Misa Tops 2025 Draft Class as Scouts Spend $10K USD in UFHL Futures Auction

Breaking a Connor McDavid record will put any prospect on the radar of every scout. Earning exceptional player status and subsequently getting selected first overall raises the profile into rare air. So it was no surprise that Michael Misa was the target of a bidding war for the No. 1 pick in the 2022 UFHL Futures Auction that featured top prospects from the 2025 NHL draft class.

Misa, who broke McDavid’s scoring record at this year’s OHL Cup showcase before going No. 1 to the Saginaw Spirit, was selected by Dan Nadeau of the Prestige Worldwide scouting agency after a winning bid worth $940 USD of SCORE Coin (SCO) — the official currency of the UFFS platform. That was more than Macklin Celebrini as the highest-selling prospect ($750 USD) from last year’s Futures Auction for the 2024 class, and nearly double the next highest seller among his 2025 peers. Nadeau came out of the gates aggressively, also grabbing Jordan Gavin of the Tri-City Americans with the second overall pick ($510 USD) to give Prestige Worldwide two stellar forwards in their stable that also includes standout Finnish defender Aron Kiviharju as a contender for first overall in 2024, having been the third-highest seller ($645 USD) last summer.

Top Notch Scouting’s Tal Klaudt also took two forwards in the Top 5 — Kale Dach, no relation to Kirby and Colton despite hailing from the same hometown, and Victor Eklund, the younger brother of San Jose’s top prospect William Eklund, who went seventh overall in last year’s NHL draft. Rounding out the Top 5, at fourth overall, was Gabriel D’Aigle to Horse Lake Scouting’s Andy Charanduk as one of the highest touted Canadian goaltenders since Marc-Andre Fleury went first overall in 2003 and Carey Price followed at fifth overall in 2005. That is setting the bar awfully high for D’Aigle — no relation to Alexandre Daigle, the forward who failed to live up to his hype as a first overall pick from 1993 — so perhaps Jonathan Bernier (11th in 2006) and Pascal Leclaire (8th in 2001) are more realistic comparables to temper expectations for D’Aigle, who was one of only two goalies taken in this year’s Futures Auction. The other was Sweden’s Love Harenstam at 61st overall for only $40 USD compared to $400 USD for D’Aigle.

Horse Lake Scouting added Adam Benak for the same price at eighth overall as a flashy forward from Czechia. Tina Johnson of the CanWest Scouting Agency and Nelson Martins of Wise Guys Prospects both landed a couple talented forwards in the Top 10, with CanWest taking James Hagens and Anton Frondell before the Wise Guys took Malcolm Spence and Roger McQueen.

There was a real run on forwards outside of D’Aigle, accounting for nine of the Top 10 and 18 of the Top 20. The first defender off the board was American Logan Hensler at 19th overall, also to the Wise Guys for $200 USD. Three more blueliners cracked the Top 25 with Will Sharpe of the Lethbridge Hurricanes (21), Henry Brzustewicz from Shattuck St. Mary’s (22), and Reese Hamilton of the Calgary Hitmen (24). American forward LJ Mooney, the cousin of this year’s third overall pick Logan Cooley, snuck in there at 23rd as something of a faller — snatched up by Horse Lake Scouting for $160 USD.

Shockingly, there wasn’t a single Russian prospect taken in this year’s Futures Auction — none, zero, zilch among the Top 64 for the 2025 draft class — though several Russians will surely be selected in the upcoming Open Market Draft on Aug. 3-4 before the best of the rest are available on the regular Open Market starting Aug. 5.

When the dust settled on this three-hour auction that saw 64 selections, 12 scouts and agencies combined to spend $10,360 USD of SCO. Horse Lake Scouting wound up investing the most at $2,160 USD, while Wise Guys Prospects walked away with the most players at 12 — followed by Horse Lake Scouting and the CanWest Scouting Agency, both with 11.

Here is a full recap of the results from the 2022 UFHL Futures Auction by selection order, by sale price, and by scout/agency (listed in order of most invested to least):

Results By Selection Order

1) Michael Misa — $940 USD to Prestige Worldwide (Dan Nadeau)

2) Jordan Gavin — $510 USD to Prestige Worldwide (Dan Nadeau)

3) Kale Dach — $560 USD to Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

4) Gabriel D’Aigle — $400 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

5) Victor Eklund — $400 USD to Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

6) James Hagens — $420 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

7) Anton Frondell — $390 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

8) Adam Benak — $400 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

9) Malcolm Spence — $200 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

10) Roger McQueen — $250 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

11) Cullen Potter — $250 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

12) William Moore — $300 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

13) Zachary Morin — $250 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

14) Aaron Obobaifo — $200 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

15) Masun Fleece — $180 USD to Prestige Worldwide (Scott Blair)

16) Tomas Pobezal — $200 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

17) Liam Kilfoil — $200 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

18) Albin Laksonen — $170 USD to VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

