2021 NHL Draft

Draft Rankings: January Edition (1-179)

Steve Kournianos | 1/21/2021  |  

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NASHVILLE (The Draft Analyst) — Exploring the unknown is probably the best way to explain the evaluation process for the NHL’s 2021 draft class. It’s a big mystery in many ways; one that stretches beyond the typical debates that usually center on quality or depth or the popular “Who’s No. 1?”.

Instead, we’re dealing with a state of complete confusion, which is par for the course in today’s sports world. For starters, it wasn’t until a month ago when the league was able to announce a hard date for the draft itself, which is now scheduled (tentatively) for July 22-23. But even that little nugget is filled with ambiguity. Will it be in a venue? Are fans invited? Is the Zoom thing the new standard? Craziness indeed.

But it doesn’t stop there. The NHL draft historically draws about a quarter of its prospects from a given draft year from two Canadian major junior leagues – the OHL and WHL. Problem is, neither circuit has played an official game since early March of 2020, and most of their top prospects have already bolted to the U.S. or Europe to play competitively. That means the notable inactive players (and there are a bunch of them) can only be evaluated with video footage from last season.

Therefore, it is because of these constraints and limitations that the term “rankings” should be used quite loosely. Rather than view the list down below as either definitive or all-encompassing, consider it more like the rough draft of a book’s introduction, with months upon months remaining for the research and fine tuning needed to complete chapter by chapter.

And although late-July is a long way off with plenty of work to be done, these rankings were far from rubber stamped. Every player listed below was viewed at least twice, with only a small percentage exclusively via games from last season. As in previous editions, factors involved in making this list include a prospect’s production; his role and scope of on-ice responsibility, compete level both on and off the puck, body language, decision making under pressure, and most importantly, late and close dependability.

As for the first pick, there likely will be no consensus No. 1 for the first time in several years. Finnish forward Aatu Raty came the closest to staking that claim by being the favorite throughout most of last season. But a slow start in Finland’s SM-Liiga coupled with his omission from the under-20 world junior hockey championship roster dinged Raty’s draft stock and subsequently opened the door for multiple challengers.

Another consideration that hurts this draft’s reputation is that it is thin on elite forwards yet loaded with defensemen. The last time that happened was in 2012 – a defense-heavy draft whose second-leading scorer among forwards is Alex Galchenyuk, who hasn’t hit the 20-goal mark in five years. Compounding issues even further was the lack of a breakout performance by a notable draft prospect at the aforementioned world juniors.

Not only was this year’s tournament thinner on draft-eligible firepower than previous editions, but none of the handful of skaters being scouted produced a single dominant performance. Although Team USA forward Matt Beniers was critical in helping the Americans win gold, his yeoman-like performance was far from historic or eye-popping. Of course, basing NHL potential on a short tournament can be a slippery slope. But the reality is that the average NHL scout and his scouting director both could have skipped the 2021 world juniors and still maintained a completely coherent and sensible draft board.

Nonetheless, the show must go on, so below you’ll find our first extensive list for the 2021 draft class, with detailed reports on the top-10.

Lastly, if betting is your thing, most sportsbooks offer odds for the 2021 NHL Draft. In the U.S., you can place a bet from any state where sports betting is legal.  In Canada, however, things are a bit different, as betting is limited to parlays while single-event betting is yet to be legalized. Still, betting at offshore sportsbooks is not illegal in Canada. Canadians who want to bet on the 2021 NHL draft and other hockey events can do so through the Canadian sports betting sites mentioned here. Creating an account is usually free and simple.

1. Owen Power, LHD (Univ. of Michigan)
Nov. 22, 2002 | 6’6, 214 | Shoots Left | 14gp-2g-6a-8pts

There is no doubt in my mind that Power is not only the best defender available in the draft but also a strong candidate to go first overall. Big, upright, and cool as a cucumber under pressure, Power is a decisive on-ice commander who oversees the majority of breakouts during a given shift. What separates him from the pack is his ability to tap into the strengths of each forward in Michigan’s high-powered attack, which is exactly what he did last year in the USHL for Chicago’s deep group. Power is incredibly selfless and plays a team-first game. Although he has the hands, feet, and processor to pull off more than just a fancy play or two from an individual standpoint, Power’s vision and creativity poses a serious matchup problem for opponents. He plays with his head up and delivers precision passes no matter how much pressure he’s under.

