Draft Order NHL: 2021 NHL Draft Order: Round 1: 1. Buffalo Sabres: Owen Power, D, Michigan, 2. Seattle Kraken: (Expansion Team): Matthew Beniers, C, Michigan, 3. Anaheim Ducks: Mason McTavish, C, Peterborough Petes (OHL), 4. New Jersey Devils: Luke Hughes, D, USNTDP (USHL), 5. Columbus Blue Jackets: Kent Johnson, LW, Michigan, 6. Detroit Red Wings: Simon Edvinsson, D, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien), 7. San Jose Sharks: William Eklund, LW, Djurgardens IF (Elitserien), 8. Los Angeles Kings: Brandt Clarke, D, Barrie Colts (OHL), 9. Arizona Coyotes (from Vancouver Canucks): Dylan Guenther, RW, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), 10. Ottawa Senators: Tyler Boucher, RW, USNTDP (USHL), 11. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Chicago Blackhawks): Cole Sillinger, LW, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL), 12. Calgary Flames: Matthew Coronato, RW, Chicago Steel (USHL), 13. `Buffalo Sabres (from Philadelphia Flyers): Isak Rosen, LW, Leksands IF (Elitserien), 14. Detroit Red Wings (from Dallas Stars): Sebastian Cossa, G, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), 15. New York Rangers: Brennan Othmann, LW, Flint Firebirds (OHL), 16. St. Louis Blues: Zachary Bolduc, C, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL), 17. Winnipeg Jets: Chaz Lucius, C, USNTDP (USHL), 18. Nashville Predators: Fyodor Svechkov, C, Ladya Togliatti (MHL), 19. Minnesota Wild (from Edmonton Oilers): Jesper Wallstedt, G, Lulea HF (Elitserien), 20. Boston Bruins: Fabian Lysell, RW, Lulea HF (Elitserien), 21. Edmonton Oilers (from Minnesota Wild): Xavier Bourgault, C, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL), 22. Dalllas Stars (from Washington Capitals): Wyatt Johnston, C, Windsor Spitfires (OHL), 23. Florida Panthers: Matthew Samoskevich, RW, Chicago Steel (USHL), 24. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Corson Ceulemans, D, Brooks Bandits (AJHL), 25. Minnesota Wild (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Carson Lambos, D, Winnipeg Ice (WHL), 26. Nashville Predators (from Carolina Hurricanes): Zachary L'Heureux, LW, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL), 27. Colorado Avalanche: Oskar Olausson, LW, HV71 (Elitserien), 28. New Jersey Devils (from New York Islanders): Chase Stillman, RW, Sudbury Wolves (OHL), 29. Vegas Golden Knights: Zach Dean, C, Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL), 30. Montreal Canadiens: Logan Mailloux, D, London Knights (OHL), 31. Chicago Blackhawks (from Tampa Bay Lightning): Noah Allen, D, Noah Allen, D, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)












2021 NHL Draft Results




Round 1 Picks 1-15



The 2021 NHL Draft has three star players at the top of the draft along with a good top 12. After that, the draft begins to feel like a crapshoot.



Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: July 23, 2021.


  1. Buffalo Sabres: Owen, Power, D, Michigan A+ Grade

    I've got the power was a hit song in by SNAP in 1990. Thirty one years later, Buffalo got the Power when they won the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery in a draft where every single player is going to go back to the team they played for prior to the 2021 NHL Entry Draft for another year of development. This means no NHL prospects in this draft will be in the NHL until 2022-2023 at the earliest.


    Back in February, I've compared this draft class to 1999. Now I see it's more like the 2012 NHL Entry Draft since there are 6-9 players that could be All Stars plus a second goalie who checks off all ten boxes on tape that round out my top 10. The 2021 NHL Draft is right up there with those two drafts in terms of uncertainty, but you can get a really good player if you have a top 10 pick in this draft.


    Tobias Reider has more goals than some of the star players on this team like Jack Eichel, Taylor Hall, and Jeff Skinner as Eichel missed this season with an injury. Also, Eichel the three time captain of the Buffalo Sabres may be traded after Buffalo won the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery after having the leagues worst record.


    To make matters worse, the only defensemen Buffalo got during the NHL Draft that were supposed to be any good were Rasmus Ristolainen who got humiliated on NBC on 3/7/2021 against the New York Islanders and Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo's number one overall pick three years ago in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft is having his worse career season. Buffalo needs more bodies besides the Rasmus top line as well as someone who can challenge those guys for the first line spot.