19) Logan Hensler — $200 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

20) Cooper Dennis — $190 USD to Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

21) Will Sharpe — $170 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

22) Henry Brzustewicz — $160 USD to Brennen Kopp (Independent)

23) LJ Mooney — $160 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

24) Reese Hamilton — $150 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

25) Porter Martone — $150 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

26) Nathan Lecompte — $160 USD to Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

27) Jakob Ihs Wozniak — $120 USD to Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

28) Blake Fiddler — $160 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

29) Cole Mckinney — $110 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

30) Cole Reschny — $140 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

31) Conrad Fondrk — $120 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

32) Cole Temple — $110 USD to Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

33) Jan Chovan — $110 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

34) Brady Martin — $100 USD to Pipeline Prospects (Arnie Entz)

35) Philippe Veilleux — $100 USD to Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

36) Kazden Mathies — $100 USD to Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

37) Jesper Kotajarvi — $110 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

38) Cameron Schmidt — $100 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

39) Jonas Woo — $80 USD to Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

40) Braeden Cootes — $70 USD to VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

41) Cobe Perlinger — $70 USD to Brennen Kopp (Independent)

42) Jackson Smith — $70 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

43) Oscar Davidsson — $60 USD to Draftin Europe (Mik Portoni)

44) Cam Perlinger — $70 USD to Brennen Kopp (Independent)

45) Max Westergard — $70 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

46) William Horcoff — $60 USD to Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

47) Donato Bracco — $60 USD to VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

48) Jasper Inkinen — $50 USD to Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

49) Ryan Hedley — $60 USD to Draftin Europe (Mik Portoni)

50) Jack Murtagh — $50 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

51) Ryker Lee — $40 USD to Prestige Worldwide (Dan Nadeau)

52) Milton Gastrin — $40 USD to Draftin Europe (Mik Portoni)

53) Gavin Cornforth — $40 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

54) Graham Jones — $40 USD to Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

55) Alex Zalesak — $50 USD to High Level Scouting (Trish Millard/Craig Button)

56) Kieran Riley — $50 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

57) William Belle — $50 USD to Brennen Kopp (Independent)

58) Carter Klippenstein — $50 USD to High Level Scouting (Trish Millard/Craig Button)

59) Lucas Karmiris — $40 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

60) Dakoda Rheaume-Mullen — $40 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

61) Love Harenstam — $40 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

62) Nikolas Iafrate — $50 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

63) Filip Ekberg — $50 USD to VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

64) Clarke Nehmens — $70 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

Results By Sale Price

1) Michael Misa — $940 USD to Prestige Worldwide (Dan Nadeau)

2) Kale Dach — $560 USD to Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

3) Jordan Gavin — $510 USD to Prestige Worldwide (Dan Nadeau)

4) James Hagens — $420 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

5) Gabriel D’Aigle — $400 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

6) Victor Eklund — $400 USD to Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

7) Adam Benak — $400 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

8) Anton Frondell — $390 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

9) William Moore — $300 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

10) Roger McQueen — $250 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

11) Cullen Potter — $250 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

12) Zachary Morin — $250 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

13) Malcolm Spence — $200 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

14) Aaron Obobaifo — $200 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

15) Tomas Pobezal — $200 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

16) Liam Kilfoil — $200 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

17) Logan Hensler — $200 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

18) Cooper Dennis — $190 USD to Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

19) Masun Fleece — $180 USD to Prestige Worldwide (Scott Blair)

20) Albin Laksonen — $170 USD to VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

21) Will Sharpe — $170 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

22) Henry Brzustewicz — $160 USD to Brennen Kopp (Independent)

23) LJ Mooney — $160 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

24) Nathan Lecompte — $160 USD to Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

25) Blake Fiddler — $160 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

26) Reese Hamilton — $150 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

27) Porter Martone — $150 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

28) Cole Reschny — $140 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

29) Jakob Ihs Wozniak — $120 USD to Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

30) Conrad Fondrk — $120 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

31) Cole Mckinney — $110 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

32) Cole Temple — $110 USD to Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

33) Jan Chovan — $110 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

34) Jesper Kotajarvi — $110 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

35) Brady Martin — $100 USD to Pipeline Prospects (Arnie Entz)

36) Philippe Veilleux — $100 USD to Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

37) Kazden Mathies — $100 USD to Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

38) Cameron Schmidt — $100 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

39) Jonas Woo — $80 USD to Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

40) Braeden Cootes — $70 USD to VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

41) Cobe Perlinger — $70 USD to Brennen Kopp (Independent)

42) Jackson Smith — $70 USD to Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

43) Cam Perlinger — $70 USD to Brennen Kopp (Independent)

44) Max Westergard — $70 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

45) Clarke Nehmens — $70 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

46) Oscar Davidsson — $60 USD to Draftin Europe (Mik Portoni)

47) William Horcoff — $60 USD to Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

