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2017 Draft Prospect Profiles

2017 NHL Draft: Columbus goes local; selects Carson Meyer

Meyer is a current Miami University RedHawk

2017 NHL Draft: Columbus selects RW Jonathan Davidsson

Another Swedish forward

2017 NHL Draft: Columbus selects LW Kale Howarth

This kid is BIG

2017 NHL Draft: Columbus selects Swedish C Emil Bemstrom

Wild Emil?

2017 NHL Draft: Columbus selects Russian G Daniil Tarasov

A Russian goalie, eh? That’s worked before...

2017 NHL Draft: Blue Jackets trade Kolesar; select Alexandre Texier at #45

Texier is a center from France

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Conor Timmins

He started from the bottom now he’s here.

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Henri Jokiharju

The Jackets definitely aren’t opposed to puck-moving European defensemen.

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Erik Brannstrom

Size doesn’t matter when you are tough.

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Kailer Yamamoto

Could the Blue Jackets add another small forward?

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Isaac Ratcliffe Could Be A Big Gamble

He’s got size, he can score, but weaknesses in his game mean there’s no guarantees this 6’6" winger can become a true NHL power forward

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Jake Oettinger is a Breakout Backstop

The fabulous freshman was terrific for the Terriers

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Jason Robertson has the hands, but what about the legs?

A late first-to-second round pick whose skating has held him back.

2017 NHL Draft Profile: Ryan Poehling

Two years ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets traded away a top center for a top defensemen. This coming draft, the Jackets might find themselves another of the former.

2017 Draft Profiles - Lias Andersson

A gifted two way forward, Andersson is likely to be on the board when Columbus makes their selection. But are the Blue Jackets interested?

2017 NHL Draft Profile: Juuso Valmaki

Could the Blue Jackets add another big defenseman?

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Cal Foote and Sins of the Father

A defenseman with a high ceiling and a bad name

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Martin Necas

Could the Blue Jackets add even more center depth in this draft?

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Cody Glass is a fast riser

Columbus has had success with Winterhawks, but will he still be available?

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Cale Makar represents the new breed of NHL defenseman

...and he could be the first blueliner taken in the 2017 draft.

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Michael Rasmussen has the size and skill, but will he fall in the first round?

The WHL center makes opponents pay in front of the net and scouts love his all-around ability.

2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Casey Mittelstadt Has All The Tools

Size, speed, awareness, and a never-take-a-shift-off mentality all add up to a top line prospect.

2017 Draft Prospect Profiles: Gabriel Vilardi Could Drive the CBJ Offense

One of the most impressive playmakers in the 2017 draft class, Vilardi brings size and skills in one complete package.

2017 Draft Prospect Profile: Miro Heiskanen Can Add to the Blue Jackets Defensive Depth

The lefthanded defenseman is one of the best skaters in Europe.