The 2021 NHL Entry Draft that takes place this summer will be a treat for University of Michigan Hockey fans. It will be bittersweet for the fans who will be losing out on players from an incredibly talented team from 2020-21.
Michigan Hockey had an unfortunate end to their 2020-21 season after they were removed from the NCAA Ice Hockey National tournament. University of Minnesota-Duluth of the NCHC advanced in place of the Wolverines who were sent home.
The Wolverines are very likely to see three of their players selected in the top ten selections of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The three players who are likely to be selected are Matty Beniers, Kent Johnson, and Owen Power.
Prospect lists have each of these three players listed in the top ten, with defenseman Owen Power being labeled as the top draft choice in this year’s draft class. NHL.com has the Wolverines defenseman ranked first, and it seems he will be the first Wolverines player off the board.
As the 2021 NHL Entry Draft comes into focus, three Michigan Hockey players are likely to be selected.
Michigan Hockey pieced together a phenomenal 2020-21 season though the end leaves a sour taste in the mouths of the players. These three players are likely to be able to have a better end capped on the 2020-21 season if they consider the draft as an extension of the season.
These three players will all hear their names called at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft after masterful seasons as freshmen for the Wolverines this season. Take a look at each of the three Michigan Hockey players likely to be drafted in the top ten in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.