2019 NHL Draft

Overager Draft Rankings

Steve Kournianos  |  01/16/2018 |  Nashville  |  

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Barys Astana’s Valeri Orekhov is the one of the KHL’s top young defenseman and led Kazakhstan to a relegation-round win over Denmark at last month’s under-20 world junior championship.

NASHVILLE (The Draft Analyst)— If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. At least that’s the message NHL teams want to send teenagers previously passed over at the NHL draft. For prospects who went undrafted in their first year of eligibility, the path to the world’s foremost hockey league simply gets a little windier, maybe with a pothole or detour thrown in for good measure. Some say the experience of going to a draft and not hearing their name called is a beyond humbling, one they use as motivation to improve facets of their game that may make them more attractive in the eyes of scouts. For others, the likelihood of getting drafted in Year One was slim to begin with, and their focus on becoming a well-rounded player is not clouded by the prospect of whether or not they get picked.

On average, teams generally wait until the later rounds to draft an overager. You can count on anywhere from 40 to 50 re-entries to get selected in a given draft year, and that trend should continue this year. Why? Well, for starters, a team’s general manager and scouting director may be in agreement that at least one pick should be a mature overager, either from North America or Europe, or both. These types of prospects can appeal to team builders for a variety of reasons, such an improvement during an extra year or development, physical growth and valued experience playing against adult competition in a college or elite league.

Draft Total Drafted Overagers First-Year Eligibles
2016 211 48 163
2017 217 47 170
2018 217 48 169

All that said, there are legitimate concerns with drafting overagers. The older they are on draft day, the closer they are to unrestricted free agency. This gets even trickier if a draft re-entry is from a college prep league like the USHL or Canadian Junior “A”, which means they may opt for an additional four years in the NCAA and either choose to be a free agent after graduation or sign their entry-level deal with UFA age just a few years away. Of course, this is an extreme example that is the exception and not the rule, and teams have shown to throw caution to the wind in order to draft the player they obviously wanted from the onset.

The European pool offers teams a little more flexibility from a contractual standpoint, but the biggest risk is centered on the player not wanting to leave a cushy life playing for a club team that’s a cash cow in the country of his birth. No league creates this kind of scenario more than Russia’s KHL, which is fueled by billions of rubles in oil revenue, thus allowing teams to offer top prospects NHL-style contracts. A recent example of this hazard came in 2016, when the Toronto Maple Leafs used the first pick of the second round to take double-overage forward Yegor Korshkov, who at the time was property of the Lokomotiv organization — a major powerhouse in Russian sport. Although signs point towards the 22-year-old Russian forward joining the Leafs for camp next season, the decision by a losing team to use an incredibly high pick on a contracted player passed over at each of the two previous drafts reveals just how high these overagers can climb on a draft board. The lure of playing in the NHL sure is a nice trump card to possess, and it can have a profound impact on a team’s draft strategy.

This year’s group of overagers is talent heavy at the top, beginning with headline-grabbing winger Brett Leason, a 1999-born two-way forward from the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders. Leason at press time was among the leaders in scoring, and some feel he could be the first double-overage player taken in the first round since 2012, when a nearly 20-year-old Tanner Pearson went 30th overall to the Kings. How high Leason goes at the draft remains a bit of a mystery, since he was passed over in both 2017 and 2018 in years where his production and play on the ice did not mirror what you normally expect out of a notable prospect. The question for scouts to determine is if Leason’s explosion on the scoresheet is a either the result of hard work and skill previously considered untapped or is he simply a big boy taking advantage of smaller opponents in a league he is quite familiar with. In my view, it’s certainly the former, as Leason’s hockey sense, stickhandling and playmaking ability are among the best of draft-eligible prospects of any age, and Team Canada giving him a WJC spot is a testament to his 200-foot-game strong. For that, Leason is my top-ranked overager for the 2019 draft.

 

Notable Draft-eligible Overagers

1. RW Brett Leason (Prince Albert, WHL | 6’4, 199 | 4/30/99): A powerful three-zone forward with exceptional vision and balance, Leason is the WHL’s leading scorer and a candidate for WHL most valuable player. He earned a well-deserved spot on team Canada’s under-20 world junior team.

2. RW Kirill Slepets (Lokomotiv, KHL | 5’10, 146 | 4/6/99): A slippery forwards with elite puck skills, Slepets has worked hard on his play in the defensive zone to become one of the most versatile forwards available for the draft. He creates a lot of turnovers, and he can be effective killing penalties and running a power play from the half-wall.

3. LHD Valeri Orekhov (Barys Astana, KHL | 6’1, 190 | 1/26/99): One of the top young two-way defenders playing outside of North America, Orekhov is a rarity in that he is a teenager defenseman playing key minutes in the KHL. He captained Kazakhstan to a relegation-round win over Denmark at last month’s WJC’s. Orekhov is a fantastic skater with a very hard shot who can be used to match up against opposing top lines.

4. C Brett Kemp (Medicine, WHL | 6’1, 161 | 3/23/00): A smart two-way forward with a knack for scoring important goals, Kemp recently was moved from the high-flying Edmonton Oil Kings to the more conservative Tigers. He can play center or wing, but his deadly shot-release combination makes him a focal point on the power play.

5. LW Carl Jakobsson (Farjestad, SHL | 6’2, 165 | 7/13/00): This wiry goal-scoring winger has a deadly shot and works hard to find the opening necessary to use it. Jakobsson makes the most of his limited minutes with Farjestad, which is coached by his father Peter. His release already is at a pro level.

6. C Artyom Galimov (Bars Kazan, VHL | 6’0, 172 | 9/8/99): A hard-charging, two-way center with top-end speed and an excellent wrist shot, Galimov proved his worth for Russia during their victory over the Canadian Hockey League All-Stars at the November Summit Series. He can be counted on to provide a high compete level and create offense off the rush.

7. C/W Alexander Zhabreyev (Dynamo SPB, MHL | 5’7, 152 | 3/24/00): An incredibly slippery playmaker who can be a wizard with the puck, Zhabreyev makes up for a lack of size with a nonstop motor and outstanding hockey sense. He is almost impossible to stop in open ice, and his ability to tire out bigger defenders during lengthy possessions expands the ice for his teammates.