48) Donato Bracco — $60 USD to VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

49) Ryan Hedley — $60 USD to Draftin Europe (Mik Portoni)

50) Jasper Inkinen — $50 USD to Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

51) Jack Murtagh — $50 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

52) Alex Zalesak — $50 USD to High Level Scouting (Trish Millard/Craig Button)

53) Kieran Riley — $50 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

54) William Belle — $50 USD to Brennen Kopp (Independent)

55) Carter Klippenstein — $50 USD to High Level Scouting (Trish Millard/Craig Button)

56) Nikolas Iafrate — $50 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

57) Filip Ekberg — $50 USD to VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

58) Ryker Lee — $40 USD to Prestige Worldwide (Dan Nadeau)

59) Milton Gastrin — $40 USD to Draftin Europe (Mik Portoni)

60) Gavin Cornforth — $40 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

61) Graham Jones — $40 USD to Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

62) Lucas Karmiris — $40 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

63) Dakoda Rheaume-Mullen — $40 USD to Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

64) Love Harenstam — $40 USD to CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

Results by Scout/Agency

Horse Lake Scouting (Andy Charanduk)

1) Gabriel D’Aigle — $400 USD

2) Adam Benak — $400 USD

3) Zachary Morin — $250 USD

4) Tomas Pobezal — $200 USD

5) Will Sharpe — $170 USD

6) LJ Mooney — $160 USD

7) Blake Fiddler — $160 USD

8) Cole Reschny — $140 USD

9) Jan Chovan — $110 USD

10) Cameron Schmidt — $100 USD

11) Jackson Smith — $70 USD

TOTAL: 11 — $2,160 USD

CanWest Scouting Agency (Tina Johnson)

1) James Hagens — $420 USD

2) Anton Frondell — $390 USD

3) Aaron Obobaifo — $200 USD

4) Liam Kilfoil — $200 USD

5) Reese Hamilton — $150 USD

6) Conrad Fondrk — $120 USD

7) Jesper Kotajarvi — $110 USD

8) Max Westergard — $70 USD

9) Jack Murtagh — $50 USD

10) Kieran Riley — $50 USD

11) Love Harenstam — $40 USD

TOTAL: 11 — $1,800 USD

Wise Guys Prospects (Nelson Martins)

1) William Moore — $300 USD

2) Roger McQueen — $250 USD

3) Cullen Potter — $250 USD

4) Malcolm Spence — $200 USD

5) Logan Hensler — $200 USD

6) Porter Martone — $150 USD

7) Cole Mckinney — $110 USD

8) Clarke Nehmens — $70 USD

9) Nikolas Iafrate — $50 USD

10) Gavin Cornforth — $40 USD

11) Lucas Karmiris — $40 USD

12) Dakoda Rheaume-Mullen — $40 USD

TOTAL: 12 — $1,700 USD

Prestige Worldwide (Dan Nadeau & Scott Blair)

1) Michael Misa — $940 USD

2) Jordan Gavin — $510 USD

3) Masun Fleece — $180 USD

4) Ryker Lee — $40 USD

TOTAL: 4 — $1,670 USD


Top Notch Scouting (Tal Klaudt)

1) Kale Dach — $560 USD

2) Victor Eklund — $400 USD

3) Cooper Dennis — $190 USD

4) Kazden Mathies — $100 USD

TOTAL: 4 — $1,250 USD


Daniel Kanhai (Independent)

1) Nathan Lecompte — $160 USD

2) Jakob Ihs Wozniak — $120 USD

3) Philippe Veilleux — $100 USD

4) Jasper Inkinen — $50 USD

TOTAL: 4 — $430 USD

VIP Sports Management Inc. (Nick Taylor)

1) Albin Laksonen — $170 USD

2) Braeden Cootes — $70 USD

3) Donato Bracco — $60 USD

4) Filip Ekberg — $50 USD

TOTAL: 4 — $350 USD


Brennen Kopp (Independent)

1) Henry Brzustewicz — $160 USD

2) Cobe Perlinger — $70 USD

3) Cam Perlinger — $70 USD

4) William Belle — $50 USD

TOTAL: 4 — $350 USD


Wild West Scouting (Nick Uttley)

1) Cole Temple — $110 USD

2) Jonas Woo — $80 USD

3) William Horcoff — $60 USD

4) Graham Jones — $40 USD

TOTAL: 4 — $290 USD

Draftin Europe (Mik Portoni)

1) Oscar Davidsson — $60 USD

2) Ryan Hedley — $60 USD

3) Milton Gastrin — $40 USD

TOTAL: 3 — $160 USD

High Level Scouting (Trish Millard/Craig Button)

1) Alex Zalesak — $50 USD

2) Carter Klippenstein — $50 USD

TOTAL: 2 — $100 USD

Pipeline Prospects (Arnie Entz)

1) Brady Martin — $100 USD

TOTAL: 1 — $100 USD

 

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