NHL Prospect Notebook: Early challengers for top pick in 2023

NHL Prospect Notebook: Early challengers for top pick in 2023

Sportsnet’s first 2022 NHL Draft Rankings were released Thursday. You can see them here. While Shane Wright is the clear-cut No. 1 prospect who will go wire-to-wire, there’s plenty of volatility thereafter. Take Finland’s Brad Lambert for example. He’s No. 2 on our list. After scoring 15 points in 46 Liiga games last season, Lambert is off to a one point in nine-game start in 2021-22. He has plenty of currency earned through his play last season, but has to pick up his boots. Teammate Joakim Kemell (No. 9), by contrast, leads the Liiga with 14 points through his first 12 games. With OHLers trying to play catch-up and the international break less than a month away, the rankings will look different in November. Mac Attack Great to see Mason …
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