8. RW Samuel Fagemo (Frolunda, SHL | 6’0, 194 | 3/14/00): One of the best pure goal scorers available in the draft, Fagemo has been a national team mainstay for Sweden at all the important teenager tournaments, including last month’s WJC. Although he was quiet at that event, his consistency and production for Frolunda in one of the tougher elite leagues are too impressive to ignore.

9. C/W Ivan Drozdov (Dinamo Minsk, KHL | 6’0, 174 | 11/15/99): Drozdov is a threat every time he steps onto the ice no matter the situation, to include while on the penalty kill. His superior play on the puck is obvious at first glance, as is his strong skating and impressive agility. What makes Drozdov special, however, is what he has cooking upstairs — he thinks the game three or four plays ahead of everyone else.

10. LHD Justin Bergeron (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL | 6’1, 181 | 9/14/00): One of the bigger surprises from last year’s draft was the omission of this cerebral two-way defender, who was one of the youngest prospects among his 2018 draft peers. This season, Bergeron is playing like a teenager possessed, as he’s one of the top scoring defensemen and playing big minutes Rouyn-Noranda. His combination of skating, size and quick thinking should land him the NHL contract he should have received last year.

11. C Nikita Rozhkov (Stalnye Lisy, MHL | 5’10, 168 | 2/18/00): The heartbeat of Stalnye Lisy’s vaunted attack is the go-to options when things get dicey. Rozhkov has dealt with the linemate carousel all season without skipping a beat, leading the Silver Foxes in scoring and ranking third overall in the league with 50 points in 43 games. He has incredible hands and acute vision, and he too can be a scoring threat on the penalty kill.

12. LHD Mattias Norlinder (MoDo, Allsvenskan | 5’11, 179 | 4/12/00): Offensive-minded blueliner is a joy to watch with the puck and played with confidence and poise the second he hit Allsvenskan ice for the first time. Norlinder simply was too good for the J20 Superelit, and his ice time has been increasing to that of a top-pairing defenseman.

Below is a list of draft-eligible prospects for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft who are past their initial year of eligibility. This ranking of over 400 prospects includes both North American and European players. To be considered for this ranking, players from North America must have birthdays between Jan. 1, 1999 and Sep. 15, 2000. European prospects are given an extra year of eligibility, so their zone of consideration is between Jan. 1, 1998 and Sep. 15, 2000.