All that said, the ambiguity surrounding this year’s draft class and lack of star power at the forward position is what helps makes Power an easier sell for a team picking first overall, and it can be argued that a player with his upside and skill set still would not have been picked first in any of the previous six drafts. There’s also the possibility that Power goes No. 1 based on organizational need, which can be a risky strategy for the downtrodden team selecting the top pick, especially is they are coming off consecutive disappointing seasons.

2. Matt Beniers, C (Univ. of Michigan)
Nov. 5, 2002 | 6’2, 174 | Shoots Left | 14gp-4g-9a-13pts

Explain it any way you want, but this power center has to be credited for successfully navigating an entire draft-1 season as an impact player for the under-18 NTDP, then moving on to Michigan where he is one of the nation’s top two-way forwards. Ranked No. 5 in my August list, Beniers’ play at Michigan was mirrored at the under-20 world junior hockey championship, where he centered (and at times, drove) the second line and played a pivotal role in the Americans winning the gold medal. Beniers is a possession fiend who has all the offensive tools you would want in a premier prospect, but he plays the game at a fast pace and provides his coach with the useful mix of physicality and tenacity off the puck. If you haven’t had the chance to see him play, you’re certainly missing out, as Beniers sets the standard for both high motor and effort from start to finish. Keep in mind that he played his way into an expanded role at both Michigan and at the world juniors despite being the youngest forward on either roster. Beniers is deserving of being a top-line center alongside competent finishers and he should make it next to impossible for any coach at any level to deny him that opportunity.

3. Carson Lambos, LHD (JyP U20, SM-Sarja)
Jan. 14, 2003 | 6’0, 200 | Shoots Left | 11gp-2g-7a-9pts

A powerful two-way defenseman who took his talents to Finland after his WHL season with the Winnipeg Ice was delayed, Lambos is a minute-eating workhorse who can excel in any situation. He’s blessed with impressive multi-directional mobility and uses powerful leg drive and quick thinking to neutralize an opponent’s time and space. His decision to play his draft year in Europe is just one example of his dedication to the game, and many people familiar with his make-up say they aren’t the least bit surprised. Although Owen Power has a slight advantage over Lambos from a draft-resume standpoint, the Winnipeg native may turn out to be the best player in this entire draft class, let alone among defensemen.

With JyP U20, Lambos has been ensconced in the top four and has alternated between the first two pairings while seeing significant time on special teams. For added context to his contributions, Jyp U20 were 6-9-1 with a -26 goal differential before his arrival and went 6-3-2 with a +12 differential with Lambos in the lineup. Now that the SM-Sarja in broken up into Series play, Lambos leads JyP defensemen with 4 points in 4 games, ahead of older notable prospects Joni Jurmo and Ville Ottavainen. Last season, Lambos led all WHL rookie defensemen in scoring with 32 points (8 goals, 24 assists) in 57 games and last August would likely have been Canada’s No.1 defenseman at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka tournament had it not been cancelled.

4. Aatu Raty, C/W (Karpat, SM-Liiga)
Nov. 14, 2002 | 6’1, 177 | Shoots Left | 9gp-3g-0a-3pts

The younger brother of Arizona sniper prospect Aku Raty, Aatu is bigger, faster, and plays at a higher pace at the center-ice position while also displaying a noticeable level of determination and physicality. He has game-breaking potential, ideal size, and quickness for his frame, thus earning him the privilege of consideration for first overall. With only a few games under his belt to start the 2020-21 campaign, Raty has yet to take off in the manner we’ve seen previous top-pick candidates accomplish in the early going. Still, he was centering the top line of Karpat’s loaded under-20 squad in between stints with the A-Team and showing a well-rounded game in all three zones – both on and off the puck.

Raty was left off Finland’s U20 world junior squad (after making it the year prior) and alarm bells began to ring regarding his standing as a potential No. 1 pick. In hindsight, the decision made by head coach Antti Pennanen looks like a mistake since the Finns received next to nothing in production from their bottom-six wingers and were essentially a one-line team. Pennanen’s reasoning centered on wanting more of a “team” rather than skill at every position, but the fact that he chose one-dimensional sniper Roby Jarventie over a three-zone forward like Raty (who produced in last year’s tournament) makes his omission less justifiable. The good news is that Raty has played up to expectations since returning to Karpat and should stay in the mix for No. 1 consideration.