    Owen Power is raw, but he's got the best ceiling and potential of any prospect in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, plus Buffalo interviewed him on Thursday. Owen Power has been compared to Zdeno Chara due to his height, but that doesn't seem like an appropriate comparison. Some have Power listed at 6-6, but I have him at 6-foot-5 inches. Power has stated he'd love to play for Buffalo which makes Power a clear cut choice to go first overall.


    The 6-5 214 lb Owen Power did well on the Chicago Steel's first line with 12 goals, 28 assists, 40 points, and a +16 +/- ratio in 45 games before Covid-19 shut down the Chicago Steel's historic USHL season where they won the league with the best record prior to the Corona Virus outbreak. Owen Power enrolled in Michigan for the 2020-2021 season leading up to the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Power had 3 goals, 13 assists, 16 points, and a +18 +/- ratio in 26 NCAA Hockey games. He spent his freshman season at Michigan on both the first and second line for the Michigan Wolverines defense.


    His only NHL ready qualities at this point are his offensive awareness, defensive awareness, vision, and his wrist shot accuracy. He's good in other areas too, but he's not great in these areas to the point where you would scream NHL ready prospect. He can make crisp passes, but some of his passes lack touch, accuracy, and are really choppy. His shot is effective, but does not generate enough power. His slap shot accuracy is off on some of his shots. I didn't see this on film with other defensemen that I evaluated in previous NHL drafts.


    To be fair, former Michigan Wolverines like Zach Werenski and Quinn Hughes needed a sophomore year at Michigan after being picked in the first round of the NHL Draft following their freshman year. Owen Power may need that second year pf development like those guys and possibly a third. That means the earliest we could see Owen Power in the NHL is 2022-2023 which is why some of the other NHL mock drafts are beginning to consider other prospects besides Owen Power at 1 for now.


    The reason, I'd still say Owen Power is the favorite to go first overall is simply the fact that Owen Power has huge upside. I see an Aaron Ekblad type of prospect. Bryan Luis, one of the long time guest callers on my podcast compared him to Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. Victor Hedman, John Carlsson, Quinn Hughes, Cale Makar, and Alex Pietrangelo are my top 5 overall defenseman for Fantasy Hockey. Owen Power can be a top 5 overall NHL defenseman anchoring a blue line in five years from now around 2026-2027 after refining some areas of his game.


    Devils In The Details Podcast posted a film cut of Owen Power on their Youtube channel. Owen Power is going first overall and one of his teammates may be going right after him. I also watched two games of Owen Power on film against the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Here in this film cut Owen Power takes on the Wisconsin Badgers.




  2. Seattle Kraken: Matthew Beniers, C, Michigan A- Grade

    Honestly, I think Dylan Guenther is the most complete player in the 2021 NHL Draft despite Owen Power's massive ceiling. That's not the direction that I expect Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis to take. The Seattle Kraken even stated they will not decide who to take at 2 until after the 2021 Expansion Draft. The New York Jets said the same thing, but by the time Zach Wilson's Pro Day arrived, the AFC East bottom feeder already decided it was time to replace the Trojanman Darnold with the BYU signal-caller in Wilson.


    Matthew Beniers is the consensus number two pick in most mock drafts. Ron Francis was a line 2 center behind Mario Lemieux on those Pittsburgh Penguins teams that won two Stanley Cups in the 90's. He was also a General Manager for the Carolina Hurricanes. Francis will see a lot of himself as a player in Matthew Beniers which is why I think the Kraken have already decided on Beniers.


    Seattle also interviewed Simon Edvinsson. Matthew Beniers has the best floor of any player in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. He's the only center in a weak center draft with a shot to be an All Star player or become someone who can be good enough to play on a first line down the road. He's not as good as the centers in the 2022 NHL Draft, but he's the best center in this draft class.


    The 6-1 174 lb Matthew Beniers has the playmaking and defense of a first line center. He had 10 goals, 14 assists, 24 points, and a +21 +/- ratio in 24 games at Michigan. He played on the fourth line at Michigan for a majority of gaems, but was also the first line center on their power play and penalty killing units due to his dominant play on special teams.