RANK NAME POS TM LGE DOB HT WT NAT
1 Brett Leason RW Prince Albert WHL 4/30/99 6’4 199 CAN
2 Kirill Slepets RW Loko KHL 4/6/99 5’10 146 RUS
3 Valeri Orekhov LHD Barys Astana KHL 1/26/99 6’1 190 KAZ
4 Brett Kemp C Medicine Hat WHL 3/23/00 6’1 161 CAN
5 Carl Jakobsson LW Farjestad SHL 7/13/00 6’2 165 SWE
6 Artyom Galimov C Bars Kazan VHL 9/8/99 6’0 172 RUS
7 Alexander Zhabreyev C Dynamo SPB MHL 3/24/00 5’7 152 RUS
8 Samuel Fagemo RW Frolunda SHL 3/14/00 6’0 194 SWE
9 Ivan Drozdov C/RW Dinamo Minsk KHL 11/15/99 6’0 174 BLR
10 Justin Bergeron LHD Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL 9/14/00 6’1 181 CAN
11 Nikita Rozhkov C Stalnye Lisy MHL 2/18/00 5’10 168 RUS
12 Mattias Norlinder LHD MoDo J20 Superelit 4/12/00 5’11 179 SWE
13 Jeremi Gerber RW Bern U20 Elite Jr. A 3/1/00 6’1 192 SUI
14 Kristian Tanus C/LW Tappara SM-Liiga 8/17/00 5’8 160 FIN
15 Tyce Thompson RW/C Providence HE 7/12/99 6’1 171 USA
16 Jett Alexander G North York OJHL 11/8/99 6’5 214 CAN
17 Nick Abruzzese C Chicago USHL 6/4/99 5’9 160 USA
18 Daniel Lebedeff G Wisconsin Big-10 5/23/99 6’2 194 FIN
19 Stepan Starkov LW Sochi KHL 6/18/99 6’0 170 RUS
20 Oliver Okuliar LW Sherbrooke QMJHL 5/24/00 6’0 177 SVK
21 Ilya Morozov LHD Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 1/20/99 6’3 207 RUS
22 Lukas Wernblom RW MoDo SHL 7/22/00 5’9 172 SWE
23 Carter Berger LHD Victoria BCHL 9/17/99 6’1 200 CAN
24 Alexei Sergeyev LW Quebec QMJHL 5/22/00 5’10 181 KAZ
25 Karel Plasek C/W Brno Extraliga 7/28/00 5’11 154 CZE
26 Billy Moskal C London OHL 3/22/00 6’0 190 CAN
27 Luka Burzan C Brandon WHL 1/7/00 6’1 190 CAN
28 Nikita Rtishchev RW Zvezda Moskva VHL 5/23/00 6’1 192 RUS
29 Jeremie Bucheler RHD Victoria BCHL 3/31/00 6’4 181 CAN
30 Ronnie Attard LHD Tri-City USHL 3/20/99 6’3 208 USA
31 Kaid Oliver C Victoria WHL 1/24/00 6’0 190 CAN
32 Marc Del Gaizo LHD U.Mass-Amherst HE 10/11/99 5’10 190 USA
33 Taro Jentzsch C Sherbrooke QMJHL 6/11/00 6’1 168 GER
34 Luke Johnson LHD Sioux City USHL 1/7/99 5’11 174 USA
35 Nikita Mikhailov C Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 5/8/98 6’0 163 RUS
36 Nathan Dunkley LW London OHL 3/5/00 5’11 181 CAN
37 Victor Cubars RW Malmo J20 Superelit 8/22/00 6’2 187 DEN
38 Matej Blumel C Waterloo USHL 5/31/00 5’11 190 CZE
39 Artur Gatiyatov C Snezhnye Barsy MHL 11/17/99 5’7 130 KAZ
40 Santeri Haarala C Vasaan Sport SM-Liiga 2/11/00 5’8 159 FIN
41 Yannick Bruschweiler LW GCK Lions NLB 8/29/99 5’10 172 SUI
42 Ivan Muranov LW Dynamo Moscow KHL 10/6/99 6’3 195 RUS
43 Daniel Kowalczyk LHD Trebic Chance Liga 6/23/00 6’3 218 CZE
44 Benjamin Tardif LW Sherbrooke QMJHL 1/24/00 5’10 192 CAN
45 Jeremy McKenna RW Moncton QMJHL 4/20/99 5’10 178 CAN
46 Zdenek Sedlak RW Karpat U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 3/23/00 6’2 194 CZE
47 Filip Bernath LHD Karlovy Vary U20 ELJ 3/12/00 5’10 165 CZE
48 Alexander Steeves RW Notre Dame Big-10 12/10/99 5’10 184 USA
49 Jesse Koskenkorva C Hermes Mestis 7/31/99 6’0 179 FIN
50 Saveli Olshansky LHD Magnitigorsk KHL 2/18/99 6’0 203 RUS
51 Danila Galenyuk LHD SKA-1946 MHL 2/11/00 6’1 205 RUS
52 Sergei Sapego LHD Prince Albert WHL 10/8/99 6’2 179 BLR
53 Jack Jensen LW Eden Prairie HS-MN 8/31/00 6’0 201 USA
54 Riley McCourt LHD Flint OHL 6/26/00 6’0 165 CAN
55 Parker Ford C Sioux City USHL 7/20/00 6’0 176 USA
56 Tristan Côté-Cazenave G Victoriaville QMJHL 10/12/99 6’1 190 CAN
57 Lev Kommissarov C Krasnaya Armiya MHL 2/8/00 5’11 170 RUS
58 Vladislav Fyodorov RW Almaz MHL 7/12/00 5’9 163 RUS
59 Ethan De Jong RW Quinnipiac ECAC 7/12/99 5’10 175 CAN
60 Nando Eggenberger RW Oshawa OHL 10/7/99 6’2 205 SUI
61 Marcus Sylvegard RW Malmo SHL 5/4/99 6’0 190 SWE
62 Josh Maniscalco RHD Arizona State NCAA 2/17/99 6’1 200 USA
63 Andrej Kollar C Slovakia U20 Slovak Extraliga 11/4/99 6’1 187 SVK
64 Adam Pauliny C Martin U20 Slovak Extraliga 4/2/00 5’10 172 SVK
65 Gregory Kreutzer LHD Drummondville QMJHL 5/24/00 6’0 181 USA
66 Artyom Nikolayev LW SKA-Neva MHL 3/24/99 6’0 194 RUS
67 Adam Scheel G North Dakota NCHC 5/1/99 6’3 197 USA
68 Hugo Leufvenius LW Sarnia OHL 3/26/99 6’3 224 SWE
69 Pavel Gogolev LW Guelph OHL 2/19/00 6’1 179 RUS
