Prospects Ramblings: Our scouts’ prospect draft (part 3)

Hayden Soboleski


Looking at the depth rounds of our scouts' prospect draft in this Sunday Ramblings…



For the last few weeks I've been sharing the results of the prospect draft with rosters run by the scouts here at DobberProspects. You can read about Rounds 1-3 here, and Rounds 4-7 here. This week,  I'll be sharing with you our true depth rounds: 8-11. If you're looking to see who our expert scouts think are worthy of late-round picks that could prove to be useful prospects down the road – look no further. These may not be future superstars but our scouts know how to find value as the pickings get slim, and the competitiveness of our team really showed in the form of trades and forum board curses as coveted players got selected. Let us know who you think are the winners and losers so far in the comments section, as debating and justifying picks is half the fun of drafts like this!


Round 8

169 Nashville – Tyler Benson, EDM 181 Vancouver – Anton Slepyshev, EDM
170 Minnesota – Jordan Greenway, MIN 182 Edmonton – Vitali Abramov, CBJ
171 Carolina – Oliver Kylington, CAL 183 Pittsburgh – Hunter Shinkaruk, CAL
172 St. Louis – Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, BOS 184 Dallas – Denis Cholowski, DET
173 Toronto – Adam Pelech, NYI 185 Tampa – Spencer Watson, LA
174 Winnipeg (via COL) – Ryan MacInnis, ARI 186 San Jose – Kalle Kossila, ANA
175 Toronto (via OTT) – Mario Lucia, MIN 187 Calgary (via WSH) – Dylan McIlrath, NYR
176 Colorado (via CGY) – Austin Czarnik, BOS 188 Florida – Travis Dermott, TOR
177 Buffalo (via CLB) – Ryan Graves, NYR 189 LA – Lucas Johansen, WAS
178 Chicago – Rourke Chartier, SNJ 190 Winnipeg – Michael Mersch, LA
179 Arizona – Linus Soderstrom, NYI 191 Montreal – Jeremy Bracco, TOR
180 Buffalo – Jake Guentzel, PIT 192 New Jersey – Seth Griffith, BOS


As seen by the long run of traded picks in Round 8, owners started reaching for what they thought were forgotten gems in this late round. Many owners still  sought high-upside players still years away (such as Guentzel – who would've been my next pick) who may prove to be key selections in a few years. In terms of an immediate impact, McIlrath and Shinkaruk could take a roster spot this year depending on their usage, but the vast majority of this round composed of gambles with offensive upside. 


Round 9

193 New Jersey – Griffin Reinhart, EDM 205 Columbus (via BUF) – Cal Peterson, BUF
194 Montreal – Miles Wood, NJ 206 Arizona – Matt Grzelcyk, BOS
195 Colorado (via WPG) – Adam Erne, TB 207 Chicago – Noah Juulsen, MTL
196 LA – Nic Dowd, LA 208 Columbus – Yakov Trenin, NSH
197 Florida – Ryan Gropp, NYR 209 Calgary – Linus Hultstrom, FLA
198 Washington – Riley Barber, WAS 210 Ottawa – Kristers Gud