    Devils In The Details Podcast posted a film cut of Matthew Beniers on their Youtube channel. You can watch this video of Matthew Beniers below.





  3. Anaheim Ducks: Mason McTavish, C, Peterborough Petes (OHL) D Grade

    Anaheim took the number twelve player on my board as a third line center and replacement to Ryan Getzlaf at 3. Adam Henrique will be a stop-gap at the third line center until McTavish develops since the Ducks have Trevor Zegras and Isac Lundstrom.


    The 6-2 207 Mason McTavish had 29 goals, 13 assists, 42 points, and a -4 +/- ratio in 2019-2020. McTavish had 9 goals, 2 assists, 11 points, and a +4 +/- ratio overseas along with 2 goals, 5 assists, and 7 points in playoff games overseas with EHC Olten on a loan with a Swiss team with Covid-19 cancelling the OHL this season.


  4. New Jersey Devils: Luke Hughes, D, USNTDP (USHL) A Grade

    New Jersey has interviewed three players multiple times. Those players are Brandt Clarke the younger brother of Devils winger Graham Clarke, William Eklund the teammate of Alexander Holtz last years first round pick, and Luke Hughes the younger brother of Jack Hughes whom the Devils took first overall back in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.


    Brandt Clarke is third on my big board behind Owen Power and Dylan Guenther one spot ahead of Matthew Beniers. William Eklund would help the team, but Clarke is the only player left in the draft witha potential grade of above 90 on my big board. Also, Luke Hughes is recovering from a season ending injury.


    This draft has three defensemen that could develop into blue liners that could enter the discussion with guys like Miro Heiskanen, Cale Makar, and Quinn Hughes as future Norris Trophy Candidates. Those three defensemen are Owen Power, Brandt Clarke, and Luke Hughes. Simon Edvinsson has the upside to be a first line player or maybe even an NHL All Star down the road, but he's about as raw as Adam Larsson who New Jersey took at 4 a decade ago back in 2011.


    I mocked Clarke here last time. Now the rumor is that Luke Hughes is the heavy favorite to be picked by New Jersey at 4 where he would re-unite with his brother.


    This draft has three defensemen that could develop into blue liners that could enter the discussion with guys like Miro Heiskanen, Cale Makar, and Quinn Hughes as future Norris Trophy Candidates. Those three defensemen are Owen Power, Brandt Clarke, and Luke Hughes. Simon Edvinsson has the upside to be a first line player or maybe even an NHL All Star down the road, but he's about as raw as Adam Larsson who New Jersey took at 4 a decade ago back in 2011.


    The 6-2 176 lb Luke Hughes played on the top line with Jake Sanderson for the USNTDP team during his rookie season where he had 4 goals, 9 assists, 13 points, and a -14 +/- ratio in 2019-2020. Luke Hughes has 4 goals, 11 assists, 15 points, and a +5 +/- ratio in 2020-2021.


    Luke Hughes also is expected to enroll into Michigan for the 2021 Fall Season. If Owen Power returns for another year of development, you could be seeing Luke Hughes and Owen Power being linemates on the Michigan Wolverines this Fall.


    Luke Hughes has the skating, offensive awareness, and defensive awareness you want a two-way defenseman to have. I still felt like he had a lot of areas he needed to improve in after watching his film. He's enrolling into Michigan and developing there for a year or two before going to the NHL is probably best for him. He's got two years of experience on a first line and has been skating for five weeks after recovering from his season ending injury.


    Devils In The Details Podcast posted a film cut of Luke Hughes on their Youtube channel. New Jersey ends up taking Luke Hughes a little earlier than I expect at 4.





  5. Columbus Blue Jackets: Kent Johnson, LW, Michigan C Grade

    Columbus took the third best winger at 5. Some have Kent Johnson playing center. I see a pure left winger. Dylan Guenther and William Eklund were both graded higher on my board.


    The 6-1 165 lb Kent Johnson had 9 goals, 18 assists, 27 points, and a +15 +/- ratio in 2020-2021 on a fourth line playing next to Matthew Beniers. I've seen Johnson play with Beniers on the power play. Kent Johnson is versatile enough to play left wing, center, or right wing with his versatility.