70 Vladislav Tsitsyura LW SKA-1946 MHL 9/26/99 5’11 163 RUS
71 Maxim Marushev C Bars Kazan VHL 1/1/99 6’2 168 RUS
72 David Meier RHD North Bay OHL 1/12/00 6’1 179 AUT
73 Georgi Ivanov C Lokomotiv KHL 9/25/98 6’0 192 RUS
74 Connor MacEachern C Youngstown USHL 7/1/99 5’9 176 CAN
75 Santeri Salmela LHD KooKoo SM-Liiga 6/10/00 6’1 190 FIN
76 Brett Neumann C Oshawa OHL 2/15/99 5’8 169 CAN
77 Adam McCormick LHD Cape Breton QMJHL 6/25/00 5’11 181 CAN
78 Tim Wohlgemuth C Ingolstadt DEL 7/22/99 6’0 185 GER
79 Joonas Oden RW KooKoo SM-Liiga 2/17/00 6’1 183 FIN
80 Jakob Bondesson LHD Rogle J20 Superelit 5/22/00 6’1 183 SWE
81 Jaroslav Dvorak C/W Litomerice Chance Liga 3/21/99 6’1 187 CZE
82 Arseni Akhmetov G Kapitan Stupino MHL 3/1/99 6’2 176 RUS
83 Jakub Michalek RHD Trinec U20 ELJ 5/27/00 5’9 154 CZE
84 Ondrej Buchtela RHD Litomerice Chance Liga 11/8/99 6’0 218 CZE
85 Samuli Vainionpää C/W Ilves SM-Liiga 10/5/99 6’3 207 FIN
86 Cedric Desruisseaux C Drummondville QMJHL 3/3/00 5’8 165 CAN
87 Dylan Plouffe LHD Vancouver WHL 4/27/99 6’0 201 CAN
88 Erik Portillo G Frolunda J20 Superelit 9/3/00 6’6 207 SWE
89 Jere Huhtamaa G Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 4/10/00 6’2 192 FIN
90 Dawson Baretaux RHD Red Deer WHL 1/12/00 6’1 188 CAN
91 Filip Lindberg G U.Mass-Amherst HE 1/31/99 6’0 187 FIN
92 Krystof Hrabik C Tri-City WHL 9/24/99 6’4 218 CZE
93 Matt DeMelis RW Youngstown USHL 6/2/99 6’1 181 USA
94 Maxim Sorkin C Krasnaya Armiya MHL 4/19/00 6’0 187 RUS
95 Bryce Brodzinski C Blaine HS-MN 8/9/00 6’0 197 USA
96 Alex DiPaolo C Coquitlam BCHL 4/24/00 6’1 185 CAN
97 Nicolas Guay C Drummondville QMJHL 6/18/99 6’0 184 CAN
98 Daniel Dvorak G Litomerice Chance Liga 1/9/00 6’3 183 CZE
99 Kai Edmonds G Barrie OHL 7/27/00 6’2 163 CAN
100 Linus Nassen C Frolunda SHL 5/17/00 5’11 185 SWE
101 Ondrej Kukuca RW Seattle WHL 11/14/99 6’2 184 SVK
102 Bogdan Zhilyakov LHD Dynamo SPB MHL 4/6/00 6’0 185 RUS
103 Gustav Lindberg LW Vasteras Allsvenskan 12/14/99 5’10 172 SWE
104 Jiri Matousek G Havirov U20 ELJ 2/11/99 6’4 176 CZE
105 Harrison Rees RHD North York OJHL 3/19/00 6’2 170 CAN
106 David Levin C Sudbury OHL 9/16/99 5’10 178 CAN
107 Tobias Muller LHD Heilbronner DEL2 7/27/00 6’0 176 GER
108 Ilya Konovalov G Lokomotiv KHL 7/13/98 6’0 194 RUS
109 Pontus Englund RHD Timra J20 Superelit 7/15/00 6’3 207 SWE
110 Bobby Trivigno LW U.Mass-Amherst HE 1/19/99 5’8 152 USA
111 Wyatt Bongiovanni C Quinnipiac ECAC 7/24/99 6’0 192 USA
112 Merrick Rippon LHD Ottawa OHL 4/27/00 6’1 198 CAN
113 Carson Focht C Calgary WHL 2/4/00 6’0 179 CAN
114 Jan Stibingr RHD Slavia Praha Chance Liga 2/16/00 5’10 168 CZE
115 Justin Ducharme RW Chicoutimi QMJHL 2/22/00 6’0 179 CAN
116 Janis Moser LHD Biel U20 Elite Jr. A 6/6/00 6’0 158 SUI
117 Yegor Stepanov C Belye Medvedi MHL 2/3/00 5’9 150 RUS
118 Ondrej Machala RW Pardubice Extraliga 1/11/99 5’11 187 CZE
119 Radovan Pavlik RW Hradek Kralove Extraliga 2/18/98 5’9 172 CZE
120 Max Crozier RHD Sioux Falls USHL 4/19/00 6’1 195 CAN
121 Kyller Kupka RW Camrose AJHL 5/11/99 6’0 183 CAN
122 Filip Cederqvist LW Vaxjo SHL 8/23/00 6’1 187 SWE
123 Jamie Engelbert C Cobourg OJHL 6/21/00 6’4 174 CAN
124 Ryan McInchak G New Jersey NCDC 2/28/99 6’1 170 USA
125 C.A. Pagliarulo G Quebec QMJHL 5/18/00 6’0 192 CAN
126 Jake Christiansen LHD Everett WHL 9/12/99 6’0 190 CAN
127 Austen Keating C Ottawa OHL 3/7/99 6’0 171 CAN
128 Pyotr Yasinsky LHD Belye Medvedi MHL 7/22/00 5’11 165 RUS
129 Ville Immonen C Sport U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 6/18/99 6’2 190 FIN
130 Jozef Balaz C Vitkovice Extraliga 6/18/99 5’9 163 SVK
131 Kristian Kolar G Plzen U20 ELJ 6/30/00 6’0 181 CZE
132 Venyamin Baranov LHD Dynamo-SPB MHL 1/8/99 6’1 198 RUS
133 Dmitry Ovechkin RW SKA-1946 MHL 5/19/99 5’9 175 RUS
134 Nicolas Muller C/RW MoDo J20 Superelit 6/21/99 6’0 170 SUI
135 Adam Liska LW Slovan Bratislava KHL 10/14/99 5’10 183 SVK
136 Jan Kalus RW Frydek-Mistek Chance Liga 12/14/99 6’0 187 CZE
137 Danil Pyatin RW Stalnye Lisy MHL 8/5/99 5’9 161 RUS
138 Ben Kraws G Sioux City USHL 8/2/00 6’4 166 USA
139 Spencer Meier RHD St. Cloud St. NCHC 4/15/99 6’4 201 USA
