2022 NHL Entry Draft

Film Room: Sam Rinzel is a top-rated prospect in the draft for a reason

Sam Rinzel is a name you will want to remember come the 2022 NHL Entry draft.

At 6-foot-4, he possesses the size and right-shot handedness that every NHL team strives to add when designing an optimal roster composition.

On a surface level, the offensive defender has crushed oppositions with his production this season, scoring near or over a point-per-game in every league Rinzel has taken part in this year, all while having a June birthday.

Every season the United States High School and Prep School hockey circuits seemingly churn out impact prospects for the NHL Entry Draft. In recent years, defenders Scott Morrow (Carolina Hurricanes), Wyatt Kaiser (Chicago Blackhawks) and Jack Peart (Minnesota Wild) have all asserted themselves as valuable parts of their respective prospect pools.

This year is no different with Rinzel, who is slowly coming to the forefront of rankings lists in the public sphere.

But surface level is surface level, and Rinzel is actually more exciting when you dig into his game footage and analytical profile. He could very well eclipse those players who have come before him in recent drafts.

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