Marr talks Bedard's No. 1 final ranking on 'NHL Draft Class' podcast
Central Scouting VP cites 'zero debate' regarding Regina center's spot on latest episodeNHL.com @NHLdotcom
NHL Central Scouting needed little time determining Connor Bedard was No. 1 in its final ranking of North American skaters presented by BioSteel for the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft.
Carlsson tops Central Scouting International ranking for 2023 NHL Draft
Orebro center had 25 points in 44 games; Sochi forward Michkov No. 2by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer
Leo Carlsson, a center with Orebro in the Swedish Hockey League, is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of International skaters presented by BioSteel for the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft.
Bedard tops Central Scouting North American ranking for 2023 NHL Draft
Regina center had 143 points in 57 games; Orebro forward Carlsson No. 1 among International skatersby Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer
Connor Bedard, a center with Regina of the Western Hockey League, is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters presented by BioSteel for the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft.
2023 NHL Draft Lottery to likely determine Bedard's future
Ducks have best odds of landing forward with No. 1 pick, followed by Blue Jackets, Blackhawksby Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor
Connor Bedard, the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft, likely will know his professional destination when the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery is held May 8 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVAS).
2023 NHL Draft Lottery odds set, drawing is May 8
Ducks have best chance at No. 1; Blue Jackets, Blackhawks nextby NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL
NEW YORK (April 14, 2023) -- The National Hockey League announced today the odds for clubs participating in the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery, set for Monday, May 8, at NHL Network's Secaucus, N.J., studio. The event will be broadcast live beginning at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
2023 NHL Draft Diary: Adam Fantilli
Forward talks winning Hobey Baker Award, uncertain future at Michiganby Adam Fantilli / Special to NHL.com
Adam Fantilli of the University of Michigan has been filing a draft diary for NHL.com this season leading up to the 2023 NHL Draft at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on June 28-29. The 18-year-old freshman center (6-foot-2, 195 pounds), who was born in Nobleton, Ontario, is No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of North American skaters presented by BioSteel. He won the Hobey Baker Award as the top men's player in NCAA ice hockey this season after leading Division I men's hockey in goals (30), points (65) and points-per game (1.81) in 36 games.
2023 NHL Draft, Awards logos, broadcast information released by NHL
Each event will take place in Nashville during last week of Juneby NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL
NEW YORK - The NHL today unveiled the official event logos for the 2023 NHL Awards™ and 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft™, which are both set to take place in the City of Nashville in June. In addition, the NHL announced broadcast information for both events.
Fantilli, Hobey Baker winner, undecided on future ahead of 2023 NHL Draft
Center not sure if he'll return to Michigan for sophomore seasonby Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer
Adam Fantilli, a projected top-three pick in the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft, hasn't decided whether he will return for his sophomore season at the University of Michigan in 2023-24.
2023 NHL Draft: Connor Bedard watch
WHL playoff run for projected No. 1 pick ends with Regina's Game 7 loss to Saskatoonby Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer
Connor Bedard, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft, completed his third season with Regina of the Western Hockey League. The 17-year-old center, No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of North American skaters presented by BioSteel, was granted exceptional status to play in the WHL as a 15-year-old. NHL.com will have an update on Bedard leading up to the NHL Draft, which will be held in Nashville on June 28-29.
2021 NHL Draft first-round pick signings tracker
Status of 31 players chosen in opening roundNHL.com @NHLdotcom
The 31 players picked in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft have NHL hopes. Some have gotten a start toward that goal by signing a three-year, entry-level contract.
More could sign as we make our way through the 2021-22 season.
Here is a look at which players have signed and the status of the others: