rogle BK (Elitserien) A Grade

    The 6-4 203 lb Axel Hurtig had 2 goals, 6 assists, and 8 points with the Rogle BK Under 20 Team in 2022-2023. Axel Hurtig hasn't been promoted to the SHL yet in a league once known as Elitserien in Sweden.


    I had the Seattle Kraken taking Axel Hurting with their seventh round pick. Calgary got this defenseman earlier than I expected, but he can go to the Calgary Wranglers in the AHL if the Calgary Flames believe Axel Hurting warrants an NHL entry level contract down the road. His name alone Axel Hurtig is an awesome name for a defenseman.



  17. New Yok Islanders: Dennis Good Bogg, D, AIK IF (Elitserien) C Grade

    The 6-2 201 lb Dennis Good Bogg had 4 goals, 24 assists, and 28 points with the AIK IF Under 20 Team in 2022-2023. Dennis Good Bogg had 0 goals, 0 assists, and 0 points in 3 SHL games in the league once known as Elitserien for AIK IF in 2022-2023.


  18. Winniepeg Jets: Connor Levis, RW, Kamloops Blazers (WHL) A+ Grade

    Connor Levis was the twentieth pick in the 2019 WHL Draft. Connor Levis trained with Andrew Cristall prior to the 2020 WHL Draft when the Kelownoa Rockets took Cristall in the 2020 WHL Draft as the two were best friends growing up. There were a lot of reports three years ago that Connor Levis would take the USHL route, but the Kamloops Blazers secured Levis to a WHL contract and he became a member of the Kamloops Blazers.


    The 6-1 187 lb Connor Levis had 9 goals, 5 assists, 14 points, and a +2 +/- ratio in 22 WHL games in 2020-2021. Connor Levis had 16 goals, 26 assists, 42 points, and a +5 +/- ratio in 68 WHL regular season games 2021-2022. Connor Levis had 3 goals, 7 assists, and 10 points during the 2022 WHL Playoffs. Connor Levis had 27 goals, 40 assists, 67 points, and a +23 +/- ratio in 2022-2023. Connor Levis had 1 goal, 5 assists, and 6 points in 14 games during the 2023 WHL Playoffs.


    Connor Levis has the skating, versatility, passing, playmaking, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Connor Levis has always been a playmaker who gets his teammates involved even dating back to his Bantam days when playing with Andrew Cristall prior to the 2020 WHL Draft. He's great defensively and can get the puck to teammates. He has potential to be an effective third or fourth line right winger on the Winnipeg Jets down the road once he develops his shots while refinining his shot selection. He doesn't have the explosiveness of a top six forward, but he's very consistent in terms of production which is why I see him as a third or fourth line player at either center or right winger, most likely right wing in the NHL.



  19. Tampa Bay Lightning: Ethan Hay, C, Flint Firebirds (OHL) C Grade

    The 6-1 189 lb Ethan Hay had 17 goals, 11 assists, 28 points, and a -11 +/- ratio in 2022-2023. Ethan Hay had 5 goals, 1 assist, and 6 points in 7 games during the 2023 OHL Playoffs.


    I don't see much in Ethan Hay. He does well in the playoffs which is the only reason I gave this pick a C grade.


  20. Seattle Kraken: Zaccharya Wisdom, RW, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL) B- Grade

    The 6-0 175 lb Zaccharya Wisdom had 28 goals, 20 assists, 48 points, and a +0 +/- ratio in 59 USHL games in 2022-2023. Zaccharya Wisdom had 1 goal, 0 assists, and 1 point in 5 games during the 2023 USHL Playoffs.


    Zaccharya Wisdom was one of my top ten UDFA's in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. Zaccharya Wisdom is heading to Colorado College on a hockey scholarship this Fall.



  21. Minnesota Wild: James Clark, LW, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) B+ Grade

    The 6-0 179 lb James Clark also known as Jimmy Clark had 19 goals, 28 assists, and 47 points with the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL in 2022-2023. James Clark is heading to Minnesota to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers on a hockey scholarship. I'm giving Minnesota a B+ grade here in the seventh round.


