2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft | Round 1 Review, July 7, 2022



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* The first Slovakian-born player ever selected with the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft. The previous highest-drafted player from the country was Marian Gaborik (No. 3 in 2000 by MIN).

* The fourth European-born player selected No. 1 overall over the past 10 years (since 2012), joining Rasmus Dahlin (2018 by BUF), Nico Hischier (2017 by NJD) and Nail Yakupov (2012 by EDM). 

* He is the 10th player born outside North America to be selected first overall in the NHL Draft. 

* Named MVP of the 2022 Winter Olympics after leading the tournament in goals and tying for the lead in points (7-0—7 in 7 GP) to help Slovakia earn bronze – the country’s first ever Olympic medal for ice hockey.

* Two of his Slovakian hockey idols, Marian Hossa and Marian Gaborik, sent messages of congratulations after his bronze medal and standout performance at the Olympics.

* The third player in NHL history to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft after winning an Olympic medal following Darius Kasparaitis (No. 5) and Sergei Bautin (No. 17) in 1992.

* Spent the majority of the 2021-22 season with TPS of the Finnish Elite League (5-5—10 in 31 GP). He also averaged nearly two points per game in 11 appearances with their junior team (6-12—18 in 11 GP).

* Has represented Slovakia internationally on multiple occasions including at the World Junior Championship and World Championship. At the 2022 World Championship, he tied for 11th in tournament scoring and led all skaters on his team with 3-6—9 in 8 GP.

* This is the second time in NHL Draft history that the top two picks were born outside North America and hailed from the same country. The other instance came in 2004 when Russian forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin went first and second overall, respectively, to the Capitals and Penguins.

* The second-highest selected Slovakian-born player selected in the NHL Draft, behind Juraj Slafkovsky, taken with the first pick. Prior to 2022, Marian Gaborik (No. 3 in 2000 by MIN) had held the distinction.

* Spent the entire 2021-22 season in Slovakia’s top professional league where he registered 1-25—26 in 39 regular-season games and ranked second on his team in playoff points, regardless of position, with 5-12—17 in 19 postseason appearances.

* Collected multiple medals internationally for Slovakia in 2021-22 including bronze at the Olympic Games in Beijing (7 GP) to mark the country’s first-ever medal for ice hockey and captaining his country to silver at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup where he was named tournament MVP.

* Named a Top 3 Player on his team at the 2021 World Junior Championship after recording 0-4—4 in 5 GP. 

* Made his debut with senior club team Nitra in 2019-20 at just 15 years of age (0-3—3 in 12 GP).

* This marks the fourth consecutive year a top-five pick has been selected from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (also Luke Hughes: No. 4 in 2021; Jake Sanderson: No. 5 in 2020; Jack Hughes: No. 1 in 2019; Alex Turcotte: No. 5 in 2019) – the first time a team has produced a top-five pick in at least four consecutive years (excluding relocations).

* Ranked second on USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team with 27-48—75 in 51 games – his 1.47 points-per-game rate topped all skaters on the team.

* At 17 years of age, Cooley was the youngest player named to Team USA for the 2022 World Junior Championship when it was originally scheduled to start in December 2021.

* As a child, Cooley participated in Sidney Crosby’s Little Penguins Learn to Play Program, an introductory program for children ages 5 to 9 that provided first-time participants free head-to-toe equipment along with on-ice instruction by the Penguins captain. He is now the highest Pennsylvania-born player selected in the NHL Draft – previously R.J. Umberger (No. 16 in 2001 by VAN).

* This is the third time the Coyotes franchise has selected in the No. 3 slot after picking Dylan Strome in 2015 and Kyle Turris in 2007.

* Ranked eighth in the OHL with 32-62—94 in 63 games during the 2021-22 regular season and averaged over a point per game during the playoffs (3-11—14 in 11 GP) including the series-clinching overtime winner in Game 6 of Round 1 versus the Oshawa Generals.

* Captained Team Canada to a gold medal at the 2021 Under-18 World Championship. He concluded the tournament with the highest points-per-game rate (2.80) and finished tied for second in scoring with 9-5—14 (5 GP).

