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:

  1. Brandt Clarke is looking like my number two prospect going forward. He had an excellent U-18’s and I really like his upside.
  2. Brennan Othman also made a jump, showing some excellent creativity.
  3. 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.
Ranking Name Height/Weight Team/League
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)