The top-5 of the 2021 draft is known

Published July 23, 2021 at 10:42 PM

For the first time in a long time, we were treated to suspense about who would be selected first overall in the draft. However, Owen Power was first on a lot of lists and obviously that was legitimate.

Here's the top-5 in the 2021 draft:

1st pick (Buffalo): Owen Power

The giant-sized defenseman will likely come in and help the Sabres' defense for years to come. However, according to his statement, he will return to college next year. He'll come in to back up Rasmus Dahlin, who is the undisputed defenseman on this team now that Rasmus Ristolainen has left.

2nd Pick (Seattle): Matthew Beniers

He is the first player in franchise history to be drafted. Great selection by the Kraken, who will get the prowess of a player with a lot of skill in all three zones. Like Power, he should return to college next year.

3rd pick (Anaheim): Mason McTavish

This power winger is a goal scoring machine, as well as a hard worker. Add to that leadership qualities and an imposing frame. The Ducks were looking to bring depth to their center line, which they did brilliantly. He will complement Trevor Zegras' plays on the power play in the future for Anaheim.

4th Pick (New Jersey): Luke Hughes

The Devils' staff selected Jack's younger brother, their young star forward. Luke is a version of Quinn Hughes, but giant size. This is a great selection by the Devils, who obviously have a family instinct within the organization. Recall that they once drafted Anthony Brodeur, the son of Devils legendary goalie Martin.

5th pick (Columbus): Kent Johnson

The Jackets selected what could be considered the player with the most raw talent. Johnson has often been one of the highlights of the week in the hockey news. He has repeatedly scored "Patrick Kane" type of goals. He will be part of the Jackets revival as they are currently in a youthful state!

Quite a first round so far!
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