140 Yaroslav Alexeyev RW Baie-Comeau QMJHL 1/17/99 5’9 155 RUS
141 Bailey Birkin G Spokane WHL 5/29/99 6’3 174 CAN
142 Oliwer Fjelsstrom LW Frolunda SHL 2/6/99 5’10 170 SWE
143 Demid Mansurov C Belye Medvedi MHL 8/9/00 6’3 181 RUS
144 Linus Nyman LW Lukko SM-Liiga 7/11/99 5’10 165 FIN
145 Nikita Shashkov C Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 3/26/99 5’11 179 RUS
146 T.J. Walsh LW Des Moines USHL 4/29/00 5’8 165 USA
147 Jesper Myrenberg G Linkoping J20 Superelit 4/8/00 6’2 179 SWE
148 Matt Rodamski G Steinbach MJHL 6/21/99 6’2 190 CAN
149 Lassi Lehtinen G Lukko Liiga 2/25/99 6’0 176 FIN
150 Grigori Gryaznov LHD SKA-Varyagi MHL 8/17/00 6’1 179 RUS
151 Otakar Sik C/RW Karlovy Vary U20 ELJ 4/4/00 6’0 167 CZE
152 Adam Falk C Djugardens J20 Superelit 2/3/00 5’10 161 SWE
153 Daniil Ogirchuk LW SKA-1946 MHL 9/2/99 6’0 176 EST
154 Aidan Porter G Vernon BCHL 5/18/99 6’2 180 USA
155 Calle Behm LHD Lulea J20 Superelit 7/17/00 5’10 183 SWE
156 Bryce Kindopp RW Everett WHL 6/14/99 6’1 185 CAN
157 Leon Denny RHD Shawinigan QMJHL 1/2/00 6’0 194 CAN
158 Nikita Solopanov LHD Krasnaya Armiya MHL 4/21/00 5’11 174 RUS
159 Yuri Platonov RW Stalnye Lisy MHL 5/14/00 5’10 165 RUS
160 Eemil Erholtz LW Sport U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 3/25/00 5’11 168 FIN
161 Brad Ginnell C Kootenay WHL 7/4/00 6’1 172 CAN
162 Ryan Chyzowski C Medicine Hat WHL 5/14/00 6’1 183 CAN
163 Jacob Tortora RW Barrie OHL 7/25/99 5’8 161 USA
164 Erik Middendorf LW Colorado Coll. WCHA 7/11/00 6’1 190 USA
165 Brandon Skubel LW Drummondville QMJHL 10/2/99 6’1 194 CAN
166 Lukas Rousek C Sparta Praha Extraliga 4/20/99 5’11 165 CZE
167 Jan Kern LW Omaha USHL 7/27/00 5’10 190 CZE
168 James Malm C Calgary WHL 6/25/99 5’9 174 CAN
169 Matthew Struthers C North Bay OHL 12/16/99 6’2 209 CAN
170 Jacques Bouquot LW Chilliwack BCHL 2/10/00 6’1 170 USA
171 Griffin Ness C Waterloo USHL 12/10/99 5’11 172 USA
172 Severi Lahtinen RW Pelicans Liiga 12/13/98 6’1 190 FIN
173 Amir Miftakhov G Irbis Kazan MHL 4/26/00 6’0 172 RUS
174 Otto Latvala RHD HPK SM-Liiga 7/14/99 6’6 214 FIN
175 Jan Hladonik C Trinec Extraliga 9/18/99 5’9 172 CZE
176 Leonid Klimov LW Krasnaya Armiya MHL 10/4/99 6’2 187 RUS
177 David Kvasnicka LHD Plzen Extraliga 4/19/99 5’10 185 CZE
178 Carl Berglund C Sioux Falls USHL 1/16/00 6’2 187 SWE
179 Eero Teravainen LHD Jokipojat Mestis 3/8/99 5’10 174 FIN
180 Mason Snell LHD Penticton BCHL 6/18/00 6’0 192 CAN
181 Vojtech Kropacek LW Sparta Praha Extraliga 5/22/00 6’1 187 CZE
182 Viktor Lodin C Orebro SHL 6/2/99 6’2 185 SWE
183 August Hedlund G AIK J20 Superelit 1/7/00 6’4 183 SWE
184 Jan Mican G Chomutov U20 ELJ 5/21/00 6’4 192 CZE
185 Shane Farkas G Portland WHL 12/1/99 6’2 190 CAN
186 Mason Nevers C Edina HS-MN 4/3/00 5’9 150 USA
187 Colby Enns RHD Central Ill. USHL 9/16/99 6’2 201 USA
188 Robin Meyer G Zug U20 Elite Jr. A 9/12/00 6’2 161 SUI
189 Alexis Shank G Chicoutimi QMJHL 2/10/00 6’0 170 CAN
190 Roope Matikalo C Pelicans Liiga 9/22/98 5’8 163 FIN
191 James Hamblin C Medicine Hat WHL 4/27/99 5’9 176 CAN
192 Alexander Yaremchuk LW Omsk KHL 8/22/99 5’11 174 RUS
193 Matt Brown LW Des Moines USHL 8/9/99 5’9 180 USA
194 Jakub Kover RW Slovakia U20 Slovak Extraliga 7/23/99 5’9 163 SVK
195 Dominik Pavlat G Chomutov U20 ELJ 11/11/99 6’2 176 CZE
196 Arttu Nevasaari RW TPS SM-Liiga 1/23/00 5’11 179 FIN
197 Brayden Pachal RHD Prince Albert WHL 8/23/99 6’1 193 CAN
198 Cole Coskey RW Saginaw OHL 1/1/99 6’1 201 USA
199 Jasper Patrikainen G Pelicans U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 7/1/00 6’0 174 FIN
200 Artturi Toivola C Pelicans Liiga 5/23/98 5’11 170 FIN
201 Jordan Lepage RHD Rimouski QMJHL 5/7/99 6’1 184 CAN
202 Sean Dhooghe C Wisconsin Big-10 3/9/99 5’3 150 USA
203 Miroslav Kukla LHD Kravlove U20 ELJ 2/21/00 5’10 176 CZE
204 Danil Mokrushev LHD Belye Medvedi MHL 3/14/99 5’9 158 RUS
205 Peter Stratis RHD Sudbury OHL 1/18/00 6’0 195 CAN
206 Logan Neaton G Prince George BCHL 4/7/99 6’2 181 USA
207 Daniil Isayev G Loko Yaroslavl MHL 1/7/00 6’0 165 RUS
208 Alexander Dersch RHD Charlottetown QMJHL 3/30/00 6’3 185 GER
209 Peetro Seppala LHD KooKoo SM-Liiga 8/17/00 6’1 187 CZE
