2024 NHL Draft

Film Room: Sam Dickinson has all the tools to be a top NHL defender

The London Knights are seen as a brand you can trust at the NHL Draft, with a well-established reputation as one of North America's best developmental organizations. Their track record is so strong, even, that just being in their ranks is often perceived as a sign of future success.

Left-shot defender Sam Dickinson, Elite Prospects' 10th-ranked prospect in the 2024 NHL Draft, may be their next, best offering.

That much became clear early in his Knights tenure. He was playing top-four minutes as a 16-year-old, not something you see on every OHL roster, much less a contender. And in that spot, Dickinson established himself as a premier defence prospect for this year's draft, perhaps even a top-10 pick – exactly where he's finished the year on our board.

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