* Tallied 39-27—66 in 58 games to lead all OHL rookies in 2019-20 – 24 points more than the next-closest on the list, Mason McTavish (29-13—42 in 57 GP). Earned CHL and OHL Rookie of the Year honors in 2019-20 – he was the second-youngest recipient of the CHL Rookie of the Year Award behind only Tavares.

* The third straight year an OHL player has been among the top five picks, following Mason McTavish in 2021 (No. 3 by ANA) and Quinton Byfield in 2020 (No. 2 by LAK). 

* Teammates from the USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 Team have been selected among the top five picks, marking the second time that has happened for the club (also 2019: Jack Hughes, No. 1; Alex Turcotte, No. 5). 

* This is the second straight year and 10th time since 1993 that teammates have been selected among the top five picks in an NHL Draft. Each instance in that span: 2022, 2021 (3), 2019201520132012201020012000 and 1999.

* Ranked second on USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team with 34 goals (34-31—65 in 54 GP).

* Helped Team USA earn silver at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship (3-6—9 in 6 GP).

* His father, Sean Gauthier, was a goaltender and ninth-round pick by the original Winnipeg Jets in 1991 (181st overall) who had a 14-season professional career that included stops in the NHL, IHL, AHL, ECHL and Sweden. He was tending goal for Skelleftea in 2003-04 when Cutter was born.

* Gauthier was born in Skelleftea, Sweden, grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz. and played minor hockey in the Detroit Honeybaked program. While in Michigan, he would attend NTDP games and watch players like Adam FoxClayton Keller and J.D. Greenway.

Talked to NHL.com about what it’s like growing up on a similar path to Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews by growing up playing minor hockey in Arizona.

* Member of Czechia’s bronze medal-winning team at the 2022 World Championship where he contributed 1-1—2 in 5 GP.

* The sixth Czech-born defenseman selected among the top-10 picks in the NHL Draft, following Ladislav Smid (No. 9 in 2004 by ANA), Rostislav Klesla (No. 4 in 2000 by CBJ), Roman Hamrlik (No. 1 in 1992 by TBL), Petr Svoboda (No. 5 in 1984 by MTL) and Rick Lanz (No. 7 in 1980 by VAN).

* Played the entire 2021-22 with Plzen in Czechia’s top men’s league, his second full season with the club, where the defenseman registered 5-6—11 in 29 GP and ranked second on the team with 49 penalty minutes.

* Named one of the Top 3 Players on his team at the 2021 World Junior Championship (1-1—2 in 5 GP) and also represented Czechia at the 2021 Under-18 World Championship.

* The Blue Jackets have previously selected Nikita Filatov (2008), Derick Brassard (2006) and Gilbert Brule (2005) at sixth overall. Of the three, Brassard contributed the most in a Blue Jackets uniform (58-111—169 in 309 GP).

* Korchinski is one of six defensemen the Blackhawks have selected No. 7 or earlier, following Cam Barker (No. 3 in 2004), Adam Bennett (No. 6 in 1989), Keith Brown (No. 7 in 1979), Doug Wilson (No. 6 in 1977) and Art Hampson (No. 5 in 1963).  

* Korchinski ranked third among all WHL players in assists and ranked second among defensemen in points in 2021-22 with 4-61—65 in 67 GP.

* Produced the most points by any defenseman in the 2022 WHL Playoffs with 6-13—19 in 25 GP to help Seattle reach the WHL Finals before falling to the Edmonton Oil Kings in six games.

* Appeared in 23 games with Seattle in the shortened 2020-21 season where he recorded 10 assists and was named Academic Player of the Year.

* His father, Larry Korchinski, was a forward who played three seasons in the WHL from 1981-82 to 1983-84 with the Saskatoon Blades.

* Becomes the second-highest Austrian-born player selected in NHL Draft history, behind only Thomas Vanek (No. 5 in 2003 by BUF).

* Skated for Austria at the 2022 World Championship (0-2—2 in 7 GP) and was also named captain for his country’s entry to the shortened 2022 World Junior Championship.

