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01-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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Revised 2014 NHL Draft Top 60

2014 NHL Draft Prospects Top 60

Now that the World Jrs and the Under 17s are over, here is a revised list. It was great to get some looks at some of these players we have heard about for some time.

1. Aaron Ekblad, Barrie Colts, 6-4 213, D, 1996-02-07
Exceptional player continues to grow offensively, plays like 10 yr NHL vet already.

2. William Nylander, Sodertalje U20, 6-0 170, C/RW, 1996-05-01
Michael’s son tearing up the SuperElit with 43 pts in 27 games. Elite hockey player.

3. Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice, 6-0 182, C, 1995-11-06
Had a great summer, but struggling this season a bit, great vision, hockey sense.

4. Roland McKeown, Kingston Frontenacs, 6-1 186, D, 1996-01-20
Defenseman does it all- elite skating, skills. Could challenge Ekblad for Top D.

5. Jakub Vrana, Linkoping (Elitserien), 6-0 165, RW/LW, 2/28/96
Already played 5 games in SEL. Played well in WJC for Czech Republic as 16 yr old

6. Nick Ritchie, Peterborough Petes, 6-2 218, LW, 12/5/95
Inconsistent season on bad Petes team, but has all the NHL tools as a Power Forward.

7. Leon Draisatl, Prince Albert Raiders, 6-2 198, C, 10/27/95
German forward dominant with size, puck skills. Needs to work on skating.

8. Jake Virtanen, Calgary Hitmen, 6-1 190, C, 8/17/96
1st Pick has tons of skill, needs to produce in WHL. Had good Under 17 to move up.

9. Michael Dal Colle, Oshawa Generals, 6-2 180, C/LW, 6/20/96
Already playing on top line for Generals. Big, fast forward who is about pt a game in O.

10. Kasper Kapanen, KalPa, 5-10, 165, LW, 7/23/96
Son of Sami has already played 1 SM-Liiga game. Had strong finish to U17s for Finns.

11. Brycen Martin, Swift Current Broncos, 6-1 181, D, 5/9/96
Another solid skating D-Man from the Dub. Had a very strong U18 and showed offense.

12. Blake Clarke, Brampton Battalion, 6-1 190, LW, 1/24/96
Big American has been excellent for Brampton this season. Power forward.

13. Rikhards Bukarts, Riga (MHL), 5-10 185, LW, 12/31/95
Has signed KHL contract. Played well for Latvia in WJC. Small, but has great skills.

14. Nikolay Goldobin, Sarnia Sting, 5-11 165, RW, 1995-10-07
Is tearing up the OHL with Galchenyuk away. Had 4 goals against London.

15. Ivan Barbashev, Moncton Wildcats, 6-0 185, LW, 12/14/95
1st pick in Euro Draft oozes skill, needs big 2nd half to move up board.

16. Oskar Lindblom, Bryans, 6-0 185, Brynas, LW, 8/15/96
Absolutely tore up Under 17s. 8 goals in 6 games led tournament along with 12 pts.

17. Nick Schmaltz, Green Bay Gamblers, 5-11 170, C, 2/23/96
Has struggled a bit this year in USHL. Not putting up Gagner type numbers as expected.

18. Haydn Fleury, Red Deer Rebels, 6-3 204, D, 7/8/96
Strong, skilled Western DMan held his own in Under 17s. Sure fire 1st rounder.

19. Josh Ho Sang, Windsor Spitfires, 5-11 160, RW, 1/22/96
Has excellent skating, puck skills. Needs to grow in other areas of the game.

20. Anton Karlsson, Frolunda J20, 6-0 190, RW/LW, 8/23/96
Played in U-18s for Sweden this summer. Tore up U-17s and had 4 points in final game.

21. Jared McCann, Soo Greyhounds, 6-0 174, C, 5/31/96
2 way centre shows lots of skill, grit. Needs to fill out, but has 13 goals in the O so far.

22. Sam Bennett, Kingston Frontenacs, 6-0 168, LW, 6/20/96
Came away very impressed with his compete level and ability to make plays at U17s.

23. Iliya Zinovyev, Belie Medvedi Chelyabinsk (MHL), 5-10 176, LW, 3/15/96
Tons of skill, but not producing in MHL. Showed all the tools at the U17s.

24. Matt Mistele, Plymouth Whalers, 6-2 183, LW, 10/17/96
Power forward moving up draft boards quickly with scoring consistency in OHL.

25. Anthony De Angelo, Sarnia Sting, 5-11 170, D, 10/25/95
Powerplay quarterback has excellent vision. Needs to fill out frame.

26. Markus Pettersson, Skelleftea (SuperElit), 6-3 157, D, 5/8/96
This year’s top Swedish defenseman has size, skill, but needs to fill out.

27. Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors, 5-9 170, C, 3/12/96
Another small, western pivot has been steady producer all year. Needs to grow, fill out.

28. Sonny Milano, USNTDP Under 17, 5-10 180, C/LW, 5/12/96
Absolutely tore up Under 17s and scored with everyone who was put on his line.

29. Spencer Watson, Kingston Frontenacs, 5-10 157, LW, 1996-04-25
Very slight winger plays bigger than he is. Scoring big for Kingston as a 16 yr old.

