The first question you have to ask here: why did the Jackets trade a future pick for the final pick in the draft? Especially when you consider that they could have just invited Tyler Peddle to development and/or training camp as an undrafted free agent. The answer is probably pretty simple, and multi-faceted: they knew that Tyler would be motivated by being picked. Also, they probably had him a lot higher on their draft lists, and couldn’t believe he was still out there.
Tyler Peddle (LW), 6’1″, 205 pounds
Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
7th round (#224 overall)
Playstyle comparisons: Alex Tuch, Brandon Hagel
NHL upside: Bottom-six winger
Professional ETA: 2025
Tyler Peddle is the last pick of the 2023 #NHLDraft, and his family is loving it!