The rankings have been compiled, it’s time to get silly. The 2022 NHL Entry Draft begins tomorrow with the first round, before rounds 2-7 take place on Friday. With the draft finally here, every major outlet and public scout has released their rankings for 2022.
31 rankings have been compiled in recent weeks in order to form a consolidated list. A whopping 394 different players were ranked across the 31 rankings, with some as small as just the top 32 and others as large as the entire 225-pick draft. With this information gathered, we’ll look at how the top 225 consolidated players rank and the team that has the accompanying draft slot.
Rankings have been compiled from these outlets and some of their respective scouts:
  • Daily Faceoff
  • Dobber Prospects
  • Draft Prospects Hockey
  • Elite Prospects
  • Future Considerations
  • Hockey Prospecting
  • McKeen’s
  • Recruit Scouting
  • Smaht Scouting
  • Sportsnet
  • The Athletic
  • The Hockey News
  • The Hockey Writers
  • TSN
After compiling these lists and averaging each player’s rank across the 31 lists, the highest and lowest ranking for each player was removed from their average in order to eliminate any outlier results on either extreme. This, ideally, gives us a better and more accurate ranking.
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Finally, a reminder that this is not how I think the draft will play out. This is simply the top 225 prospects from the consolidated list put in order with the team that owns the draft pick for that slot. This is not a prediction for how the draft will unfold, but rather a glimpse into where certain prospects are anticipated to go and an introduction to potential late-round players.

FIRST ROUND

PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POSITION
REGION
1
MONTREAL
SHANE WRIGHT
C
OHL
2
NEW JERSEY
LOGAN COOLEY
C
USNTDP
3
ARIZONA
JURAJ SLAFKOVSKY
LW
FINLAND
4
SEATTLE
SIMON NEMEC
RD
SLOVAKIA
5
PHILADELPHIA
DAVID JIRICEK
RD
CZECHIA
6
COLUMBUS
MATT SAVOIE
C
WHL
7
OTTAWA
JOAKIM KEMELL
RW
FINLAND
8
DETROIT
FRANK NAZAR
C
USNTDP
9
BUFFALO
JONATHAN LEKKERIMAKI
RW
SWEDEN
10
ANAHEIM
CUTTER GAUTHIER
LW
USNTDP
11
SAN JOSE
DANILA YUROV
RW
RUSSIA
12
COLUMBUS
DENTON MATEYCHUK
LD
WHL
13
NY ISLANDERS
KEVIN KORCHINSKI
LD
WHL
14
WINNIPEG
PAVEL MINTYUKOV
LD
OHL
15
VANCOUVER
BRAD LAMBERT
RW
FINLAND
16
BUFFALO
MARCO KASPER
C
SWEDEN
17
NASHVILLE
LIAM OHGREN
LW
SWEDEN
18
DALLAS
CONOR GEEKIE
C
WHL
19
MINNESOTA
NOAH OSTLUND
C
SWEDEN
20
WASHINGTON
JIRI KULICH
C
CZECHIA
21
PITTSBURGH
ISAAC HOWARD
LW
USNTDP
22
ANAHEIM
RUTGER McGROARTY
LW
USNTDP
23
ST. LOUIS
JAGGER FIRKUS
RW
WHL
24
MINNESOTA
IVAN MIROSHNICHENKO
RW
RUSSIA
25
TORONTO
FILIP MESAR
RW
SLOVAKIA
26
MONTREAL
OWEN PICKERING
LD
WHL
27
ARIZONA
JIMMY SNUGGERUD
RW
USNTDP
28
BUFFALO
RYAN CHESLEY
RD
USNTDP
29
EDMONTON
GLEB TRIKOZOV
C
RUSSIA
30
WINNIPEG
CALLE ODELIUS
LD
SWEDEN
31
TAMPA BAY
LANE HUTSON
LD
USNTDP
32
ARIZONA
LIAN BICHSEL
LD
SWEDEN

