2022 NHL Draft tracker: Rounds 2-7

2022 NHL Draft tracker: Rounds 2-7
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Right from the start, the 2022 NHL Draft presented plenty of surprises.

Click here for the full results from Round 1 of the 2022 NHL Draft.

Actually, the unexpected moments happened before the (often-surprising picks). The Blackhawks traded Alex DeBrincat to a Senators team hungry to climb the ranks.

There was a similar pattern before Round 2 of the 2022 NHL Draft kicked off. Once again, the Red Wings got out in front of the free agent goalie market by trading for (and then signing) Ville Husso.

The Flyers spent big by sending picks to the Hurricanes for Anthony DeAngelo. The Predators also sent Luke Kunin to the Sharks.

Stay tuned at PHT for regular updates of the 2022 NHL Draft as teams motor through Rounds 2-7.

Round 2 of 2022 NHL Draft

33. Montreal: Owen Beck, C, Mississauga Steelheads [OHL]
34. San Jose: Cam Lund C Green Bay Gamblers [USHL]
35. Seattle: Jagger Firkus R Moose Jaw Warriors [WHL]
36. Arizona Artyom Duda D CSKA 2
37. Washington Ryan Chesley D U.S. National Development Team [USHL]
38. Toronto: Fraser Minten C Kamloops Blazers [WHL]
39. Chicago: Paul Ludwinski C Kingston Frontenacs [OHL]
40. Detroit: Dylan James L Sioux City Musketeers [USHL]

41. Buffalo: Topias Leinonen G Jyp (Finland Jr.)

Leinonen ends up being the first goalie selected in the 2022 NHL Draft.

42. Anaheim: Noah Warren D Gatineau Olympiques [QMJHL]
43. Arizona: Julian Lutz L Munich EHC [DEL]
44. Columbus: Luca Del Bel Belluz C Mississauga Steelheads [OHL]
45. San Jose: Mattias Havelid D Linkoping HC Jr. [Swe-Jr]
46. New Jersey: Seamus Casey D U.S. National Development Team [USHL]
47. Minnesota: Hunter Haight C Barrie Colts [OHL]
48. Vegas: Matyas Sapovaliv C Saginaw Spirit [OHL]
49. Seattle: Jani Nyman R Ilves Tampere [SM-liiga]
50. Dallas: Christian Kyrou D Erie Otters [OHL]

51. Los Angeles: Jack Hughes C Northeastern University [H-East]

No, this isn’t another sibling in the line of Jack Hughes (Devils), Luke Hughes (Devils), and Quinn Hughes (Canucks). This Jack Hughes is the son of Canadiens GM Kent Hughes. There are even jokes about it.

52. Detroit: Dmitri Buchelnikov SKA St. Petersburg (Rus. Jr)
53. Anaheim: Tristan Luneau D Gatineau Olympiques [QMJHL]
54. Boston: Matthew Poitras C Guelph Storm [OHL]
55. Winnipeg: Elias Salomonsson D Skelleftea AIK Jr. [Swe-Jr]
56. Minnesota: Rieger Lorenz L Okotoks Oilers [AJHL]
57. Chicago: Ryan Greene C Green Bay Gamblers [USHL]

58. Seattle: Niklas Kokko G Karpat (Finland Jrs.)

Didn’t take long for the second goalie to get selected.

59. Calgary: Topi Ronni C Tappara (Finland Jrs.)
60. Carolina: Gleb Trikozov L Omskie Yastreby [Rus-MHL]
61. Seattle: David Goyette C Sudbury Wolves [OHL]

62. Montreal: Lane Hutson D U.S. National Development Team [USHL]

2022 NHL Draft host Montreal gets what could be one of the nicer second-day steals. You’re not going to believe this, but Hutson fell largely because he isn’t large.

63. NY Rangers: Adam Sykora L Nitra MHC [Slovak]
62. Montreal: Lane Hutson D U.S. National Development Team [USHL]
63. NY Rangers: Adam Sykora L Nitra MHC [Slovak]
64. Ottawa: Filip Nordberg D Sodertalje SK Jr. [Swe-Jr]
65. NY Islanders: Calle Odelius D Djurgardens Jr. [Swe-Jr]

Round 3 of the 2022 NHL Draft

66. Chicago: Gavin Hayes L Flint Firebirds [OHL]
67. Arizona: Miko Matikka R Jokerit (Finland Jrs.)
68. Seattle: Ty Nelson D North Bay Battalion [OHL]
69. Philadelphia: Devin Kaplan R U.S. National Development Team [USHL]
70. Washington: Alexander Suzdalev L HV71 Jr. [Swe-Jr]

71. Carolina: Alexander Perevalov L Yaroslavl-2 (Russia Jrs.)

The Hurricanes consistently draft deftly. Did they unearth another gem?