  22. Boston Bruins: Casper Nassen, RW, Vasteras IK (Allsvenskan) A Grade

    The 6-4 205 lb Casper Nassen is versatile enough to play both left wing and right wing. Casper Nassen had 23 goals, 17 assists, and 40 points with the Vasteras IF Under 20 Team as their team captain in 2022-2023. He struggled with 0 goals, 0 assists, and 0 points in 3 games on the Vasteras IK team in the Allsvenskan league in 2022-2023.



  23. Ottawa Senators: Nicholas VanTassell, C, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) C Grade

    The 6-4 196 lb Nicholas VanTassell had 19 goals, 18 assists, 37 points, and a -4 +/- ratio with the Green Bay Gamblers in 62 USHL regular season games in 2022-2023. Nicholas VanTassell had 1 goal, 0 assists, and 1 point in 3 games during the 2023 USHL Playoffs.


    Nicholas VanTassell is heading to Massachusetts this fall to play for the Massachusetts Minutemen this Fall. Ottawa doesn't have to give him an entry level contract until 2026 at the very latest.


  24. Edmonton Oilers: Matt Copponi, C, Merrimack C- Grade

    The 6-0 179 lb Matt Copponi had 14 goals, 15 assists, and 29 points in 37 NCAA games with Merrimack as a sophomore in 2022-2023. Edmonton is gambling on Matt Copponi here, but since this is a seventh round pick, the only drawback happens is if Edmonton doesn't sign Matt Copponi.



  25. Pittsburgh Penguins: Emil Jarventie, LW, Ilves (SM Liiga) A+ Grade

    The Pittsburgh Penguins take the top left winger on the board as a future third line left winger. Emil Jarventie of Ilves is the top player on the board. Emil Jarventie is the younger brother of Ottawa Senators 2020 second round pick Roby Jarventie. Emil Jarventie is versatile enough to play left wing or right wing which is one thing that may separate him from his older brother.


    The 5-10 168 lb Emil Jarventie had 13 goals, 8 assists, and 21 points on the Ilves Under 20 Team in 2021-2022. Emil Jarventie had 8 goals, 11 assists, and 19 points on the Ilves Under 20 Team in 2022-2023. Emil Jarventie's contract with Ilves runs through next season with a one year option to keep him on Ilves meaning the NHL team that drafts Emil Jarventie can wait until he's 20 to sign him to an entry level contract rather than signing him at the age of 19.


    Emil Jarventie has the skating, playmaking, passing, sniping, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, vision, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Emil Jarventie needs to simplify his game, but the potential to be a top 9 forward on a third line at left winger or right winger is there.


  26. Nashville Predators: Aiden Fink, RW, Brooks Bandits (AJHL) A+ Grade

    Aiden Fink fell to the third round because the 2023 NHL Entry Draft is deep like the 2020 and 2022 NHL Entry Drafts with more star power in this draft than those two drafts, but this draft doesn't feel as deep as those two once you get past the third round. However, the 2023 NHL Entry Draft boasts more stars and skill players in the top 100 compared to 2020 or 2022. Aiden Fink was the best skill player in the AJHL and accepted a hockey scholarship to Penn State this Fall.


    The 5-9 153 Aiden Fink had 19 goals, 34 assists, and 53 points in 60 AJHL games in 2021-2022. Aiden Fink had 4 goals, 1 assist, and 5 points in 4 games during the 2022 AJHL Playoffs on the eventual AJHL Champions. Aiden Fink got promoted to alternate captain this season posting 41 goals, 56 assists, and 97 points in 54 AJHL games in 2022-2023. Aiden Fink had 8 goals, 5 assists, and 13 points in 15 AJHL games during the 2023 AJHL Playoffs helping the Brooks Bandits repeat in the AJHL.


