The Bob McKenzie draft rankings seem to be widely regarded as the definitive rankings, given the high success rate of identifying first round selections. They also have the benefit of being based on NHL scouting staff sources, which isn’t to say they are better, or more accurate, but will be more predictive for those wanting to know where a prospect is potentially going to be picked.
As for us, it’s the final time we’ll update our consolidated draft rankings that run off of McKenzie’s list, HockeyProspect.com, Future Considerations, Dobber Prospects, Elite Prospects, and of course, our own Nick Richard’s list.
Given that the lists are based off of the lists of others and not TLN, you’ll notice that Logan Mailloux is still listed. I was a bit shocked to see that Logan Mailloux was at 35 on Bob McKenzie’s final rankings, but I’d have to imagine those were submitted well in advance of the news coming to light, and he’s very likely to be added to a few “do not draft” lists.
With the update to our rankings, comes the update to the draft prospect player cards, where you can find some statistics on each prospect, their rankings, and also their Hunter Score, which gives each player a value based on their on ice outputs, as well as their GF/GA variance, weighted by their league. (A full breakdown of how the consolidated rankings and Hunter score work can be found here.)
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As for the TLN Consolidated Top 100, here it is:
RANK
NAME
LEAGUE
POS
1
Matthew Beniers
NCAA
F
2
Owen Power
NCAA
D
3
William Eklund
SHL
F
4
Brandt Clarke
OHL
D
5
Simon Edvinsson
Allsvenskan
D
6
Luke Hughes
USHL
D
7
Mason McTavish
OHL
F
8
Jesper Wallstedt
SHL
G
9
Dylan Guenther
WHL
F
10
Kent Johnson
NCAA
F
11
Fabian Lysell
SHL
F
12
Cole Sillinger
USHL
F
13
Chaz Lucius
USDP
F
14
Fyodor Svechkov
MHL
F
15
Sebastian Cossa
WHL
G
16
Matthew Coronato
USHL
F
17
Isak Rosen
SHL
F
18
Brennan Othmann
OHL
F
19
Xavier Bourgault
QMJHL
F
20
Francesco Pinelli
OHL
F
21
Nikita Chibrikov
MHL
F
22
Zachary Bolduc
QMJHL
F
23
Aatu Raty
Liiga
F
24
Logan Stankoven
WHL
F
25
Simon Robertsson
SHL
F
26
Zach Dean
QMJHL
F
27
Oskar Olausson
Superelit
F
28
Carson Lambos
Finland U20
D
29
Corson Ceulemans
AJHL
D
30
Matthew Samoskevich
USHL
F
31
Stanislav Svozil
CZECH
D
32
Zachary L’Heureux
QMJHL
F
33
Jack Peart
USHL
D
34
Ville Koivunen
Finland U20
F
35
Evan Nause
QMJHL
D
36
Aleksi Heimosalmi
Finland U20
D
37
Tristan Broz
USHL
F
38
Daniil Chayka
OHL
D
39
Samu Tuomaala
Finland U20
F
40
Olen Zellweger
WHL
D
41
Matthew Knies
USHL
F
42
Ayrton Martino
USHL
F
43
Sasha Pastujov
USHL
F
44
Sean Behrens
USHL
D
45
Artyom Grushnikov
MHL
D
46
William Stromgren
Allsvenskan
F
47
Tyler Boucher
USDP
F
48
Scott Morrow
USHS
D
49
Benjamin Gaudreau
OHL
G
50
Dylan Duke
USHL
F
51
Prokhor Poltapov
MHL
F
52
Wyatt Johnston
OHL
F
53
Logan Mailloux
D
54
Samu Salminen
Finland U20
F
55
Chase Stillman
OHL
F
56
Brent Johnson
USHL
D
57
Brett Harrison
OHL
F
58
Ryder Korczak
WHL
F
59
Shai Buium
USHL
D
60
Cole Jordan
WHL
D
61
Anton Olsson
SHL
D
62
Danila Klimovich
63
Oliver Kapanen
Finland U20
F
64
Peter Reynolds
QMJHL
F
65
Vincent Iorio
WHL
D
66
Victor Stjernborg
SHL
F
67
Jack Bar
USHL
D
68
Kirill Kirsanov
MHL
D
69
Ilya Fedotov
MHL
F
70
Dmitri Kuzmin
71
Samuel Helenius
Liiga
F
72
Ethan Del Mastro
OHL
D
73
Alexander Kisakov
MHL
F
74
Trevor Wong
WHL
F
75
Ty Voit
OHL
F
76
Ryan Ufko
USHL
D
77
Matvei Petrov
MHL
F
78
Dmitri Katelevsky
79
James Malatesta
QMJHL
F
80
Justin Robidas
QMJHL
F
81
Nolan Allan
WHL
D
82
Liam Dower Nilsson
Superelit
F
83
Vladislav Lukashevich
MHL
D
84
Robert Orr
QMJHL
F
85
Kyle Masters
WHL
D
86
Dmitri Kostenko
MHL
D
87
Sean Tschigerl
WHL
F
88
Olivier Nadeau
QMJHL
F
89
Josh Doan
USHL
F
90
Aidan Hreschuk
USHL
D
91
Colton Dach
WHL
F
92
Riley Kidney
QMJHL
F
93
Conner Roulette
WHL
F
94
Jake Martin
USHL
D
95
Red Savage
USHL
F
96
Tristan Lennox
OHL
G
97
Aleksi Malinen
Liiga
D
98
Connor Lockhart
OHL
F
99
Ethan Cardwell
100
Cameron Whynot
QMJHL
D
From a Leafs fan perspective, it’s encouraging to see that names like Brett Harrison still show up when they pick, and with the draft having a history of players who slide, and GM’s who reach, the Leafs will likely walk away with a player from the top 50.
With the opening night for the draft coming up on Friday, and the Leafs with their marginally more busy day Saturday, consider this your crash course in who to watch for.