72. Ottawa: Oskar Pettersson R Rogle BK Jr. [Swe-Jr]
73. St. Louis: Aleksanteri Kaskimaki C HIFK (Finland Jrs.)
74. Buffalo: Viktor Neuchev L Yekaterinburg Auto Jr. [Rus-MHL]
75. Montreal: Vinzenz Rohrer C Ottawa 67’s [OHL]
76. San Jose: Michael Fisher D St. Mark’s School (Mass. H.S.)
77. Winnipeg: Danny Zhilkin C Guelph Storm [OHL]
78. NY Islanders: Quinn Finley L Madison Capitols [USHL]
79. Vegas: Jordan Gustafson C Seattle Thunderbirds [WHL]

80. Vancouver: Elias Pettersson D Orebro HK Jr. [Swe-Jr]

You know how hockey people must distinguish between Sebastian Aho “the forward” vs. “the defenseman?” At least each Sebastian Aho was on different teams. The Canucks now have two players named Elias Pettersson. This one’s a defenseman, so at least there’s that distinction.

81. Chicago: Samuel Savoie L Gatineau Olympiques [QMJHL]
82. Nashville: Adam Ingram C Youngstown Phantoms [USHL]
83. Dallas: George Fegaras D North York Rangers [OJHL]
84. Nashville: Kasper Kulonummi D Jokerit (Finland Jrs.)
85. Washington: Ludwig Persson L Vastra Frolunda Jr. [Swe-Jr]
86. Tampa Bay: Lucas Edmonds R Kingston Frontenacs [OHL]
87. Ottawa: Tomas Hamara D Tappara (Finland Jrs.)
88. St. Louis: Michael Buchinger D Guelph Storm [OHL]

89. Minnesota: Michael Milne L Winnipeg Ice [WHL]

90. Chicago: Aidan Thompson C Lincoln Stars [USHL]
91. Seattle: Ben MacDonald D  Noble & Greenough (HIGH-MA)

92. Montreal: Adam Engstrom D Djurgardens Jr. [Swe-Jr]
93. Florida: Marek Alscher D Portland Winterhawks [WHL]
94. Arizona: Jeremy Langlois D Cape Breton Eagles [QMJHL]

95. Toronto: Nick Moldenhauer R Chicago Steel [USHL]

96. Columbus: Jordan Dumais R Halifax Mooseheads [QMJHL]

97. NY Rangers: Bryce McConnell-Barker C Soo Greyhounds [OHL]

Round 4

98. NY Islanders: Isaiah George D London Knights [OHL]

99. Winnipeg: Garrett Brown D Sioux City Musketeers [USHL]
100. Seattle: Tyson Jugnauth D West Kelowna Warriors [BCHL]
101. Carolina: Simon Forsmark D Orebro HK [SweHL]
102. New Jersey: Tyler Brennan G Prince George Cougars [WHL]
103. Los Angeles: Kenny Connors F Dubuque Fighting Saints [USHL]
104. Ottawa: Stephen Halliday C Dubuque Fighting Saints [USHL]
105. Detroit: Anton Johansson D Leksands IF Jr. [Swe-Jr]
106. Buffalo: Mats Lindgren D Kamloops Blazers [WHL]
107. Anaheim: Ben King C Red Deer Rebels [WHL]
108. San Jose: Mason Beaupit G Spokane Chiefs [WHL]
109. Columbus Kirill Dolzhenkov R Krasnaya Armiya [Rus-MHL]
110. New Jersey: Daniil Orlov D Sakhalinskie Akuly [Rus-MHL]
111. NY Rangers: Noah Laba F Lincoln Stars [USHL]
112. Vancouver: Daimon Gardner C Warroad (Minn. H.S.)
113. Detroit: Amadeus Lombardi C Flint Firebirds [OHL]
114. Nashville: Cole O’Hara R Tri-City Storm [USHL]
115. Dallas: Gavin White D Hamilton Bulldogs [OHL]
116. Los Angeles: Angus Booth D Shawinigan Cataractes [QMJHL]
117. Boston: Cole Spicer C U.S. National Development Team [USHL]
118. Pittsburgh: Sergei Murashov G Yaroslavl Loko Jr. [Rus-MHL]
119. Boston: Dans Locmelis C Lulea HF Jr. [Swe-Jr]
120. St. Louis: Arseny Koromyslov D SKA St. Petersburg (Russia Jrs.)
121. Minnesota: Ryan Healey D Sioux Falls Stampede [USHL]
122. Toronto: Dennis Hildeby G Farjestads Jr. [Swe-Jr]
123. Seattle: Tucker Robertson C Peterborough Petes [OHL]
124. Carolina: Cruz Lucius R U.S. National Development Team [USHL]
125. Florida: Ludvig Jansson D Sodertalje SK Jr. [Swe-Jr]
126. New Jersey: Charlie Leddy D U.S. National Development Team [USHL]
127. Montreal: Cedric Guindon L Owen Sound Attack [OHL]
128. Vegas: Cameron Whitehead G Lincoln Stars [USHL]
129. Detroit: Maximilian Kilpinen L Orebro HK Jr. [Swe-Jr]

