In the modern NHL, the requisite skills that are most coveted by teams are now speed, puck control and the ability to transition quickly from the defensive zone to the offensive zone. I don’t know that anyone in the 2019 NHL draft does that better from the back end than Bowen Byram. When you add his elite offensive capabilities and well rounded defensive game, it’s clear that in any other year, Byram might be in consideration for the top pick in the draft.
Position/team: Defense/Vancouver Giants, WHL
2018-19 Statistics: 26G - 45A - 71PTS in 67GP
Size: 6’1” 195lbs