5. Sasha Pastujov, RW (U.S. U18, NTDP)
July 15, 2003 | 6’0, 175 | Shoots Left | 18gp-16g-14a-30pts | NCAA: Notre Dame

Photo: Rena Laverty

A hard-nosed dual threat who spearheads the NTDP U18’s attack that is missing injured center Chaz Lucius, Pastujov is the team’s leading scorer and a Notre Dame recruit. He’s been a top liner in both of his seasons with the program, and Pastujov’s 1.67 points-per-game average is on track to be the fourth-high highest among NTDP 18’s since 2015. The three ahead of him — Alex Turcotte (1.68), Clayton Keller (1.73), and Jack Hughes (2.24) — all were selected in the top 10 of their respective draft year. Of course, Pastujov because of COVID has not run the international gauntlet as an NTDP’er normally would, but he was excellent at the World U17 Hockey Challenge in November of 2019 (8 points in 6 games) in helping Team USA earn a silver medal.

Pastujov is incredibly clever with the puck and can play either the power or finesse game. He is a quick skater with a clean stride but his biggest assets are his hands and hockey sense. He simply knows how to get open, exploit opposing weaknesses, and create an open shooting or passing lane. It probably isn’t fair to compare any forward from this draft class to WJC MVP Trevor Zegras, but there are noticeable stylistic similarities between the two.

6. Kent Johnson, LW (Univ. of Michigan, Big-10)
Oct. 18, 2002 | 6’0, 166 | Shoots Left | 16gp-6g-12a-18pts

Photo: Jonathan Knight

A flashy offensive winger with a high IQ and an assortment of ways to posterize the most competent of defenders, Johnson is one of the NCAA’s top-scoring freshmen — a rarity for first-year draft eligibles. He destroyed the British Columbia Hockey League in 2019-20 by leading the league in scoring by a good 30 points over his closest competitor, so Johnson’s gaudy collegiate numbers shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. With Michigan, Johnson started out in a bottom-six role alongside fellow top draft prospect Matt Beniers, but Johnson quickly established himself as a low-maintenance threat who was able to create and finish chances on his own, especially when a chunk of the Wolverines’ top players were away at the world junior championship.

Although he isn’t listed as a big winger, Johnson is noticeably strong on the puck and can maintain control under intense physical pressure. He’s elusive as they come and shows escapability in any direction. Stickhandling and shooting are at the forefront of Johnson’s game, as he owns a plus-plus shot and will even use the slapper without hesitation. While most top-tier teenage forwards can generate offense on their own, it’s Johnson’s desire to play physical and forecheck with pressure that helps separate him from the pack. His skating strengths are more balance-and-agility related but Johnson can change gears at top speed and push play towards the middle of the ice with a great deal of success.

7. Dylan Guenther, RW (Edmonton, WHL)
April 10, 2003 | 6’0, 166 | Shoots Left | 58gp-26g-33a-59pts (2019-20 stats)

The top forward prospect from the WHL who tried to keep the rust off by playing breifly for the AJHL’s Sherwood Park Crusaders, Guenther is a tough playmaker whose stock may have been unfairly hurt by the postponement of his season. Guenther’s play with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings was nothing short of impressive, as he was second in rookie scoring with 59 points (26 goals, 33 assists) in 58 games. He only appeared in a handful of games this season, so it would be folly to punish such a skilled player who last season looked every bit like a potential top-five draft pick.

Guenther may look wiry and slight, but he plays an aggressive in-your-face game with a dash of bite. He always seems to be in attack mode whether on or off the puck, to include the forecheck and penalty kill. Guenther’s style of play seems to bug the heck out of opponents, who also have to worry about his elite puck skills. He started out a little slow before exploding for 53 points in his final 45 matches. Guenther’s escapability, vision, and patience under pressure help make him a power-play specialist, and he can run the possession from the point or the half wall.

8. Brandt Clarke, RHD (Nové Zámky, Tipos Extraliga)
Feb. 9, 2003 | 6’1, 180 | Shoots Right | 10gp-1g-1a-2pts

How a prospect performs outside of his comfort zone is something that shouldn’t be overlooked during the draft evaluation process, especially if the kid is considered top-10 pick. Clarke’s safe space a season ago was with an upstart Barrie squad that was expected to make some noise in the playoffs with veteran Tyler Tucker leading the defense corps. It was after Tucker was traded to Flint, however, when Clarke’s two-way play really took off, and by season’s end he was the Colts’ No. 1 in every conceivable situation.

Unfortunately for Clarke and his teammates, the cancellation of postseason hockey was followed by a delayed start to the 2020-21 campaign, which also happened to be his draft season. Rather than stay at home and remain active via his own schedule, Clarke (and older brother Graham) packed their bags for Slovakia, where they currently play for Nove Zamky in the adult-age Tipos Extraliga. The transition has been far from seamless — new language, new rink, new coaches, new systems, new teammates, new everything — but to Clarke’s credit he’s shown enough flashes with the puck and poise under physical pressure to validate his decision to play overseas. There is little doubt he will be a better player because of this experience.

