Scouting 2021 NHL Draft: (Owen Power, Kent Johnson, Simon Edvinsson)

Owen Power LHD, 6’4, 210lb (Michigan Wolverines/NCAA):

Owen Power is a big effortless skater with a great slap-shot, who is also a big threat on the power play. Owen is a well thought out passer and thinks a few steps ahead of what his opposing defenders are thinking when making a play. Power is a physical defender with a great frame and he is committed to Michigan University, where he can develop for a few more seasons. At that point, he will then likely sign an entry-level contract.

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Kent Johnson C, 6’1, 170lb (Michigan Wolverines/NCAA):

The native of North Vancouver toe drags very similarly to Connor McDavid. He has a really sneaky wrist-shot and snapshot, which gains a lot of torque from the stick he uses. His foot speed is very graceful when it comes to both neutral and offensive zone entries. The centreman can certainly be dangerous when you believe he will pass, but he ends up shooting. 

A commit of the University of Michigan, Johnson is a mid-to-high danger scoring chance player. His stick-handling and his accuracy with shooting make him a very explosive goal scorer and playmaker. Like other young players projected, if Johnson adds on more muscle, he can unlock the next step to being a super star.

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Simon Edvinsson LHD 6’3.5, 187lb (Frölunda HC/SHL):

The Frolunda product, on defence, has shown he can not only be supportive in his own end, but sometimes he misses on a pinch in the neutral zone. Simon, in the offensive zone, does really well reading the play on a power play against almost any and every opponent. Edvinsson makes great reads along the boards, making smart passes to teammates without opponents picking off his passes. 

Simon possesses a really good slap-shot on net, and could possibly see himself get ice time on a Frolunda team that has Lucas Raymond on the roster as a star winger. Should there be a defender that goes down, the 18-year-old lefty can get some ice time in this draft season.

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