Having covered the Top Prospects Game and now a Sudbury Wolves vs. London Knights game, here are some notes. It was cool to see Patrick Kane get his number retired for the Knights. I did go to see him live in his season there.
1) Chase Stillman – 2021 Draft –
This is not a mock draft. These are my early rankings and are subject to change as many times as I see fit.
Alexis Lafreniere – LW – Rimouski – QMJHL
Quinton Byfield – C – Sudbury – OHL
Lucas Raymond – W – Frolunda – SHL
Jamie Drysdale –
Just playing for the NTDP means you’ve accomplished a lot early in your hockey career. You can also be on that team and not get as much credit as your play deserves. Here are three players who opened my eyes:
Brett Berard – 5-9, 152 – RW - In both
Here are some younger players to watch:
Danil Gushchin – 5-9, 161 – Muskegon - He’s a 2002 birthdate. This Russian has speed, feistiness on defense, enough to play the PK. He had a goal and an assist in one period but has been solid every time I’ve seen him.