9. Cole Sillinger, LW (Sioux Falls, USHL)
May 16, 2003 | 6’0, 194 | Shoots Left | 5gp-4g-2a-6pts

Photo: Medicine Hat Tigers

A menacing power winger who can beat you in a variety of ways, Sillinger recently joined the USHL’s Sioux City Stampede and has made an immediate impact. Coming from a physical league like the WHL has helped make his on-ice transition appear seamless. He’s tough on or off the puck, but his soft hands, smarts, and puck protection help him dominate the possession game in the offensive end. Last season, Sillinger was able to distinguish himself on a deep Medicine Hat squad by being a power-play specialist (26 power-play points), killing penalties, and delivering 181 shots in only 48 games. Sillinger has deceptive speed and he can change gears for a straight-line route to the net. It is in these situations where Sillinger’s strength on the puck can be impressive, especially with a bigger defender draped over his back.

10. Jesper Wallstedt, G (Lulea, SHL)
Nov. 14, 2003 | 6’3, 214 | Catches Left | 26gp, 9-3-4, 2 SO, 1.78 GAA, .927 Save Pct.

Photo: Aftonbladet

Remember that trend from only a few years back where NHL GM’s and their scouting directors were in obvious agreement that no goalie should be taken in the first round unless the situation in net was beyond critical? Well, it was fun while it lasted, because this Swedish phenom is all but certain to make it three straight drafts where a backstop is taken in Round 1. Impressive international performances and a stellar SHL campaign for Lulea in his current draft year are just two reasons to earmark Wallstedt as not only a legitimate franchise-caliber goalie, but one who isn’t that far off from an everyday NHL job. Although many consider him to be the most heralded Swedish goalie prospect since Henrik Lundqvist, Wallstedt is a bit different stylistically in that he is more aggressive in the crease and will challenge shooters above the blue paint with regularity. But the technical jargon is just filler — Wallstedt consistently keeps his team in games and doesn’t require optimal conditions in front of his net to stop high-danger attempts.

Rankings

Below is our first public list of notable first-year eligible draft prospects for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. These rankings will grow considerably over the next few months as the OHL and WHL are expected to resume play for the first time since Match of 2020. Players born between September 16, 2002 and September 15, 2003 are in the zone for consideration. The rankings for draft “overagers” (prospects passed over in previous drafts) will be published at a later date.