    Aiden Fink has the speed, burst, explosion, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, stick handling, offensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Aiden Fink has the offensive traits and athletic traits you covet. He just needs to get stronger and develop his defensive game by improving his defensive awareness. He's got leadership traits too as an alternate captain on the Brooks Bandits.



  27. Colorado Avalanche: Maros Jedlicka, C, HKM Zvolen (Tipos) A Grade

    The 6-2 198 lb Maros Jedlicka had 17 goals, 18 assists, and 35 points with HKM Zvolen. Maros Jelicka has the versatility to play left winger, center, and right winger. The fact that Maros Jedlicka can play all three forward spots is why the Colorado Avalanche got an A grade with their final pick.


  28. Boston Bruins: Kristian Kostadinski, D, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien) D+ Grade

    The 6-5 214 lb Kristian Kostadinski had 2 goals, 8 assists, and 10 points on the Frolunda Indians Under 20 Team. He hasn't gotten promoted to the SHL yet despite his massive size.


    Kristian Kostadinski was a reach in the seventh round. He could be a member of the Providence Bruins down the road if he signs his entry level contract down the road.



  29. Dallas Stars: Sebastian Bradshaw, C, Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) A Grade

    The 6-4 205 lb Sebastian Bradshaw had 31 goals, 31 assists, and 62 points with Elite Hockey Academy in 2022-2023. I couldn't find a logo for Elite Hockey Academy, so I went with a logo for the Trail Smoke Eaters, the BCHL team that Sebastian Bradshaw is joining since he's versatile enough to play left winger and center. That's the biggest reason the Dallas Stars got an A grade instead of an A+ grade.


  30. Carolina Hurricanes: Yegor Velmakin, G, Dinamo Minsk (KHL) A Grade

    The 6-2 172 lb Yegor Velmakin had a 2.17 goals against average and a .937 save percentage in 12 VHL games after getting promoted to the VHL in 2022-2023. Yegor Valmakin was so impressive that he will play next season in the KHL on Dinamo Minsk in 2023.


    The 20-year-old goalie has one season in the KHL next season. My guess is he will get an entry level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2024 unless the Hurricanes decide to let him walk.



  31. Pittsburgh Penguins: Kalle Kangas, D, Jokerit (KHL) B Grade

    The 6-4 205 lb Kalle Kangas had 1 goal, 8 assists, and 9 points on the Jokerit Under 20 Team in 2022-2023. Kalle Klang is expected to be on Jokerit's main roster in 2023 before his contract expires in 2024. Pittsburgh can either give him an entry level contract or let him walk after his first season on Jokerit's main roster.


  32. Columbus Blue Jackets: Tyler Peddle, LW, Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) A+ Grade

    Columbus drafts Tyler Peddle here with the Mr. Irrelevant pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft at 224. Tyler Peddle was drafted second overall in the 2021 QMJHL Draft one spot after Ethan Gauthier.


    The 6-1 204 lb Tyler Peddle had 17 goals, 18 assists, 35 points, and a -19 +/- ratio in 65 QMJHL games in 2021-2022. Tyler Peddle had 0 goals, 1 assist, and 1 point during 4 games in the 2022 QMJHL Playoffs. Tyler Peddle had 24 goals, 17 assists, 41 points, and a -22 +/- ratio in 64 QMJHL games in 2022-2023. Tyler Peddle had 2 goals, 1 assist, and 3 points in 9 games during the 2023 QMJHL Playoffs.


    Tyler Peddle has the speed, explosion, burst, agility, skating, foot speed, playmaking, passing, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, and hockey IQ to succeed in the NHL. Tyler Peddle could end up as a third or fourth line left winger on an NHL team down the road if he develops properly since he has a lot of traits you want in an NHL left winger. Even though his +/- is in the negative this left winger delivers bone crushing hits that you'd expect to see from a defenseman.


    The Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars were the only two teams to get an A grade or higher on every single pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. However, the Columbus Blue Jackets got six of my top ninety nine players and that makes them the biggest winner of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.












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