  6. Detroit Red Wings: Simon Edvinsson, D, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien) A- Grade

    The 6-5 203 lb Simon Edvinsson had 1 assist and a -3 +/- ratio for the Frolunda Indians in 10 SHL games in the league once known as Elitserien. Edvinsson entered the year at 6-4 185 lbs, yet he grew an inch and added 18 lbs of weight to his game.


    Simon Edvinsson is a good skater and solid passer. He's an ideal third line defenseman for the Frolunda Indians and an NHL team. Right now that just seems like his ceiling to me since nothing he did on tape wowed me.


    I'm trying to figure out why Bob McKenzie has this guy at second on his big board at one point. Craig Button likes Edvinsson too, so despite his flaws, he's clearly talented enough to go in the top 6. However, he's so raw on tape outside of his passing and skating that I cannot justify drafting him in the top 5, and one of the teams picking in the top 10, the Vancouver Canucks agrees with me about Edvinsson being overrated by the media. Steve Yzerman is drafting the guy and Moritz Seider will anchor Detroit's blue line at some point so if Edvinsson is playing across from Seider this could work which is why I gave the Red Wings an A- grade at 6.


    Devils In The Details Podcast posted a film cut of Simon Edvinsson on their Youtube channel. Detroit got Simon Edvinsson at 6. You can watch this video of Simon Edvinsson below.





  7. San Jose Sharks: William Eklund, LW, Djurgardens IF (Elitserien) A- Grade

    Eklund lined up on the first, second, third, and fourth line at all three forward spots at left wing, center, and right wing. He can either be a guy who takes pressure off of Alexander Holtz last years seventh overall pick in 2020 on the first ine, a goal scorer on the second line, a playmaker on the third line, or a gritty defender who makes things easier for his teammates on the fourth line.


    Djurgardens IF played him on all four lines this season, but when Djurgardens IF sets their daily lineup card, William Eklund is featured on the fourth line. However, he does see minutes on other lines despite this which was the biggest reason I mocked him to 7 even though you can honestly argue for him to be picked much higher than this.


    The 5-10 178 lb William Eklund had 11 goals, 12 assists, 23 points, and a -2 +/- ratio in 2020-2021 after having a +3 +/- ratio back in February before struggling defensively down the stretch. Despite struggling defensively down the stretch, Eklund had more points this year than Lucas Raymond, who went fourth overall in the 2020 NHL Entry draft along with Alexander Holtz who went seventh overall a year ago. Eklund also won the SHL Rookie Of The Year in Sweden this season in addition to the E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence.


  8. Los Angeles Kings: Brandt Clarke D, Barrie Colts (OHL) A Grade

    The Kings are open to moving out of eight for the right price. In the event that Los Angeles stays put, they get the best player on the board at 8.


    I'm giving the Los Angeles Kings Luke Hughes because I do not see the Kings giving Vancouver a chance to re-unite Luke with his oldest brother Quinn Hughes who was the Canucks 2018 first round pick. Drafting Luke Hughes gives the Los Angeles Kings a viable first line defender to pair with Drew Doughty. Doughty had Jake Muzzin and Alec Martinez on the two Stanley Cup teams that Los Angeles assembled in 2012 when they won as an 8 seed and in 2014.


    Drafting Brandt Clarke who is ranked third on my 2021 NHL Draft big board behind Power and Guenther to pair with Doughty on the first line starting in 2022-2023 allows the Kings to have a dominant first line on defense as well as a successor who can take over when Doughty retires. Los Angeles will have Mikey Anderson their 2017 fourth round pick, Matt Roy a 2015 seventh round pick, Tobias Bjornfot their 2019 first round pick that they drafted at 22, and Sean Walker an undrafted draft gem from Bowling Green as four other defenders to compliment Drew Doughty and Luke Hughes on their second and third lines starting in 2022-2023 when Luke Hughes replaces Olli Maata who is an unrestricted Free Agent in 2022. You'd also have Helge Grans the Kings 2020 second round pick who had a first round grade in your prospect pool as well.


    Los Angeles loaded up at center from 2017-2020 drafting Gabriel Vilardi in the first round in 2017, Rasmus Kupari in the first round in 2018, Alex Turcotte in the first round in 2019, and Quinton Byfield in the first round in 2020. Vilardi and Byfield were late season additions to the Los Angeles Kings showing they could play on the second and third lines. Los Angeles also has the capital to trade for Jack Eichel and if Eklund is still here, then Buffalo would take him at 8, but I don't do trades in my mock drafts.