210 Ville Petman C Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 1/18/00 5’11 180 FIN
211 Joseph Lamoreaux G Madison USHL 2/1/99 6’1 183 USA
212 Greg Meireless C Kitchener OHL 1/1/99 5’10 190 CAN
213 Declan Carlile LHD Lincoln USHL 5/18/00 6’1 176 USA
214 Mika Cyr C Moncton QMJHL 7/14/99 5’9 178 CAN
215 Emils Gegeris LW Dinamo Riga KHL 7/23/99 6’1 185 LAT
216 Max Wennlund C HV71 J20 Superelit 2/8/99 5’11 172 SWE
217 Cole Tymkin RW London OHL 4/5/99 6’1 190 CAN
218 Pyotr Kochetkov G Ryazan VHL 6/25/99 6’3 205 RUS
219 Erkka Seppala C LeKi Mestis 5/19/99 5’9 172 FIN
220 Cal Kiefuk RW Central Ill. USHL 2/28/00 5’8 180 USA
221 Luca Hollenstein G EVZ Academy NLB 3/5/00 5’10 168 SUI
222 Eli Zummack C Spokane WHL 3/22/00 5’9 180 CAN
223 Ryan Roth RW Sault Ste Marie OHL 7/20/00 5’8 157 USA
224 Jack Judson RHD Vernon BCHL 2/26/00 6’0 176 CAN
225 Conner Hutchinson LHD Penticton BCHL 6/2/00 5’11 181 USA
226 Tyler Ward LW Denver NCHC 8/19/99 5’10 174 CAN
227 Kade Landry LHD Hamilton OHL 5/3/99 6’1 198 CAN
228 Linus Andersson RW Skelleftea J20 Superelit 4/30/99 6’0 181 SWE
229 Nolan Kneen RHD Saskatoon WHL 3/22/99 6’0 187 CAN
230 Gera Poddubnyi C Erie OHL 6/9/99 6’3 185 RUS
231 Jonathan Yantsis RW Kitchener OHL 4/28/99 6’3 210 TOR
232 Nikita Zorkin LHD SKA-1946 MHL 6/13/00 6’1 192 RUS
233 Fredrik Granberg LHD Skelleftea J20 Superelit 5/1/00 6’2 194 SWE
234 Viktors Jasunovs LW AIK J20 Superelit 1/31/00 5’7 165 LAT
235 Jakub Pour RW Litomerice Chance Liga 1/5/99 6’3 198 CZE
236 Mike Vorlicky RHD Edina HS-MN 7/17/00 6’1 161 USA
237 Oscar Wallden G Djugardens J20 Superelit 1/26/99 6’0 190 SWE
238 Marek Zachar C Liberec Extraliga 6/11/98 5’9 165 CZE
239 Evan Fear G Green Bay USHL 7/5/99 6’2 196 USA
240 Tristan Berube G Rimouski QMJHL 5/22/99 6’0 181 CAN
241 Yann-Felix Lapointe LHD Sherbrooke QMJHL 6/30/99 6’1 183 CAN
242 Jack DeBoer RW Boston Univ. HE 8/17/00 6’3 188 USA
243 Eetu Anttila G TPS U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 7/5/99 6’2 196 FIN
244 Makar Khabarov LHD Severstal KHL 9/10/99 5’11 176 RUS
245  Kirill Nizhnikov RW Almaz MHL 3/29/00 6’2 190 RUS
246 Ilya Badanin RW Omskie Yastreby MHL 3/21/00 6’1 179 RUS
247 Jett Jungels LW Edina HS-MN 7/14/00 5’9 161 USA
248 Brandon Cutler RW Victoria WHL 1/4/00 6’0 185 CAN
249 Milos Fafrak LW Des Moines USHL 7/8/99 6’3 176 SVK
250 Spencer Kersten C Oakville OJHL 5/16/00 5’11 163 CAN
251 Andre Lee LW Sioux Falls USHL 7/26/00 6’3 187 SWE
252 Ethan Cap LHD Edmonton WHL 4/17/00 6’2 206 CAN
253 Martin Bucko RHD Pardubice Extraliga 5/13/00 6’2 174 SVK
254 Lucas Gustafsson RHD Brynas J20 Superelit 5/13/99 6’2 192 SWE
255 Mark Kastelic C Calgary WHL 3/11/99 6’3 220 USA
256 Kyle Topping C Kelowna WHL 9/18/99 5’11 185 CAN
257 Nejc Stojan LHD Jesenice Alps HL 8/30/99 6’3 194 SLO
258 Filip Hasa LHD Frolunda J20 Superelit 5/11/00 5’9 165 SWE
259 Mathieu Gosselin C Merritt BCHL 5/18/99 5’9 161 CAN
260 Joey Maziarz LHD North York OJHL 2/23/99 5’11 190 USA
261 Jiri Pruzek C Benatky Chance Liga 9/14/98 5’10 170 CZE
262 Danil Gizatullin LW Togliatti VHL 2/2/00 5’11 190 RUS
263 Jere Innala LW HPK SM-Liiga 3/17/98 5’9 172 FIN
264 Ryan Sandelin C Penticton BCHL 1/3/99 6’0 190 USA
265 Sean Comrie RHD Denver NCHC 1/30/00 6’0 165 CAN
266 Matt Osadick LW/C Swan Valley MJHL 8/2/00 5’6 130 CAN
267 Roman Badanin LW Omskie Yastreby MHL 3/21/00 5’10 165 RUS
268 Adam McMaster C Owen Sound OHL 2/24/00 5’10 177 CAN
269 Devlin McCabe RW Lincoln USHL 6/13/00 5’11 171 USA
270 Liam Ham LHD Mississauga OHL 2/3/99 5’10 185 CAN
271 Georgi Dedov LHD Vityazi Chekhov MHL 10/1/99 6’3 190 RUS
272 Max Martin LHD Prince Albert WHL 7/25/99 6’0 178 CAN
273 Grigori Dronov LHD Metallurg Magnitigorsk KHL 1/10/98 6’2 207 RUS
274 Jakob Heljemo C Vaxjo J20 Superelit 9/21/99 5’10 163 SWE
275 Yaniv Perets G Jr. Bruins NCDC 3/4/00 6’0 180 CAN
276 Adam Evanoff G Moose Jaw WHL 8/16/00 6’0 194 CAN
277 Vladislav Okoryak G Loko Yaroslavl MHL 2/23/00 6’2 176 RUS
278 Yegor Sokolov RW Cape Breton QMJHL 6/7/00 6’4 231 RUS
279 Alexei Polodyan RW SKA-Varyagi MHL 7/30/98 5’11 165 RUS
280 Samuel Solem LW Brynas J20 Superelit 4/1/99 6’0 196 NOR
281 T.J. Lloyd LHD Spruce Grove AJHL 11/15/99 5’8 179 CAN