Round 5

130. Montreal: Jared Davidson C Seattle Thunderbirds [WHL]
131. Arizona: Matthew Morden D St. Andrews College (Ontario H.S.)
132. Boston: Frederic Brunet D Rimouski Oceanic [QMJHL]
133. Philadelphia: Alex Bump L Prior Lake (Minn. H.S.)
134. Buffalo: Vsevolod Komarov D Quebec Remparts [QMJHL]
135. Toronto: Nikita Grebenkin R Magnitogorsk-2 (Russia Jrs.)
136. Ottawa: Jorian Donovan D Hamilton Bulldogs [OHL]
137. Detroit: Tnias Mathurin D North Bay Battalion [OHL]
138. Columbus: Sergei Ivanov SKA St. Petersburg-2 (Russia Jrs.)
139. Anaheim: Connor Hvidston L Swift Current Broncos [WHL]
140. San Jose: Jake Furlong D Halifax Mooseheads [QMJHL]
141. New Jersey: Petr Hauser R Sparta (Czech Jrs.)
142. NY Islanders: Matthew Maggio R Windsor Spitfires [OHL]
143. Ottawa: Cameron O’Neill R Mount St. Charles (R.I. H.S.)
144. Vancouver: Ty Young G Prince George Cougars [WHL]
145. Vegas: Patrick Guay C Charlottetown Islanders [QMJHL]
146. Nashville: Graham Sward D Spokane Chiefs [WHL]
147. Dallas: Maxim Mayorov Tolyatti-2 (Russia Jrs.)
148. Los Angeles: Otto Salin D HIFK (Finland Jrs.)
149. Washington: Jake Karabela C Guelph Storm [OHL]
150. Pittsburgh: Zam Plante C Hermantown (Minn. H.S.)
151. Ottawa: Kevin Reidler G AIK Jr. [Swe-Jr]
152. St. Louis: Marc-Andre Gaudet D Acadie-Bathurst Titan [QMJHL]
153. Minnesota: David Spacek D Sherbrooke Phoenix [QMJHL]
154. Anaheim: Michael Callow R St. Sebastien’s School (Mass. H.S.)
155. Calgary: Parker Bell L Tri-City Americans [WHL]

156. Carolina: Vladimir Grudinin D Krasnaya Armiya [Rus-MHL]

157. Florida: Sandis Vilmanis L Lulea HF Jr. [Swe-Jr]
158. Edmonton: Samuel Jonsson G Brynas Jr. [Swe-Jr]
159. NY Rangers: Victor Mancini D U. of Nebraska-Omaha [NCHC]
160. Tampa Bay: Nick Malik G KooKoo Kouvola [SM-liiga]
161. NY Rangers: Maxim Barbashev L Moncton Wildcats [QMJHL]