    My point is that the Los Angeles Kings would now have stability at both center and defense for the long-term until Kopitar or Doughty retires thanks to drafting Brandt Clarke. They also have a goalie ready to learn under Jonathan Quick and succeed him down the road. The only thing left for the Los Angeles Kings to do at this point is to load up on the wing.


    The 6-1 181 lb Brandt Clarke had 6 goals, 32 assists, 38 points, and a -6 +/- ratio two years ago in 2019-2020 managing to take the number one defenseman spot on the Barrie Colts as a rookie, the first rookie defender to accomplish this since Aaron Ekblad who went first overall back in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brandt Clarke had 5 goals, 10 assists, 15 points, and a +6 +/- ratio in Slovakia which is where he had to play on a loan after Covid-19 took its toll on the OHL this season.


    Clarke can cyle the puck from short and medium distances. He's got the offensive and defensive awareness you want a two-way defender to have just like Owen Power and Luke Hughes have from a vision and eyes standpoint. You still want to see Clarke improve his deep passes as well as his dekes. Clarke only took a shot in the penalty shootout and actively tried to get teammates involved in the film of him that I saw against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. It's possible he needs another year in the OHL before making the jump to the NHL.


    Brandt Clarke is someone who should go in the top 5. He falls to Los Angeles as the Kings get a steal here at 8.


    Devils In The Details Podcast posted a film cut of Brandt Clarke on their Youtube channel. Brandt Clarke is a New Jersey Devil in our updated 2021 NHL Mock Draft. You can watch it below.





  9. Arizona Coyotes: Dylan Guenther, RW, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) A+ Grade

    The 6-1 170 lb Dylan Guenther had 26 goals, 33 assists, 59 points, and a +26 +/- ratio as a rookie in 2019-2020. Guenther had 12 goals, 12 assists, 24 points, and a +19 +/- ratio in 12 WHL games in 2021 and that's due to the CHL seeing less hockey due to Covid-19. He's versatile enough to play left wing, center, or right wing giving him versatility to play anywhere at forward. He won a face off. Arizona just got a steal at 9 with the trade that sent Oliver Ekman-Larsson to Vancouver.


    Dylan Guenther has the playmaking, sniping, passing, wrist shot power, wrist shot accuracy, slap shot power, slap shot accuracy, offensive awareness, defensive awareness, hockey IQ, speed, skating, agility, stick handling, and ability to win faceoffs. He's a playmaker that can do everything you want a line 1 game changer to do on tape. He can do well on the power play as well as penalty kill. He's a line 1 left winger on the Edmonton Oil Kings, but can also line up as a line 1 center and a line 1 right winger. There's a reason Dylan Guenther was the WHL rookie of the year in 2019-2020.


    The Oil Knight Prospect Network posted game film of Dylan Guenther onto their Youtube Channel. Dylan Guenther is versatile enough to play left wing or right wing even though I've seen him win faceoffs while lining up as a center. He's also considered the consensus top winger in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. His tape looked fantastic and to be honest, he's the closest thing this draft has to an Alexis Lafreniere even though he's not nearly the prospect Lafreniere was. Nobody has this guy number one on their boards which surprised me. Owen Power has the highest ceiling of any player in this draft, but Dylan Guenther is the most complete prospect in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.




  10. Ottawa Senators: Tyler Boucher, RW, USNTDP (USHL) Pierre McGuire Grade

    Tyler Boucher was a second round prospect. He's got the ceiling to be a good third or second line right winger. Kevin Weekes praised the pick, but taking a second round pick at 10 deserves an F grade. Instead I'm giving Ottawa a Pierre McGuire grade which is ironic since the Senators hired McGuire.



  11. Columbus Blue Jackets: Cole Sillinger, LW, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) A- Grade

    Columbus had two goalies in contract years. I had those two players atop my board with Fabian Lysell as my top skater. That's why Sillinger got an A- grade from me even though this is a good pick as far as value goes. It's much better than taking Kent Johnson at 5 when Eklund and Guenther are on the board.


    The 6-0 187 lb Cole Sillinger had 22 goals, 31 assists, 53 points, and a +19 +/- ratio in 2019-2020. Cole Sillinger began his career with the Medicine Hat Tigers in the WHL. He played on a loan with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL thanks to Covid-19. Cole Sillinger had 24 goals, 22 assists, 46 points, and a +5 +/- ratio in 2020-2021 with the Sioux Falls Stampede.


