The “strange” season of the 2021 NHL prospect continues. The 2021 World Championships are currently taking place in Latvia, and it includes the likes of two of my top 10 prospects, Canada’s Owen Power and the United States’ Matt Beniers. Unfortunately, Sweden’s William Eklund was forced to miss yet another international tournament with injury. If you have been following along at all with my draft rankings this season, you know this has been when of the hardest years of scouting to get a read on specific prospects.
The Under-18 Championships helped a bit, but unfortunately, players like Power and Beniers who are playing in the Worlds have received a ton of viewings. Meanwhile, the likes of Brandt Clarke (who has steadily risen on my list) and Mason McTavish (season essentially canceled due to the OHL cancellation) have played very few games. A player like Clarke may even have a higher overall ceiling than the likes of Power, but lack of viewings has made predictions increasingly difficult.
A few changes of note for the month of June:
- Brandt Clarke is looking like my number two prospect going forward. He had an excellent U-18’s and I really like his upside.
- Brennan Othman also made a jump, showing some excellent creativity.
- Aku Raty continues his fall from grace. I still think there is something there, and I’m sure a team will take a chance on him in the first round, but he has a long ways to go before I can label him a top prospect.
|1.||D Owen Power||6’5 209||U. of Michigan (NCAA)|
|2.||D Brandt Clarke||6’1 181||Barrie (OHL)|
|3.||D Luke Hughes||6’2 182||USA U-18 (USHL)|
|4.||C Matthew Beniers||6’0 179||U. of Michigan (NCAA)|
|5.||W Dylan Guenther||6’1 170||Edmonton (WHL)|
|6.||D Simon Edvinsson||6’4 185||Frolunda (SWEHL)|
|7.||C William Eklund||5’10 172||Djurgardens (SWEHL)|
|8.||C Kent Johnson||6’1 170||U. of Michigan (NCAA)|
|9.||G Jesper Wallstedt||6’3 214||Luleau (SWEHL)|
|10.||C Chaz Lucius||6’0 172||USA U-18 (USHL)|
|11.||W Matthew Coronato||5’10 181||Chicago (USHL)|
|12.||W Fabian Lysell||5’10 176||Frolunda (SWEHL)|
|13.||C Mason McTavish||6’1 196||Peterborough (OHL)|
|14.||C Matthew Samoskevich||5’9 172||Chicago (USHL)|
|15.||C Cole Sillinger||6’0 187||Medecine Hat (WHL)|
|16.||C Fedor Svechkov||6’0 187||Togliatti (VHL, Russia)|
|17.||D Carson Lambos||6’1 200||Winnipeg (WHL)|
|18.||C Aatu Raty||6’1 181||Karpat (FIN)|
|19.||D Corson Ceulemans||6’2 190||Brooks (AJHL)|
|20.||C Zachary L’Heureux||5’11 194||Halifax (QMJHL)|
|21.||W Brennan Othman||6’0 175||Olten (SUI)|
|22.||C Francesco Pinelli||6’0 176||Kitchener (OHL)|
|23.||C Zachary Bolduc||6’0 161||Rimouski (QMJHL)|
|24.||W Nikita Chibrikov||5’10 170||SKA (MHL-RUS)|
|25||G Sebastian Cossa||6’6 210||Edmonton (WHL)|
|26.||W Simon Robertsson||6’0 181||Skelleftea (SWEHL)|
|27.||W Logan Stankoven||5’8 170||Kamloops (WHL)|
|28.||C Xavier Bourgault||5’11 154||Shawinigan (QMJHL)|
|29.||W Isak Rosen||5’10 154||Leksand (SWEHL)|
|30.||D Danill Chayka||6’2 187||Guelph (OHL)|
|31.||W Oskar Olausson||6’2 182||HV71 (SWEHL)|
|32.||D Stanislav Svozil||5’11 167||HC Kometa (CZE)|