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  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    173

  • School

    Erie (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    April 8, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Dynamic new age defenseman with a strong two-way game...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 1.75"

  • Weight

    186

  • School

    USNTDP (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    July 8, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    At this juncture, Geoff's son is the top rated defenseman in the U...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1.75"

  • Weight

    202

  • School

    Brandon (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    September 1, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big strong defender who has some nasty sprinkled on top...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    187

  • School

    Prince Albert (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 18, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Finely coodinated bigger defender with excellent feet with nice puck skills...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    189

  • School

    Halifax (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    November 15, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big strong shutdown defender who munches many minutes for the Halifax Moosehead as a third year player...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    181

  • School

    Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 16, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Displays a nice set of stick skills, agility and physicality...


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 4"

  • Weight

    185

  • School

    MoDo U-20 (Sweden)

  • Date of Birth

    June 28, 2007

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Big poised and strong defender who has good mobilty and puck handling skills...


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 2.5"

  • Weight

    180

  • School

    Tolpar Ufa (MHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 10, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Ultra-involved big defender with good footwork, a strong skill set, big-time one-timer, and strong hitter...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3.75"

  • Weight

    189

  • School

    US-Under-17 (USAH-NTDP)

  • Date of Birth

    January 10, 2002

  • Scouting Report

    Highly skilled defender with terrific feet and composure...


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 3.5"

  • Weight

    207

  • School

    UConn

  • Date of Birth

    March 21, 2002

  • Scouting Report

    This Russian import came over two years ago to get a foothold on the North American game and has gone on to be a student of the college game with UConn...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    Saint John (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 20, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Smooth skating defenseman with good size and skill...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    198

  • School

    Saint John (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 2, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Attacking defender has the ability to create dangerous scoring opportunities, because he handles the puck like a forward, and will get deep in the attack when it opens up...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    Lethbridge (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 12, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Second year eligible late bloomer who has grown his game in the last year by leaps and bounds, and has to be considered as one of the top 12-14 defenseman in this class at this timer...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0.25"

  • Weight

    198

  • School

    Moose Jaw (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 15, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Left defender with a long wing span, an active stick, and some physicality...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    177

  • School

    Everett (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 2, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Another one of the draft classes elite skating defenseman...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 9"

  • Weight

    177

  • School

    Sherwood Park (AJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 5, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Tier 2 offense man prospect who is small but plays as an explosive dynamite keg with puck on his stick...


  • Country

    Austria

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    161

  • School

    Drummondville (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    December 4, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Underrated Austrian import who has continued to improve his entire rookie season, confident as he now has taken over running the Drummondville power play with Dawson Mercer’s departure...


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 3.25"

  • Weight

    198

  • School

    Malmo (Allsvenskan)

  • Date of Birth

    May 20, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big tall Swedish defender still getting his game together...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    204

  • School

    Cedar Rapids (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    December 20, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Riverboat gambler offense men who is short but very thick, quick and slick with his stick...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 4"

  • Weight

    202

  • School

    Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 6, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Big throwback defender who takes his job in his end very seriously...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    170

  • School

    Andover High School (HS-Minnesota)

  • Date of Birth

    July 31, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Minnesota high school blue liner with smarts, vision, poise and plenty of mobility...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    161

  • School

    Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 27, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Has really good balance and four way skating ability...


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    6' 4"

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Jokerit Helsinki (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    April 19, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Raw Finnish defender with excellent size who moves well with the puck...


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    5' 9"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    HV71 (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 23, 2023

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Undersized push the pace defender whose forte is his agility, high end stick handling ability, creativity, and a “riverboat style” of high risk dangles and moves to unravel the opposition defensive plans...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    US-Under-17 (USAH-NTDP)

  • Date of Birth

    May 10, 2002

  • Scouting Report

    A smart and mobile puck carrier who has to play a more bridled game as Jake Sanderson is given more freedom to free style...


  • Country

    Czech Republic

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    198

  • School

    Seattle (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    December 19, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    One of Seattle’s big strong defenders who uses his size to play his position with zealous...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    169

  • School

    Shattuck-St. Marys School (HS-Minnesota)

  • Date of Birth

    June 22, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Undersized offense man with light footwork, strong edging, with excellent puck moving and passing ability...


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    162

  • School

    Karpat Oulu (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    March 25, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Slightly built under six foot Finnish defender with four direction skating ability and solid positioning, and active stick...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    180

  • School

    Sudbury (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 19, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Two way defender who plays a very effective game with four direction skating ability, agility and a smooth stride and quickness...


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    170

  • School

    Farjestads BK (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    April 25, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Big defender who uses his size when needed but isn’t an overly aggressive...


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    5' 11.5"

  • Weight

    170

  • School

    TPS Turku (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    April 3, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Display an aggressive style as a good puckhander with excellent feet, lateral agility and accurate passing skills...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    Kitchener (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 12, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Has shown much growth from a year ago to present with improved lateral footwork, strong edge transfer when going from forward to backward skating direction...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 4"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    Medicine Hat (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 15, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    This second year eligible Dub rearguard is an elite defensive defenseman with a long North-South stride...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    Cedar Rapids (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    April 20, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Second year eligible defender crisp puck mover with a strong hockey IQ...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    201

  • School

    Owen Sound (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 1, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Second year eligible defender father had a cup of coffee in the NHL...


