Top 2024 NHL Draft Prospects For Utah

May 8, 2024, 1:06 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah owns the No. 6 overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft and will have the chance to select a top-tier player to add to the roster’s core.

On May 7, the San Jose Sharks won the NHL Draft Lottery, securing the No. 1 pick and the right to pick presumptive franchise player Macklin Celebrini out of Boston University.

RELATED: Utah Secures No. 6 Overall Pick In 2024 NHL Draft

Assuming the Sharks select Celebrini and Utah doesn’t trade up or down, only four other teams will pick ahead of the Beehive State’s franchise in the first round.


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In April, Utah GM Bill Armstrong said on KSL Sports Zone’s Hans & Scotty that he loves “big defensemen” who play “the right way” and are physical on the ice.

Here are the top prospects projected to go between picks 2-16 and could be available to Utah at No. 6 overall:

Draft prospects for Utah’s NHL team

Ivan Demidov – Right Wing/Center (SKA St. Petersburg)

Date of Birth: December 10, 2005

Height: 5′ 11″

Shoots: Left

League: MHL

Games: 30

Goals: 23

Assists: 37

Points: 60

Artyom Levshunov – Right Defense (Michigan State)

Date of Birth: October 28, 2005

Height: 6′ 2″

Shoots: Right

League: NCAA

Games: 38

Goals: 9

Assists: 26

Points: 35

Cayden Lindstrom – Forward (Medicine Hat)

Date of Birth: February 3, 2006

Height: 6′ 3.25″

Shoots: Left

League: WHL

Games: 32

Goals: 27

Assists: 19

Points: 46

Cole Eiserman – Left Wing (USDP)

Date of Birth: August 29, 2006

Height: 6′ 0″

Shoots: Left

League: NTDP

Games: 57

Goals: 58

Assists: 31

Points: 89

Sam Dickinson – Left Defense (London)

Date of Birth: June 7, 2006

Height: 6′ 2.5″

Shoots: Left

League: OHL

Games: 68

Goals: 18

Assists: 52

Points: 70

Zayne Parekh – Right Defense (Saginaw)

Date of Birth: February 15, 2006

Height: 6′ 0″

Shoots: Right

League: OHL

Games: 66

Goals: 33

Assists: 63

Points: 96

Zeev Buium – Left Defense (Denver)

Date of Birth: December 7, 2005

Height: 6′ 0″

Shoots: Left

League: NCAA

Games: 42

Goals: 11

Assists: 39

Points: 50

Carter Yakenchuk – Right Defense (Calgary)

Date of Birth: September 29, 2005

Height: 6′ 2.75″

Shoots: Right

League: WHL

Games: 66

Goals: 30

Assists: 41

Points: 71

Berkly Catton – Forward (Spokane)

Date of Birth: January 14, 2006

Height: 5′ 10″

Shoots: Left

League: WHL

Games: 68

Goals: 54

Assists: 62

Points: 116

Tij Iginla – Forward (Kelowna)

Date of Birth: August 4, 2006

Height: 5′ 11.75″

Shoots: Left

League: WHL

Games: 64

Goals: 47

Assists: 37

Points: 84

Konsta Helenius – Center/Right Wing (Jukurit)

Date of Birth: May 11, 2006

Height: 5′ 10.75″

Shoots: Right

League: Liiga

Games: 51

Goals: 14

Assists: 22

Points: 36

Anton Silayev – Left Defense (Torpedo)

Date of Birth: April 11, 2006

Height: 6′ 7.0″

Shoots: Left

League: KHL

Games: 63

Goals: 3

Assists: 8

Points: 11

Liam Greentree – Right Wing (Windsor)

Date of Birth: January 1, 2006

Height: 6′ 2.25″

Shoots: Left

League: OHL

Games: 64

Goals: 36

Assists: 54

Points: 90

Michael Brandsegg-Nygård – Forward (Mora IK)

Date of Birth: October 5, 2005

Height: 6′ 1″

Shoots: Right

League: HA

Games: 41

Goals: 8

Assists: 10

Points: 18

Adam Jiricek – Right Defense (HC Plzen)

Date of Birth: June 28, 2006

Height: 6′ 2.5″

Shoots: Right

League: Czech

Games: 19

Goals: 0

Assists: 1

Points: 1

When is the NHL Draft?

The 62nd NHL Draft will be held at the Sphere in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 28-29.

NHL Draft Order

The NHL Draft order for the first round has been set for picks 1-16.

  1. San Jose Sharks
  2. Chicago Blackhawks
  3. Anaheim Ducks
  4. Columbus Blue Jackets
  5. Montreal Canadiens
  6. Utah
  7. Ottawa Senators
  8. Seattle Kraken
  9. Calgary Flames
  10. New Jersey Devils
  11. Buffalo Sabres
  12. Philadelphia Flyers
  13. Minnesota Wild
  14. San Jose Sharks (via Pittsburgh)
  15. Detroit Red Wings
  16. St. Louis Blues

Pick 17-32 will be assigned based on the results of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. Listen to Ireland on Yards After College: An NFL Podcast. Follow him on X (@kyleireland), Threads (@kyleirelandksl), and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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