* Played the majority of the 2021-22 season with Rogle of the Swedish Hockey League where he recorded more points than any under-18 player in the league (7-4—11 in 46 GP).

* His father, Peter, played 17 years of professional hockey mostly in Austria, where he is a three-time league champion, and for a season with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades in 1999-00.

* Led all WHL rookies and ranked seventh in the league with 35-55—90 in 65 games to help the Winnipeg ICE top the overall league standings in 2021-22.

* Averaged more than a point per game in the 2022 WHL playoffs to help Winnipeg advance to the third round (6-6—12 in 10 GP).

* Recorded a 13-game point streak from Oct. 30 – Dec. 4, 2021 (8-17—25 in 13 GP).

* Named to USHL All-Rookie Team in 2020-21 after finishing fifth in rookie scoring with 21-17—38 (34 GP) for Dubuque.

* His brother, Carter, was a fourth-round pick by the Oilers in 2020 (100th overall) and currently skates for the University of Denver.

* Finished third among OHL defensemen in points in 2021-22 (17-45—62 in 67 GP).

* Member of Team Russia’s gold medal entry at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, finishing the tournament with 0-5—5 (6 GP) – tied for third in scoring among defensemen and as his team’s highest-scoring blueliner.

* Spent the majority of the 2019-20 season with Dynamo Moscow 2 in Russia’s junior league (1-2—3 in 33 GP).

* This marks the second NHL Draft where seven different birth countries are represented among the top 10 picks, following 2000 (Canada: 3; Russia: 2; Czechia: 1; Germany: 1; Slovakia: 1; Sweden: 1; United States: 1).

* Averaged more than a point per game with Winnipeg of the WHL, where he ranked fourth on his team in scoring (24-46—70 in 63 GP) to help the Winnipeg ICE top the overall league standings in 2021-22.

* Helped Winnipeg advance to the third round of the WHL playoffs with 3-8—11 in 15 GP.

* Ranked second among all WHL rookies in 2020-21 with 9-14—23 (24 GP), behind only Connor Bedard

* His brother, Morgan, was a third-round pick by the Hurricanes in 2017 (67th overall) and currently plays for the Seattle Kraken. His father, Craig, played 213 WHL games over four seasons between the Brandon Wheat Kings and Spokane Chiefs from 1990-91 to 1993-94.

* Won high school provincial championships in volleyball, badminton and curling.

* Ranked fifth among WHL defensemen with 13-51—64 in 65 GP during the 2021-22 season.

* Notched a career-high six-assist performance on March 19, 2022 versus the Regina Pats (0-6—6), which saw him become the first Warriors player with as many assists in a game in 20 years (Derek Krestanovich on Mar. 6, 2002).

* Produced at a point-per-game pace during the 2022 WHL Playoffs (1-9—10 in 10 GP) to help Moose Jaw advance to the Second Round.

* Member of Team Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2021 Under-18 World Championship (3 GP).

* His cousin, Owen Pickering, is a defenseman for the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos and the No. 15-ranked North American Skater for the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft.

* Ranked third on USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team in 2021-22 with 28-42—70 in 56 GP.

* Helped Team USA earn a silver medal at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship, where he tied for third on his team with 3-6—9 in 6 GP.

* Introduced to hockey through his father, Frank, who used to own a parking garage in downtown Detroit where people who came to watch Red Wings games would leave their cars. Through those experiences, his father started watching more hockey, became a fan and even attended the Red Wings Stanley Cup parades.

* A native of Detroit, Mich. who grew up playing in the Honeybaked and Little Caesar’s youth hockey programs and has committed to the University of Michigan for the 2022-23 season.

* The four players from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team picked so far represent the second-most chosen in the first round in club history, behind the eight chosen in 2019.

* Led USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team in goals and game-winning goals (tied) in 2021-22 while ranking fourth on the team in points (35-34—69 in 54 GP).

* Registered the best plus-minus among forwards on the NTDP Under-18 team in 2021-22 (+54), trailing only a pair of defensemen: Tyler Duke (+60) and Lane Hutson (+59).

* Captained Team USA to a silver medal at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship where he was named a Top 3 Player on his team while posting 8-1—9 in 6 GP. His eight goals ranked second in the tournament behind Czechia’s Jiri Kulich (9).