30. Alexis Pepin, PEI Rockets, 6-2 196, C, 4/24/96
Big pivot has tons of skill, size. He’s the big centre NHL teams look for.

31. Ryan MacInnis, USNTDP Under 17, 6-3 161, F, 2/14/96
Son of Al is lanky, still filling out. Showed his potential at times in the U17s.

32. Maxim Lazarev, Ak Bars Kazan (MHL), 5-9 155, LW, 1/29/96
Showed tremendous skill, speed at U17s but needs to grow, fill out.

33. Chase De Leo, Portland Winter Hawks, 5-9, 172, C, 10/25/95
Smallish pivot has tons of skill. Needs to grow a couple of inches and fill out.

34. Jack Glover, USNTDP Under-17, 6-2 180, D, 5/17/96
Typical Minnesota kid- big, fast and loves to push the pace. Was strong at the U17s.

35. Adrian Kempe, Modo J20, 6-1 170, C, 9/13/96
Stock had dropped a bit, but bounced back with a goal a game at the Under 17s.

36. Juraj Siska, HC Nitra, 6-2 196, C, 5/17/96
Is on the U20 Team and has played 2 games in the Slovak top league. Could go high.

37. Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings, 5-10 186, C, 1/1/96
23 points in 32 games for Wheat Kings.

38. Julius Bergman, Karlskrona (Allvenskan), 6-1 187, D, 11/7/95
Has played in Allsvenskan all year as a 16/17 year old .

39. Nikita Serebryakov, Saginaw Spirit, 5-10 170, G, 11/1/95
Was dominant in U17s last year. #1 Goalie on a rebuilding Spirit team.

40. Philip Baltisberger, ZSC Lions, 6-0 209, D, 11/13/95
Playing in 2nd WJC and is only 17 years old. Solid D-Man and strong as an ox.

41. Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm, 5-10 160, C, 1/22/96
Has really come on lately. Not very big, but has excellent skating, puck skills.

42. Josh Wesley, USNTDP Under 17, 6-2 188, D, 4/9/96
Son of Glen has struggled with Under 17s in USHL. Has all the skills, needs to produce.

43. Nikolaj Ehlers, Biel, 5-10 176, F, 2/13/96
Great Dane may come over next year to the CHL. Has great skill, hands.

44. Ivan Nikolishin, CSKA (MHL), 5-8 160, LW, 4/12/96
Andrei’s son needs to grow. Has tons of skill, but size is holding him back.

45. Keegan Iverson, Portland Winter Hawks, 6-0 215, C, 6/20/96
He is as strong as an ox, but is stuck on a deep, talented Portland team.

46. Jake Middleton, Owen Sound Attack, 6-4 194, D, 1/2/96
Is stuck behind a deep, talented Attack blueline. Was strong at U17s.

47. Brandon Prophet, Saginaw Spirit, 6-2 196, D, 6/3/96
Defenseman has turned heads in the OHL with complete game.

48. Kevin Fiala, Malmo J20, 6-0 170, C, 07/22/96
Played for Swiss U18 team this summer and was one of their best players.

49. Justin Paulic, Moose Jaw Warriors, 6-0 179, G, 10/7/95
#1 Goalie on Moose Jaw Warriors team. Will be one of the first goalies in draft.

50. Brandon Robinson, Brampton Battalion, 6-3 200, LW, 10/15/95
Hasn’t produced as expected this year, but has all the tools to go in the 1st round.

51. Eric Cornel, Peterborough Petes, 6-2 173, C, 4/11/96
3rd overall bantam pick has struggled to score on terrible Petes team. Big centre.

52. Brett Hargrave, Sarnia Sting, 6-4 206, RW, 1/16/96
Huge winger starting to adjust. May overtake DeAngelo by the time next season starts.

53. Damian Bourne, Mississauga Steelheads, 6-4 211, LW, 2/11/96
Another massive Ontario winger who has struggled to produce points so far.

54. Emil Johansson, HV-71 J20, 5-11 194, D, 5/6/96
Typical Swedish defenseman-solid, with good hockey sense. Will play at U-17s.

55. Connor Chatham, Omaha Lancers, 6-1 207, F, 10/30/95
Impressed scouts at All-American game in the fall. Big, strong power forward.

56. Jaden Lindo, Owen Sound Attack, 6-1, 194, RW, 1/11/96
Had a greta start to season, then stalled. Solid power forward on deep Attack team.

57. Payton Lee, Vancouver Giants , 6-0 175, G, 6/24/96
#1 Goalie on rebuilding Giants team. Still has an over .900 SV PCT though.

58. Dylan Larkin, USNTDP Under 17, 6-1 172, LW, 7/30/96
Impressive start for 16 year old backstopper. Has NHL size and athletic ability.

59. Nicolas Aube Kubel, Val D’Or Foreurs, 5-11 179, C/LW, 5/10/96
Was Quebec’s best player in the U17s. Part of Val D’Or’s dynamic group of forwards.

60. Josh Jacobs, Indiana Ice, 6-2 194, D, 2/15/96
We’ll give him an adjustment period, but he needs to produce ASAP.

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