The 18-year-old right-winger (6-1, 175 pounds) led Edmonton in points per game (2.00) and was sixth with 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) in 12 games.
“He was a very well-regarded player at the start of this season, so expectations were high,” said John Williams of NHL Central Scouting. “His game has progressed better than expected. He looks stronger, faster and faster. As a young player for a very good Edmonton team he is really leading the attack and doing everything with speed which will translate well to the next level. ”
Edmonton’s top pick in the NHL Draft was defenseman Griffin Reinhart by the New York Islanders with fourth pick in the 2012 NHL Draft; the highest striker was Curtis Lazar by the Ottawa Senators ranked 17th in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Here are the top 10 NHL.com right wingers available for the 2021 NHL Draft:
1. Dylan Guenther, Edmonton (WHL)
NHL Central Scouting: No. 5 (North American skaters)
Guenther is a highly skilled elite scorer who is quick on his skates. He scored seven points (four goals, three assists) and had 34 shots on goal in seven games for Canada’s top spot at the 2021 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
2. Nikita Chibrikov, SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)
NHL Central Scouting Office: 4 (international skaters)
The 18-year-old left-handed shooter (5-10, 170) is a playmaker with great speed and strong edges who can handle the puck and back failure. Chibrikov scored two points (one goal, one assist) in 16 games in the Continental Hockey League and nine points (three goals, six assists) in 11 games in the MHL, Russia’s junior league. He scored 13 points (four goals, nine assists) and had 22 shots on goal in seven games for Russia, second at the Under-18 World Championship.
3. Matthew Coronato, Chicago (USHL)
NHL Central Scouting Office: 9 (North American skaters)
Coronato, born in Greenlawn, New York, finished first in the United States Hockey League with 48 goals, 19 power-play goals and eight game-winning goals, was tied for first with four shorthanded goals and second with 85 points and an Average of 1.67 points per game in 51 regular season games. The 18-year-old (5-10, 183) who led all scorers with nine goals, 13 points and an average of 1.63 points per game in six games of the USHL playoffs, has pledged to play at Harvard next season.
Video: Coronato scores USHL ECF overtime winner
4. Isak Rosen, Leksand (SWE)
NHL Central Scouting Office: 8 (international skaters)
The 18-year-old (5-11, 156) has good acceleration, a good skate stride and the ability to change gears, and his competitiveness makes him difficult to face. He tallied one assist and 5:45 ice time average in 22 Swedish Hockey League games and scored 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 12 games for the team. de Leksand in the junior league of Sweden. Rosen scored nine points (seven goals, two assists) and managed 32 shots on goal for Sweden at the U-18 World Championship.
Fabian Lysell, Lulea (SWE)
NHL Central Scouting Office: 9 (international skaters)
Lysell (5-10, 172) is a mobile skater with good speed and creativity. The 18-year-old is not a dominant size but is strong and capable of winning 1v1 battles. He has scored three points (two goals, one assist) and an average of 7:22 ice time in 26 SHL games, and scored nine points (three goals, six assists) in seven games for Sweden, third at the U18 World Championship. .
6. Sasha Pastujov, United States U-18 (USHL)
NHL Central Scouting: 19th (North American skaters)
Pastujov (6-0, 181) had two goals and an assist and was named BioSteel All-Star Game MVP on April 7. He led the USA Hockey National Under-18 Team Development Program team with 65 points (30 goals, 35 assists). ) in 34 games, and his nine power play goals were tied with left winger Dylan Duke (29th in the final standings of the North American Central Scouting Bureau) for the NTDP lead. The 17-year-old, who plays a creative style to complete his 200-foot game, led the United States to fifth with eight points (five goals, three assists) and 31 shots on goal in five games at the World Under 18 years old. Championship.
7. Samu Tuomaala, Karpat Jr. (FIN-Jr.)
NHL Central Scouting Office: No. 10 (international skaters)
Tuomaala (5-10, 174) is a high energy forward with good speed, quickness and puck control. The 18-year-old has good offensive skills, including a powerful and precise shot that has helped him score 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) in 30 games in the Finnish junior league. He scored 11 points (five goals, six assists) for Finland, fourth at the Under-18 World Championship.
8. Mackie Samoskevich, Chicago (USHL)
NHL Central Scouting Office: 17 (North American skaters)
The 18-year-old (5-11, 191) has 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) in 36 games and is Chicago’s assistant captain. Samoskevich, who has been consistent in his details away from the puck to become an even more dynamic player, has pledged to play in Michigan next season.
Simon Robertsson, Skelleftea (SWE)
NHL Central Scouting Office: No. 11 (international skaters)
Robertsson is a talented and hard-working forward with speed and good offensive instincts. The 18-year-old left-hander (6-0, 190) scored two points (one goal, one assist) and an average of 6:58 ice time in 22 SHL games, and scored 20 points (nine goals , 11 assists)) in 15 games for the Skelleftea team in the Swedish junior league. He scored four points (three goals, one assist) and landed 18 shots on goal in seven games for Sweden at the U-18 World Championship.
10. Tyler Boucher, USA U-18 (USHL)
NHL Central Scouting Office: 25 (North American skaters)
Brian Boucher’s son, a goaltender for 13 seasons in the NHL, established himself as a power forward in the 2021 draft. The 18-year-old underwent knee arthroscopy on April 2 but has since returned. on the ice. Boucher (6-1, 205), who offers excellent competition, a work ethic and a hockey sense, has scored 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 12 games (0.92 points per game) this season after scoring 26 points (nine goals, 17 assists) in 43 games for the Under-17 team in 2019-2020. He will attend Boston University in 2021-2022.