Rank Name POS DOB TM LG HT WT S/C NAT
1 Power, Owen LHD 22-Nov-02 Michigan Big-10 6’6 214 L CAN
2 Beniers, Matthew C 5-Nov-02 Michigan Big-10 6’2 174 L USA
3 Lambos, Carson LHD 14-Jan-03 JyP U20 SM-Sarja 6’0 200 L CAN
4 Raty, Aatu C 14-Nov-02 Karpat SM-Liiga 6’1 177 L FIN
5 Pastujov, Sasha RW 15-Jul-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’0 175 L USA
6 Johnson, Kent C 18-Oct-02 Michigan Big-10 6’0 166 L CAN
7 Guenther, Dylan RW 10-Apr-03 Edmonton WHL 6’0 166 R CAN
8 Clarke, Brandt RHD 9-Feb-03 Nove Zamky Tipos Extraliga 6’1 180 R CAN
9 Sillinger, Cole LW 16-May-03 Sioux City USHL 6’0 194 L CAN
10 Wallstedt, Jesper G 14-Nov-02 Lulea SHL 6’3 214 L SWE
11 Eklund, William LW 12-Oct-02 Djugardens SHL 5’10 170 L SWE
12 Hughes, Luke LHD 9-Sep-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’2 176 L USA
13 Tuomaala, Samu RW 8-Jan-03 Karpat U20 SM-Sarja 5’10 174 R FIN
14 Lucius, Chaz W/C 2-May-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’0 172 R USA
15 McTavish, Mason W/C 30-Jan-03 Peterborough OHL 6’0 198 L CAN
16 Lysell, Fabian RW 19-Jan-03 Lulea SHL 5’11 172 R SWE
17 Robertsson, Simon RW 5-Feb-03 Skelleftea SHL 6’0 190 L SWE
18 Chibrikov, Nikita RW 16-Feb-03 SKA-Neva VHL 5’10 161 L RUS
19 Bolduc, Zachary C 24-Feb-03 Rimouski QMJHL 6’1 175 L CAN
20 Olausson, Oskar RW 10-Nov-02 HV71 SHL 6’1 177 L SWE
21 Olsson, Anton LHD 26-Jan-03 Malmo SHL 6’1 183 L SWE
22 Svechkov, Fyodor C 5-Apr-03 Togliatti VHL 6’0 178 L RUS
23 Edvinsson, Simon LHD 5-Feb-03 Frolunda SHL 6’4 198 L SWE
24 Poltapov, Prokhor LW 1-Feb-03 Krasnaya Armiya MHL 5’10 161 R RUS
25 Pinelli, Francesco C 11-Apr-03 Kitchener OHL 6’0 184 L CAN
26 Rosen, Isak RW 15-Mar-03 Leksand J20 Nationell 5’11 156 L SWE
27 Samoskevich, Mackie RW 15-Nov-02 Chicago USHL 5’11 176 R USA
28 Svozil, Stanislav LHD 17-Jan-03 Brno Extraliga 6’1 172 L CZE
29 Grushnikov, Artyom LHD 20-Mar-03 Hamilton OHL 6’2 174 L RUS
30 Helenius, Samuel C 26-Nov-02 JyP SM-Liiga 6’6 201 L FIN
31 Duke, Dylan LW 4-Mar-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 5’10 181 L USA
32 Othmann, Brennan LW 5-Jan-03 Flint OHL 5’11 170 L CAN
33 Janicke, Justin LW 30-Jun-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’0 180 L USA
34 Chayka, Daniil LHD 22-Oct-02 Guelph OHL 6’3 187 L RUS
35 Dower Nilsson, Liam C 14-Apr-03 Frolunda J20 Nationell 6’0 172 L SWE
36 Kisakov, Alexander LW 1-Nov-02 JHC Dinamo Moskva MHL 5’9 159 L RUS
37 Morrow, Scott RHD 1-Nov-02 Shattuck HS-MN 6’2 198 R USA
38 Korczak, Ryder C 23-Sep-02 Moose Jaw WHL 5’10 164 R CAN
39 Martino, Ayrton LW 28-Sep-02 Omaha USHL 5’10 168 L CAN
40 Behrens, Sean LHD 31-Mar-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 5’9 175 L USA
41 Knies, Matthew LW 17-Oct-02 Tri-City USHL 6’3 206 L USA
42 Malatesta, James LW 31-May-03 Quebec QMJHL 5’9 179 L CAN
43 Koivunen, Ville RW 13-Jun-03 Karpat U20 SM-Sarja 5’11 161 L FIN
44 Boucher, Tyler RW 16-Jan-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’1 200 R USA
45 L’Heureux, Zachary LW 15-May-03 Halifax QMJHL 5’11 196 L CAN
46 Stillman, Chase C 19-Mar-03 Sudbury OHL 5’11 170 R CAN
47 Roulette, Conner LW 13-May-03 Seattle WHL 5’11 161 L CAN
