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2022 NHL First Round Draft Picks live with analysis

Here we go, the 2022 NHL Draft from E2G Sports.  Here is the First Round with Glenn Kaplan’s Scouting Reports

1)Montreal Canadiens: Juraj Slafkovsky

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 218 lbs

Last Amateur Club: TPS

League: Finland

Age: 18

Stats: 31 games, 5 goals, 5 assists, plus/minus 1. 18 playoff games, 2 goals, 5 assists, 1.

Scouting Report: He has a ton of upside and has a big body presence and will get in the dirty areas. Slafkovsky is projected to be a Top 2 pick in the upcoming 2022 NHL Draft and can become an elite goal scorer.

NHL Comp: Jaromir Jagr.

The reaction to Juraj Slafkovsky's name was INCREDIBLE. It was a WWE level shock pop. — Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) July 7, 2022

2)New Jersey Devils: Simon Nemec

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 192 lbs

Last Amateur Club: Nitra

League: Slovakia

Age: 18

Stats: 39 games, one goal, 25 assists, plus/minus rating 13. 19 postseason games, five goals, 12 assists, plus/minus rating 2.

Scouting Report: Nemec is projected to be the top defenseman taken in the 2022 NHL Draft. He is a great two-way player and Simon Nemec can pass the puck with ease and is an excellent skater as well.

NHL Comp: Cale Makar

With the second pick in the 2022 #NHLDraft we are proud to select defenseman Simon Nemec. Welcome to Jersey!#DevilsDraft | @verizon — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) July 7, 2022

3)Arizona Coyotes: Logan Cooley

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 174 lbs

Last Amateur Club: USA U-18

League: NTDP

Age: 18

Stats: 24 games played, 13 goals, and 23 assists, plus/minus rating of 19.

Scouting Report: A strong two-way forward, who is excellent in the face-off circle and continues to get better. He will be playing collegiate hockey next year at the University of Minnesota.

NHL Comp: Jack Hughes

Logan Cooley is the first American off the board at the 2022 #NHLDraft going to @ArizonaCoyotes! Congrats, Logan! 👏 — USA Hockey (@usahockey) July 7, 2022

Two trades. Canadiens trade D Alex Romanov and fourth-round pick to Isles for 13th pick. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) July 7, 2022

Trade 2: Montreal trades picks 13 and 66 to Chicago for Kirby Dach. — Mark Scheig (@markscheig) July 7, 2022

4)Seattle Kraken: Shane Wright

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 191 lbs

Last Amateur Club: Kingston

League: OHL

Age: 18