An expert restarts the 1st round order of the 2019 draft, and Caufield's new ranking is the talk of the town

Jeff Drouin
October 24, 2022  (0:51)

Now that a new season is underway and we have more information on the performance of the young players drafted in the 2019 National Hockey League draft, The Athletic's expert Corey Pronman has decided to re-do the first round order of this draft.

Obviously, there are some prospects who have moved up several spots, while others have dropped significantly.
We've been keeping an eye on Cole Caufield, the Montreal Canadiens' young scorer, who has been on fire since Martin St-Louis took over the helm of the Habs.
Remember that the Habs selected Cole Caufield 15th overall, but he was ranked "Top 10" by most experts.
So here's the result (with 2019 selection rank in parentheses):
1. Jack Hughes, C (No. 1 pick)
2. Moritz Seider, RHD (No. 6 pick)
3. Trevor Zegras, C (No. 9 pick)
4. Dylan Cozens, C (No. 7 pick)
5. Bowen Byram, LHD (No. 4 pick)
6. Matt Boldy, LW (No. 12 pick)
7. Cole Caufield, RW (No. 15 pick)
8. Arthur Kaliyev, RW (No. 33 pick)
9. Spencer Knight, G (No. 13 pick)
10. Kirby Dach, C (No. 3 pick)
11. Peyton Krebs, C (No. 17 pick)
12. Kaapo Kakko, RW (No. 2 pick)
13. Vasili Podkolzin, RW (No. 10 pick)
14. Philip Tomasino, RW (No. 24 pick)
15. Thomas Harley, LHD (No. 18 pick)
16. Alex Newhook, C (No. 16 pick)
17. Shane Pinto, C (No. 32 pick)
18. Philip Broberg, LHD (No. 8 pick)
19. Elmer Soderblom, LW (No. 159 pick)
20. Cam York, LHD (No. 14 pick)
21. Jakob Pelletier, LW (No. 26 pick)
22. Nolan Foote, LW (No. 27 pick)
23. Nils Hoglander, LW (No. 40 pick)
24. Connor McMichael, C (No. 25 pick)
25. Zac Jones, LHD (No. 68 pick)
26. Dustin Wolf, G (No. 214 pick)
27. Drew Helleson, RHD (No. 47 pick)
28. Ville Heinola, LHD (No. 20 pick)
29. Alex Turcotte, C (No. 5 pick)
30. Dmitri Voronkov, LW (No. 114 pick)
31. Nicholas Robertson, LW (No. 53 pick)
32. Victor Soderstrom, RHD (No. 11 pick)
33. Samuel Fagemo, RW (No. 50 pick)
34. Jordan Spence, RHD (No. 95 pick)
35. Ryan Johnson, LHD (No. 31 pick)
Do you agree with this ranking by Corey Pronman? What would you change first? One thing is for sure, Cole Caufield's "new rank" is not unanimous, as many fans place him top 5.
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24 OCTOBRE   |   162 ANSWERS
An expert restarts the 1st round order of the 2019 draft, and Caufield's new ranking is the talk of the town

Should Caufield be top 5?

Yes top 58451.9 %
7th is fine2817.3 %
Top 102314.2 %
Top 32716.7 %
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