Team: Dallas Stars
Rena Laverty

Fantasy Summary

Minnetian is a very mobile playmaking defenseman who will need to work on his composure and defensive activity rate to unlock second-pairing potential.


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December 2023 – Aram Minnetian is in his first year at Boston College at 18 years old. He has been making his case to become a top-pairing for his team with his play at both ends of the ice. His ability to move the puck and create plays has been showcased in his short time in Boston. Minnetian was also picked to represent Team USA at World Juniors. Taylor Newby

June 2023 – Minnetian was selected 125th overall by the Stars. Pat Quinn


April 2023 – The crop of defensemen out of the USNTDP in 2023 is significantly weaker than in past years, but there is one very intriguing player in that group who could slip under the radar on draft day and fall to the middle rounds. Aram Minnetian is a tremendous skater. The right-shot defenseman has great stride and crossover mechanics, he moves with great fluidity, and he layers deception into every motion with the puck on his stick. The production doesn’t reflect his skill, dynamism, or playmaking ability, but he is poised for a breakout with Boston College next season. His on-puck game has some impressive flashes that are reminiscent of Seamus Casey, but he also has more developmental question marks than Casey did. He has a tendency to rush plays under pressure, which all effective offensive defensemen in the NHL have grown out of, and he will need to do the same. He’s also quite a passive transition defender, his gaps are typically loose and he often gives up zone entries without much contest. His in-zone defending is defined by generally good scanning habits and the very same passiveness that is so visible in his transition defending. Minnetian is far from a sure thing, but his foundation of strong tools and deception gives him a very interesting upside that will likely trump most alternatives as of the third round of the draft. Playing with his entire first line from the USNTDP at Boston College will also help optimize the conditions of his development. Sebastian High

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 19, 2005
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 4; Overall: 125


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Draftday Hockey Selects U13WSI U137 2 911 -|        
  New York Jr. Rangers QC Int PW3 1 12 0|        
 2018-2019 East Coast Selects O U14WSI U148 2 24 -|        
 2019-2020 Mid Fairfield Rangers 14U AAA14U AAA- - -- -|        
  Bergen Catholic High USHS-Prep- 22 1133 -|        
 2020-2021 Bergen Catholic High USHS-Prep- 7 815 -|        
 2021-2022 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL33 2 79 48|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP42 2 1012 52|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP2 0 22 0|        
 2022-2023 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL22 0 66 26|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP62 7 2431 55|        
  USA U18WJC-187 1 34 2|        
 2023-2024 Boston CollegeNCAA40 3 69 29|