282 Alex-Olivier Voyer RW Sherbrooke QMJHL 4/10/99 6’2 190 CAN
283 Stephane Charlin G Geneve-Servette U20 Elite Jr. A 8/30/00 6’3 181 SUI
284 Isak Dahlin C AIK J20 Superelit 1/22/99 5’9 161 SWE
285 Jake Durham RW Flint OHL 4/7/99 5’10 187 CAN
286 Keenan MacIssac LHD Baie-Comeau QMJHL 4/1/99 6’0 183 CAN
287 Anton Malyshev RHD Loko Yaroslavl MHL 2/27/00 6’0 185 RUS
288 Jakub Adamek LHD Trinec U20 ELJ 4/13/00 6’6 200 CZE
289 Liam Kindree RW Kelowna WHL 1/2/00 5’10 174 CAN
290 Petr Fridrich C Vitkovice U20 ELJ 5/29/00 5’9 168 CZE
291 Conrad Molder G Sport U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 10/6/99 6’1 192 EST
292 Gleb Zaitsev C Taifun MHL 11/3/99 6’2 160 RUS
293 German Grachyov LW Almaz MHL 12/28/99 5’9 163 RUS
294 Michal Kvasnica RW Portland WHL 4/17/00 6’0 192 CZE
295 Kevin Wall RW Chiliwack BCHL 2/1/00 6’0 180 USA
296 Magnus Eisenmenger C Frankfurt DEL2 4/6/00 6’1 174 GER
297 Axel Bergvist LHD Leksands Allsvenskan 6/1/00 5’8 190 SWE
298 David Kofron RW Frydek-Mistek Chance Liga 11/24/98 5’10 179 CZE
299 Max Ellis RW Waterloo USHL 1/18/00 5’8 150 USA
300 Connor McDonald RHD Edmonton WHL 5/31/99 6’0 192 CAN
301 Carl Mattsson C Lulea J20 Superelit 9/30/99 6’1 159 SWE
302 Anthony Popovich G Guelph OHL 8/1/99 6’1 183 CAN
303 Noah Prokop C Green Bay USHL 1/15/00 6’1 185 USA
304 Jonathan Aspirot LHD Moncton QMJHL 5/16/99 6’0 200 CAN
305 Jackson Leppard LW Prince George WHL 1/18/00 6’2 201 CAN
306 Jacob Svensson C Altumna Allsvenskan 10/2/98 6’1 181 SWE
307 Rafel Harvey-Pinard LW Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL 1/6/99 5’9 171 CAN
308 Riley McCutcheon RW Cobourg OJHL 6/25/00 6’2 185 CAN
309 Dylan Myskiw G Edmonton WHL 2/20/99 6’1 174 CAN
310 Cole McLaren G Halifax QMJHL 2/18/00 6’3 190 CAN
311 Adam Kubik C Kladno Chance Liga 10/21/98 6’0 176 CZE
312 Joona Ikonen RW Ilves SM-Liiga 5/14/98 5’10 163 FIN
313 Filip Krivosik LW HPK SM-Liiga 3/27/99 6’3 207 SVK
314 Thomas Caron LW Quebec QMJHL 8/29/00 6’1 194 CAN
315 Lukas Pilo RHD Orebro SHL 9/7/99 6’1 185 SWE
316 Gilian Kohler LW Biel-Bienne NLA 5/27/00 5’10 163 SUI
317 Shawn Element C Baie-Comeau QMJHL 4/23/00 6’0 190 CAN
318 Nick King LHD North Bay OHL 1/13/99 6’1 185 CAN
319 Jaden Peca C Sault Ste Marie OHL 5/18/99 5’11 168 CAN
320 Felix Bibeau C Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL 3/31/99 6’0 187 CAN
321 John Ludvig LHD Portland WHL 8/2/00 6’1 198 CAN
322 Rickard Hugg C/W Kitchener OHL 1/18/99 5’10 190 SWE
323 Dmitri Alexeyev LHD Chelyabinsk KHL 2/17/98 6’0 192 RUS
324 Christian Propp G North Bay OHL 3/27/99 6’2 194 CAN
325 Zach Wytinck LHD Brandon WHL 3/22/99 6’0 170 CAN
326 Connor Grega C Coquitlam BCHL 7/24/00 5’10 181 CAN
327 Dustin Manz C Prince George BCHL 9/21/99 5’10 197 USA
328 Brad Chenier LW North Bay OHL 1/20/99 5’11 182 CAN
329 Kalle Nurmi G Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 2/4/00 6’2 185 FIN
330 Jack Bayless RW Minnetonka HS-MN 7/27/00 5’9 165 USA
331 Daniel Kurovsky RW Havirov Chance Liga 3/4/98 6’4 213 CZE
332 David Romanak LHD Slovakia U20 Slovak Extraliga 8/12/99 6’1 176 SVK
333 Alexander Lyakhov RHD Irbis Kazan VHL 4/24/99 6’3 181 RUS
334 Cade Townend LHD Carleton Place CCHL 6/17/99 5’10 181 CAN
335 Joseph Garreffa LW Kitchener OHL 8/9/99 5’7 176 CAN
336 Jacob Herauf LHD Red Deer WHL 5/16/00 6’0 190 CAN
337 Brannon McManus RW Minnesota Big-10 7/5/99 5’11 195 USA
338 Anton Heikkinen RW HV71 J20 Superelit 6/26/00 5’9 176 SWE
339 Aleksi Halme LW Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 11/13/99 6’0 194 FIN
340 Vojtech Dobias RW Zlin U20 ELJ 7/18/00 6’2 201 CZE
341 Lukas Sillinger C Penticton BCHL 9/14/00 5’8 161 CAN
342 Blake Pietila G Cedar Rapids USHL 1/27/00 5’11 165 USA
343 Cedric Purboo G North Bay OHL 1/7/00 6’3 198 CAN
344 Maxim Kazakov RW Almaz MHL 2/24/00 5’11 160 RUS
345 Davyd Barandun LHD Davos U20 Elite Jr. A 1/2/00 5’11 196 SUI
346 Maxim Trepanier LW Halifax QMJHL 5/15/99 5’11 175 CAN
347 Rylan Mosley LW Carleton Place CCHL 2/15/00 5’10 181 CAN
348 Beck Warm G Tri-City WHL 4/2/99 6’0 181 CAN
349 Lukas Macklin LW AIK Allsvenskan 6/21/00 5’9 176 SWE