* A native of Lincoln, Neb. His father, Jimmy, grew up in Toronto as a big hockey fan and ended up working as a head coach for the USHL’s Lincoln Stars before his current position of GM for the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

* The seventh Nebraska-born player to be selected in the NHL Draft, a list that includes Penguins forward Jake Guentzel (No. 77 in 2013).

* Starred at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship where he helped Sweden earn a gold medal, leading all players with 10 assists and 15 points in six games. His standout performance earned him a place on the tournament All-Star team.

* Averaged 1.35 points per game while skating for Djurgarden’s junior team in 2021-22 (20-15—35 in 26 GP).

* Appeared in 26 games with the Djurgarden men’s team in the Swedish Hockey League in 2021-22 (7-2—9 in 26 GP), where one of his teammates was 2021 top-10 selection William Eklund (No. 7 by SJS).

* Helped Sweden earn a bronze medal at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup where he scored at a goal-per-game rate (5-0—5 in 5 GP).

* Led Djurgarden’s junior team in assists and ranked third on his club in points with 9-33—42 in 32 GP during the 2021-22 season.

* Tied for the team-lead in goals (5) and finished tied for second on his club in points (7) during the playoffs to help his team reach the Final.

* Helped Sweden win gold at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship where he finished tied for fifth in tournament scoring with 4-6—10 in 6 GP. He also helped his country earn bronze the year prior at the 2021 Under-18 World Championship (1-1—2 in 5 GP).

* Led all Finnish Elite League rookies with 15 goals in 2021-22 (15-8—23 in 39 GP).

* At 17 years of age, Kemell became the youngest Finnish Elite League player to score a goal in each of his first two career games.

* Key contributor to Finland’s bronze medal at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship where he tied for the team lead in points with 6-2—8 (5 GP), including capping a hat trick with an overtime winner to eliminate Canada in the Quarterfinals.

* Led JYP’s junior team in goals and points in 2020-21 with 22-14—36 (38 GP).

* Skated as an alternate captain for Team Finland at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he finished the tournament tied for third in goals (5-1—6 in 5 GP), behind only Matvei Michkov (8 in 5 GP) and Dalibor Dvorsky (8 in 5 GP).

* A big, physical 6’ 5” defenseman who spent the majority of the 2021-22 season patrolling the blue line for Leksand of the Swedish Hockey League (1-2—3 in 29 GP), while also appearing in 11 games with their junior team (3-4—7 in 11 GP).

* Has represented Switzerland many times on the international stage including the 2021 Under-18 World Championship (1-1—2 in 5 GP) and as captain at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (0-1—1 in 4 GP).

* Is just the second Swiss-born defenseman to be drafted in Round 1, following Mirco Mueller in 2013 (No. 18 by SJS).

* Tied for the second-longest wingspan among prospects who participated in the 2022 NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas (80 inches).

* Speaks German, Swiss-German, English and has been picking up some Swedish while playing in the country during the 2021-22 season.

* Named Best Forward in Sweden’s junior league in 2021-22 after leading all players in goals (33), points (58) and plus-minus (+41) while skating for Djurgarden’s junior team.

* Captained Sweden to gold at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship where he tied for seventh in points with 3-6—9 in 6 GP, including two goals and an assist in the gold medal game to defeat Team USA.

* Appeared in 25 games with the Djurgarden men’s team in the Swedish Hockey League in 2021-22 where his teammates included No. 15 selection Jonathan Lekkerimaki and 2021 top-10 selection William Eklund (No. 7 by SJS).

* A two-time medalist internationally who captained Russia to gold at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup where he averaged just under two points a game (4-5—9 in 5 GP) and helped his country earn a silver medal at the 2021 Under-18 World Championship where he notched 6-2—8 in 7 GP.

* Spent the majority of the 2021-22 season in a men’s league with Omsk Krylia in Russia’s second division where he ranked sixth on the team with 10-6—16 in 31 GP.

* Miroshnichenko, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in March that limited his number of games in 2021-22, has been cleared to resume his hockey training this summer.