48 Hreschuk, Aidan LHD 19-Feb-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 5’11 182 L USA
49 Strand, Hunter LW 13-Nov-02 Tri-City USHL 5’11 183 L USA
50 Ivantsov, Ilya C 27-Jan-03 SKA-1946 MHL 5’10 154 R RUS
51 Nause, Evan LHD 20-Jan-03 Quebec QMJHL 6’2 186 L CAN
52 Gallagher, Ty RHD 6-Mar-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’0 190 R USA
53 Ufko, Ryan RHD 7-May-03 Chicago USHL 5’10 176 R USA
54 Bourgault, Xavier C 22-Oct-02 Shawinigan QMJHL 6’0 172 R CAN
55 Richard, Guillaume LHD 10-Feb-03 Tri-City USHL 6’2 166 L CAN
56 Sobolev, Daniil RHD 3-Mar-03 Windsor OHL 6’0 198 R RUS
57 Harrison, Brett C 7-Jun-03 Oshawa OHL 6’1 167 L CAN
58 Robidas, Justin C 13-Mar-03 Val-D’or QMJHL 5’7 173 R CAN
59 Coronato, Matthew LW 14-Nov-02 Chicago USHL 5’9 177 R USA
60 Gilmartin, Liam LW 7-Jan-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’2 190 L USA
61 Stjernborg, Victor C 22-May-03 Vaxjo J20 Nationell 5’11 202 L SWE
62 Belliveau, Isaac LHD 26-Nov-02 Rimouski QMJHL 6’2 185 L CAN
63 Huuhtanen, Niko RW 26-Jun-03 Tappara U20 SM-Sarja 6’2 204 R FIN
64 Brown, Caden C 22-Jun-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 5’11 170 L USA
65 Ceulemans, Corson RHD 5-May-03 Brooks AJHL 6’2 192 R CAN
66 Moberg, Oliver LW 23-Feb-03 AIK J20 Nationell 6’3 190 L SWE
67 Orr, Robert RW 3-Sep-03 Halifax QMJHL 5’11 176 L CAN
68 Kirsanov, Kirill LHD 19-Sep-02 SKA KHL 6’1 194 L RUS
69 Voit, Ty RW 10-Jun-03 Sarnia OHL 5’9 150 R USA
70 Stromgren, William LW 7-Jun-03 MODO J20 Nationell 6’3 175 L SWE
71 Bohm, Martin LHD 8-Feb-03 Benatky Chance Liga 5’11 172 L CZE
72 Stenman, Elias C 23-Dec-02 Skelleftea J20 Nationell 5’10 165 L SWE
73 Savage, Redmond C 15-May-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 5’11 175 L USA
74 Jellvik, Oskar LW 8-Feb-03 Djurgarden J20 Nationell 5’10 165 L SWE
75 Kapanen, Oliver C 29-Jul-03 Kalpa U20 SM-Sarja 6’0 166 R FIN
76 Lukashevich, Vladislav LHD 23-May-03 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 6’2 165 L RUS
77 Angesved, Theo RHD 23-Jun-03 Linkoping J20 Nationell 5’11 172 R SWE
78 Vaisanen, Kalle LW 28-Jan-03 TPS U20 SM-Sarja 6’4 165 R FIN
79 Salminen, Samu C 9-Apr-03 Jokerit U20 SM-Sarja 6’2 186 L FIN
80 Malinen, Aleksi LHD 26-May-03 JyP SM-Liiga 6’0 176 L FIN
81 Machu, Tomas RHD 3-Feb-03 Sumperk Chance Liga 6’4 189 R CZE
82 Schmidt, Roman RHD 27-Feb-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’5 206 R USA
83 Peart, Jack LHD 15-May-03 Fargo USHL 5’11 181 L USA
84 Bar, Jack RHD 7-Oct-02 Penticton BCHL 6’2 192 R CAN
85 Sardariayn, Stiven LW 3-Feb-03 Krasnaya Armiya MHL 6’1 154 L RUS
86 Jacobsson, Theo C 6-Apr-03 MODO J20 Nationell 5’10 167 L SWE
87 Vilen, Topias LHD 1-Apr-03 Pelicans SM-Liiga 6’1 194 L FIN
88 Broz, Tristan C 10-Oct-02 Fargo USHL 6’0 179 L USA
89 Lennox, Tristan G 21-Oct-02 Saginaw OHL 6’3 198 L CAN
90 Korhonen, Joona RW 14-Feb-03 Ilves U20 SM-Sarja 6’1 184 L FIN
91 Chanton, Giancarlo LHD 29-Nov-02 Langenthal NLA 6’1 174 L SUI
92 Gasseau, Andre C 3-Jul-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 6’4 202 L USA
93 Whynot, Cameron LHD 5-May-03 Halifax QMJHL 6’1 180 L CAN
94 Dean, Zach C 4-Jan-03 Gatineau QMJHL 6’0 176 L CAN