350 Mikahil Bitsadze C MHK Dynamo MHL 11/18/99 5’10 165 RUS
351 Dane Dubois C Bonnyville AJHL 9/11/99 5’10 170 CAN
352 Nathael Roy RW Sherbrooke QMJHL 6/6/00 6’1 174 CAN
353 Christophe Tellier C Wenatchee BCHL 5/23/00 6’0 160 CAN
354 Jakob Brahaney LHD Kingston OHL 3/26/99 6’2 192 CAN
355 Kyle MacLean W/C Oshawa OHL 4/29/99 6’1 183 USA
356 Dmitry Derabin LHD Cedar Rapids USHL 10/20/99 6’2 198 BLR
357 Regan Kimens LW Coquitlam BCHL 3/28/99 6’2 190 CAN
358 Vladislav Syomin LHD SKA-Neva VHL 2/17/98 6’3 213 RUS
359 John Spetz RHD Chicago USHL 12/1/99 5’10 192 USA
360 Aljaz Predan C Salzburg Alps HL 7/24/00 5’10 160 SLO
361 Carter Robertson LHD Owen Sound OHL 1/15/00 6’3 181 CAN
362 Olivier Mathieu LW Victoriaville QMJHL 2/25/00 5’9 161 CAN
363 Dominic Vidoli LHD Sioux City USHL 6/23/99 6’0 170 USA
364 Nikita Makeyev RHD CSKA KHL 2/13/98 5’8 168 RUS
365 Kristjan Kombe C HPK SM-Liiga 3/28/00 6’2 181 EST
366 Maxim Tsyplakov LW Spartak KHL 9/19/98 6’3 190 RUS
367 Troy Kobryn G Cedar Rapids USHL 2/14/99 6’1 187 USA
368 Elijah Brown C Medicine Hat WHL 1/5/00 5’10 168 CAN
369 Artyom Baltruk RW Yunior Minsk Belarus 5/4/99 6’4 192 BLR
370 Zack Malik LHD North Bay OHL 8/3/00 6’2 170 CAN
371 Daniil Yakovlev G Loko Yaroslavl MHL 1/2/99 6’0 161 RUS
372 Ilya Karpukhin LHD Chelyabinsk KHL 7/13/98 6’1 192 RUS
373 David Lilja LW Karlkroga Allsvenskan 1/23/00 5’11 173 SWE
374 Mikhail Semenko LHD MHK Dynamo MHL 1/1/00 5’11 198 RUS
375 Christophe Fillion RW Wenatchee BCHL 6/18/00 5’10 175 CAN
376 Ryan Peckford LW Spruce Grove AJHL 3/4/99 6’1 198 CAN
377 Brady Lyle RHD Owen Sound OHL 6/6/99 6’2 200 CAN
378 Simon LaCoultre D Moncton QMJHL 1/9/99 6’0 183 SUI
379 Jerry Turkulainen RW JyP SM-Liiga 9/22/98 5’7 147 FIN
380 Emil Oksanen RW Saipa SM-Liiga 9/25/98 6’1 190 FIN
381 Colby Bukes RHD Muskegon USHL 2/1/99 5’11 184 USA
382 Joe Cassetti RW Waterloo USHL 2/28/99 6’3 196 USA
383 Max Palaga G Everett WHL 8/14/00 6’1 170 CAN
384 Tristan DeJong RHD Moncton QMJHL 3/24/00 6’1 189 CAN
385 Cedric Andree G Ottawa OHL 6/7/00 5’10 168 CAN
386 Ethan McIndoe C Spokane WHL 7/22/99 6’1 176 CAN
387 Mika Henauer LHD Langenthal NLB 3/2/00 5’10 170 SUI
388 David Silye C Penticton BCHL 3/2/99 5’11 183 CAN
389 Simon Boyko C Brooks AJHL 2/4/99 5’10 175 CAN
390 Matt Holmes LW Chilliwack BCHL 2/22/99 6’3 205 USA
391 Robin Mathisen C/RW Stavanger Metal Ligaen 6/5/99 6’1 203 NOR
392 Matt Verboon RW Salmon Arm BCHL 2/23/00 6’1 195 CAN
393 Reece Harsch RHD Saskatoon WHL 1/7/99 6’3 196 CAN
394 Connor Caponi RW Waterloo USHL 3/20/00 5’9 181 USA
395 Nick Grima RHD Sarnia OHL 3/7/99 6’0 197 CAN
396 Pie-Olivier Lacombe RHD Quebec QMJHL 7/24/99 5’11 212 CAN
397 Josh Arnold C Wenatchee BCHL 8/13/99 5’9 180 CAN
398 Liam Freeborn RW Calgary AJHL 10/27/99 6’0 175 CAN
399 Dmitri Silantyev C/LW Atlanty MHL 7/31/00 5’8 130 RUS
400 Dershahn Stewart G Cobourg OJHL 12/14/99 6’0 245 CAN
401 Danila Dyadenkin LW Loko Yaroslavl MHL 3/16/00 6’0 172 RUS
402 Juha Jaaska LW HIFK SM-Liiga 2/9/98 5’10 190 FIN
403 Ben Thomas C Powell River BCHL 1/9/99 5’10 170 USA
404 Pavel Kousal LW Mlada Boleslav Extraliga 11/14/98 6’0 185 CZE
405 Radim Toman RW Vitkovice Extraliga 10/6/99 5’10 176 CZE
406 Leon Lereback RHD Frolunda J20 Superelit 6/28/00 6’1 172 SWE
407 Boria Cesanek LHD Poprad Slovak Extraliga 7/9/00 6’1 192 SVK
408 Nicolas Appendino LHD Fargo USHL 2/1/99 5’7 161 GER
409 Orrin Centazzo C/W Kamloops WHL 4/17/00 5’8 162 CAN
410 Robert Arrak C Sport U20 Jr. A SM-Liiga 4/1/99 6’2 194 EST
411 Gianfranco Cassaro LHD Youngstown USHL 3/30/99 5’11 187 CAN
412 Samuel Jonsson LHD Rogle SHL 5/19/98 5’10 168 SWE
413 Marko Reifenberger LW Wenatchee BCHL 1/19/99 6’0 190 USA
414 Danil Veryayev RW Nizhny Novgorod KHL 7/13/98 5’9 183 RUS
415 Jan Sir C Benatky Chance Liga 1/26/00 6’2 187 CZE
416 Jack Lagerstrom RHD Penticton BCHL 3/30/00 6’2 196 USA
417 Ryan Bischel G Fargo USHL 7/25/99 6’1 184 USA
418 Tyler McBay LHD Brockville CCHL 7/4/00 6’1 185 CAN
419 Cassidy Bowes LW Penticton BCHL 2/17/99 6’0 191 CAN
420 Matej Svoboda RW Northern NCDC 7/12/00 6’0 181 CZE
421 Tomas Hanoucek RHD Liberec Extraliga 6/3/98 6’0 185 CZE
422 Garrett Clegg RW Sherwood Park AJHL 1/13/00 5’11 193 CAN