Top Prospects: The Defensemen

Below are the Top 50 Under-24 defensemen prospects that are not regular NHL players. There is no set limit for NHL games played before a player is no longer condsidered a prospect, but in general if he has played more than half of a season on an NHL roster he will graduate from this list.

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Spring 2021 Edition

Last Updated April 6, 2021

 

Rank Previous Rank Player Name Tier Birthdate Position Draft Year Age Height Height (CMs) Weight Draft Position Pre-Draft Ranking Age/Production Score Prospect Score NHL
1 NR Jamie Drysdale 1 4/8/2002 Defen 2020 19 5'11 180 165 6 6 -2.37 -4.00 ANA
2 2 Bowen Byram 1 6/13/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'0 183 195 4 3 -2.91 -3.86 COL
3 NR Jake Sanderson 2 7/8/2002 Defen 2020 19 6'1 185 170 5 9 -0.93 -3.53 OTT
4 8 Evan Bouchard 2 10/20/1999 Defen 2018 21 6'2 188 195 10 9 -3.46 -3.10 EDM
5 1 Victor Soderstrom 3 2/26/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'0 183 182 11 14 -0.31 -2.47 ARZ
6 9 Moritz Seider 3 4/6/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'3 191 208 6 17 0.41 -2.46 DET
7 NR Kaiden Guhle 3 1/18/2002 Defen 2020 19 6'3 191 187 16 19 -0.85 -2.46 MON
8 3 Ville Heinola 3 3/2/2001 Defen 2019 20 5'11 180 178 20 27 -1.80 -2.41 WPG
9 12 Thomas Harley 3 8/19/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'3 191 193 18 19 -2.09 -2.35 DAL
10 NR Braden Schneider 3 9/20/2001 Defen 2020 20 6'2 188 209 19 18 -0.94 -2.35 NYR
11 21 Philip Broberg 3 6/25/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'3 191 200 8 14 0.55 -2.28 EDM
12 14 Cam York 3 1/5/2001 Defen 2019 20 5'11 180 172 14 16 -1.26 -2.24 PHI
13 15 Jake Bean 4 9/6/1998 Defen 2016 23 6'1 185 170 13 14 -2.58 -2.13 CAR
14 18 Callan Foote 4 12/13/1998 Defen 2017 22 6'4 193 210 14 19 -1.52 -2.12 TPA
15 27 Olli Juolevi 4 5/5/1998 Defen 2016 23 6'2 188 185 5 7 -1.51 -2.06 VAN
16 25 Ryan Merkley 4 8/14/2000 Defen 2018 21 5'11 180 167 21 35 -3.04 -1.99 SJS
17 10 Rasmus Sandin 5 3/7/2000 Defen 2018 21 5'11 180 185 29 27 -2.00 -1.87 TOR
18 19 Timothy Liljegren 5 4/30/1999 Defen 2017 22 6'0 183 193 17 14 -1.37 -1.83 TOR
19 22 Conor Timmins 5 9/18/1998 Defen 2017 23 6'2 188 193 32 35 -1.80 -1.82 COL
20 NR Justin Barron 5 11/15/2001 Defen 2020 19 6'2 188 187 25 32 -0.46 -1.78 COL
21 26 Tobias Bjornfot 5 4/6/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'0 183 193 22 29 -0.13 -1.68 LAK
22 29 Alexander Alexeyev 5 11/15/1999 Defen 2018 21 6'3 191 195 31 34 -1.55 -1.64 WAS
23 NR Ryan O'Rourke 5 5/16/2002 Defen 2020 19 6'2 188 181 39 41 -1.32 -1.62 MIN
24 NR William Wallinder 5 7/28/2002 Defen 2020 19 6'4 193 192 32 33 -0.68 -1.62 DET
25 7 Nils Lundkvist 5 7/27/2000 Defen 2018 21 5'11 180 173 28 36 -0.70 -1.59 NYR
26 24 Jared McIsaac 5 3/27/2000 Defen 2018 21 6'1 185 188 36 30 -1.38 -1.58 DET
27 NR Helge Grans 5 5/10/2002 Defen 2020 19 6'3 191 192 35 43 -1.64 -1.58 LAK
28 37 Pierre-Olivier Joseph 5 7/1/1999 Defen 2017 22 6'2 188 168 23 32 -1.17 -1.56 PIT
29 32 Bode Wilde 5 1/24/2000 Defen 2018 21 6'2 188 198 41 22 -0.86 -1.55 NYI
30 30 Nicolas Beaudin 5 10/7/1999 Defen 2018 21 5'10 178 172 27 42 -2.27 -1.52 CHI
31 34 Matthew Robertson 6 3/9/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'3 191 200 49 27 -0.84 -1.49 NYR
32 16 Lassi Thomson 6 9/24/2000 Defen 2019 21 6'0 183 186 19 37 -0.75 -1.48 OTT
33 23 Calen Addison 6 4/11/2000 Defen 2018 21 5'10 178 178 53 40 -2.37 -1.46 MIN
34 33 Sean Durzi 6 10/21/1998 Defen 2017 22 6'0 183 188 52 52 -2.49 -1.34 LAK
35 43 Mattias Samuelsson 6 3/14/2000 Defen 2018 21 6'4 193 218 32 36 -0.50 -1.34 BUF
36 38 Jett Woo 6 7/27/2000 Defen 2018 21 6'0 183 200 37 46 -0.97 -1.30 VAN
37 NR Jeremie Poirier 6 6/2/2002 Defen 2020 19 6'0 183 192 72 41 -1.94 -1.29 CGY
38 31 Jacob Bernard-Docker 6 6/30/2000 Defen 2018 21 6'0 183 186 26 44 -0.12 -1.29 OTT
39 NR Lukas Cormier 6 3/27/2002 Defen 2020 19 5'8 173 170 68 48 -1.77 -1.27 VGK
40 48 Vladislav Kolyachonok 6 5/26/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'1 185 189 52 38 -0.82 -1.23 FLA
41 36 Kale Clague 6 6/5/1998 Defen 2016 23 6'0 183 181 51 37 -1.03 -1.22 LAK
42 39 Urho Vaakanainen 6 1/1/1999 Defen 2017 22 6'1 185 187 18 24 0.52 -1.20 BOS
43 46 Kaedon Korczak 6 1/29/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'3 191 194 41 50 -0.30 -1.19 VGK
44 49 Ryan Johnson 6 7/24/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'0 183 170 31 35 -0.52 -1.13 BUF
45 45 Kyle Capobianco 6 8/13/1997 Defen 2015 24 6'2 188 196 63 97 -1.08 -1.13 ARZ
46 NR Emil Andrae 6 2/23/2002 Defen 2020 19 5'9 175 183 54 57 -1.34 -1.12 PHI
47 NR Shakur Mukhamadullin 5 1/10/2002 Defen 2020 19 6'2 188 170 20 45 -0.81 -1.10 NJD
48 40 Antii Tuomisto 6 1/20/2001 Defen 2019 20 6'4 193 193 35 68 -0.74 -1.12 DET
49 35 Joshua Mahura 6 5/5/1998 Defen 2016 23 6'1 185 190 85 75 -0.54 -1.09 ANA
50 42 Artemi Knyazev 6 1/4/2001 Defen 2019 20 5'10 178 182 48 62 -0.67 -1.09 SJS
 

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