Combined top 31 from 2014, 2015, and 2016 NHL Drafts

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  1. AmericanDream

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    I was thinking about something interesting and wanted to do a little project.

    I just wanted to take a 3 year span of drafts and see how they compare to each other. I picked these years to compare, though I fully understand that there are still plenty of players developing from these drafts that haven't come to the NHL yet.

    For me, I just wanted to see if I could make a 1st round top 31 out of all the players selected from these 3 drafts. It was not as easy as I thought it would be. There are a lot of names not making it, plenty of others still developing that I didn't add, and others that might be too high or too low. Just a difficult task.

    So if anyone else wants to join me in making a top 31 from these 3 draft years, please go ahead, I would like to see how they look and which year is the most dominant one.

    Here are my top 31 players picked from 2014-2016 NHL Drafts if a draft was held today:

    1. Connor McDavid - Oilers - 2015
    2. Auston Matthews - Maple Leafs - 2016
    3. Patrick Laine - - Jets - 2016
    4. Jack Eichel - Sabres - 2015
    5. Leon Draisaitl - Oilers - 2014
    6. Zach Werenski - Blue Jackets - 2015
    7. Charlie McAvoy - Bruins - 2016
    8. Matthew Barzal - Islanders - 2015
    9. David Pastrnak - Bruins - 2014
    10. Aaron Ekblad - Panthers - 2014
    11. Ivan Provorov - Flyers - 2015
    12. William Nylander - Maple Leafs - 2014
    13. Nikolaj Ehlers - Jets - 2014
    14. Brock Boeser - Canucks - 2015
    15. Matthew Tkachuk - Flames - 2016
    16. Mitch Marner - Maple Leafs - 2015
    17. Miko Rantanen - Avalanche - 2015
    18. Noah Hanifin - Hurricanes - 2015
    19. Brayden Point - Lightning - 2014
    20. Sebastian Aho - Hurricanes - 2015
    21. Clayton Keller - Coyotes - 2016
    22. Dylan Larkin - Red Wings - 2014
    23. Viktor Arvedsson - Predators - 2014
    24. Jakub Chychrun - Coyotes - 2016
    25. Sam Reinhart - Sabres - 2014
    26. Nick Schmaltz - Blackhawks - 2014
    27. Robbie Fabbri - Blues - 2014
    28. Kyle Connor - Jets - 2015
    29. Travis Konecny - Flyers - 2015
    30. Sam Bennett - Flames - 2014
    31. Alex DeBrincat - Blackhawks - 2016

    2nd Round....throwing this together quickly

    1. Mikhail Sergachev - Lightning - 2016
    2. Dylan Strome - Coyotes - 2015
    3. Pierre-Luc Dubois - Blue Jackets - 2016
    4. Adrian Kempe - Kings - 2014
    5. Timo Meier - Sharks - 2015
    6. Kevin Fiala - Predators - 2014
    7. Christian Dvorak - Coyotes - 2015
    8. Thomas Chabot - Senators - 2015
    9. Jake DeBrusk - Bruins - 2015
    10. Jake Virtanen - Canucks - 2014
    11. Jesse Puljujarvi - Oilers - 2016
    12. Brandon Carlo - Bruins - 2015
    13. Sameul Girard - Avalanche - 2016
    14. Nick Ritchie - Stars - 2014
    15. Brandon Montour - Ducks - 2014
    16. Tyson Jost- Avalanche - 2016
    17. Danton Heinen - Bruins - 2014
    18. Daniel Sprong - Penguins - 2015
    19. Pavel Zacha - Devils - 2015
    20. Ivan Barbashev - Blues - 2014
    21. Alex Tuch - Knights - 2014
    22. Jack Roslovic - Jets - 2015
    23. Kevin LaBanc - Sharks - 2014
    24. Markus Nutivaara - Blue Jackets - 2015
    25. Jared McCann - Canucks - 2014
    26. Brendan Perlini - Coyotes - 2014
    27. Jesper Bratt - Devils - 2016
    28. Tage Thompson - Blues - 2016
    29. Joel Eriksson-Ek - Wild - 2015
    30. Anthony Beauvillier - Islanders - 2015
    31. Christian Fischer - Coyotes - 2015


    first round results
    2014 draft - 12 players
    2015 draft - 12 players
    2016 draft - 7 players

    I am a bit surprised that the 2014 draft has as much talent as it does as I thought it was a weak year...obviously 2015 and 2016 still has plenty of kids to turn pro, but it still shows that 2014 will not be a bad draft - maybe not great but definitely solid.


