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2023 NHL draft – Rankings, FAQs and how to watch

2023 NHL draft - Rankings, FAQs and how to watch

The 2023 NHL draft will be held June 28 (Round 1) and June 29 (Rounds 2-7) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will be broadcast on ESPN networks, and at least one of the NHL’s 32 teams will be leaving the weekend with a franchise-altering prospect in their system.

There is not much debate remaining over which player will be selected first overall — thanks to a record-breaking performance at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Canadian forward Connor Bedard has all but locked up that spot — but there are many other promising young players available, including Michigan Wolverines center Adam Fantilli, Swedish center Leo Carlsson and Russian winger Matvei Michkov.

The NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau ranked 400 players that are eligible for this year’s event, broken down by region and position, after the world juniors. Updated rankings will be released later this season.

North American skaters

1. Connor Bedard, C , Regina (WHL)
DOB: 07/17/05 | Ht: 5′ 10″ | Wt: 185

2. Adam Fantilli, C, Michigan (BIG10)
DOB: 10/12/04 | Ht: 6′ 2″ | Wt: 195

3. William Smith, C, USA U-18 (NTDP)
DOB: 03/17/05 | Ht: 6′ 0″ | Wt: 181

4. Ryan Leonard, RW, USA U-18 (NTDP)
DOB: 01/21/05 | Ht: 6′ 0″ | Wt: 192

5. Brayden Yager, C, Moose Jaw (WHL)
DOB: 01/03/05 | Ht: 5′ 10″ | Wt: 166

6. Oliver Moore, C, USA U-18 (NTDP)
DOB: 01/22/05 | Ht: 5′ 11″ | Wt: 188

7. Zach Benson, LW, Winnipeg (WHL)
DOB: 05/12/05 | Ht: 5′ 9″ | Wt: 160

8. Matthew Wood, RW, Uconn (H-EAST)
DOB: 02/06/05 | Ht: 6′ 4″ | Wt: 193

9. Samuel Honzek, LW, Vancouver (WHL)
DOB: 11/12/04 | Ht: 6′ 4″ | Wt: 186

10. Colby Barlow, LW, Owen Sound (OHL)
DOB: 02/14/05 | Ht: 6′ 0″ | Wt: 193

11. Quentin Musty, LW, Sudbury (OHL)
DOB: 07/06/05 | Ht: 6′ 2″ | Wt: 200

12. Lukas Dragicevic, D , Tri-City (WHL)
DOB: 04/25/05 | Ht: 6′ 1″ | Wt: 192

13. Nate Danielson, C, Brandon (WHL)
DOB: 09/27/04 | Ht: 6′ 1″ | Wt: 185

14. Ethan Gauthier, RW, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
DOB: 01/26/05 | Ht: 5′ 11″ | Wt: 176

15. Gabriel Perreault, RW, USA U-18 (NTDP)
DOB: 05/07/05 | Ht: 5′ 11″ | Wt: 165

16. Andrew Cristall, LW, Kelowna (WHL)
DOB: 02/04/05 | Ht: 5′ 10″ | Wt: 167

17. Calum Ritchie, C, Oshawa (OHL)
DOB: 01/21/05 | Ht: 6′ 2″ | Wt: 187

18. Oliver Bonk, D, London (OHL)
DOB: 01/09/05 | Ht: 6′ 2″ | Wt: 174

19. Bradly Nadeau, LW, Penticton (BCHL)
DOB: 05/05/05 | Ht: 5′ 10″ | Wt: 161

20. Koehn Ziemmer, RW, Prince George (WHL)
DOB: 12/08/04 | Ht: 6′ 0″ | Wt: 204

21. Charlie Stramel, C, Wisconsin (BIG10)
DOB: 10/15/04 | Ht: 6′ 3″ | Wt: 212

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