Comments: This is not a mock draft this is my rankings of the 06 eligable prospects. Comments are welcome. I live in europe (sweden) most of the year, but I go to Canada a few times a year, I also have friends who go reguarly to WHL and OHL games and I watch live streams from the QMJHL. I watched the U18 live. My blind spot is the USHL/NCAA i can only go on reports here, so the players from these leagues are probably ranked to low. 1. BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m C Sweden I think the top 3 palyers in this draft is pretty equal, BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m is first on my list since hes the guy IÂ´ve seen the most. He has no real weakness is strong at both ends of the ice, good vision, didnt out of place in the WC. Dominated some of the games in SEL this year 2. Johnsson D USA Every time ive seen him ive been impressed, big can skate, good offensive instincts, very good defensevly will probably be a no1 d-man in the NHL. 3. Kessel C USA Fast, skilled, great shot. Unfairly critized i think he will be a star in NHL, probaby the best offensive upside in the draft. 4. Toews C Canada I have not seen Toews much, mostly highlights and WJC. Has a great shot. 5. Brassard C Canada Great playmaker nice speed, very nice hands. 6. Staal C Canada So much upside, big can skate good defensevly and very very young. Could become the best player in this draft, butr for now hes 6th on my list 7. Tlusty W Czech NIce speed, gritty good 2-way game and nice hands, what more do you want in a forward. 8. Little C Canada His greatest attribute is that he scores, sometimes you dont see how he does it. Not great in any area but I think heel be a good one 9. Okposo W USA PF evrybody is raving about him, ive never seen him myself but have gotten reports that he is this good. 10 Mueller C USA i know hes low on my list, but every time I see him I get diisapointed, His only weakness are skating (which is not bad). I wish he was grittier and controlled the game more, but some people really like him, and hes got a great shot and is a fine playmaker so maybe IÂ´ve just caught him on off days. 11 Sheppard C Canada My favorite player in this draft, his weakness is his first step but otherwise hes just a great young player, mean skilled and good defensevly. 12 Stewart W Canada So strong probably the stongest player in the draft, good PF potential, unstoppable when he goes to the net. 13 Swan W Canada If hes injury free for sometime hell turn out great IMO, also an PF and aa favorite of mine, probably ranked to high, but i think he has firstline upside. 14 Berglund C Sweden Big strong and a goalscorer. Has a nice upside. 15 Summers D USA A mean guy who can really hit, versitaille (played C at U18) 16 Helenius G Finland Best goalie in the draft, can steal games. 17 Wishart D Canada A good shutdown D-man, wiuth great size wasnt too good a U18, but I really liked him in the WHL, his playing style fits better on the small rinks i think. 18 Frolik W Czech HAs some great moves, strong in the body, but doesnt produce, has great upside a risky pick for whoever takes him but he could turn out to be one of the best players from this draft. 19 Strait D USA Good defensive d-man. 20 Bernier G Canada A good goalie, great potential this guy could be dynamite after som time with a good goalie coach 21 Persson D Sweden Can skate is a good hitter and has nice offensive instincts potential no2 d-man in the NHL. 22 Giroux W Canada High skill level seems to skate faster with the puck than without it, sometimes he reminds me of Brandon Reid though, but i think hell turn out OK. 23 Vishnevski D Russia Best offensive D-man in the draft. 24 Sanguinetti D USA Has great offensive instincts just as Vishnevski I think they are pretty equal. 25 Foligno C Canada My kind of player mean sometimes dirty, but has a good skill level. 26 Anisimov C Russia russian big center a poor mans Malkin 27 McGinn W Canada A PF pays the price to score 28 Kana C Czech Mature player with a god skill level 29 Joensuu W Finland Great frame if he had more offensive potential he would be a top ten pick will be a NHL player though kind of a safepick with upside. 30 Vasyonov W Russia Hes here on skill level only a russian sniper with great shot, no defense but iÂ´f you teach him that he could become really good. tell me what you think.