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AGE 1. CONNOR MCMICHAEL, C 20 2020-21 TEAM Hershey (AHL) Elite sniping skills in junior. Caps guiding him along gradually as he adds strength.
ACQUIRED 25th overall, 2019 NHL ’21-22 2. HENDRIX LAPIERRE, C
AGE 19 2020-21 TEAM Chicoutimi (QMJHL) Elite playmaker regained complete health during pandemic. A pass-first offensive producer.
ACQUIRED 22nd overall, 2020 NHL ’22-23 3. ALEXANDER ALEXEYEV, D
AGE 21 2020-21 TEAM Ufa (KHL) Minute-muching two-way defender among shotblocking leaders. Has added physical strength.
ACQUIRED 31st overall, 2018 NHL ’22-23 4. MARTIN FEHERVARY, D
AGE 21 2020-21 TEAM Hershey (AHL) Mobile, mature defender working on confidence with the puck. Focuses on home zone.
ACQUIRED 46th overall, 2018 NHL ’21-22 5. VINCENT IORIO, D AGE 18 2020-21 TEAM Brandon (WHL) Plenty of muscle added to his big frame during draft year. Good edges but skating could improve. ACQUIRED 55th overall, 2021 NHL ’25-26 AGE 6. ALIAKSEI PROTAS, C 20 2020-21 TEAM Minsk (KHL) Still growing into his gargantuan frame. He’s a physical force in corners and around net.
ACQUIRED 91st overall, 2019 NHL ’23-24 7. BRENT JOHNSON, D
AGE 18 2020-21 TEAM Sioux Falls (USHL) Composed puck-mover a master of tight turns in own zone to escape danger. North Dakota-bound.
ACQUIRED 80th overall, 2021 NHL ’25-26 8. BRETT LEASON, RW
AGE 22 2020-21 TEAM Hershey (AHL) Power forward blossomed late last season after slow start to pro career in 2019-20.
ACQUIRED 56th overall, 2019 NHL ’23-24 9. KODY CLARK, RW
AGE 21 2020-21 TEAM Hershey (AHL) Character winger is grinding on the forecheck and has a solid shot. Offensive upside is limited.
ACQUIRED 47th overall, 2018 NHL ’22-23 10. LUCAS JOHANSEN, D AGE 23 2020-21 TEAM Hershey (AHL) Ryan’s brother slowed greatly by injuries and play on the defensive side. On the clock to accelerate. ACQUIRED 28th overall, 2016 NHL ’22-23