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2022 NHL Draft Diary: Logan Cooley

NTDP forward discusses Central Scouting rankings, playing at All-American Game

by Logan Cooley / Special to NHL.com

Logan Cooley of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team will file a monthly draft diary for NHL.com this season leading up to the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on July 7-8.

The 17-year-old center (5-foot-10, 174 pounds), No. 2 in NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top North American skaters, has scored 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists), four power-play goals and two shorthanded goals in 25 games. Cooley played one game with the United States at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship before the tournament was canceled Dec. 29. He is committed to attend the University of Notre Dame next season.

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5 things learned from 2022 BioSteel All-American Game

McGroarty, No. 18 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm rankings for 2022 Draft, named MVP

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Rutger McGroarty of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team was named Most Valuable Player at the BioSteel All-American Game at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, on Monday.

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All-American Game showcases top U.S. talent for 2022 NHL Draft

NTDP forward Cooley, potential top-two selection, among 44 players that will play in event

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Logan Cooley, No. 2 in NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of North American skaters eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft, will head a talented group of United States-born players participating in the 2022 BioSteel All-American Game at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, on Monday (4 p.m. ET; NHLN).

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2022 NHL Draft: Wright tops Central Scouting's midterm rankings

Kingston forward has scored 30 points in 22 games; JYP forward Kemell No. 1 among International skaters

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Shane Wright of Kingston in the Ontario Hockey League is No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft.

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2021 NHL Draft first-round pick signings tracker

Status of 31 players chosen in opening round

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The 31 players picked in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft have NHL hopes. Some have gotten a start toward that goal by signing a three-year, entry-level contract.

More could sign as we make our way through the 2021-22 season.

Here is a look at which players have signed and the status of the others:

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2022 NHL Draft Diary: Brad Lambert

Forward reflects on experience, cancellation of World Juniors

by Brad Lambert / Special to NHL.com

Brad Lambert of JYP in Liiga, the top professional men's league in Finland, will file a draft diary for NHL.com this season leading up to the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on July 7-8.

The 18-year-old forward, an A rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list, has scored six points (two goals, four assists) while averaging 13:45 of ice time in 24 games this season. He scored five points (one goal, four assists) in two games for Finland at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship before the tournament was canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. He is under contract with JYP through this season.

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Cooley could be top United States-born pick in 2022

Center's potential impact at upcoming World Junior Championship discussed on 'NHL Draft Class' podcast

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Logan Cooley is the favorite to be the first United States-born player selected in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft, and NHL Network broadcaster Jon Morosi is curious the type of impact the 17-year-old center will have for his country at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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2022 NHL Draft Diary: Brad Lambert

Forward excited for World Junior Championship, hoping for another strong showing with Finland after finishing third in 2021

by Brad Lambert / Special to NHL.com

Brad Lambert of JYP in Liiga, the top professional men's league in Finland, will file a draft diary for NHL.com this season leading to the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on July 7-8.

The A rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list, who turns 18 on Dec. 19, has scored five points (two goals, three assists) while averaging 13:23 of ice time in 22 games this season. He scored 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 46 games for JYP last season; four points (one goal, three assists) in seven games for third-place Finland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship; and five assists in five games to help Finland finish fourth at the 2021 IIHF Under-18 World Championship. He is under contract with JYP through this season.

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NHL Draft: Zhilkin among Central Scouting's players to watch

Guelph center upgraded to A rating on revised list along with Mintyukov, Lamoureux

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Danny Zhilkin, a center with Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League, is one of three players upgraded to an A rating on NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list.

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2022 Draft: Wright, projected No. 1 pick, could earn NHL role next season

Coach says 17-year-old Kingston center 'ready, mature for his age'

by Mike. G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Shane Wright, an A rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list for the 2022 NHL Draft, has the look of a player set to challenge for an NHL roster spot next season.

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