* This is the Capitals highest pick in eight years: Jakub Vrana (No. 13 in 2014).

* Led all defensemen on the Swift Current Broncos and ranked sixth among WHL rookie blueliners with 9-24—33 in 62 GP during the 2021-22 season.

* Represented Team Canada at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship where he was named a Top 3 Player on his team after posting 0-2—2 in 4 GP.

* Earned honors with distinction in each year of high school.

* His cousin, Denton Mateychuk, is a defenseman for the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors who was selected earlier tonight in the No. 12 slot by the Blue Jackets.

* Played provincial baseball as a pitcher and second baseman alongside fellow first-round NHL Draft picks from Manitoba: Conor Geekie and Denton Mateychuk.

* This marks the third NHL Draft where three Manitoba-born players were selected in Round 1, following 1970 (Reggie LeachChuck Lefley & Chris Oddleifson) and 1974 (Cam Connor, Ron Chipperfield & John Larway).

Nathan Gaucher became the first Quebec-born player to be selected in Round 1 during an NHL Draft at Bell Centre since 2009, when Louis Leblanc (No. 18 by MTL), Jordan Caron (No. 25 by BOS), Philippe Paradis (No. 27 by CAR) and Simon Despres (No. 30 by PIT) were all picked.

* Recorded 31-26—57 in 66 GP with the Quebec Remparts in 2021-22 to help his team to the top of the QMJHL regular-season league standings.

* Added 3-6—9 in 12 postseason contests to help Quebec advance to the Semifinals of the 2022 QMJHL Playoffs.

* His brother, Jacob, is captain of the QMJHL’s Baie-Comeau Drakkar who posted 35-33—68 in 66 GP during the 2021-22 season.

* Snuggerud is the fifth player from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team to be selected tonight, now three shy of the most in the opening round in program history (8 in 2019).  

* Ranked seventh on USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team in 2021-22 with 24-39—63 in 59 GP while ranking second on the team with seven power-play goals.

* Helped Team USA earn a silver medal at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship while producing 3-4—7 in 6 GP.

* His father, Dave, appeared in 265 career NHL games with the Sabres, Sharks and Flyers. His grandfather, James Westby, represented Team USA at the World Championship and at the 1964 Winter Olympics.

* Averaged well over a point per game with Magnitogorsk’s junior team in 2021-22 with 13-23—36 in 23 games. He ranked eighth on the team in points despite playing at least 12 games fewer than any other teammate in the top 20.

* Also appeared in 21 regular-season and 19 postseason contests with Magnitogorsk’s men’s team in the KHL in 2021-22.

* A two-time medalist on the international stage helping Russia earn gold at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (2-6—8 in 6 GP) and silver at the 2021 Under-18 World Championship, where he tied for fifth in tournament points with 4-7—11 in 7 GP.

Sam Rinzel became the first player to be selected in Round 1 of an NHL Draft out of a U.S. high school program since 2018, when Thayer Academy forward Jay O’Brien was picked by Philadelphia at No. 19.

* The top-rated high school player on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft.

* Spent most of the 2021-22 season with Chaska High School in Minnesota where he ranked second on his team, regardless of position, with 9-29—38 in 27 games. Also appeared in 21 games with the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks in 2021-22 where he registered 2-8—10 in 21 GP.

* Represented Team USA at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (4 GP)

* The third Slovakian selected tonight, and second by the Canadiens, behind No. 1 Juraj Slafkovsky (MTL) and No. 2 Simon Nemec (NJD). This marks the first NHL Draft where three Slovakian-born players were selected in Round 1. The highest such total prior to Thursday was two in 1997199920002004 and 2005.

* Played the majority of the 2021-22 season with Poprad in Slovakia’s top men’s league where he recorded 8-8—16 in 37 GP.

* Helped Slovakia earn a silver medal at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup where he tied for the third-most assists among all players in the tournament and recorded 2-6—8 in 5 GP overall.

* Led Linkoping’s top junior team in scoring with 16-33—49 in 40 GP during the 2021-22 season.

* Led all players in assists and points (tied) during the postseason to help Linkoping’s junior team capture the league championship (1-9—10 in 8 GP).