SECOND ROUND

PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POSITION
REGION
33
MONTREAL
NATHAN GAUCHER
C
QMJHL
34
ARIZONA
OWEN BECK
C
OHL
35
SEATTLE
MATTIAS HAVELID
RD
SWEDEN
36
ARIZONA
SEAMUS CASEY
RD
USNTDP
37
NEW JERSEY
LUCA DEL BEL BELLUZ
C
OHL
38
CHICAGO
DAVID GOYETTE
C
OHL
39
OTTAWA
TRISTAN LUNEAU
RD
QMJHL
40
DETROIT
SAM RINZEL
RD
USHL
41
BUFFALO
JACK HUGHES
C
NCAA
42
ANAHEIM
TY NELSON
RD
OHL
43
ARIZONA
FILIP BYSTEDT
C
SWEDEN
44
COLUMBUS
ADAM SYKORA
LW
SLOVAKIA
45
ARIZONA
DANNY ZHILKIN
C
OHL
46
WASHINGTON
ELIAS SALOMONSSON
RD
SWEDEN
47
MINNESOTA
MATS LINDGREN
LD
WHL
48
VEGAS
JULIAN LUTZ
C
GERMANY
49
SEATTLE
ALEXANDER PEREVALOV
RW
RUSSIA
50
DALLAS
ADAM INGRAM
C
USHL
51
LOS ANGELES
PAUL LUDWINSKI
C
OHL
52
DETROIT
NOAH WARREN
RD
QMJHL
53
ANAHEIM
VLADIMIR GRUDININ
LD
RUSSIA
54
BOSTON
RIEGER LORENZ
C
AJHL
55
WINNIPEG
MATYAS SAPOVALIV
C
OHL
56
MINNESOTA
SIMON FORSMARK
LD
SWEDEN
57
CHICAGO
JANI NYMAN
LW
FINLAND
58
SEATTLE
REID SCHAEFER
LW
WHL
59
CALGARY
CHRISTIAN KYROU
RD
OHL
60
CAROLINA
TOMAS HAMARA
LD
FINLAND
61
SEATTLE
MAVERIC LAMOUREUX
RD
QMJHL
62
MONTREAL
CAMERON LUND
C
USHL
63
NY RANGERS
ISAIAH GEORGE
LD
OHL
64
OTTAWA
HUNTER HAIGHT
C
OHL
65
NY ISLANDERS
DEVIN KAPLAN
RW
USNTDP

THIRD ROUND

PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POSITION
REGION
66
MONTREAL
JORDAN GUSTAFSON
C
WHL
67
ARIZONA
MATTHEW POITRAS
C
OHL
68
SEATTLE
BRYCE McCONNELL-BARKER
C
OHL
69
PHILADELPHIA
LUDWIG PERSSON
C
SWEDEN
70
NEW JERSEY
TOPI RONNI
C
FINLAND
71
CAROLINA
ALEXANDER SUZDALEV
LW
SWEDEN
72
OTTAWA
VINZENZ ROHRER
RW
OHL
73
DETROIT
VIKTOR NEUCHEV
LW
RUSSIA
74
BUFFALO
FRASER MINTEN
LW
WHL
75
MONTREAL
ALEKSANTERI KASKIMAKI
C
FINLAND
76
SAN JOSE
JORDAN DUMAIS
RW
QMJHL
77
WINNIPEG
MATTHEW SEMINOFF
RW
WHL
78
NY ISLANDERS
KASPER KULONUMMI
RD
FINLAND
79
TORONTO
RYAN GREENE
C
USHL
80
VANCOUVER
NICK MOLDENHAUER
RW
USHL
81
CHICAGO
DYLAN JAMES
LW
USHL
82
NASHVILLE
ARTYOM DUDA
LD
RUSSIA
83
DALLAS
CRUZ LUCIUS
RW
USNTDP
84
NASHVILLE
JACK DEVINE
RW
NCAA
85
WASHINGTON
GAVIN HAYES
RW
OHL
86
LOS ANGELES
MICHAEL FISHER
RD
USHS
87
OTTAWA
TYLER BRENNAN
G
WHL
88
ST. LOUIS
OTTO SALIN
RD
FINLAND
89
MINNESOTA
MIKO MATIKKA
RW
FINLAND
90
CHICAGO
BRANDON LISOWSKY
C
WHL
91
BOSTON
MICHAEL BUCHINGER
LD
OHL
92
MONTREAL
ILYA KVOCHKO
LW
RUSSIA
93
FLORIDA
TOPIAS LEINONEN
G
FINLAND
94
CHICAGO
BEAU JELSMA
LW
OHL
95
VEGAS
PANO FIMIS
C
OHL
96
COLUMBUS
ARSENI KOROMYSLOV
LD
RUSSIA
97
COLORADO
COLE KNUBLE
C
USHL

