Fans are all excited to learn the names of the players who’ll make it to the NHL 2021 Draft. July 23 is the expected date of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Many budding players are hoping to get selected in this upcoming draft. Here are the top 5 players who are probably going to make it to the NHL 2021 draft.
Owen Power, the 18 years old Canadian defenseman is hailing from the University Of Michigan, is one of the NHL’s top prospects. He has blocked 23 shots for Michigan. Owen has good vision and strength that makes him a top defenseman. He won the USHL Defenseman of the Year in 2019-20 while playing for Chicago Steel. He earned 40 points as the league’s defensemen. He was selected for the Hockey Canada selection camp as well. Many experts have put him in NHL mock draft, and fans are excited to see him play in NHL.
17 years old Simon Edvinsson from Sweden is a professional defenseman. Many experts expect him to make it to the NHL draft. This left-shooting professional defenseman is famous for having a great set of tools. He can move quickly, stake properly, and play strong shots. He has earned 6 points while playing 14 games for Frölunda HC.
Matthew Beniers, the 18 years old hailing from Hingham, is a left-handed shot famous for his speed. He has scored 13 points while playing for Michigan in a total of 13 games. His top achievement is helping the United States win the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2021. He was the youngest player playing for his team in the IIHF. His superb average of 17:05 ice time in seven games has made him famous.
Brandt Clarke, 17 years old, is currently playing for Slovak Extraliga. His strength is moving the puck with high speed and accuracy. His superb vision makes him an excellent passer. One of his achievements is that he has led the Ontario hockey league rookie defensemen, in which he has scored 38 points in a total of 57 games. Even though he has not scored a single point in the last eight games, experts believe that he will make it to the NHL 2021 draft.
The 17 years old Luke Hughes is famous for being a solid puck mover. His poise makes him one of the top players to make it to the 2021 NHL Draft. He has scored a total of 25 points in the last 23 games. He is going to play for Michigan in the upcoming season. He is the youngest brother of the defensemen Quinn Hughes and Jack Hughes, who play for Vancouver and New Jersey, respectively.
The top 5 players mentioned above and many other players are expected to get drafted in NHL 2021 draft. Fans are all ready for the draft to take place, and they hope to witness thrilling games in the coming season.