2017 NHL Draft

Top-100 Overagers

The elite of the overlooked reload for another shot at Draft Day glory
Steve Kournianos  |  10/03/2016 |  New York  |  

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Forward Igor Shvyryov (Stalnye Lisi, MHL) is one of Russia’s top young players .

If shame befalls someone with the misfortune of being fooled twice, then how bad do you think the scout or general manager feels when it happens three or four times? Such is the case every June when the law of averages plunks an absolute gem — albeit a tad more mature — onto the proverbial laps of diligent scouting departments that clearly did their homework. Below is a list of one hundred draft-eligible prospects, some whom we feel were erroneously left waiting for a phone call that never came. A prospect can only hope to get the chance to earn an NHL degree without being blocked by the pervasive short-sightedness clouding the handful of NHL scouting departments that struggle annually at the draft table.

Below is a detailed sortable table of The Draft Analyst’s October rankings of overage draft-eligible prospects for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, to be held in Chicago from 23-24 June. Players born between 01 January 1997 and 15 September 1998 were considered in the zone for overage draft eligibility and were previously eligible for the 2015 and/or the 2016 NHL Entry Drafts.

Rank Name POS Team League
1 Igor Shvyrev C/LW Stalnye Lisy MHL
2 Simon Stransky LW Prince Albert WHL
3 Ivan Kosorenkov RW Victoriaville QMJHL
4 Kristians Rubins LHD Medicine Hat WHL
5 Alexander Polunin LW Lokomotiv KHL
6 Yegor Zaitsev LHD HC MVD MHL
7 Kristaps Zile LHD Dinamo Riga KHL
8 Tyler Steenbergen C Swift Current WHL
9 Domenic Commisso C Oshawa OHL
10 Stephen Dhillon G Niagara OHL
11 Kristian Reichel C Litvinov Extraliga
12 Cameron Hebig C Saskatoon WHL
13 Justin Murray LHD Barrie OHL
14 Mikhail Meshcheryakov C Krasnaya Armiya MHL
15 Zack Osburn RHD Michigan State Big-10
16 Alan Lyszczarczyk LW Sudbury OHL
17 Otto Makinen C/LW Sault Ste Marie OHL
18 Matt Fonteyne LW Everett WHL
19 Antoine Samuel G Baie Comeau QMJHL
20 Jamie Armstrong LW Sioux City USHL
21 Colby Sissons LHD Swift Current WHL
22 Victor Brattstrom G Timra IK Allsvenskan
23 Dominik Lakatos C/W Liberec U20 Extraliga Jrs
24 Roman Krikunenko C Loko Yaroslavl MHL
25 Patrik Bajkov RW Everett WHL
26 Gustaf Westlund C Lincoln USHL
27 Ilya Karpukhin LHD Chelmet Chelyabinsk VHL
28 Marcus Ersson LHD Brynas SHL
29 Luke Coleman LW Prince Albert WHL
30 Dmitri Alexeyev LHD Chelmet Chelyabinsk VHL
31 Tim Wahlgren C MoDo SHL
32 Mitchell Balmas C Charlottetown QMJHL
33 Ondrej Najman C Dukhla U20 Extraliga Jrs
34 Ilya Avramenko C Stalnye Lisy MHL
35 Samuel Harvey G Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL
36 Linus Weissbach LW Tri-City USHL
37 Dawson Davidson LHD Kamloops WHL
38 Juha Jääskä LW IFK Liiga
39 Alex Limoges C Tri-City USHL
40 Jeff de Wit C Red Deer WHL
41 Andrey Altybarmakyan LW Serebryanye Lvy MHL
42 Konstantin Dubin LW Stalnye Lisy MHL
43 Benjamin Gleason LHD Hamilton OHL
44 Matt Brassard RHD Barrie OHL
45 Kyle Maksimovich RW Erie OHL
46 Roman Golovanov G Reaktor MHL
47 Willie Knierim RW Miami-Ohio NCHC
48 Veini Vehvilainen (OA) G JyP Liiga
49 Greg Printz LW Chicago USHL
50 Grant Cruikshank LW Penticton BCHL
51 Maxim Mizyurin LW Omskie Yasterby MHL
52 Tobias Eder RW EHC Munchen DEL
53 Daniel Marmenlind G Orebro SHL
54 Vladimir Kuznetsov LW Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL
55 Zach Sawchenko G Moose Jaw WHL
56 Luke McInnis LHD Boston Colege Hockey East
57 Maxime Fortier RW Halifax QMJHL
58 Marco Miranda C/LW GCK NLB
59 Alexander Yakovenko LHD Belye Medvedi MHL
60 Jonathan Davidsson RW Djugardens SHL
61 Leonid Lavrinenko LHD Belye Medvedi MHL
62 Matthew Boucher C Quebec QMJHL
63 Nolan Volcan LW Seattle WHL
64 Roman Ivashov RW Avto Yekaterinburg MHL
65 Anton Krasotkin G Loko Yaroslavl MHL
66 Brayden Burke (OA) LW Lethbridge WHL
67 Kenneth Johnson LHD Penticton BCHL
68 Dmitri Lozebnikov G Stalnye Lisy MHL
69 Sam Rossini LHD Minnesota Big-10
70 Dylan Coghlan RHD Tri-City WHL
71 Alex Barre-Boulet C Drummondville QMJHL
72 Emil Westerlund LW Linkopings J20 Superelit
73 Ty Amonte RW/C Penticton BCHL
74 Michael Graham C Fargo USHL
75 Grant Jozefek RW Northeastern Hockey East
76 Mikhail Sidorov RHD Ak Bars Kazan KHL
77 Cameron Askew C Moncton QMJHL
78 Vito Bavaro RW Sacred Heart NCAA
79 Tomas Havranek LW Slavia Trebic Extraliga Jrs
80 Carter Long RHD Lincoln USHL
81 Julian Napravnik RW Des Moines USHL
82 Nicolas Werbik C Youngstown USHL
83 Kohen Olischefski RW Chilliwack BCHL
84 Samuel Solensky RW/C Johnstown NAHL
85 Kody McDonald RW Prince George WHL
86 Tyler Jette LHD Tri-City WHL
87 Jake Kielly G Clarkson ECAC
88 Ryan Moore C Flint OHL
89 Carter Stephenson RHD Vernon BCHL
90 Alexander Bjurstrom C/RW Brynas J20 Superelit
91 Michael O’Leary C Notre Dame Hockey East
92 Lukas Ziak C/LW Slovakia U20 Slovak Extraliga
93 Eric Otto C Des Moines USHL
94 Scott Perunovich LHD Cedar Rapids USHL
95 Walker Duehr RW Chicago USHL
96 Derek Topatigh RHD Princeton ECAC
97 Mikael Hakkarainen C Chicago USHL
98 Troy Timpano G Erie OHL
99 Artem Maltsev RHD Rimouski QMJHL
100 Adam Brizgala G Muskegon USHL