2022 NHL Draft Combine Notebook

BUFFALO — The NHL draft combine returned this year, bringing with it a wealth of information — both useful and not — about the 2022 draft class. The key of course? Sift through this information and try to pull out the nuggets.

The first obvious clue about this year’s combine is that it appears to have been less attended by the NHL teams themselves. You used to have a lot of scouts and GMs (not to mention strength coaches), but this one definitely felt more media-heavy. Of course, teams generally find the interview part of the combine more important and that it all happens behind the scenes, but there’s also the fact that some events (like the infamous V02 Max bike test) have been moved to the day before in recent years.

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