The latest season of NHL 22 is about to begin. The four-game modes in the new season can make players experience and enjoy the mood. In the new season, the HUT Ultimate Team mode is the most worthy of expectations. If you want to form an outstanding team, the choice of players is indispensable. In this post, we will share the ten best rookies.
Without further ado, here are the ten best rookies of the new season. You can purchase cards through NHL 22 Coins to obtain them or through Auction House transactions to get them.
If you are looking for a player to support this season, Marco Rossi is your best choice.
The Minnesota Wilds, the No. 9 pick of the 2020 draft, contracted COVID during their loan to the ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League last season. He eventually suffered long-term complications from the virus and was ultimately diagnosed with myocarditis-inflammation of the heart muscle. He was banned from skating for several months and could not perform extensive training as directed by his doctor.
Hockey and won the OHL MVP. But he has now returned to health and hopes to have an impact on Wild's lineup. Although he only played one game with ZSC Lions, the Austrian forward scored 185 points in 109 games against the Ottawa 67s in two seasons in OHL, including leading all Canadian youths in the 2019-20 season. Considering the situation last year, it may be a bit hesitant to let Rossi directly enter the full NHL schedule, but I hope he will have an impact when he has the opportunity.
Honorable mentions: Matt Bordi (Minnesota Wilds), Bowen Byram (Colorado Avalanche), Anton Lundell (Florida Panthers), Conor McMichael (Washington Capitals), Lu Cass Raymond (Detroit Red Wings)
You will notice that so far, every rookie on this list is a first-round draft pick in 2019 or 2020. Until last season, many hockey fans were not familiar with the name. This trend ends here.
Jeremy Swayman was the fourth-round pick for the 2017 Boston Bruins. Swayman played college hockey at the University of Maine. He had a mediocre performance in the first two seasons of college. Then he became the headliner of his junior season in the 2019-20 season. He won the Mike Richter Award for best college hockey goalie. Bi Baker's finalist. That summer, he signed with the Bruins, starting with the AHL. Swimman played well in the Providence Bruins and scored 8-1-0 with a 1.89 GAA before the Bruins were injured and forced Boston to call him. He took full advantage of this opportunity with a 7-3 record, 1.50 GAA, and 0.945 save rate and even won the playoff bench before Jaroslav Halak.
This season, Swayman is expected to become a substitute for the new Bruin Linus Ullmark. But if there is an injury or Ulmark slips, Sweeman may repeat the mistakes of last season and take advantage of this opportunity.
The top prospect of the Vancouver Canucks will wear blue and green this season. This summer, Vasily Podkolzin signed his ELC after spending three seasons at the St. Petersburg SKA of the Russian Continental Hockey League.
The number of the body forward will not suddenly appear on you. He scored 11 points in 35 games with SKA and only 19 points in 68 games in his KHL career. However, he played in Russia's top teams when he was a teenager, and his role was limited.
As an energetic two-way player, Podkolzin may start in the third line of the Canucks, but it would not be surprising to see the 10th rookie in the 2019 draft enter the top six.
It is unfair for a team like the Colorado Avalanche to have top players like Alex Newhook (and defender Bowen Byram, he is likely to be on this list) enter the lineup.
After completing his sophomore season at Boston College, the 2019 No. 16 rookie signed with the Avalanche team, after scoring 9 points in eight games with the Colorado Eagles in the AHL, he was called up to Avs, where he played six games and had three assists.
Avs will need to make up for the offense lost by Brandon Saad and Joonas Donskoi, who signed elsewhere this offseason. Newhook is likely to play the bottom-six role in the third or fourth-line center, but if coach Jared Bedner likes enough of what he sees from the young center and is willing to let Nazem slip, he may become the role of second-line center Kadri on the wing.
Another prospect for the Ducks to become a full-time NHLer is Jamie Drysdale, who is ready to get a spot on the Anaheim Blue Line.
The offensive guard split time between AHL and NHL last season. He scored 10 points in 14 games with the San Diego Seagulls, then was called and skated in 24 games with the Ducks, scoring 8 points.