    He chose to remain in the USHL rather than return to Medicine Hat after the WHL returned. Sillinger will play for the Medicine Hat Tigers when the WHL resumes next season.


    Sillinger is very gifted offensively. Some call him a magician or a wizard. He's got to improve his skating and defense. If Sillinger can improve his skating and defense after spending a season as a first line left winger on both Medicine Hat and Sioux Falls, he could be special down the road.


  12. Calgary Flames: Matthew Coronato, RW, Chicago Steel (USHL) A- Grade

    The 5-10 183 lb Matthew Coronato is versatile to play left wing, center, or right wing with his versatility. He went from being a third line player as a rookie to a second line player who dominated at left wing, center, and right wing. Coronato had 48 goals, 37 assists, 85 points, and a +37 +/- ratio in 51 regular season games. He also had 9 goals, 4 asissts, and 13 points in 8 playoff games for the Chicago Steel helping the team win the 2021 Clark Cup for best team in the USHL during the 2021 USHL Playoffs as the Steel defeated the Muskegon Lumberjacks to win the Eastern Conference before defeating the Fargo Force after having the USHL's best regular season record for the second year in a row. His dominant play got him a hockey scholarship at Harvard.


    Great pick by Calgary here. Calgary selected Coronato nicknamed M. Bison like the villian in street fighter.



  13. Buffalo Sabres: Isak Rosen, LW, Leksands IF (Elitserien) D+ Grade

    I had a second round grade on Isak Rosen. He's a top 40 player in this class so this feels like a reach.


    The 5-11 161 lb Isak Rosen is versatile enough to play left wing or right wing. He only had 1 assist in 22 SHL games in 2020-2021.


  14. Detroit Red Wings: Sebasitan Cossa, G, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) A- Grade

    Detroit traded their second first round pick, second second round pick, and one more pick to Dallas to move up for former center/middle linebacker Sebastian Cossa. I had Wallstedt and Cossa at 7 and 10 on my big board. Both goalies were the top two players on the board. Detroit took the second best goalie on my board, but I trust Yzerman. You could argue that this should be a B+ grade instead of an A- grade because of what Detroit gave up. If someone else besides Yzerman made this move, this would be a B+ grade. Yzerman deserves some credit for pulling this off without giving up any 2022 picks because Detroit got Alex Nedeljkovic the goalie from the Carolina Hurricanes on a two-year contract as a stop-gap while Cossa develops.


    The 6-7 212 Sebastian Cossa is probably the best goalie prospect in the last few years not named Spencer Knight, Yarsolav Askarov, or Jesper Wallstedt. The 2020 NHL Draft had a ton of good goalies that went in the second round and third rounds last years. Sebastian Cossa is graded higher than those goalies which is why you can justify giving Cossa to a team in the first round. Sebastian Cossa went 17-1-1 in 19 WHL games with the Edmonton Oil Kings posting a 1.57 goals against average with a .941 save percentage and 4 shutouts with the Edmonton Oil Kings in 2020-2021.



  15. New York Rangers: Brennan Othmann, LW, Flint Firebirds (OHL) B Grade

    The 5-11 165 lb Brennan Othmann was a 2019 OHL first round pick drafted second overall behind Shane Wright. Brennan Othmann looked fantastic heading into the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. He only had 17 goals, 16 assists, and 33 points in 2019-2020 in the OHL after dominating his midget team with 66 goals, 80 assists, and 146 points on the Don Mills Flyers with Shane Wright, the favorite to be picked first overall in 2022 which is what led to Othmann being the second overall pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection behind Wright. Othmann can be the steal of this draft if he plays with that same passion and intensity that he brought to midget hockey in the NHL.


    The 6-0 174 Brennan Othmann grew and improved his frame since being drafted in the OHL. Brennan Othmann 7 goals, 9 assists, 16 points, and a -2 +/- ratio overseas along with 1 goal, 1 assist, and 2 points in playoff games overseas with EHC Olten on a loan with a Swiss team with Covid-19 cancelling the OHL this season. Othmann complimented Mason McTavish another OHL prospect on EHC Olten overseas. New York is pretty deep at left wing so they can take as much time as they need to develop Othmann, the top player on their board at 15.













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