Michigan Hockey: 3 players projected to get drafted in top 10 in 2021

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Ranked #1: Owen Power – LD 

The 6-foot-5, 214-pound defenseman has been one of the top defenders on the Michigan blue line that features some already selected NHL draft talent like Cam York. This year it will likely be Power who hears his name called at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft

Power, a Canadian-born defenseman, has spent the last few seasons playing in the United States, spending time in the USHL before heading to the Michigan Hockey program. He would register 26 games played in 2020-21, where he notched three goals and collected 13 assists for 16 total points. He was also a plus-18 on the season for the Wolverines.

The big left-handed shooting defenseman is a sound player who is smart when the puck is on his stick but also when it comes to reading and reacting to plays. Power is someone who plays the game well and should ultimately turn into a top-pairing defender if he continues to develop and progress the way scouts seem to think.

Power is viewed as the best candidate for the top overall selection as one of the safest and best picks out there. Depending on how the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery shakes out, Power could very well be the property of whoever lands that first overall draft choice.

The Red Wings, who will be praying for a top overall spot should be hoping for a chance to take Power. He should have been monitored by the Red Wings this season, the question will be if they can land a top pick in the draft.