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LATEST | Last minute announcement concerning the Connor Bedard draft and there's a big surprise

Published April 18, 2023 at 9:40
BY COOPER GODIN

We're still just over two months away from the National Hockey League's Entry Draft, which is set for June 28th and 29th and will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.

On Tuesday, the NHL's Central Scouting department released their final rankings for the 2023 Entry Draft and we now know who may be available to the Canucks should they stay in the 11th position following the lottery on May 8th.

Among the North American Skaters, Connor Bedard stayed in the top spot, with Adam Fantilli, Will Smith, Matthew Wood, and Ryan Leonard rounding out the top five.

In the International Skaters category, it is loaded with talent. At first, Central Scouting had Swedish forward Leo Carlsson. Also in the top five are Matvei Michkov, Dalibor Dvorsky, Eduard Sale, and Austrian defenceman David Reinbacher.


It's hard to pinpoint who the Canucks may target if they stay at 11th overall, but there's no shortage of talent that will be made available to them when they take the podium at Bridgestone Arena in late June.

It turns out that both Zach Benson (6) a Langley, BC. Native and Brayden Yager (11) a Saskatoon, SK. Native have fallen out of favor as they went down a few ranks. Therefore they could very well be available when the Canucks step on the podium, will be drawing up a profile of the two intriguing centermen prior to the draft, but should they try and select either one of them?

Who do you think the Canucks should select? Let us know in the poll below!

Source: NHL Central Scouting
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LATEST | Last minute announcement concerning the Connor Bedard draft and there's a big surprise

If these three are still available, who should the Canucks target with their first-round pick?

Zazh Benson (F)7422.4 %
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Axel Sandin-Pellikka (D)319.4 %
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