  • Country

    Cape Verde

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    170

  • School

    Winnipeg Ice (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 2, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Still learning the variables of the defensive zone play but already is a solid diagnostician as neutral zone player at maintaining good spacing defensively...


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 7"

  • Weight

    185

  • School

    Owen Sound (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    November 30, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Not a recent Canadian import, this tall Moscow native family has been in North America for seven years so no worry of culture shock, or homesickness that leads to a departure to the motherland...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    180

  • School

    Chicago (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    September 26, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Quick agile defender who was the backliner who generated that back end push that allowed the thick-rostered Steel team to so successful in the offensive zone...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    169

  • School

    Spruce Grove (AJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 6, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Speedy undersized defender with excellent four way edging and high end puck skills and decision-making capabilities...


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    Everett (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 3, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Puck moving defenseman with an active stick but an over-all soft game...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 3"

  • Weight

    195

  • School

    Seattle (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    October 17, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Probably the Dub’s toughest player, he has yet to see any time on the power play But that doesn’t necessarily mean he doesn’t have the toolbox and head to continue to build his offensive side...


  • Country

    Russia

  • Height

    6' 4"

  • Weight

    181

  • School

    London (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 3, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Not the finished product as so many of the defender London has produced that finally reach the NHL...



  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    US-Under-17 (USAH-NTDP)

  • Date of Birth

    August 22, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    The final USANDT defenseman on my board is a player with no weakness and a guy who will get selected...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 4.5"

  • Weight

    189

  • School

    Windsor (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 2, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Huge defenseman with a little bit of skill, physicality and mobility had a growth spurt over 2018-19 season and looked awkward, and uncertain/unable to perform various duties as well as others...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    178

  • School

    Wellington (OJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 31, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Second year eligible is a high end skater with prototypical size for rearguard...


  • Country

    Slovakia

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    TPS Turku (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    August 7, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Slovakian defender with excellent hands and puck-carrying skills...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0.25"

  • Weight

    192

  • School

    Ottawa 67's (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 29, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    The 67 team was a machine that ran through the marquee prospects Rossi and Quinn and over-age offenseman Noel Hoefenmayer but Belanger still was able to accrue the the seventh best point total on the club and rank as the second highest scoring defender...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 9"

  • Weight

    186

  • School

    Drummondville (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    November 1, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Undersized fireplug defenseman with a strong, accurate passing skills and poise in his end...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    182

  • School

    Sioux Falls (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 21, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Stocky offensive prone defender with nice mobility poise and smarts...


  • Country

    Denmark

  • Height

    6' 4"

  • Weight

    194

  • School

    Portland (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 25, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Imported Danish defender who is tall, sturdy, rangy and willing to play with physicality...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 3"

  • Weight

    206

  • School

    Seattle (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 23, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    A big younger rearguard on the Seattle club who shows a strong compete level and an NHL body...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Prince Albert (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 15, 2002


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    Windsor (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 8, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    The jury is still out if this hyper aggressive backliner can reign in the needless stupid penalties he takes with regularity…just can’t seem to not retaliate...


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    Kitchener (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 12, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Finnish import defender started the season with ten point in 15 game production that firmly got him noticed, but he quickly slowed to five assists in his last 38 games when his minutes were cut with the traded addition of veteran rearguard, who they were handed to...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    Boston Jr. (EJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 4, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Committed to Harvard University...


  • Country

    Finland

  • Height

    5' 11"

  • Weight

    170

  • School

    HIFK Helsinki (SM-liiga)

  • Date of Birth

    February 20, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Six foot Dub defender with solid offensive leanings...


  • Country

    Czech Republic

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    165

  • School

    Sparta Praha (Czech)

  • Date of Birth

    June 3, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Probably can be characterized as a stay at home defenseman with good footwork and mobility but now who simply wants to transport the puck with a safe first pass and lay back, save for a role asa trailer in the play...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 5.5"

  • Weight

    216

  • School

    Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 15, 2001

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Giant defender who plays to his strengths as more of a stay at home with some snarl...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    181

  • School

    Langley (BCHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 5, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    This British Columbia Hockey League defender has a nice combination of sturdiness, physicality, size and skating ability...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    178

  • School

    Saskatoon (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 2, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 3"

  • Weight

    194

  • School

    Val-d'Or (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    March 5, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Long term project right-handed defenseman with excellent  size, reach, mobility, and foot speed...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Lethbridge (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 11, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    Sodertalje SK (Allsvenskan)

  • Date of Birth

    August 7, 2000

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Third year eligible Swedish defenseman who has put finally himself on the draft radar with improved offensive savvy and power play expertise this season...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    USNTDP (USHL)

  • Date of Birth

    January 12, 2005

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Committed to the University of Michigan...


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 4"

  • Weight

    197

  • School

    Malmo (Allsvenskan)

  • Date of Birth

    October 14, 2001

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Huge Swedish defender who is strong and plays the backline with some edge...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    161

  • School

    Saint John (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    April 24, 2002

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Still growing into his body so will be a better player down the pike...


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    169

  • School

    Saginaw (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    September 15, 2002

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    He may be the youngest player under consideration for selection, he short and thick and far from a top prospect, but has the luxury of working the pieces into an all-around defender...