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Final MHN 2022 NHL Draft Rankings



NHL Draft

With the 2022 NHL Draft right around the corner, Montreal Hockey Now is releasing its final 2022 draft rankings.

Montreal Hockey Now’s Marco D’Amico spent the last two months watching additional footage of draft-eligible players for the 2022 NHL Draft and updated his previous Draft Rankings accordingly; thereby expanding the rankings to include a Top-64.

In addition to the 1st overall pick, the Canadiens also own the Calgary Flames‘ 1st round pick, which is now confirmed to be 26th overall and the coveted first pick in the second round, 33rd overall, due to finishing last in the NHL standings.

The top three players in this draft seem to be set in stone at this time, with Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley all vying to be selected 1st overall. Although Wright remains the odds on favourite to go 1st overall, there has been a lot of talk about Slafkovsky or even Cooley possibly edging him out as the 1st overall pick come July 7 in Montreal.

Some of the other notable risers are Swedish winger Jonathan Lekkerimaki, power forward Cutter Gauthier and center Marco Kasper. After their intriguing international performances in the month of May, some extra viewings during their season made the argument for moving them up the rankings rather easy. Lekkerimaki is perhaps the best pure shooter in this draft, while being able to play a well-rounded game. Gauthier, who is now slated to play at center moving forward, has the qualities of a top-6 center with a shoot-first mentality and a physical edge. Meanwhile, Kasper is an all-around center who is unbearable to play against, due to his tenacious and deceptively skilled game.

Take a look at the Montreal Hockey Now’s list below. We’ll be providing more draft content throughout the next month, including player interviews and mock draft simulations to keep you informed and up to date on what is sure to be a focal point going into the summer.


RankPlayer NamePositionLeagueShootingHeightWeight
1Shane WrightCenterOHLRight6'1185lbs
2 Juraj SlafkovskyLeft Wing/CenterLiigaLeft6'4218lbs
3Logan CooleyCenterUSHLLeft5'11174lbs
4Simon NemecDefensemanExtraliga (Slovakia)Right6'1192lbs
5Matthew SavoieCenter/Right WingWHLRight5'9179lbs
6Jonathan LekkerimäkiRight WingSHLRight5'11172lbs
7David JiricekDefencemanExtraliiga (Czechia)Right6'3190lbs
8Frank NazarCenter/Right WingUSHLRight5'10174lbs
9Cutter GauthierCenter/Left WingUSHLLeft6'3194lbs
10Joakim KemellRight WingLiigaRight5'11176lbs
11Pavel MintyukovDefencemanOHLLeft6'1192lbs
12Marco KasperCenterSHLLeft6'1187lbs
13Kevin KorchinskiDefencemanWHLLeft6'2185lbs
14Brad LambertCenter/Right WingLiigaRight6'0179lbs
15Liam ÖhgrenLeft WingSHLLeft6'1187lbs
16Conor GeekieCenterWHLLeft6'4205lbs
17Danila YurovRight WingKHLLeft6'1179lbs
18Denton MateychukDefencemanWHLLeft5'11187lbs
19Ivan MiroshnichenkoLeft WingKHL/VHLRight6'1185lbs
20Ryan ChesleyDefencemanUSHLRight6'0194lbs
21Noah ÖstlundCenterSHLLeft5'11163lbs
22Isaac HowardLeft WingUSHLLeft5'10183lbs
23Jimmy SnuggerudRight WingUSHLRight6'2185lbs
24Jiri KulichCenterExtraliga (Czechia)Left6'0172lbs
25Luca Del Bel BelluzCenterOHLLeft6'1179lbs
26Nathan GaucherCenterQMJHLRight6'3207lbs
27Jagger FirkusCenter/Right WingWHLRight5'10154lbs
28Lian BischelDefencemanSHLLeft6'5216
29Jack HughesCenterNCAALeft6'0165lbs
30Lane HutsonDefencemanUSHLLeft5'9158lbs
31Owen PickeringDefencemanWHLLeft6'5179lbs
32Rutger McGroartyCenterUSHLLeft6'0205lbs
33Filip MesarLeft WingExtraLiga (Slovakia)Left5'10174lbs
34Owen BeckCenterOHLRight6'0185lbs
35Gleb TrikozovRight WingKHL/MHLRight6'1185lbs
36Tristan LuneauDefencemanQMJHLRight6'2174lbs
37Mattias HävelidDefencemanSHLRight5'9165lbs
38Noah WarrenDefencemanQMJHLRight6'5216lbs
39Reid SchaeferLeft WingWHLLeft6'3213lbs
40Ty NelsonDefencemanOHLRight5'10196lbs
41Seamus CaseyDefencemanUSHLRight5'9162lbs
42Logan MorrisonCenterRightRight6'0180lbs
43Filip BystedtCenterSHLLeft6'3187lbs
44David GoyetteCenterOHLLeft5'11172lbs
45Christian KyrouDefencemanOHLRight5'10182lbs
46Sam RinzelDefencemanUSHLRight6'4177lbs
47Calle OdeliusDefencemanSHLLeft5'11185lbs
48Adam SykoraLeft WingExtraliga (Slovakia)Left5'10172lbs
49Maverick LamoureuxDefencemanQMJHLRight6'7197lbs
50Adam IngramCenterUSHLLeft6'2165lbs
51Rieger LorenzLeft WingAJHLLeft6'2184lbs
52Fraser MintenCenterWHLLeft6'1185lbs
53Danil ZhlikinCenterOHLLeft6'1189lbs
54Julian LutzLeft WingDELLeft6'2185lbs
55Jordan DumaisRight WingQMJHLRight5'8165lbs
56Matyas SapovalivCenterOHLLeft6'3182lbs
57Mats LindgrenDefencemanWHLLeft5'11173lbs
58Elias SalomonssonDefencemanSHLRight6'0172lbs
59Jani NymanRight WingLiigaLeft6'3212lbs
60Alexander PerevalovLeft WingKHLRight6'0192lbs
61Bryce McConnell-BarkerCenterOHLLeft6'1193lbs
62Tyler BrennanGoalieWHLN/A6'4184lbs
63Matthew PoitrasCenterOHLRight5'11174lbs
64Devin KaplanRight WingUSHLRight6'2199lbs

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