FOURTH ROUND

PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POSITION
REGION
98
MONTREAL
FABIAN WAGNER
RW
SWEDEN
99
WINNIPEG
SERVAC PETROVSKY
C
OHL
100
SEATTLE
SPENCER SOVA
LD
OHL
101
PHILADELPHIA
ELIAS PETTERSSON
LD
SWEDEN
102
NEW JERSEY
TYLER DUKE
LD
USNTDP
103
TAMPA BAY
JAKE KARABELA
C
OHL
104
OTTAWA
KIRILL DOLZHENKOV
LW
RUSSIA
105
DETROIT
QUINN FINLEY
LW
USHL
106
BUFFALO
MARKUS VIDICEK
C
QMJHL
107
ANAHEIM
BRENNAN ALI
C
USHS
108
SAN JOSE
JAKE LIVANAVAGE
LD
USHL
109
COLUMBUS
COLE SPICER
LW
USNTDP
110
NEW JERSEY
JERE LASSILA
C
FINLAND
111
NY RANGERS
ZAM PLANTE
C
USHL
112
VANCOUVER
LOGAN MORRISON
C
OHL
113
DETROIT
ANTONIN VERREAULT
LW
QMJHL
114
NASHVILLE
DMITRI BUCHELNIKOV
RW
RUSSIA
115
DALLAS
MATHEW WARD
LW
WHL
116
LOS ANGELES
JACE WEIR
RD
WHL
117
SEATTLE
ALEXANDER PELEVIN
LD
RUSSIA
118
PITTSBURGH
JOSH FILMON
LW
WHL
119
BOSTON
JORIAN DONOVAN
LD
OHL
120
ST. LOUIS
MICHAEL LA STARZA
LW
USHL
121
MINNESOTA
TUCKER ROBERTSON
RW
OHL
122
NASHVILLE
MIKEY MILNE
LW
WHL
123
SEATTLE
RYAN HEALEY
RD
USHL
124
CAROLINA
ANGUS BOOTH
LD
QMJHL
125
FLORIDA
BRAYDEN SCHUURMAN
C
WHL
126
NEW JERSEY
BEN HEMMERLING
RW
WHL
127
MONTREAL
CEDRICK GUINDON
C
OHL
128
MONTREAL
TYSON JUGNAUTH
LD
BCHL
129
DETROIT
SANDIS VILMANIS
LW
SWEDEN

FIFTH ROUND

PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POSITION
REGION
130
MONTREAL
JEREMY LANGLOIS
LD
QMJHL
131
ARIZONA
LUDVIG JANSSON
RD
SWEDEN
132
SEATTLE
HUGO HAVELID
G
SWEDEN
133
PHILADELPHIA
JOEL JONSSON
RW
SWEDEN
134
BUFFALO
REID DYCK
G
WHL
135
VEGAS
DANIIL ORLOV
LD
RUSSIA
136
OTTAWA
IVAN ZHIGALOV
G
QMJHL
137
DETROIT
CONNOR KURTH
RW
USHL
138
SAN JOSE
ALEX BUMP
C
USHS
139
ANAHEIM
TIM ALMGREN
C
SWEDEN
140
SAN JOSE
KOCHA DELIC
C
OHL
141
NEW JERSEY
KASPER LUNDELL
LW
FINLAND
142
NY ISLANDERS
MICHAEL MASTRODOMENICO
RD
USHL
143
OTTAWA
DAVID SPACEK
RD
QMJHL
144
VANCOUVER
LUCAS EDMONDS
RW
OHL
145
VEGAS
ALEXIS GENDRON
C
QMJHL
146
NASHVILLE
MAXIM BARBASHEV
LW
QMJHL
147
DALLAS
RUSLAN GAZIZOV
C
OHL
148
LOS ANGELES
SAMUEL SAVOIE
C
QMJHL
149
WASHINGTON
GRAYDEN SIEPMANN
RD
WHL
150
PITTSBURGH
KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
LD
OHL
151
OTTAWA
BEN MacDONALD
LW
USHS
152
ST. LOUIS
JEREMY WILMER
C
USHL
153
MINNESOTA
LIAM ARNSBY
C
OHL
154
ANAHEIM
SERGEI IVANOV
G
RUSSIA
155
CALGARY
JAKE FURLONG
LD
QMJHL
156
CAROLINA
STEPHEN HALLIDAY
C
USHL
157
FLORIDA
MAREK HEJDUK
C
USNTDP
158
EDMONTON
FILIP NORDBERG
LD
SWEDEN
159
NY RANGERS
MARCUS NGUYEN
RW
WHL
160
TAMPA BAY
EVAN KONYEN
RW
OHL
161
COLORADO
LUKAS GUSTAFSSON
LD
USHL

