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TOP 10 > PROSPECTS

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1. MATTY BENIERS, C

AGE 18 2020-21 TEAM Michigan (Big Ten) Mature, intelligen­t two-way center with impeccable work ethic. Offensive upside is only query. ACQUIRED 2nd overall, 2021 NHL ’22-23

2. KOLE LIND, RW

AGE 22 2020-21 TEAM Utica (AHL) Instant offense from the wing. Specialize­s in onetimers. Has experience playing center as well. ACQUIRED From Van, July 2021 NHL ’21-22

3. RYKER EVANS, D

AGE 19 2020-21 TEAM Regina (WHL) Two-way blueliner went undrafted in 2020. Good puck movement and tight gap control. ACQUIRED 35th overall, 2021 NHL ’23-24

4. ALEXANDER TRUE, C

AGE 24 2020-21 TEAM San Jose (AHL) Towering Danish pivot plays mature all-purpose game. Played three junior seasons in Seattle. ACQUIRED From SJ, July 2021 NHL ’22-23

5. RYAN WINTERTON, C

AGE 18 2020-21 TEAM Hamilton (OHL) Heavy-shooting workhorse played just seven games last season. A shutdown, defensive ace. ACQUIRED 67th overall, 2021 NHL ’24-25

6. CALE FLEURY, D

AGE 22 2020-21 TEAM Laval (AHL) Mobile brother of Haydn efficient on the breakout. Already has 41 games NHL experience. ACQUIRED From Mtl, July 2021 NHL ’22-23

7. JOHN QUENNEVILL­E, RW

AGE 25 2020-21 TEAM Rockford (AHL) First-round pick of New Jersey in 2014 hasn’t been able to refine his scoring touch in AHL. ACQUIRED From Chi, July 2021 NHL ’22-23

8. VILLE OTTAVAINEN, D

AGE 19 2020-21 TEAM JYP (Fin.) Kitchener Ranger alum has stay-at-home mentality. Undrafted in 2020. Holds blueline well. ACQUIRED 99th overall, 2021 NHL ’24-25

9. CARSEN TWARYNSKI, LW

AGE 23 2020-21 TEAM Lehigh Valley (AHL) Hard-shooting goal-scoring winger in WHL more of a checkling-line, two-way player in AHL. ACQUIRED From Phi, July 2021 NHL ’22-23

10. JACOB MELANSON, RW

AGE 18 2020-21 TEAM Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) North-south gritty winger has quick hands around net. Slowed by shoulder injuries. ACQUIRED 131st overall, 2021 NHL ’25-26

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