A lot can happen in 24 months, but it looks like the Tri-State region could have two first-round picks in the 2023 NHL draft.
Defenseman Aram Minnetian (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) and left wing Quentin Musty (Hamburg, N.Y.) both project as top-32 players in this draft class. The duo has size, physical prowess, explosiveness and skill to warrant such hype.
While Minnetian and Musty are the clear frontrunners, several other players have upside and very well could hear their names called at the draft in 2023. The birth year is heavy in terms of players from the New York metro area, largely due to Mid Fairfield’s supremely talented roster.