The Final TLN Consolidated Draft Rankings

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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.

The full list of 100 prospects can be found at TSN. 

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.

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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.)

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.

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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.