Round 6

162. Montreal: Emmett Croteau G Waterloo Black Hawks [USHL]
163. Arizona Maksymilian Szuber D Munich EHC [DEL]
164. Seattle: Barrett Hall F Gentry Academy (Minn. H.S.)
165. Philadelphia: Hunter McDonald D Chicago Steel [USHL]
166. New Jersey: Josh Filmon L Swift Current Broncos [WHL]
167. Pittsburgh: Nolan Collins D Sudbury Wolves [OHL]
168. Ottawa: Theo Wallberg D Skelleftea AIK Jr. [Swe-Jr]
169. Los Angeles: Jared Wright F Omaha Lancers [USHL]
170. Buffalo: Jake Richard F Muskegon Lumberjacks [USHL]
171. Carolina: Jakub Vondras G Plzen (Czech Jrs.)
172. San Jose: Joey Muldowney R Nichols School (N.Y. H.S.)
173. Chicago: Dominic James F U. of Minnesota-Duluth [NCHC]
174. NY Islanders: Daylan Kuefler L Kamloops Blazers [WHL]
175. Winnipeg: Fabian Wagner C Linkoping HC Jr. [Swe-Jr]
176. Vancouver: Jackson Dorrington D Des Moines Buccaneers [USHL]
177. Vegas: Ben Hemmerling R Everett Silvertips [WHL]
178. Anaheim: Vyacheslav Buteyets G Chelyabinsk Chelmet (Russia Jrs.)
179. Dallas: Matthew Seminoff R Kamloops Blazers [WHL]
180. Los Angeles: Jack Sparkes D St. Michael’s Buzzers [OJHL]
181. Washington: Ryan Hofer C Everett Silvertips [WHL]
182. Pittsburgh: Luke Devlin F St. Andrew’s College (Ont. H.S.)
183. Boston: Reid Dyck G Swift Current Broncos [WHL]
184. St. Louis: Landon Sim R London Knights [OHL]

185. Minnesota: Servac Petrovsky C Owen Sound Attack [OHL]

Both the Wild and Hurricanes continue their trend of making what look like savvy value picks.

186. Florida: Josh Davies L Swift Current Broncos [WHL]
187. Buffalo: Gustav Karlsson C Orebro HK Jr. [Swe-Jr]
188. Chicago: Nils Juntorp L HV71 Jr. [Swe-Jr]
189. Florida: Tyler Muszelik G U.S. National Development Team [USHL]
190. Edmonton: Nikita Yevseyev D Bars Kazan (Russia Jrs.)
191. NY Rangers: Zakary Karpa C Harvard University [ECAC]
192. Tampa Bay: Connor Kurth R Dubuque Fighting Saints [USHL]
193. Colorado: Chris Romaine D Milton Academy (Mass. H.S.)

Round 7

194. Montreal: Petteri Nurmi D HPK Hameenlinna [SM-liiga]
195. San Jose: Eli Barnett D Victoria Grizzlies [BCHL]
196. Seattle: Kyle Jackson C North Bay Battalion [OHL]
197. Philadelphia: Santeri Sulku L Jokerit (Finland Jrs.)
198. New Jersey: Artem Barabosha D Krasnaya Armiya [Rus-MHL]
199. Chicago: Riku Tohila C JYP (Finland Jrs.)
200. Boston: Jackson Edward D London Knights [OHL]
201. Detroit: Owen Mehlenbacher F Muskegon Lumberjacks [USHL]
202. Buffalo: Joel Ratkovic-Berndtsson L Vastra Frolunda Jr. [Swe-Jr]
203. Columbus: James Fisher R Belmont Hill (Mass. H.S.)
204. Arizona: Adam Zlnka R Sioux Falls Stampede [USHL]
205. Carolina: Alexander Pelevin D Nizhny Novgorod-2 (Russia Jrs.)
206. Ottawa: Tyson Dyck C Cranbrook Bucks [BCHL]
207. Winnipeg: Dom DiVincentiis G North Bay Battalion [OHL]
208. Vancouver: Kirill Kudryavtsev D Soo Greyhounds [OHL]
209. Vegas: Abram Wiebe D Chilliwack Chiefs [BCHL]
210. Nashville: Ben Strinden F Muskegon Lumberjacks [USHL]
211. Buffalo: Linus Sjodin R Rogle BK Angelholm [SweHL]
212. Detroit: Brennan Ali C Avon Old Farms (Conn. H.S.)
213. Washington: David Gucciardi D Michigan State University [Big-10]
214. Florida: Liam Arnsby C North Bay Battalion [OHL]
215. Los Angeles: Kaleb Lawrence L Owen Sound Attack [OHL]
216. Montreal: Miguel Tourigny D Acadie-Bathurst Titan [QMJHL]
217. San Jose: Reese Laubach C Northstar Christian (Minn. H.S.)
218. Toronto: Brandon Lisowsky L Saskatoon Blades [WHL]
219. Calgary: Cade Littler C Wenatchee Wild [BCHL]
220. Philadelphia: Alexis Gendron R Blainville-Boisbriand Armada [QMJHL]

221. Florida: Jack Devine R U. of Denver [NCHC]

222. Edmonton: Joel Maatta C U. of Vermont [H-East]
223. Tampa Bay: Dyllan Gill D Rouyn-Noranda Huskies [QMJHL]
224. Tampa Bay: Klavs Veinbergs L Riga-2 (Latvia Jrs.)

