DP Scouting Team’s Final Rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft

Nick Richard


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We have reached the conclusion of what has been another long draft cycle but this one felt far more normal than the last couple of years did. For the most part, leagues around the world returned to their regular schedules, providing draft-eligible players with ample opportunity to improve their draft stocks over the course of the year. As a result, our board has evolved and gone through significant changes since the beginning of the season with some players making significant gains and others failing to maintain their standing.

Collectively, our team has spent hundreds of hours attending games, watching film, discussing players, and filing reports in order to bring you a ranking that best represents the opinions and views of our entire group.

Eetu Siltanen | Head of Scouting/Director of European Scouting (@siltaneneetu)

Nick Richard | Director of North American Scouting (@_NickRichard)

Hadi Kalakeche | QMJHL Regional Scout (@HadiK_Scouting)

Kyle Watson | OHL Regional Scout (@kyle_nw)

Evan Pace | WHL Regional Scout (@evanpace17)

Alexander Annun | USA Regional Scout (@Annun_Scouting)

Alexa Potack | Swedish Regional Scout (@alexa_potack)

Samuel Tirpák | Czech/Slovak/Central European Regional Scout (@SammyT_51)

Sebastian High | Crossover Scout (@high_sebastian)

Colin Hunter | Goaltending Scout (@colinhunter0)

Dave Hall | Managing Editor/Crossover Scout (@hall1289)

Pat Quinn | Associate Editor/Crossover Scout (@FHPQuinn)

Without further ado, the DP Scouting Team’s Final Rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft:

1 | Shane Wright

C | Kingston (OHL) | 6-0 | 198 lbs | Shoots: R

Nick Richard: Wright put together an impressive season, leading all OHL draft-eligible players in scoring by a wide margin. Though Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley made strong cases of their own for the number one spot on our team’s list, Wright’s body of work and his projectability at the NHL level won out in the end.

Wright plays a refined, complete game built upon outstanding hockey sense. He sees things unfolding ahead of time and consistently makes