KASPER HALTTUNEN

Right Wing/Left Wing6’3/207RightHIFK/Liiga Related: Will Smith Kasper Halttunen is a force to be reckoned with in regard to both his offensive capabilities and physical style. He possesses a strong and powerful one-timer along with a quick wrist shot.He’s got a wonderful blend of skill, size, and power. I think he’s in the formative stages ofContinue reading “KASPER HALTTUNEN”

WILL SMITH

Center6’0/182RightUS National U18 Team/USDP & USNTDP Juniors/USHL Related: Calum Ritchie Will Smith is a prolific goal scorer all the way up, who is pacing the USNTDP in one of the best starts in program history. In the first 21 games of the 2022-23 USDP season, Smith already has 17 goals, 26 assists, and 43 pointsContinue reading “WILL SMITH”

CALUM RITCHIE

Center6’2/187RightOshawa Generals/OHL Related: Zach Benson Calum Ritchie has the whole package of a player you would want in a centreman; he has the size, speed, hands, smarts, and skill to be effective on both sides of the puck in any situation. He plays with a high motor which, along with his excellent edgework, compensates forContinue reading “CALUM RITCHIE”

ZACH BENSON

Left Wing5’10/159LeftWinnipeg Ice/WHL Related: Eduard Sale Zach Benson is one of the smartest players in the 2023 draft class; he frequently scans in all three zones, processes the information he gathers with impressive quickness, and executes those reads with great precision. He’s an unbelievably skilled player who drives play, and handles the puck well, especiallyContinue reading “ZACH BENSON”

CAMERON ALLEN

Defense5’11/190RightGuelph Storm/OHL Related: Eduard Sale Cam Allen is the best defenseman available in the 2023 draft, and it isn’t even close; he is a total-package defenseman who captained Canada’s gold-medal squad at the Hlinka-Gretzky this summer and came out of the tournament with 7 points in 5 games. Allen is a tenacious, two-way defender, withContinue reading “CAMERON ALLEN”

EDUARD SALE

6’1/168Right WingLeftHC Kometa Brno/Czechia Related: Leo Carlsson Eduard Sale possesses some of the best hands and playmaking vision in the draft; he’s able to make crisp passes and find the cross seams with ease. He’s a smooth skater who is noticeable in transition for both his ability to weave up ice and facilitate and alsoContinue reading “EDUARD SALE”

LEO CARLSSON

6’3/185Center/Left WingLeftOrebro/SHL Related: Brayden Yager Leo Carlsson is a big kid who still has more filling out to do and will probably hit 200 pounds, but he’s also got the slick skill to complement his size, and regularly makes plays and manufactures offense for himself through little shakes and fakes, beating defenders one-on-one with hisContinue reading “LEO CARLSSON”

BRAYDEN YAGER

Center/Wing6’0/166RightMoose Jaw Warriors/WHL Related: Adam Fantilli Brayden Yager was a prominent figure on a talented Moose Jaw team in 2021-22, notching 34 goals and 25 assists in 63 regular season games before adding seven more points in 10 postseason contests on his way to earning CHL Rookie of the Year honors. He led all WHLContinue reading “BRAYDEN YAGER”

ADAM FANTILLI

Center6’2/187LeftUniv. of Michigan/NCAA Related: Matvei Michkov Adam Fantilli has the potential to be the next great power forward in the league, and he rounds out the three-headed monster at the top of the 2023 draft. With Matvei Michkov being inked to SKA St.Petersburg until 2025, it will open up the door for a player likeContinue reading “ADAM FANTILLI”

MATVEI MICHKOV

Right Wing5’10/159LeftSKA St.Petersburg/KHL Related: Connor Bedard Matvei Michkov is the other generational talent in the 2023 draft, but because he is still under contract with SKA St.Petersburg until 2025, he isn’t getting the same buzz as Connor Bedard.The Russian factor doesn’t help either, given the current political climate in Russia, as teams don’t know ifContinue reading “MATVEI MICHKOV”