     
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  2. LeonTheKing

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    1. Connor McDavid - Oilers - 2015
    2. Auston Matthews - Maple Leafs - 2016
    3. Patrick Laine - Jets - 2016
    4. Jack Eichel - Sabres - 2015
    5. Leon Draisaitl - Oilers - 2014
    6. Matthew Barzal - Islanders - 2015
    7. Ivan Provorov - Flyers - 2015
    8. Brock Boeser - Canucks - 2015
    9. David Pastrnak - Bruins - 2014
    10. Zach Werenski - Blue Jackets - 2015
    11. Clayton Keller - Coyotes - 2016
    12. Aaron Ekblad - Panthers - 2014
    13. Miko Rantanen - Avalanche - 2015
    14. Charlie McAvoy - Bruins - 2016
    15. William Nylander - Maple Leafs - 2014
    16. Nikolaj Ehlers - Jets - 2014
    17. Brayden Point - Lightning - 2014
    18. Dylan Larkin - Red Wings - 2014
    19. Mitch Marner - Maple Leafs - 2015
    20. Sebastian Aho - Hurricanes - 2015
    21. Matthew Tkachuk - Flames - 2016
    22. Viktor Arvidsson - Predators - 2014
    23. Mikhail Sergachev - Canadiens (now Lightning) - 2016
    24. Pierre-Luc Dubois - Blue Jackets - 2016

    25. Noah Hanifin - Hurricanes - 2015
    26. Dylan Strome - Coyotes - 2015

    27. Jesse Puljujarvi - Oilers - 2016
    28. Kyle Connor - Jets - 2015
    29. Travis Konecny - Flyers - 2015

    30. Jakub Chychrun - Coyotes - 2016
    31. Sam Reinhart - Sabres - 2014
     
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    1. Connor McDavid - Oilers - 2015

    2. Patrik Laine - Jets - 2016
    3. Auston Matthews - Leafs - 2016

    4. Matthew Barzal - Islanders - 2015
    5. Jack Eichel - Buffalo - 2015

    6. Zach Werenski - Blue Jackets - 2015
    7. David Pastrnak- Bruins - 2014
    8. Leon Draisaitl - Oilers - 2014
    9. Charlie McAvoy - Bruins - 2016
    10. Mikko Rantanen - Avalanche - 2015



    11. Boeser - Canucks - 2015
    12 Matthew Tkachuk - Flames - 2016
    13 Brayden Point - Lightning - 2014
    14. Mitch Marner - Leafs - 2015
    15. Nikolaj Ehlers - Jets - 2014
    16. Ivan Provorov - Flyers - 2015
    17. Sebastian Aho - Hurricanes - 2014
    18. Noah Hanifin - Hurricanes - 2015
    19. Clayton Keller - Coyotes - 2016
    20. Dylan Larkin - Red Wings - 2014

    21. Viktor Arvidsson - Predators - 2014
    22. Mikhail Sergachev - Montreal(Tampa) - 2016
    23. Sam Reinhart - Sabres - 2014
    24. Nick Schmaltz - Blackhawks - 2014
    25. Robbie Fabbri - Blues - 2014
    26. Kyle Connor - Jets - 2015
    27. Pierre-Luc Dubois - Blue Jackets - 201t
    28. William Nylander - Leafs - 2014
    29. Alex DeBrincat - Blackhawks -
    2016
    30. Travis Konecny - Flyers - 2015
    31. Jesse Puljujarvi - Oilers -2016
     
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    1. Connor McDavid - Oilers - 2015
    2. Auston Matthews - Maple Leafs - 2016
    3. Jack Eichel - Sabres - 2015
    4. Patrick Laine - - Jets - 2016
    5. Leon Draisaitl - Oilers - 2014
    6. Matthew Barzal - Islanders - 2015
    7. Ivan Provorov - Flyers - 2015
    8. Brock Boeser - Canucks - 2015
    9. Zach Werenski - Blue Jackets - 2015
    10. David Pastrnak - Bruins - 2014
    11. Charlie McAvoy - Bruins - 2016
    12. Miko Rantanen - Avalanche - 2015
    13. Aaron Ekblad - Panthers - 2014
    14. William Nylander - Maple Leafs - 2014
    15. Nikolaj Ehlers - Jets - 2014
    16. Matthew Tkachuk - Flames - 2016
    17. Mitch Marner - Maple Leafs - 2015
    18. Noah Hanifin - Hurricanes - 2015
    19. Clayton Keller - Coyotes - 2016
    20. Sebastian Aho - Hurricanes - 2015
    21. Pierre-Luc Dubois - Blue Jackets - 2016
    22. Mikhail Sergachev - Canadiens [-> Lightning] - 2016
    23. Brayden Point - Lightning - 2014
    24. Dylan Larkin - Red Wings - 2014
    25. Viktor Arvidsson - Predators - 2014
    26. Sam Reinhart - Sabres - 2014
    27. Kyle Connor - Jets - 2015
    28. Jesse Puljujarvi - Oilers - 2016
    29. Robbie Fabbri - Blues - 2014
    30. Travis Konecny - Flyers - 2015
    31. Sam Bennett - Flames - 2014