95 Limpar Lantz, Marcus C 30-Mar-03 Orebro J20 Nationell 6’0 189 R SWE
96 Cossa, Sebastian G 21-Nov-02 Edmonton WHL 6’6 207 L CAN
97 Blake, Jackson RW 3-Aug-03 Chicago USHL 5’10 146 R USA
98 Sandvik, Viljam C 4-Feb-03 HIFK U20 SM-Sarja 5’9 178 R FIN
99 Johnston, Wyatt C 14-May-03 Windsor OHL 6’0 178 R CAN
100 Lofberg, William C 2-Nov-02 Malmo J20 Nationell 6’1 160 L SWE
101 Lockhart, Connor C 21-Jan-03 Erie OHL 5’9 170 R CAN
102 St. Louis, Ryan C 13-Jun-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 5’10 168 L USA
103 Fantilli, Luca LHD 30-Dec-02 Chicago USHL 6’0 160 L CAN
104 Kukkonen, Kyle C 13-Nov-02 Maple Grove HS-MN 5’10 161 R USA
105 Stankoven, Logan C 26-Feb-03 Kamloops WHL 5’8 170 R CAN
106 Pierce, Joey RHD 2-Oct-02 Hermantown HS-MN 6’0 196 R USA
107 Kidney, Riley C 25-Mar-03 Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL 5’11 168 L CAN
108 Roy, Joshua RW 6-Aug-03 Saint John QMJHL 6’0 190 L CAN
109 Moravec, Petr C 24-Feb-03 Litomerice Chance Liga 6’0 80 L CZE
110 Liukas, Eetu LW 25-Sep-02 TPS U20 SM-Liiga 6’2 198 L FIN
111 Sjoholm, Victor RHD 8-Jul-03 HV71 J20 Nationell 5’8 163 R SWE
112 Munzenberger, Jan LHD 23-Nov-02 Kolner Junghaie DEL U20 6’3 190 L GER
113 Soderlund, William LW/C 26-Feb-03 HV71 J20 Nationell 6’7 195 L SWE
114 Myrenberg, Jonathan RHD 11-Apr-03 Linkoping J20 Nationell 6’2 185 R SWE
115 Buruyanov, Nikita LW 2-Oct-02 Dinamo SPB MHL 5’10 172 L RUS
116 Miettinen, Verner C 7-Apr-03 K-Espoo U20 SM-Sarja 5’11 165 L FIN
117 Shumilin, Yeremei C 8-Dec-02 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 6’0 176 L RUS
118 Marjala, Viljami LW 29-Jan-03 Quebec QMJHL 6’0 172 L FIN
119 Van Calster, Robin C 18-Mar-03 Kolner Junghaie DEL U20 6’1 187 L BEL
120 Zugan, Dmitri C 23-Nov-02 Krasnaya Armiya MHL 5’11 180 L RUS
121 Suomi, Jimi LHD 1-Mar-03 Jokerit U20 SM-Sarja 5’9 147 L FIN
122 Levandowski, Luke LW 26-Sep-02 Chicago USHL 6’0 157 L USA
123 Komarov, Aleksandr LHD 12-Nov-02 Tolpar MHL 6’3 165 L RUS
124 Spacek, David RHD 18-Feb-03 Plzen U20 JLA 5’11 172 R CZE
125 Tinling, Dovar C 3-Mar-03 Vermont HE 5’11 185 L CAN
126 Gabrielson, Hugo LHD 24-Oct-02 Frolunda J20 Nationell 5’10 165 L SWE
127 Kostenko, Dmitri RHD 25-Sep-02 Togliatti VHL 6’2 165 R RUS
128 Sjodin, Linus C 2-Oct-02 Rogle J20 Nationell 5’11 143 L SWE
129 Myklukha, Oleksiy C 25-Nov-02 Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL 5’10 156 R SVK
130 Lindbom, Carl G 20-May-03 Djurgarden J20 Nationell 6’1 165 L SWE
131 Lazutin, Daniil C 25-Jul-03 SKA-1946 MHL 6’2 180 L RUS
132 Katelevsky, Dmitry C/W 17-Jan-03 Bars VHL 6’0 174 L RUS
133 Granath, Philip RW 5-Oct-02 Frolunda J20 Nationell 5’7 159 R NOR
134 Eljas, Arvid C 1-Jun-03 Leksand J20 Nationell 5’10 172 L SWE
135 Grigoryev, Daniil C 30-May-03 Irbis Kazan MHL 6’5 199 L RUS
136 Mittelstadt, Luke LHD 22-Jan-03 Eden Prairie HS-MN 5’11 175 L USA
137 Kos, Jakub LW 30-May-03 Ilves U20 SM-Sarja 6’2 174 L CZE
138 Rysavy, Martin LW 6-Mar-03 Prerov Chance Liga 6’2 203 L CZE
139 Vyazovoi, Semyon G 26-Feb-03 Tolpar MHL 6’2 168 L RUS
140 Meier, Noah LHD 24-Sep-02 GCK Zurich Swiss League 5’11 172 L SUI
141 Skoropod, Nikita LW 2-Apr-03 Tolpar MHL 6’2 152 L RUS
