NHL Draft: Top 100 Prospects

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By Eddy Jones

With the Ducks season over I’ve shifted my focus to the draft. In the first of two articles, I created a list of my Top 100 draft eligible prospects. Goalies were excluded from the rankings as I believe a lot of teams will pick goalies based of needs and their positioning is difficult to judge. The Top 100 Prospects list was compiled using data from seven different sources(Corey Pronman’s Top 100, Jeff Marek’s Top 100, Draftsite, The Draft Analyst, HF Boards, The Hockey News, and Future Considerations). An average ranking was calculated based on each player ranking from each source. This data was the basis in fairly ranking each prospect. From there, some personal judgement was made in reorganizing some prospects and out came my Top 100!

The list does not project which team will draft which player and doesn’t account for team needs and roster depth, it is simply a ranking of draft eligible prospects. I am by no means an expert but I had some fun compiling this list so enjoy! Feel free to comment on the players I choose or roast me on Twitter for forgetting someone obvious.

Players who just missed out: Tyler Inamoto, Yaroslav Alexeyev, Jonathan Smart, Jacob Paquette, Jack Rathbone, Kirill Slepets, Lane Zablocki, Adam Thilander, D’Artagnan Joly, Logan Cockerill, Macauley Carson

My Top 100

1 Nolan Patrick
2 Nico Hischier
3 Gabe Vilardi
4 Casey Mittlestadt
5 Owen Tippet
6 Miro Heiskanen
7 Cody Glass
8 Cale Makar
9 Timothy Liljegren
10 Elias Pettersson
11 Eeli Tolvanen
12 Martin Necas
13 Michael Rasmussen
14 Nick Suzuki
15 Lias Andersson
16 Juuso Valimaki
17 Klim Kostin
18 Kristian Vesalainen
19 Erik Brannstrom
20 Callan Foote
21 Kailer Yamamoto
22 Ryan Poehling
23 Nicholas Hague
24 Robert Thomas
25 Maxime Comtois
26 Urho Vaakanainen
27 Pierre-Oliver Joseph
28 Jason Robertson
29 Kole Lind
30 Isaac Ratcliffe
31 Shane Bowers
32 Henri Jokiharu
33 Conor Timmins
34 Nikita Popugaev
35 Grant Mismash
36 Ivan Lodina
37 Jaret Anderson-Dolan
38 Matthew Strome
39 Marcus Davidsson
40 Josh Norris
41 Antoine Morand
42 Filip Chytil
43 Alexei Lipanov
44 Stelio Mattheos
45 Jesper Boqvist
46 Aleksi Heponiemi
47 Joni Ikonen
48 Morgan Frost
49 Alex Formenton
50 Robin Salo
51 Alexander Chmelevski
52 Mackenzie Entwistle
53 Mason Shaw
54 Scott Reedy
55 Jake Leschyshyn
56 David Farrance
57 Ostap Safin
58 Max Gildon
59 Artyom Minulin
60 Luke Martin
61 Markus Phillips
62 Jarret Tyszka
63 Jonah Gadjovich
64 Josh Brook
65 Ian Mitchell
66 Adam Ruzicka
67 Mikey Anderson
68 Dylan Samberg
69 Jack Studnicka
70 Lukas Elvenes
71 Nick Henry
72 Morgan Geekie
73 Ivan Chekovich
74 Nate Schnarr
75 Filip Westerlund
76 Noel Hoefenmayer
77 Evan Barratt
78 Eemeli Rasanen
79 Dimitri Samorukov
80 Joel Teasdale
81 Zach Gallant
82 Cale Fleury
83 Rickard Hugg
84 Mario Ferraro
85 Fabian Zetterlund
86 Jonas Rondbjerg
87 Cameron Crotty
88 Kyle Olson
89 Aleksey Toropchenko
90 Austin Keating
91 Emil Bemstrom
92 Alexandre Texier
93 Maxime Fortier
94 Reilly Walsh
95 Tyler Steenbergen
96 Kasper Kotkansalo
97 Clayton Phillips
98 Greg Meireles
99 Linus Nyman
100 Pavel Koltygin


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June 1st, 2017

Filed under: Ducks News Tagged: NHL draft


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