FCHockey
Staff
June 29, 2023

Breaking the 2023 NHL Draft down by position, country, and league

The 2023 NHL Draft festivities at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville have wrapped, with 224 players living out a dream of hearing their name called by prospective employers in what will allow them to enter the next phase of their hockey careers.

Here’s the breakdown of players added to NHL prospect pools by position, nationality, and league:

PICKS BY POSITION

Defense – 69
Center – 63
Right Wing – 34
Left Wing – 32
Goaltender – 26

PICKS BY BIRTH COUNTRY

Canada – 86
United States – 50
Sweden – 24
Russia – 19
Finland – 15
Czechia – 7
Slovakia – 7
Belarus – 5
Germany – 4
Kazakhstan – 1
France – 1
Switzerland – 1
Norway – 1
Italy – 1
Denmark – 1
Austria – 1

PICKS BY LEAGUE

OHL – 35
WHL – 33
USHL – 26
SWEDEN-JR – 22
RUSSIA-JR – 15
NTDP – 13
QMJHL – 12
FINLAND-JR – 11
NCAA – 9
USHS – 7
BCHL – 4
FINLAND – 4
RUSSIA – 4
SWEDEN – 4
AJHL – 3
CZECHIA – 2
GERMANY-JR – 2
RUSSIA-2 – 2
SLOVAKIA – 2
SWEDEN U-18 – 2
SWEDEN-2 – 2
SWISS-JR – 2
GERMANY – 1
GOJHL – 1
CANHS – 1
KAZAKHSTAN U-20 – 1
MJHL – 1
NAHL – 1
SWISS – 1
USMAAAE – 1


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