2023 NHL Draft Countdown – No. 40-36: Oscar Fisker Mølgaard, Caden Price, Kasper Halttunen, Gracyn Sawchyn, Daniil But

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10 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. 40 Oscar Fisker Mølgaard, No. 39 Caden Price, No. 38 Kasper Halttunen, No. 37 Gracyn Sawchyn, and No. 36 Daniil But.


No. 40: Oscar Fisker Mølgaard

Date of Birth: February 18, 2005
Nation: Denmark
Position: Centre
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’0″ 
Weight: 163 lbs
Scouting Report: “Mølgaard didn’t produce much in the SHL, but the fact that a 2005-born played more than 40 games against some of the best competition in Europe is nothing to sneeze at. He was excellent against U-20 competition, and, honestly, the smart, controlled center could end up becoming one of the biggest steals of the draft given his pro-ready tools.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff 

No. 39: Caden Price

Date of Birth: August 24, 2005
Nation: Canada
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 181 lbs
Scouting Report: “His game-to-game play varies, but when Price is on, he can take over and be the best player on any given shift. He’s a strong skater who throws hits with purpose and loves to rush the puck.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff 

No. 38: Kasper Halttunen

Date of Birth: June 7, 2005
Nation: Finland
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 207 lbs
Scouting Report: “Halttunen produced nothing against men but was too good for HIFK’s U-20 team. He’s big, has a powerful wrister and has produced at all levels up until Liiga. Next year will be a big one. A bit more maturity will help take his game up another level next year.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff 

No. 37: Gracyn Sawchyn

Date of Birth: January 19, 2005
Nation: Canada
Position: Centre
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 165 lbs
Scouting Report: “Sawchyn left the USNTDP in 2022 and used it as a chance to earn more ice time and opportunity with Seattle. After scoring at a point-per-game pace, it worked, but he’s just incredibly smart and deceptive with the puck. He’ll be a solid playmaker one day.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff 

No. 36: Daniil But

Date of Birth: February 15, 2005
Nation: Russia 
Position: Left Wing 
Shoots: Right 
Height: 6’5″ 
Weight: 203 lbs
Scouting Report: “The big, skilled winger was a point-per-game player between Yaroslavl’s MHL teams this year and even scored a pair in 15 KHL games. He can do a lot of damage around the crease, both with his shot and how he pushes players around.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff 

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