Blue Jackets Select Corson Ceulemans With 25th Pick In NHL Draft

By Jacob Nitzberg on July 23, 2021 at 11:07 pm
Corson Ceuelemans.
Brooks Bandits

The Blue Jackets have wrapped up their first round with another solid selection.

With the 25th pick, the club selected Canadian defenseman Corson Ceulemans. The 18-year-old tallied 4-7-11 in eight games with the Brooks Bandits of the AJHL in 2020-21. He's committed to the University of Wisconsin to play college hockey next year. 

Ceulemans has earned impressive comparisons, most notably Cale Makar. Dayton Reimer of The Hockey Writers writes that both "Ceulemans and Makar play a fast, offense-first style that emphasizes puck handling and out-thinking their opponents."

The Athletic's Corey Pronman projects Ceulemans to be a full-time NHL defenseman: "In a sentence, Ceulemans projects as a quality top-four NHL defenseman who could possibly be on a second power-play unit with the potential to play higher in a lineup."

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