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BREAKING: NHL Insider releases top 10 NHL Draft prospects list - Any surprise names?

Published March 28, 2023 at 8:19 PM
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The countdown to the 2023 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft is well underway, with only a few weeks remaining until the regular season comes to a close. On May 8th, the highly anticipated draft lottery will be held to determine which team will have the opportunity to select first overall.

This year's draft is generating a lot of buzz, as many experts are suggesting that it could be one of the deepest drafts in recent history. In fact, some are comparing it to the 2003 draft, which produced an impressive crop of superstars. One of the most highly touted prospects in the 2023 draft is Connor Bedard, a talented Canadian Hockey League (CHL) star who is projected to be the top pick.

Every year, NHL Insider Craig Button shares his top 10 draft projections, and this year is no exception. Here are his top 10 prospects for the 2023 NHL Draft:

#1: Connor Bedard




#2: Adam Fantilli


#3: Leo Carlsson


#4 Matvei Michkov


#5: Eduard Sale


#6: Will Smith (from actor to hockey player WOW)


#7: Colby Barlow


#8: Zach Benson


#9: Andrew Cristall


#10: Axel Sandin-Pellikka


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BREAKING: NHL Insider releases top 10 NHL Draft prospects list - Any surprise names?

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