2nd – 3rd Round
Max Gildon: DOB: 1999-05-17 / H: 6’3 / SH: L
- Gildon is a defender good size and excellent tools. He was compared to Seth Jones. There are questions about his hockey intelligence, makes bad decisions with the puck. Seems to be a draft slider, projected as a first rounder but wasn’t on McKenzie’s mid-term ranking.
Reilly Walsh: DOB: 1999-04-21 / H: 6′ / SH: R
- Skating and puck skills are his major strengths. On the small side for defenseman. Excellent vision, good puck movement. Father Mike played a couple of games in the NHL and over 500 between Europe and AHL.
David Farrance (D) DOB: 1999-06-23 / H: 5’11 / SH: L
- Small puckmoving defenseman. Didn’t have elite offensive numbers. Positionally sound but due to size has physical limitations. High hockey IQ and skating is excellent. Sometimes forces plays.
Tommy Miller: DOB: 1999-03-06 / H: 6’2 / SH: R *
- Miller has excellent frame and is a good skater for his size. He can move the puck but he’s not a PP guy.
Ben Mirageas (D): DOB: 1999-05-08 / H: 6’1 / SH: L
- Smart puck moving defenseman with good size. Makes nice outlet passes. Not a physical defenseman.
Mikey Anderson (D) DOB: 1999-05-25 / H: 5’11 / SH: L
- Anderson is a steady defensive defenseman. Doesn’t have great size but solidly built. Competitive defenseman.
Late Round Picks
- Clayton Phillips: Small defense with good offense. Late birthday (Sept, 9th). He’s an excellent puckmover and good defensively but lacks size. Solid hockey IQ, converted forward.
- Nate Knoepke: Knoepke is a big (6’3), calm , smart defensive defenseman with limited offensive upside. His skating needs improvement.
- Tyler Inamoto: Big physical defenseman (102 PIMs). Good mobility, plays a shutdown defense role. Doesn’t have elite puck handling skills and likely a defenseman d-man. Committed to the University of Wisconsin.
- Phil Kemp: Big (6’3) defenseman with good leadership qualities. He’s a defensive d-man and plays a responsible game.
- Joshua Maniscalco: Good size, defensive d-man. Was a bottom pairing defenseman so he played limited minutes.
- Kasper Kotkansalo: Committed to Boston U. Good size, defensively responsible can play a gritty game. Needs to improve on his skating.
- John St. Ivany: Decent size (6’1) two-way defenseman comitted to Yale. Doesn’t bring much offense.
- Jakub Sirota: Good size, decent mobility limited offense but he has good vision.
- Eero Teräväinen: Smaller (5’10) puck moving defenseman. His brother is Teuvo (Hurricanes).