The NHL has named heart Samuel Bennett the highest draft-eligible player in North America, in accordance with the league’s midseason rankings launched Monday.
In his second season in the Ontario Hockey League, Bennett, 17, has compiled 66 factors in forty games. If he’s to be taken first total, he’ll turn into the sixth player within the last eight years from the OHL to be taken No. 1, becoming a member of Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Taylor Corridor, and Nail Yakupov.
Following Bennett in the North American rankings is middle Leon Draisaitl, initially from Germany, but at the moment competing for the Prince Albert Raiders within the Western Hockey League.
As for European skaters, a pair sons of NHL gamers rank 1-2, with Kasperi Kapanen, son of Sami leading the way, followed by William Nylander, son of Michael.
Thatcher Demko, a San Diego-born freshman now at Boston College, is the top-rated North American goaltender and is aiming to become the very best-drafted netminder ever from California.