ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The NHL’s top-ranked draft prospect, defenseman Owen Power, says he is leaning toward playing his sophomore season at Michigan next year rather than turning pro.
Power says he won’t make a decision until after the draft, by noting he wants to first consult with the team that selects him.
Power is from Mississauga, Ontario, and the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau’s top-ranked North American skater.
The Buffalo Sabres have the No. 1 pick, followed by the expansion Seattle Kraken.
The two-day draft will be held remotely starting on July 23.