SIXTH ROUND

PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POSITION
REGION
162
MONTREAL
DANIIL IVANOV
LD
RUSSIA
163
ARIZONA
DYLAN SILVERSTEIN
G
USNTDP
164
SEATTLE
OWEN VAN STEENSEL
LW
OHL
165
PHILADELPHIA
OSKAR ASPLUND
LD
SWEDEN
166
NEW JERSEY
TNIAS MATHURIN
LD
OHL
167
CHICAGO
HUDSON THORNTON
LD
WHL
168
OTTAWA
GEORGE FEGARAS
RD
OJHL
169
TAMPA BAY
DAIMON GARDNER
C
USHS
170
BUFFALO
MAX NAMESTNIKOV
C
OHL
171
CAROLINA
ARTYOM BARABOSHA
RD
RUSSIA
172
SAN JOSE
DAVID MORAVEC
LD
CZECHIA
173
CHICAGO
YOAN LOSHING
C
QMJHL
174
NY ISLANDERS
JACKSON DORRINGTON
LD
USHL
175
WINNIPEG
MASON BEAUPIT
G
WHL
176
VANCOUVER
HUGO FRANSSON
LD
SWEDEN
177
VEGAS
MARTIN JOHNSEN
C
SWEDEN
178
ANAHEIM
NIKS FENENKO
LD
QMJHL
179
DALLAS
ALEXANDER PONOMARYOV
RW
RUSSIA
180
LOS ANGELES
CHARLIE LEDDY
RD
USNTDP
181
WASHINGTON
JAMES HARDIE
LW
OHL
182
PITTSBURGH
NICK MALIK
G
FINLAND
183
BOSTON
BEN KING
C
WHL
184
ST. LOUIS
CAMERON WHITEHEAD
G
USHL
185
MINNESOTA
MADDOX FLEMING
RW
USHL
186
FLORIDA
MIGUEL TOURIGNY
RD
QMJHL
187
BUFFALO
DOMINIK RYMON
C
CZECHIA
188
CAROLINA
DAVID GUCCIARDI
LD
NCAA
189
FLORIDA
JARED DAVIDSON
C
WHL
190
EDMONTON
ELMERI LAAKSO
LD
FINLAND
191
NY RANGERS
JUSTIN COTE
C
QMJHL
192
TAMPA BAY
CONNOR McCLENNON
RW
WHL
193
COLORADO
GABRIEL KANGAS
C
SWEDEN

SEVENTH ROUND

PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POSITION
REGION
194
MONTREAL
JIRI TICHACEK
LD
CZECHIA
195
SAN JOSE
VINNY BORGESI
RD
USHL
196
SEATTLE
MAREK ALSCHER
LD
CZECHIA
197
PHILADELPHIA
SAMUEL MAYER
LD
OHL
198
NEW JERSEY
ILYA ROGOVSKY
LW
RUSSIA
199
CHICAGO
PETR HAUSER
RW
CZECHIA
200
BOSTON
BRADY STONEHOUSE
RW
OHL
201
DETROIT
ZACH BOOKMAN
RD
AJHL
202
BUFFALO
GUSTAV KARLSSON
C
SWEDEN
203
COLUMBUS
THOMAS MILIC
G
WHL
204
SAN JOSE
GRAHAM SWARD
LD
WHL
205
CAROLINA
BRETT BROCHU
G
OHL
206
OTTAWA
JAKOB NOREN
LD
SWEDEN
207
WINNIPEG
IAN BLOMQUIST
G
SWEDEN
208
VANCOUVER
GRAYSON BADGER
RW
USHS
209
VEGAS
LUKE WOODWORTH
C
QMJHL
210
NASHVILLE
YEGOR SIDOROV
LW
WHL
211
BUFFALO
JOEL RATKOVIC-BERNDTSSON
RW
SWEDEN
212
DETROIT
MARCO COSTANTINI
G
OHL
213
WASHINGTON
JACK SPARKES
RD
OJHL
214
PITTSBURGH
JOSH DAVIES
C
WHL
215
BOSTON
ADAM ENGSTROM
LD
SWEDEN
216
MONTREAL
MAROS JEDLICKA
C
SLOVAKIA
217
SAN JOSE
LUKE MITTELSTADT
LD
USHL
218
TORONTO
DANIEL HAUSER
G
WHL
219
CALGARY
MAXIM AREFYEV
G
RUSSIA
220
CAROLINA
CHRISTOFFER SEDOFF
LD
WHL
221
FLORIDA
JAKE RICHARD
RW
USHL
222
EDMONTON
RUBEN RAFKIN
RD
FINLAND
223
TAMPA BAY
BRADY BERARD
LW
USNTDP
224
TAMPA BAY
JOHN BABCOCK
LD
WHL
225
COLORADO
DANS LOCMELIS
LW
SWEDEN
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