* Helped Sweden win a gold medal at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship while contributing 2-1—3 in 6 GP.

* Appeared in 15 games with Linkoping’s men’s team in the Swedish Hockey League during the 2021-22 season (1-1—2 in 15 GP).

Jiri Kulich became the 16th player born outside North America selected Thursday, which matched the highest such total during Round 1 in an NHL Draft (also 16 in 2000).

* Spent the majority of the 2021-22 season with Karlovy Vary in Czechia’s top men’s league where he posted more points than any junior-aged player in the league last season (9-5—14 in 49 GP).

* At 17 years of age, was named Karlovy Vary’s Player of the Game in a contest against Kladno, whose Player of the Game was 49-year-old legend Jaromir Jagr. “Indescribable feeling. He first asked me how old I was. Then he told me to do well and keep going,” said Kulich of the moment.

* Served as the captain of Czechia in the 2022 Under-18 World Championship where he was named the most valuable player of the tournament after leading all players in goals and tying for third in points (9-2—11 in 6 GP). His nine career tallies rank as second most on Czechia’s all-time list at the tournament, trailing only Jakub Vrana (14).

* The second player from the QMJHL selected in Round 1 of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, following Nathan Gaucher (No. 22 by ANA).

* The top-rated QMJHL defenseman by NHL Central Scouting ranked second among blueliners on the Drummondville Voltigeurs with 4-20—24 in 54 games while leading his team with 69 penalty minutes.

* His father, Patrick, was a forward who played three seasons with the QMJHL’s Granby Bisons from 1991-92 to 1993-94.

* Good friends with fellow 2022 draft-eligible prospect David Goyette. The two were teammates for most of their youth and played minor hockey in Hawkesbury, Ont.

* Spent his summers playing lacrosse in Quebec and Ontario between the ages of eight and 15, including at a high level with the North Shore Kodiaks.

* Recorded 4-6—10 in 49 GP during the 2021-22 season while skating in Finland’s top men’s league, marking his second full season in the Finnish Elite League.

* Helped Finland earn a bronze medal at the 2021 World Junior Championship (1-3—4 in 7 GP).

* His mother, Heli, is from Finland and his father, Ross, is from Canada and played in the NCAA, WHL, AHL, IHL and multiple years in Europe mostly with the British Hockey League.

* His uncle, Lane, is the current head coach of the Islanders.

* The sixth member of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program to be selected in Round 1 tonight.

* Howard led USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Under-18 team in points with 33-49—82 in 60 games in 2021-22.

* Howard’s career totals with the NTDP are 65-90—155 (2020-21 to 2021-22), which ranks sixth in assists and ninth in points on the program’s All-Time Record Book.

* Led Team USA in points at the 2022 Under-18 World Championship with 6-5—11 in 6 GP to help his country earn a silver medal.

* Played prep hockey at the famed Shattuck-St. Mary’s school in Faribault, Minn. before joining the NTDP. The school’s famous NHL alumni include Sidney CrosbyZach Parise and Jonathan Toews.

* Schaefer (Edmonton, Alta.) is the sixth Alberta-born player the Oilers have selected in Round 1 of an NHL Draft, following Dylan Holloway (No. 14 in 2020), Taylor Hall (No. 1 in 2010), Riley Nash (No. 21 in 2007), Ryan Smyth (No. 6 in 1994) and Grant Fuhr (No. 8 in 1981).  

* Tied for ninth in WHL rookie scoring with 32-26—58 in 66 GP for the Seattle Thunderbirds. His two shorthanded goals were tied for the second most by a rookie in 2021-22.

* Tied for sixth in points during the 2022 WHL Playoffs where he registered 6-15—21 in 25 GP to help Seattle reach the WHL Championship Series where they fell to the Edmonton Oil Kings.

* His father, Jeremy, was a seventh-round pick by the Bruins in 1994 (177th overall). His cousin, Colin Fraser, is a two-time Stanley Cup champion (2010 w/ CHI & 2012 w/ LAK) who was a third-round pick by the Flyers in 2003 (69th overall).

Source: nhl.com

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