225. Colorado: Ivan Zhigalov G Sherbrooke Phoenix [QMJHL]

There you have it. The “Mr. Irrelevant” (aka final pick) of the 2022 NHL Draft is a goalie. Maybe one with a shot, too?

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    Canucks’ Ilya Mikheyev to have season-ending knee surgery

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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Vancouver Canucks right wing Ilya Mikheyev is set to have season-ending surgery on his left knee.

    Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said Friday night the 28-year-old Russian forward tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the team’s first preseason game Sept. 25. Mikheyev will undergo surgery next week and is expected to be ready for training camp in the fall.

    Mikheyev was originally listed as week-to-week with the injury and played 45 regular-season games, finishing with 13 goals and 15 assists. He scored in his final appearance Friday night, a 5-2 home victory over Columbus.

    Mikheyev signed a four-year, $19 million contract as a free agent last summer.

    Maple Leafs’ Matthews out at least 3 weeks with knee injury

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    Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews will miss at least three weeks with a sprained knee.

    The team announced the reigning MVP’s anticipated absence Friday, two days after Matthews was injured in Toronto’s victory against the New York Rangers.

    Matthews is expected to miss at least six games and could be out for a few more. The timing of the injury coinciding with the NHL All-Star break and the Maple Leafs bye week prevents this from costing Matthews more time out of the lineup.

    After being voted an All-Star by fans, Matthews is now out of the event scheduled for Feb. 3-4 in Sunrise, Florida. The league announced Aleskander Barkov from the host Florida Panthers will take Matthews’ place on the Atlantic Division All-Star roster.

    Matthews, who won the Hart Trophy last season after leading the NHL with 60 goals, has 53 points in 47 games this season.

    Caufield opted for surgery with Habs out of playoff race

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    MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens winger Cole Caufield said Friday he wouldn’t be having season-ending surgery on his right shoulder if the team were in playoff contention.

    But with the Canadiens near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, the 22-year-old Caufield said he decided to have the surgery to protect his long-term health. The procedure is scheduled to be performed by Dr. Peter Millett on Wednesday.

    “I didn’t want to stop playing,” Caufield said. “I had a couple tests done to look at it more clearly but, in the end, like it could’ve been one more fall and it could have been even worse.”

    Caufield, who leads the Canadiens with 26 goals in 46 games, had three different medical opinions on his shoulder before concluding that his season was over.

    “I think they’ve seen a lot more than I have and they know the differences and what they like or don’t like about it,” he said about the medical opinions. “Long term, I think this is what’s best but for sure it was tough to sit out that game against Toronto on Saturday night.”

    Caufield initially felt the injury in an awkward fall during Montreal’s 4-2 loss at Dallas on Dec. 23. He said his right shoulder popped, and he replaced it himself.

    Caufield felt it again in the Habs’ 4-3 loss at Nashville on Jan. 12. The club announced on Jan. 21 that Caufield would miss the rest of the season.

    Caufield is nearing the end of his three-year, entry-level contract and will be a restricted free agent this summer.

    All-Star Matty Beniers to miss next 2 games for Kraken

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    SEATTLE — Seattle Kraken rookie All-Star Matty Beniers will miss the team’s final two games before the All-Star break after taking a big hit from Vancouver’s Tyler Myers earlier this week.

    Seattle coach Dave Hakstol said after morning skate Friday that Beniers would not play Friday night against Calgary or Saturday against Columbus. Hakstol did not speculate on Beniers’ availability for next weekend’s All-Star Game in Florida.

    The team has not specified what kind of injury Beniers sustained from the hit. He was barreled over by Myers away from the play early in the second period in Wednesday’s 6-1 victory over Vancouver. Myers was penalized for interference on the play. Beniers returned briefly for one shift later in the period but did not play in the third period.

    Beniers is Seattle’s lone All-Star selection this season. He leads all rookies in goals (17) and points (36), and is fifth in total ice time for rookies.

    Seattle also placed defenseman Justin Schultz on injured reserve and recalled forward Max McCormick from Coachella Valley of the AHL. Hakstol said Schultz is improving but there’s no timeline on his return.