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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Fall 2021 Edition

Last Updated Spetember 11, 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 1 Jamie Drysdale 1 4/8/2002 Defenseman 2020 19 5'11 180 165 6 6 -2.42 -3.46 ANA
2 2 Bowen Byram 1 6/13/2001 Defenseman 2019 20 6'0 183 195 4 3 -2.96 -3.45 COL
3 NR Owen Power 1 11/22/2002 Defenseman 2021 19 6'5 196 209 1 1 -1.39 -3.41 BUF
4 6 Moritz Seider 2 4/6/2001 Defenseman 2019 20 6'3 191 208 6 17 0.39 -3.05 DET
5 5 Victor Soderstrom 2 2/26/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'0 183 182 11 14 -0.34 -3.03 ARZ
6 NR Luke Hughes 2 9/9/2003 Defenseman 2021 18 6'0 183 161 4 7 -2.13 -3.02 NJD
7 3 Jake Sanderson 2 7/8/2002 Defenseman 2020 19 6'1 185 170 5 9 -0.96 -2.99 OTT
8 4 Evan Bouchard 2 10/20/1999 Defenseman 2018 22 6'2 188 195 10 9 -3.52 -2.97 EDM
9 NR Brandt Clarke 3 2/9/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'1 185 181 8 6 -0.66 -2.85 LAK
10 NR Simon Edvinsson 3 2/5/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'4 193 185 6 5 0.61 -2.67 DET
11 7 Kaiden Guhle 3 1/18/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'3 191 187 16 19 -0.89 -2.50 MON
12 9 Thomas Harley 3 8/19/2001 Defenseman 2019 20 6'3 191 193 18 19 -2.12 -2.31 DAL
13 10 Braden Schneider 3 9/20/2001 Defenseman 2020 20 6'2 188 209 19 18 -0.99 -2.28 NYR
14 12 Cam York 3 1/5/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 5'11 180 172 14 16 -1.29 -2.17 PHI
15 11 Philip Broberg 4 6/25/2001 Defenseman 2019 20 6'3 191 200 8 14 0.53 -2.05 EDM
16 8 Ville Heinola 4 3/2/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 5'11 180 178 20 27 -1.84 -1.95 WPG
17 NR Olen Zellweger 4 9/10/2003 Defenseman 2021 18 5'10 178 174 34 50 -3.62 -1.83 ANA
18 NR Carson Lambos 4 1/14/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'1 185 201 26 21 -0.98 -1.79 MIN
19 22 Alexander Alexeyev 4 11/15/1999 Defenseman 2018 22 6'3 191 195 31 34 -1.59 -1.73 WAS
20 27 Helge Grans 4 5/10/2002 Defenseman 2020 19 6'3 191 192 35 43 -1.67 -1.64 LAK
21 NR Corson Ceulemans 4 5/5/2003 Defenseman 2021 18 6'2 188 190 25 23 -1.04 -1.64 CBJ
22 28 Pierre-Olivier Joseph 4 7/1/1999 Defenseman 2017 22 6'2 188 168 23 32 -1.20 -1.63 PIT
23 30 Nicolas Beaudin 4 10/7/1999 Defenseman 2018 22 5'10 178 172 27 42 -2.32 -1.62 CHI
24 33 Calen Addison 4 4/11/2000 Defenseman 2018 21 5'10 178 178 53 40 -2.41 -1.61 MIN
25 31 Matthew Robertson 5 3/9/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 200 49 27 -0.88 -1.51 NYR
26 23 Ryan O'Rourke 5 5/16/2002 Defenseman 2020 19 6'2 188 181 39 41 -1.35 -1.50 MIN
27 39 Lukas Cormier 5 3/27/2002 Defenseman 2020 19 5'8 173 170 68 48 -1.81 -1.48 VGK
28 25 Nils Lundkvist 5 7/27/2000 Defenseman 2018 21 5'11 180 173 28 36 -0.72 -1.46 NYR
29 37 Jeremie Poirier 5 6/2/2002 Defenseman 2020 19 6'0 183 192 72 41 -1.97 -1.45 CGY
30 16 Ryan Merkley 5 8/14/2000 Defenseman 2018 21 5'11 180 167 21 35 -3.08 -1.44 SJS
31 20 Justin Barron 5 11/15/2001 Defenseman 2020 20 6'2 188 187 25 32 -0.50 -1.43 COL
32 18 Timothy Liljegren 5 4/30/1999 Defenseman 2017 22 6'0 183 193 17 14 -1.41 -1.42 TOR
33 34 Sean Durzi 5 10/21/1998 Defenseman 2017 23 6'0 183 188 52 52 -2.56 -1.38 LAK
34 32 Lassi Thomson 5 9/24/2000 Defenseman 2019 21 6'0 183 186 19 37 -0.79 -1.37 OTT
35 35 Mattias Samuelsson 5 3/14/2000 Defenseman 2018 21 6'4 193 218 32 36 -0.53 -1.35 BUF
36 NR Daniil Chayka 5 10/22/2002 Defenseman 2021 19 6'2 188 187 38 28 -0.26 -1.35 VGK
37 26 Jared McIsaac 5 3/27/2000 Defenseman 2018 21 6'1 185 188 36 30 -1.42 -1.35 DET
38 73 David Farrance 5 6/23/1999 Defenseman 2017 22 5'11 180 195 92 66 -0.80 -1.33 NAS
39 15 Olli Juolevi 5 5/5/1998 Defenseman 2016 23 6'2 188 185 5 7 -1.54 -1.31 VAN
40 29 Bode Wilde 6 1/24/2000 Defenseman 2018 22 6'2 188 198 41 22 -0.90 -1.27 NYI
41 55 Ronnie Attard 6 3/20/1999 Defenseman 2017 22 6'3 191 205 72 80 -1.97 -1.25 PHI
42 52 Zac Jones 6 10/18/2000 Defenseman 2019 21 5'9 175 175 68 74 -1.67 -1.25 NYR
43 44 Ryan Johnson 6 7/24/2001 Defenseman 2019 20 6'0 183 170 31 35 -0.54 -1.20 BUF
44 46 Emil Andrae 6 2/23/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 5'9 175 183 54 57 -1.38 -1.18 PHI
45 NR Jack Peart 6 5/15/2003 Defenseman 2021 18 5'11 180 180 54 42 -0.89 -1.17 MIN
46 74 Robin Salo 6 10/13/1998 Defenseman 2017 23 6'0 183 181 46 77 -0.51 -1.15 NYI
47 68 Topi Niemela 6 3/25/2002 Defenseman 2020 19 6'0 183 163 64 44 0.25 -1.11 TOR
48 NR Shai Buium 6 3/26/2003 Defenseman 2021 18 6'3 191 214 36 45 -0.40 -1.10 DET
49 85 Alex Vlasic 6 6/5/2001 Defenseman 2019 20 6'5 196 198 43 37 -0.49 -1.10 CHI
50 36 Jett Woo 6 7/27/2000 Defenseman 2018 21 6'0 183 200 37 46 -1.00 -1.08 VAN
 

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