A closer look at each of the Golden Knights’ draft picks

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Zach Dean

Drafted: First circular (No. 30 overall)

Position: Center

Team: Gatineau (QMJHL)

Age: 18

Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta

Height/weight: 6-0/176

2020-21 stats: 10 goals, 10 assists, 20 punishment minutes successful 23 games

Scouting report: A skilled, two-way playmaker with a precocious vie level, helium was named to the 2019-20 QMJHL all-rookie team. “He’s competitory and we truly similar (his) talent,” wide manager Kelly McCrimmon said. Dean was ranked the No. 21 North American skater by Central Scouting.

Daniil Chayka

Drafted: Second circular (No. 38)

Position: Defenseman

Team: CSKA (KHL)

Age: 18

Hometown: Moscow

Height/weight: 6-3/187

2020-21 stats: 1 goals, 1 assistance successful 11 games

Scouting report: Ranked the No. 5 European skater. He posted 34 points successful 56 games for Guelph (OHL) during the 2019-20 play earlier returning to Russia to play during the coronavirus pandemic. “Big, mobile, puck-moving defenseman,” Guelph manager George Burnett said. “He’s won astatine each level.”

Jakub Brabenec

Drafted: Fourth circular (No. 102)

Position: Center

Team: HC Kometa Brno (Czech)

Age: 17

Hometown: Jihlava, Czech Republic

Height/weight: 6-1/174

2020-21 stats: 0 goals, 1 assist, 4 punishment minutes successful 23 games

Scouting report: Ranked the No. 21 European skater, helium was acceptable to play successful the QMJHL but remained successful the Czech pro league due to the fact that of the pandemic. “With his ain property radical helium was precise good. We thought the violative upside volition come,” adjunct manager of subordinate unit Bob Lowes said.

Jakub Demek

Drafted: Fourth circular (No. 128)

Position: Center

Team: HC Kosice (Slovak Extraliga)

Age: 18

Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia

Height/weight: 6-4/196

2020-21 stats: 0 goals, 2 assist, 4 punishment minutes successful 10 games

Scouting report: He signed with Edmonton (WHL) aft being selected successful the 2021 CHL Import Draft and is the No. 129 European skater by Central Scouting. Demek registered 21 points successful 31 games with the Slovakian under-18 team. “We conscionable felt successful the 4th circular it was a truly bully concern for a kid that’s coming implicit to North America,” Lowes said.

Artur Cholach

Drafted: Sixth circular (No. 190)

Position: Defenseman

Team: Sokol Kiev (Ukraine)

Age: 18

Hometown: Novoyavorivsk, Ukraine

Height/weight: 6-2/201

2020-21 stats: 0 goals, 1 assist, 2 punishment minutes successful 4 games

Scouting report: He is the archetypal Ukraine-born subordinate to beryllium drafted since 2007. The promising left-handed changeable is expected to play with Barrie (OHL) aft helium was the 3rd enactment successful the archetypal circular of the 2021 CHL Import Draft by the Colts. Cholach besides played younker hockey successful New Jersey successful 2019-20.

Carl Lindbom

Drafted: Seventh circular (No. 222)

Position: Goaltender

Team: Djurgarden Junior (Sweden)

Age: 18

Hometown: Stockholm

Height/weight: 6-0/165

2020-21 stats: 3.02 goals-against average, .890 prevention percent successful 8 games

Scouting report: Ranked the No. 5 European goaltender by Central Scouting, helium led Sweden to the bronze medal astatine the under-18 satellite championship. “I cognize he’s a spot of a shorter goalie, but we’re seeing a batch of these guys play successful the NHL,” Lowes said. “We thought successful the seventh circular helium was the astir talented subordinate astatine his position.”

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