The Journey: Prospects Who Could Join Their Clubs This Summer – Central Division

Dave Hall


Folks, happy Saturday. If you missed the official launch yesterday, Dobber's 14th annual Prospect report is finally available for purchase (available here). Whether you are in a Dynasty league and need to take a deep dive into those late-round sleepers, or a yearly league and looking for a few diamonds in the rough, this report has it all.

Now, for the task at hand. Last week I covered some of the Pacific Division prospects who have the potential to join their respective clubs over the summer, perhaps even squeeze into a line-up. To keep that momentum going, I will highlight a few from the Central Division. 

As I mentioned last week, I want to stress that not all of these players will get a taste over the playoffs. However, with the additional space on each team's roster, these select prospects check off all appropriate boxes in order to get the nod should the team be in a pinch. 

Without further ado, the Central Division. 

Colorado Avalanche

Bowen Byram

If you are the owner of a Colorado Avalanche star right now, congratulations to you. It's an exciting time for all the fans in Denver, and it's only getting better. For a second straight year, you may just be blessed with an elite rookie defenceman. Yes, it will be tough to top Cale Makar's impression that he left from last postseason. However, if there is any blueliner to do so right now, it's Bowen Byram. Arguably the best defender coming through the pipeline, the Cranbrook, BC,  native could easily slot into a roster spot and make an impact immediately.

Thanks to a trip to this year’s WJC, his game totals were down this season (17 games), but still managed 52 points over 50 games with the Vancouver Giants, which sat fourth in points per game by a WHL d-man with 1.04. His talent l