DP Draft Reports: Calum Ritchie, Eduard Sale, Caden Price, Noah Dower Nilsson, Michael Hrabal

Nick Richard


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Welcome to the first edition of DP Draft Reports for the 2023 NHL Draft class! In case this is your first time reading DP Draft Reports, this is where we give our readers a look at some of the work our draft team compiles over the course of the season. Collectively, our group has already invested countless hours attending games, studying film, and putting together game reports, and we want to share some of those reports with you as the season progresses.

This week’s edition features game reports on some of the top prospects for the 2023 class, including Calum Ritchie, Eduard Sale, Caden Price, Noah Dower Nilsson, and Michael Hrabal.

Ritchie is a center for the Oshawa Generals in the OHL who plays a well-rounded game highlighted by his awareness and playmaking abilities. He is off to a strong start this season with four points through his first three games after putting up 45 points in 65 games during his rookie season with the Generals.

Sale is a multi-threat offensive winger playing with Kometa Brno in the top Czech professional league. He was a star at this past summer’s Hlinka Gretzky Cup and has already registered a goal and two assists in his first six games of the regular season.

A solid two-way defender for Kelowna in the WHL, Price also showed well at the recent Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he was one of Canada’s most relied-upon blueliners. After compiling 21 points in 47 games during the 2021-22 season, he is looking to build his offensive profile and already has five points through the Rockets’ first four games of the WHL schedule.

Dower Nilsson is an energetic, hardworking forward who can push the pace offensively and finish scoring plays. He is lighting up the Swedish junior league through the early part of the season, already with 12 goals and six assists in FrölundaR