I have posted many lists and have followed the 2005 draft for awhile now as I am tracking 2006. I collect minor league hockey cards and have already accummulated cards of Crosby, Brule, Latendresse, Kindl and many other of the 05 eligible players. One guy everyone forgets about is Ryan Wilson of St. Michael's (OHL). He had a great season (over 30 points) and can hit like crazy. He also was one of their top playoff scorers. Here is my top 30 heading into 2004-05: 1. Sidney Crosby, C, Rimouski (QMJHL) 2. Gilbert Brule, C, Vancouver (WHL) 3. Vitaly Anikeenko, D, Yaroslavl (Russia) 4. Guillaume Latendresse, LW, Drummondville (QMJHL) 5. Teemu Lakkso, D, Helsinki (Finland) 6. Jakub Kindl, D, Czech Republic (sorry skipped him on my list) 7a. Daniel Bertram, C, Boston College (NCAA) 7b. Chris Durand, C, Seattle (WHL) 8. Jack Johnson, D, US Under 18 Team 9. Tuukka Rask, G, Tampere (Finland) 10. Andrew Cogliano, C, St. Michael's Jr. A (OPJHL) 11. JP Levasseur, G, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) 12. Gennady Churilov, LW, Russia 13. Jakub Vojta, D, Czech Republic 14. Bobby Ryan, RW, Owen Sound (OHL) 15. Ryan O'Marra, C/LW, Erie (OHL) 16. Devin Setoguchi, C, Saskatoon (WHL) 17. Vyacheslav Buravchikov, D, Russia 18. Christopher Gawlick, F, Germany 19. Matt Lahoff, D, Kitchener (OHL) 20. Ryan Wilson, D, St. Michael's (OHL) 21. Risto Korhonen, D, Kartpat (Finland) 22. Alex Bourret, RW, Lewiston (QMJHL) 23. Jack Skille, LW, US Under 18 Team 24. Niklas Bergfors, F, Sweden 25. Evan Brophey, C, Barrie (OHL) 26. Marc Staal, D, Sudbury (OHL) 27. Ryan Mior, G, PEI (QMJHL) 28. Mike Gauthier, D, Prince Albert (WHL) 29. Blair Jones, LW, Red Deer (WHL) 30. Kyle Bailey, RW, Portland (WHL) Some who barely missed the list: Luc Bourdon, D, Val D'Or; Jason Lawrence, RW, US under 17 Team; Denis Istomin, F, Russia; David Kuchejda, F, Czech Republic; Marek Bartanus, F, Slovakia; Alexander Salak, G, Czech Republic; Carey Price, G, Tri-Cities; Alexandre Vincent, G, Chicoutimi; J.P. Paquet, D, Shawinigan; Michael Blunden, C, Erie; Howie Martin, C, Brampton; Mathieu Aubin, RW, Lewiston; Brock Bradford, C, BCJHL; Ilya Zubov, D, Russia; Alexander Sundstrom, C, Sweden; Devereaux Heshmatpour, D, Kitchener; Patrick MCNeill, D, Saginaw; Patrick Davis, RW, Kitchener; Scott Jackson, D, Seattle; It is important for us to remember that this probably would have been the best draft in history if some of the late 87s were in it like Brian Little, Igor Makarov, Ondrej Fiala, Jesse Joensuu, Phil Kessel, Mathieu Carle, Nick Foligno (mike's son), Oskar Osala, Sergei Belyakov and many more.