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Prospect Prospective: How Riley Heidt continues to produce without much fanfare

Riley Heidt is having a fantastic draft plus one season. He has the most points per game (1.80) in the WHL of any player who has played at least 40 games. Despite this, questions remain about his NHL projection. Should he be considered a top prospect who can flourish in a top-six role in the NHL? Or is he destined to be just a great junior player? We will dig into these questions and much more.  

Heidt was taken 64th overall in the 2023 NHL draft by the Minnesota Wild. This was a bit late considering only Connor Bedard (drafted first overall) and Zach Benson (drafted 13th overall) were also draft-eligible and had more points than he did in 2022-23. The EP Rinkside team had Heidt rated as the 27th-best player so suffice to say we think the Wild got good value at 64.

The EP Rinkside team rated

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