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2022 NHL Draft Prospect Profiles

Every year, The Hockey Writers puts together extensive NHL Draft prospect profiles that detail every top draft-eligible player’s background, NHL projection, strengths, and things they need to work on. They also include quotes from some of the industry’s top scouts and writers along with a video (where available) of the prospect in action.

Here is a list of all the prospect profiles that were written at THW for the 2022 NHL Draft.

2022 NHL Draft Class

1. Juraj Slafkovsky (Montreal Canadiens)

As for what he brings with his game, Juraj Slafkovsky is a big kid at 6-foot-4 and around 220 pounds. At 18 years old, he’s likely not done filling out. He has the potential to grow into a legitimate power forward by definition with his high-end offensive skill and ability to engage physically. Call it a mean streak, but Slafkovsky’s size and physical edge make him arguably one of the more dominant players in this draft.

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2. Simon Nemec (New Jersey Devils)

Simon Nemec is an outstanding, two-way, puck-moving defenseman. The thing that stands out the most in regard to his play is his poise and confidence when he’s on the ice. Every decision he makes is with conviction as he displays high-end hockey sense. Even when he’s facing a great amount of pressure or makes a high-risk move, he doesn’t panic as he has excellent patience and control. He has great body positioning and does a great job of evading and fending off opposing players.

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3. Logan Cooley (Arizona Coyotes)

Logan Cooley will succeed in the NHL due to his complete game and Selke Trophy-like qualities. He doesn’t only thrive in the offensive zone, he can make elite plays in the defensive zone too. Combined with his faceoff ability, diligence to a 200-foot game, smart stick, and high hockey IQ, he is someone every aspiring Stanley Cup winner wants on their team and every coach wants on the ice in key situations.

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4. Shane Wright (Seattle Kraken)

Shane Wright is a highly skilled and very responsible two-way center that possesses an offensive flare. The one thing that stands out immediately in his game is his high-level hockey IQ and decision-making. He has a keen eye as he thinks and reads the game at a quick pace, being able to make snap decisions and catch his opponent off-guard, while rarely making a mistake in the process.

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5. Cutter Gauthier (Philadelphia Flyers)

As one would hope for a prospect who’s 6-foot-3, Cutter Gauthier brings physicality to his overall 200-foot game. He has the strength to fend off attackers, knocking them off the puck in the defensive zone, and using his body to create turnovers in the offensive zone. He also loves to get involved in scrums when he gets the chance.

Click here to read Gauthier’s full profile

6David Jiricek
7Chicago Blackhawks LogoKevin Korchinski
8Marco Kasper
9Matthew Savoie
10Pavel Mintyukov
11Conor Geekie
12Denton Mateychuk
13Chicago Blackhawks LogoFrank Nazar
14Winnipeg Jets 2011-Present Primary LogoRutger McGroarty
15Jonathan Lekkerimäki
16Noah Östlund
17Joakim Kemell
18Lian Bichsel
19Liam Öhgren
20Ivan Miroshnichenko
21Owen Pickering
22Nathan Gaucher
23Jimmy Snuggerud
24Danila Yurov
25Chicago Blackhawks LogoSam Rinzel
26Filip Mesar
27Filip Bystedt
28Jiri Kulich
29Maveric Lamoureux
30Brad Lambert
31Isaac Howard
32Reid Schaefer

Second Round

PickTeam Player
33Owen Beck
34Cameron Lund
35Seattle Kraken Primary LogoJagger Firkus
36Artyom Duda
37Ryan Chesley
38Fraser Minten
39Chicago Blackhawks LogoPaul Ludwinski
40Dylan James
41Topias Leinonen
42Noah Warren
43Julian Lutz
44Luca Del Bel Belluz
45Matias Havelid
46Seamus Casey
47Hunter Haight
48Matyas Sapovaliv
49Seattle Kraken Primary LogoJanni Nyman
50Christian Kyrou
51Jack Hughes
53Tristan Luneau
54Matthew Poitras
55Winnipeg Jets 2011-Present Primary LogoElias Salomonsson
56Rieger Lorenz
57Chicago Blackhawks LogoRyan Greene
59Topi Ronni
60Gleb Trikozov
61Seattle Kraken Primary LogoDavid Goyette
62Lane Hutson
63Adam Sykora
64Filip Nordberg
65Calle Odelius

Third Round

66Chicago Blackhawks LogoGavin Hayes
67Miko Matikka
68Seattle Kraken Primary LogoTy Nelson
69Devin Kaplan
70Alexander Suzdalev
71Alexander Perevalov
73Aleksanteri Kasikmaki
74Viktor Neuchev
75Vinzenz Rohrer
76Michael Fisher
77Winnipeg Jets 2011-Present Primary LogoDanny Zhilkin
78Quinn Finley
79Jordan Gustafson
80Elias Pettersson
82Adam Ingram
83George Fegaras
84Kasper Kulonummi
85Ludwig Person
86Lucas Edmonds
87Tomas Hamara
88Michael Buchinger
91Seattle Kraken Primary LogoBen MacDonald
92Adam Engstrom
94Jeremy Langlois
95Nicholas Moldenhauer
96Jordan Dumais
97Bryce McConnell-Barker

Fourth Round

98Isaiah George
101Simon Forsmark
102Tyler Brennan
104Stephen Halliday
106Mats Lindgren
107Ben King
108Mason Beaupit
109Kirill Dolzhenkov
110Daniil Orlov
116Angus Booth
117Cole Spicer
120Arseni Koromyslov
121Ryan Healey
123Seattle Kraken Primary LogoTucker Robertson
124Cruz Lucius
125Ludvig Jansson
126Charles Leddy
127Cedrick Guindon
128Cameron Whitehead

Fifth Round

133Alex Bump
136Jorian Donovan
137Tnias Mathurin
139Connor Hvidston
140Jake Furlong
148Otto Salin
149Jake Karabela
150Zam Plante
153David Spacek
156Vladimir Grudinin
157Sandis Vilmanis
161Maxim Barbashev

Sixth Round

166Josh Filmon
175Winnipeg Jets 2011-Present Primary LogoFabian Wagner
176Jackson Dorrington
179Matthew Seminoff
180Jack Sparkes
183Reid Dyck
185Servac Petrovsky
186Josh Davies
187Gustav Karlsson
189Tyler Muszelik

Seventh Round

198Artem Barabosha
200Jackson Edward
205Alexander Pelevin
208Kirill Kudryavtsev
212Brennan Ali
213David Gucciardi
214Liam Arnsby
218Brandon Lisowsky
221Jack Devine
225Ivan Zhigalov