142 Lehikoinen, Atte LHD 5-Jul-03 Kalpa U20 SM-Sarja 6’2 192 L FIN
143 Nazarov, Ilya LW 20-May-03 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 6’3 172 L RUS
144 Gerasimyuk, Kirill G 22-Aug-03 SKA-Varyagi MHL 6’2 81 L RUS
145 Roukounakis, Nick LW 8-Sep-03 Thayer HS-MA 6’2 205 L USA
146 Koskela, Santeri C 20-Oct-02 JyP U20 SM-SARJA 5’9 160 L FIN
147 Canonica, Lorenzo C 3-Sep-03 Shawinigan QMJHL 5’11 179 L SUI
148 Teleguine, Alex C 17-Sep-02 Chilliwack BCHL 5’10 183 L USA
149 Motorygin, Maksim G 24-Dec-02 JHC Dinamo MHL 6’1 165 L RUS
150 Tyutyunnikov, Ilya LW 15-Jan-03 Taifun MHL 6’2 183 L RUS
151 Hakkila, Hannes LHD 22-Sep-02 Karpat U20 SM-Sarja 5’9 145 L FIN
152 Kuzmin, Grigori LW 21-Apr-03 SKA-Varyagi MHL 5’8 161 R RUS
153 Palodichuk, Joe LHD 26-Feb-03 Hill-Murray HS-MN 5’11 154 L USA
154 Zanetti, Brian LHD 15-Mar-03 Peterborough OHL 6’2 172 L SUI
155 Prokopenko, Alexei C 29-Jan-03 Gatineau QMJHL 5’11 166 L RUS
156 Plandowski, Oscar RHD 18-May-03 Charlottetown QMJHL 6’0 190 R CAN
157 Mianscum, Israel LW 18-Apr-03 Sherbrooke QMJHL 6’2 190 L CAN
158 Andren, Viggo G 4-Mar-03 Frolunda J20 Nationell 6’1 178 L SWE
159 Sychyov, Vladimir LW 17-Mar-03 SKA-Varyagi MHL 5’11 154 R RUS
160 Karnaranta, Valtteri LW 19-Nov-02 Assat U20 SM-Sarja 5’9 166 L FIN
161 Trudeau, William LHD 11-Oct-02 Charlottetown QMJHL 6’0 189 L CAN
162 Murray, Owen RHD 1-Dec-02 Green Bay USHL 5’10 181 R CAN
163 Groch, Simon LHD 10-Mar-03 Olomouc U20 JLA 6’2 194 L SVK
164 Straky, Ethan RHD 18-Apr-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 5’11 174 R USA
165 Juusola, Viljami LHD 19-Apr-03 Karpat U20 SM-Sarja 5’10 156 L FIN
166 Hasa, Noah C 6-Mar-03 Frolunda J20 Nationell 5’11 158 L SWE
167 Legault, Charles-Alexis RHD 5-Sep-03 West Kelowna BCHL 6’3 207 R CAN
168 Biasca, Attilio C 18-Mar-03 Halifax QMJHL 6’0 183 L SUI
169 Wilmer, Jeremy C 16-Aug-03 U.S. U18 NTDP 5’7 142 L USA
170 Punnett, Connor LHD 16-Jun-03 Barrie OHL 6’1 185 L CAN
171 Shikera, Jan LW 21-Dec-02 TPS U20 SM-Sarja 5’9 155 L FIN
172 Helander, Jesse RW 21-Jun-03 JyP U20 SM-SARJA 5’8 150 L FIN
173 Sward, Graham LHD 12-Sep-03 Spokane WHL 6’2 169 L CAN
174 Koskenvuo, Aku G 26-Feb-03 HIFK U20 SM-Sarja 6’4 173 L FIN
175 Nazarov, Dmitri LW 20-May-03 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 6’3 176 R RUS
176 Berezovsky, Mikhail RHD 21-Jan-03 SKA-Varyagi MHL 5’11 170 R RUS
177 Schreiber, Martin LHD 31-Oct-02 Linkoping J20 Nationell 6’2 176 L SWE
178 Uusikartano, Riku C 22-Sep-02 TPS U20 SM-Sarja 6’3 168 L FIN
179 Pionk, Aaron LW 16-Jan-03 Hermantown HS-MN 6’1 165 L USA
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james
james
3 months ago

Where is Cam MacDonald (SJSD QMJHL)?

Duke Sports
Duke Sports
3 months ago

Finally I see something over at least 2 rounds. draftsite.com to now—> lines.com update kinda sucks, all the cool features are gone.

GMAC
GMAC
3 months ago

Yourmom is invalid, great list

PhilMcRack
PhilMcRack
3 months ago

YourMom Clown

YourMom
YourMom
3 months ago

Nice… a great ranking made by a French-Canadian lover… I love you!

Last edited 3 months ago by Steve Kournianos

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