The right side of the Ducks' defense is already composed of Josh Manson and Kevin Shatencock, so Drysdale may find himself vying for a third-line position. However, the 6th pick in 2020 should see time on top teams, which may help consolidate and increase his playing time.
The Los Angeles Kings have many attractive prospects, but Quinton Byfield ranked first.
Byfield was the 2nd overall pick in 2020 and played for the AHL's Ontario Dynasty team for most of the last season, scoring 20 points in 32 games. Byfield got a taste of the NHL, skating with an assist in six games.
Before this season, Byfield was doing very well in Los Angeles. Anze Kopitar and newly signed Philip Danault locked the top two centers. This means that the role of a third-line center can be contested, and it may be Byfield's. Gabe Vilardi and Blake Lizotte will also compete for this role, but Byfield will slowly enter the lineup and assume a more significant role as the season progresses.
Arrived overseas. As the sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft, Moritz Said will travel to North America to rejoin the Detroit Red Wings. Said signed his ELC in 2019 and spent an entire AHL season with the Grand Rapids Griffin in the 2019-20 season, scoring 22 points in 49 games, but he returned in Europe last season.
Once COVID breaks out before the 2020-21 season, Seid plans to return to Adler Mannheim in the German Football League (DEL). However, due to the uncertainty of DEL playing for a season due to COVID, he was loaned to Rögle BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Said scored 28 points in 41 games and was named the SHL Defensive Player of the Year.
The crazy thing is that the strength of the German defender is not necessarily his offense. His defensive ability is powerful, and his high hockey IQ allows him to find the route of passing and shooting. Detroit is very weak on the blue line, and Said may be thrown on the top bar.
Like Caulfield, after finishing his sophomore season at Boston College, Spencer Knight signed with the Florida Panthers in the spring and saw some action in the NHL. He started four times in the regular season and scored a perfect 4-0 with an average of 2.32 goals.
Knight even saw action in the playoffs because his mission was to keep the Panthers alive after losing the 3-1 series with the Tampa Bay Chargers. Sergei Bobrovsky and Chris Driedger didn't seem to be enough for coach Joel Quenneville to trust them, so Knight became the first goalkeeper to participate in the NCAA Championship and Stanley Cup playoffs in the same year. Before the Chargers eliminated the Panthers in Game 6, he made 36 saves in Game 5 of 4-1.
Driedger is now in Seattle, which opened the way for Knight to compete for the first place. Bobrovsky did not honor his $70 million contract and will likely lose his job in the 15th overall pick in 2019. With a strong team in front of him, Knight has a chance to become the rookie goalkeeper of the season.
Trevor Zegras may be the most dexterous hand among the rookies, and he will significantly impact the Anaheim Ducks. The center was selected as the ninth overall pick in the 2019 draft. He only participated in 24 NHL games last season and scored 13 points.
The Ducks' handling of Zegras attracted some attention. In his limited time in Anaheim, he played on the wing in his natural center position. In the middle of last season, the Ducks sent him back to AHL to continue to develop. If Zegras is struggling, it makes sense, but he insists on his position and takes a strange place. He also dominated the AHL (21 points in 17 games).
Not only should Zegras become the top six forwards when the Ducks offense is weak, but he may also defeat Adam Henrique to get the top center position. If the Ducks allow him, Boston University's products may flourish and become the Ducks' best shooter this season.
When it comes to talking about top rookies, Cole Caufield is at the top of the list.
This spring, the energetic winger of the Montreal Canadiens made the transition from NCAA to NHL look easy. After completing his sophomore season at the University of Wisconsin, where he won Hobby Baker-Caufield and signed an entry-level contract (ELC) with the Hab team, he is unlikely to be an integral part of the Stanley Cup finals.
The 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft is in the NHL's playoffs (20 games) more than the regular season (10 games). He had four goals and one assist in the short regular season and then scored 12 points in the playoffs. Although Montreal has added some in-depth players this offseason, Caulfield plays a top-six role on the team and hopes to achieve impressive results by the end of the 2020-21 season.
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