    Just my opinions, tried factoring in potential, bust factor and current play.
     
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    No Thomas Chabot? I'd rather have Chabot than Bennett at least
     
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    Got to #2 - started laughing - looked at the username and it made sense

    SOME Jets fans really gotta stop with the nonsense that Laine is better than Matthews
     
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    As of right now(at this point in they’re career and development) Laine currently is, I’m sure this will be back and fourth but again right now you have to take the leading goal scorer who’s still a teen and also who’s team has more points and wins. All I’m saying is It’s not indefinitely(just as I think Barzal isn’t either, I think those guys will switch back and fourth for the next couple seasons depending on performance). It’s pretty simple who’s better today IMO.
     
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    1 Mcdavid 2015
    2 Matthews 2016
    3 Jeichel 2015
    4 Barzal 2015
    5 Mcavoy 2016
    6 Laine 2016
    7 Draisatl 2014
    8 Werenski 2015
    9 Rantanen 2015
    10 Boeser 2015
    11 Pasterneck 2014
    12 Keller 2016
    13 Tkachuck 2016
    14 Nylander 2014
    15 Provorov 2015
    16 Ekblad 2014
    17 Marner 2015
    18 Hanifin 2015
    19 Larkin 2014
    20 Sergachev 2016
    21 Ehlers 2014
    22 Dubois 2016
    23 Pullji 2016
    24 Aho 2015
    25 Debrusk 2015
    26 Jost 2016
    27 Point 2014
    28 Carlo 2015
    29 Bratt 2016
    30 Debincat 2016
    31 Konecny 2015
     
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    I have Laine #2 on that list as well and I bet a lot of other people too do (why wouldn't they). It's the person who has the last laugh that matters.
     
  10. AmericanDream

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    yeah, I honestly do not get the "laughable" comment .

    as big of a Matthews fan that I am, Laine has been amazing - I have no issue with anyone putting Laine above Matthews right now. Matthews needs to come back strong and finish out the year on a positive note.
     
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    He also has Nylander @#28, so it is what it is.

    Also OP forgot Dermott in his 2nd round.
     
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    Yeah and that's before I even noticed that the same guy had McAvoy and Barzal ahead of Laine (not that they are bad or anything). :D Would not be surprised if he was located somewhere around Toronto area. Go figure.
     
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    He's pretty clearly a Vancouver fan. His name used to be Bure to Mogilny and is now Gaudette to Boeser backwards.
     
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    I'd have Matthews ahead of Laine just slightly but I don't think it's at all clear cut. It could go either way at this point. Just goes to show how people sometimes judge young players too quickly.
     
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    Yea wow, weird. It's almost like people here have different opinions! Really laughable. I can assure you a lot of people are laughin at your list too.
     
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    good catch, never knew that!
     
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    he was a guy I was looking at, the second round was thrown together so not a ton of thought went into it, I would have to look again and see where he would fit in..
     
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    Lol @ Barzal > Eichel
     
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    Good to see how underrated Point is.
     
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    And he's blindly jealous of the Jets (and I would assume Leafs) because they had a seemingly successful rebuild. He likes to lash out and show his insecurity and lack of knowledge.
     
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    All you need to do is read his list.

    Where is Connor?
    Laine at 6?

    For whatever reason he's a wee bit obsessed with the Jets and it shows in literally every ranking he does and nearly every mainboard post.

    I'm surprised Ehlers even made his list tbh.
     
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    I think Fabbri is a bit high and Vince Dunn deserves to be on the list. The injuries to Fabbri have really halted his development, and who knows how he looks upon returning.
     
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    Marner getting shafted, he should be 10th or close to it.
     
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    I might be a little low on him...I just can't bump any of the names ahead of him to be honest...not an easy list to make for sure.
     
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    Hard to argue that Marner is better than Barzal and Pasta to this point but I would take him over Ekblad and the rest of those guys before him.. But it's a matter of opinions for sure.
     

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