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2023 NHL Draft Top 100 Countdown: No. 70 Alex Ciernik, No. 69 Lenni Hämeenaho, No. 68 Denver Barkey, No. 67 Coulson Pitre, No. 66 Jakub Dvorak

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8 months ago
Over the next few weeks leading into the 2023 NHL Draft, we’ll be counting down the Top 100 prospects in this year’s class based on Daily Faceoff’s list. Today, we have No. 70 Alex Ciernik, No. 69 Lenni Hämeenaho, No. 68 Denver Barkey, No. 67 Coulson Pitre, and No. 66 Jakub Dvorak.

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No. 70: Alex Ciernik

Date of Birth: October 8, 2004
Nation: Slovakia
Position: Left Wing 
Shoots: Left
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 179 lbs
Scouting Report: “This season, one of his biggest areas of growth was gaining comfort playing at the level of HockeyAllsvenskan. Ciernik plays a smart game and shows maturity through his IQ. He has deceptive hands, which he uses paired with his skating ability. In transition, he often moves laterally, sometimes fully covering the width of the ice. He’s no longer the fastest player on the ice as he was in many junior leagues, but his feet do provide an advantage.” – Alexa Potack, Dobber Prospects

No. 69: Lenni Hämeenaho

Date of Birth: November 7, 2004
Nation: Finland
Position: Foward
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 174 lbs
Scouting Report: “Hämeenaho is a player who makes small details look effortless and easy. He is not a flashy player by any means, but he finds ways to add value throughout a lineup by being a solid jack-of-many-trades. You want a winger with decent shooting ability? Check. You want a winger who forechecks well and wins puck battles? You got him. You want a smart player, who can find open space and attack it? Look no further.” – Anton Rasegard, Habs Eyes on The Prize

No. 68: Denver Barkey

Date of Birth: April 27, 2005
Nation: Canada
Position: Centre
Shoots: Left
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 174 lbs
Scouting Report: “Barkey has a lot of things to like about his game. He has good skill and vision and he competes his butt off. He plays without fear and gets to the inside which is what you like to see from a smaller player. He’s a good skater, with strong speed and edgework and has shown in junior he can be a reliable two-way player. Whether the toolkit is dynamic enough at his size to be an NHL player, though, is up for debate but you love the way he plays.” – Corey Pornman, The Athletic

No. 67: Coulson Pitre

Date of Birth: December 13, 2004
Nation: Canada
Position: Centre
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 172 lbs
Scouting Report: “Pitre is a highly intelligent player who responds well on both sides of the puck. He plays in all situations including the PK but it’s his effectiveness 5-on-5 that draws interest in him. He’s an above-average skater but doesn’t possess any after-burners. Instead, he uses his high IQ along with the skating skills he does have to be in the right places.” –Dominic Tiano, OHL Writers

No. 66: Jakub Dvorak

Date of Birth: May 25, 2005
Nation: Czechia 
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 209 lbs
Scouting Report: “Dvorak is a huge defenseman who gives his best effort in all three zones. Dvorak, considering his size, is a decent skater with ability to control the puck at speed. He showed in this game that he is able to skate past defenders outside of the dotted line, protecting the puck to entry the offensive zone. He is active on and off the puck.”- Miroslav Simurka, FC Hockey.

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