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Columbus Blue Jackets Select Adam Fantilli #3 Overall

Much of the 5th line had their fingers crossed all day yesterday, hoping that the draft could shake out like this. Hockey insiders around the world talked quite a bit over the last couple of weeks about the Anaheim Ducks going in a different direction. But we’re Jacket fans, and we know from a long, complicated history, that these things almost never go our way. But indeed, the Ducks took the big Swede Leo Carlsson – leaving center much desired Adam Fantilli became a reality at third overall.

Adam Fantilli, 6’2″, 194 pounds
University of Michigan (NCAA)
1st round (#3 overall), 2023 NHL Draft
Playstyle comparisons: Jack Eichel, Tyler Seguin
NHL upside: high end #1 center
NHL ETA: 2023