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2023 NHL Draft Countdown – No. 50-46: Koehn Ziemmer, Maxim Strbak, Tanner Molendyk, Michael Hrabal, Bradly Nadeau

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9 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. 50 Koehn Ziemmer, No. 49 Maxim Strbak, No. 48 Tanner Molendyk, No. 47 Michael Hrabal, and No. 46 Bradly Nadeau.

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No. 50: Koehn Ziemmer

Date of Birth: December 8, 2004
Nation: Canada
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 194 lbs
Scouting Report: “Heidt wasn’t the only draft prospect worth watching in Prince George. Ziemmer finished with an impressive 41 goals and 89 points in 68 regular season games, with his 71 goals sitting second behind Bedard for the most among 2023 eligible players over the past two years. Ziemmer is a solid power forward that uses his strength to his advantage and should be able to carve out a decent NHL career.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff

No. 49: Maxim Strbak

Date of Birth: April 13, 2005
Nation: Slovakia 
Position: Defence
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 198 lbs
Scouting Report: “Strbak doesn’t produce much offence, but he uses his size and skating to cut corners off and limit high-danger chances. His patience with the puck under pressure really stands out.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff

No. 48: Tanner Molendyk

Date of Birth: February 3, 2005
Nation: Canada
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 176 lbs
Scouting Report: “Molendyk sometimes feels like a fourth forward out there with how he moves the puck and generates chances. But the offense didn’t seem to follow like most expected, bumping him down a few pegs. It feels like he’ll have a breakout next year, but I just wanted to see more this time around.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff

No. 47: Michael Hrabal

Date of Birth: January 20, 2005
Nation: Czechia 
Position: Goaltender 
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 216 lbs
Scouting Report: “The University of Massachusetts commit’s numbers might not look like much in the USHL, but he did a lot of load-carrying this year. His international play has been solid, and despite an early exit at the U-18s, Hrabal gave his team a fighting chance. It also helps that he’s 6-foot-6 but moves like a much smaller, more agile netminder.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff

No. 46: Bradly Nadeau

Date of Birth: May 5, 2005
Nation: Canada
Position: Centre
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 161 lbs
Scouting Report: “The best Canadian Jr. A player, Nadeau had 113 points this season, third most among U-18 BCHLers since 2000. His older brother, Josh, finished three points behind him on Penticton, with the pair placing 1-2 in league scoring. Don’t ignore Jr. A stars – Kent Johnson, Alex Newhook and, most notably, Cale Makar are all recent standouts.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff

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