Fantasy Summary

Mobile blueliner with good defensive instincts and puck-moving ability. His refined game and skating ability give him potential as a top-four defenseman at the NHL level.


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June 2023 – Peart is a native of the Minnesota area whom was a 2nd round draft pick in the 2021 NHL draft after playing in the Minnesota high school system. He just finished his second season for St. Cloud State University in the NCAA posting 24 points in 39 games, which was an improvement from his rookie season during the 2021-22 season. He also represented the USA in the IIHF World Junior Championships during the 2022-23 season. There remains some great upside with Peart in regards to his NHL future and if he can continue to develop in the NCAA, he could become NHL ready when he is ready to jump to the professional side of the game.   Nathan Leblanc


January 2023 – Peart is a local Minnesota native who is currently playing his sophomore season for St. Cloud State University. In his rookie season, he put up 17 points in 32 games, however this season (2022-23 season), Peart has nearly matched that total in only 18 games played. Peart is an offensive puck-moving defenseman who projects as a potential second-pairing defenseman at the NHL level. His playmaking and vision allow him to put up assists, however, the Wild are ideally looking for Peart to improve his shooting to get more offense with his goalscoring. Expect Peart to stay in the NCAA for now before seasoning in the AHL. Nathan Leblanc


July 2021 – Peart was selected in the second round, 54th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2021 NHL Draft. Pat Quinn


July 2021 – Peart tore up the Minnesota high school ranks to the tune of 11 goals and 24 assists in just 18 games but he was unable to make the same offensive impact in the USHL, finishing with just one goal and 14 assists in 24 games for Fargo.

Peart is a strong skater who puts his quick feet to use to generate speed through crossovers. He defends well, using his stick and body positioning to keep attackers at bay while scanning for threats in the defensive zone. Peart is adept at keeping the play to the outside and cutting off lanes in the middle of his own zone. He is strong on puck retrievals, utilizing shoulder checks to identify his options on the breakout before hitting a teammate with a quick and accurate feed. There is a lot to like about Peart’s game and he has all the makings of a modern-day, two-way defender in the NHL. Nick Richard

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 13, 2003
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 2; Overall: 54


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Team Minnesota Brick Invitational6 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 MN Blue Ox 14U AAAMNHP 14U9 1 67 4|        
 2017-2018 MN Great Plains 14U AAAMNBEL 14U10 0 22 -|        
  Northstar Elite U15WSI U157 1 34 2|        
 2018-2019 Team Forest USA-S154 0 11 -|        
  Grand Rapids High USHS-MN25 8 1321 14|Playoffs1 0 11
  B15 - District 12 MNHP-153 1 01 -|        
  Team The Base UMHSEHL21 3 1114 6|Playoffs3 0 11
 2019-2020 Team Columbia USA-S165 0 44 2|        
  Grand Rapids High USHS-MN25 13 1427 10|Playoffs2 0 44
  Team The Base UMHSEHL14 1 56 4|        
  Fargo ForceUSHL5 0 22 2|        
 2020-2021 Grand Rapids High USHS-MN18 11 2435 4|        
  Fargo ForceUSHL24 1 1415 14|Playoffs9 2 57
 2021-2022 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA32 2 1517 24|        
  USA U20WJC-204 0 22 0|        
  USA U20 WJC-20 Cancelled1 0 11 0|        
 2022-2023 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA39 3 2124 24|        
  USA U20WJC-207 0 33 0|        
 2023-2024 St. Cloud State Univ.NCAA38 3 1114 18|        
  Iowa WildAHL9 1 12 2|