DPR – Episode 25: NHL Entry Draft – Rounds 2-7 with Interviews

Paul Zwambag


As promised we have a massive episode covering the 2017 NHL Draft from Chicago. On our last podcast we discussed the first round, and in segment one of this episode we hit on some players from day two.

Rounds 2 to 7

Round 2 players discussed include

Nic Hague – Vegas Golden Knights

Isaac Ratcliffe – Philadelphia Flyers

Jason Robertson – Dallas Stars

Maxime Comtois – Anaheim Ducks

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen – Buffalo Sabres

Round 3 players discussed include

Michael DiPietro – Vancouver Canucks

Matt Villalta – LA Kings

Stuart Skinner – Edmonton Oilers

Kirill Ustimenko – Philadelphia Flyers

Danil Tarasov – Columbus Blue Jackets

Keith Petruzzelli – Detroit Red Wings

Players Discussed in round 4

Nikita Popugaev – New Jersey Devils

Mikey Anderson – LA Kings

Matt Strome – Philadelphia Flyers

Final player discussed briefly was Petrus Palmu from the Vancouver Canucks


Recent News and Transactions

In the second segment we talk about prospects recently traded and potentially becoming free agents.

Anthony DeAngelo – New York Rangers

Tyler Motte – Columbus Blue Jackets

Anton Forsberg – Chicago Blackhawks

Alex Tuch, Shea Theodore – Vegas Golden Knights

Several RFA players were recently not qualified offers by their NHL teams and will become UFA’s. The complete list can be found here on elite prospects

Here are the top players we discussed briefly

Ty Rattie

Nail Yakupov

Brandon Pirri

Mikhail Grigorenko

Seth Griffith

Ryan Murphy


Interviews with Draft Analysts

As promised, Peter was in Chicago for the draft and was able to catch up with several prominent hockey scouts/writers/reporters and asked them the fantasy hockey questions we all want to know. Special thanks to

Ryan Wagman – McKeens Hockey: @RAWagman

Ryan Kennedy – The Hockey News: @THNRyanKennedy

Sam Cosentino – SportsNet

Aynsley Scott – Hockey Prospect Radio: @HockeyMinister

Russ Cohen – Hockey Prospect Radio: @sportsology

Bob McKenzie – TSN: @TSNBobMcKenzie

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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Zachary Nehring 4.5 5.0
Jacob Julien 5.5 5.0
Antti Tuomisto 4.5 6.0
Aku Räty 5.8 5.0
Miko Matikka 6.5 6.5
Nathan Smith 6.2 6.0
Jan Jenik 7.2 6.5
Ilya Fedotov 6.0 3.0
Noel Nordh 6.5 7.0
Daniil But 8.5 7.5