NHL Prospects


The Saginaw Spirit, Ontario Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League serve as one of the major contributors to the NHL, with over 60% of active NHL’ers being drafted out of the Canadian Hockey League.

These NHL draft classes have featured the following Spirit players (each of the below played at least one game with the Spirit):





2019 NHL Draft Class

Mason Millman – Philladelphia Flyers 4th Round 103rd overall
Nicholas Porco – Dallas Stars 5th Round 142nd overall
Cole Coskey – New York Islanders 7th Round 209th overall

2018 NHL Draft Class

Bode Wilde – New York Islanders 2nd round 41st overall
Ivan Prosvetov – Arizona Coyotes 4th round 114th overall
Blade Jenkins – New York Islanders 5th round 134th overall
Damien Giroux – Minnesota Wild 5th round 155th overall

2017 NHL Draft Class

Reilly Webb – Detroit Red Wings 6th round 164th overall
Brady Gilmour – Detroit Red Wings 7th round 193rd overall

2016 NHL Draft Class

Markus Niemelainen – Edmonton Oilers 3rd round 63rd overall
Keaton Middleton – Toronto Maple Leafs 4th round 101st overall
Evan Cormier – New Jersey Devils 4th round 105th overall
Filip Hronek – Detroit Red Wings 2nd round 53rd overall

2015 NHL Draft Class

Mitchell Stephens РTampa Bay Lightning 2nd Round 33rd overall

2014 NHL Draft Class

Dylan Sadowy – San Jose Sharks 3rd Round 71st overall

2013 NHL Draft Class

Jimmy Lodge- Winnipeg Jets 3rd round, 84th overall
Nick Moutrey- Columbus Blue Jackets 4th round, 105th overall
Eric Locke- Buffalo Sabres 7th round, 189th overall

2012 NHL Draft Class

Justin Kea- Buffalo Sabres 3rd round, 73rd overall
Jake Paterson- Detroit Red Wings 3rd round, 80th overall
Garret Ross- Chicago Blackhawks 5th round, 139th overall

2011 NHL Draft Class

Jamie Oleksiak- Dallas Stars 1st round, 14th overall
Brandon Saad – Chicago Blackhawks 2nd round, 43rd overall
Vincent Trocheck – Florida Panthers 3rd round, 64th overall
Anthony Camara – Boston Bruins 3rd round, 81st overall
Josh Shalla – Nashville Predators 4th round, 94th overall

2010 NHL Draft Class

John McFarland – Florida Panthers 2nd round, 33rd overall
Brandon Archibald – Columbus Blue Jackets 4th round, 94th overall
Ivan Telegin – Atlanta Thrashers 4th round, 101st overall
Dalton Prout – Columbus Blue Jackets 6th round, 154th overall

2009 NHL Draft Class

Jordan Szwarz – Phoenix Coyotes 4th round, 97th overall
Edward Pasquale – Atlanta Thrashers 4th round, 117th overall
Ben Chiarot – Atlanta Thrashers 4th round, 120th overall
Cody Sol – Atlanta Thrashers 5th round, 125th overall

2008 NHL Draft Class

Adam Comrie – Florida Panthers 3rd round, 80th overall
T.J. Brodie – Calgary Flames 4th round, 114th overall*
Nick Crawford – Buffalo Sabres 6th round, 164th overall

2007 NHL Draft Class

Zack Torquato – Detroit Red Wings 6th round, 178th overall

2006 NHL Draft Class

Matt Corrente – New Jersey Devils 1st round, 30th overall
Nigel Williams – Colorado Avalanche 2nd round, 51st overall
Tomas Zaborsky – New York Rangers 5th round, 137th overall
Ryan Daniels – Ottawa Senators 5th round, 151st overall
Jan Mursak – Detroit Red Wings 6th round, 182nd overall

2005 NHL Draft Class

Ryan O’Marra – New York Islanders 1st round, 15th overall
Cody Bass – Ottawa Senators 4th round, 95th overall
Tom Pyatt РNew York Rangers 4th round,  107th overall
Patrick McNeill – Washington Capitals 4th round, 118th overall
Marek Kvapil – Tampa Bay Lightning 6th round, 163rd overall

2004 NHL Draft Class

Vaclav Meidl – Nashville Predators 3rd round, 81st overall
Michal Birner – St. Louis Blues 4th round, 116th overall
Mitch Maunu – Chicago Blackhawks 4th round, 120th overall
Tyler Haskins – Detroit Red Wings 5th round, 162nd overall
Jean-Michel Rizk – Minnesota Wild 7th round, 195th overall

2003 NHL Draft Class

Paul Bissonnette – Pittsburgh Penguins 4th round, 121st overall
Mike Brown – Boston Bruins 5th round, 153rd overall
Grigory Misharin – Minnesota Wild 7th round, 207th overall

2002 NHL Draft Class

Tyson Kellerman – Chicago Blackhawks 7th round, 219th overall

2001 NHL Draft Class

Colt King – Colorado Avalanche 4th round, 130th overall
Chris Thorburn – Buffalo Sabres 2nd round, 50th overall

2000 NHL Draft Class

Peter Flache – Chicago Blackhawks 9th round, 262nd overall