Ice’s Lambos top-ranked Manitoban for NHL Draft
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This article was published 27/05/2021 (732 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Winnipeg Ice defenceman Carson Lambos is still the top-rated Manitoban for 2021 NHL Draft.
The 18-year-old, his season cut short by a yet unspecified ailment, was rated 11th overall prospect among North American skaters in final rankings released by NHL Central Scouting Thursday. He had to skip an appearance for Canada at the recent world U18 championship in Texas to undergo a medical procedure.
Lambos was the third-highest ranked player from the WHL. University of Michigan blue-liner Owen Power topped the list and is expected to go first overall this summer.
Meanwhile, left-winger Dylan Guenther of the Edmonton Oil Kings was rated fourth overall and centre Cole Sillinger of the Medicine Hat Tigers came in at No. 10. Sillinger, a Regina product, spent the 2020-21 season with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede.
Seattle Thunderbirds left-winger Connor Roulette, another Winnipegger, was ranked No. 36, followed by Moose Jaw Warriors forward Eric Alarie (51st) of Winnipeg, Moose Jaw defenceman Cole Jordan (88th), centre Tyson Kozack of the Portland Winter Hawks (161st) and Brandon Wheat Kings centre Nolan Ritchie (197th). Jordan and Ritchie both hail from Brandon. Kozak is from Souris.
Other ranked Ice skaters included: left-winger Owen Pederson (105th) and centre Michael Milne (162nd).
Former Portage Terriers defenceman Owen Murray of Decker was ranked 210th after playing for the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers in 2020-21.
It came as no surprise that Sebastian Cossa of the Oil Kings maintained the No. 1 spot among North American goalies.
However, Winnipeg’s Gage Alexander, previously unranked, came in at No. 28 after a strong sophomore campaign in the WHL’s East Division bubble.
Updated on Friday, May 28, 2021 9:08 AM CDT: Updates fifth graph