All about the young players preparing to enter the NHL.
Top 100 NHL Affiliated Prospects
6. RW Eeli Tolvanen...5. C Casey Mittlestadt...4. D Miro Heiskanen
First rankings for top couple of rounds...Let me know what you think.
1. Jack Hughes (C) USA — 98
2. Kaapo Kakko (RW) Finland — 92
3. Bowen Byram (LHD) Canada — 91
4. Alex Turcotte (C) USA — 90
5. Matthew Boldy (LW) USA — 89
6. Trevor Zegras (C/W) USA — 88
7. Vasili Podkolzin (RW) Russia — 88
8. Cole Caufield (RW) USA — 87
9. Cam York (LHD) USA — 87
10. Alex Newhook (C) Canada — 87
11. Victor Soderstrom (RHD) Sweden — 87
12. Peyton Krebs (C/W) Canada — 87
13. Dylan Cozens (RW) Canada — 87...
After Rasmus Dahlin went all season last year as the consensus first-overall 2018 NHL Draft choice, it is quite obvious that sometimes players are too far ahead of their peers to be caught. For a while, it seemed that Jack Hughes would be a similarly advanced player whose status as his year's first-overall pick would be unchallenged.
However, having studied many of the forwards touted as current first-round selections, I have come to the conclusion that Jack Hughes isn't that far ahead of...
Free downloadable 2018 NHL Draft Guide.
I spent the year watching hundreds of hours of these prospects in actual games. At the very least, I’m just trying to give my take. I operated on the simple idea: set up a board as I see it for who I think projects as the best NHL players. I have a few international blind spots that I did my best with, but this isn't a true "draft ranking" so much as my personal board.
As my 2nd last ranking, I can say that this is one of my favorite classes ever. I love some of the plays and think there are some real dark horse players in here. Next month for my final ranking, it will include and in depth write up on all 217 of my projected draft picks. Enjoy, and as always feel free to ask any questions.
1. D Rasmus Dahlin
2. LW/RW Andrei Svechnikov
3. LW/RW Filip Zadina
4. D Quinn Hughes
5. RW Oliver Wahlstrom
6. D Evan Bouchard
7. D Adam Boqvist
8. D Noah Dobson
Here are the top-100 NHL prospects today. Top-25 by position below
Criteria: Each player had to be under-25, selected in an NHL draft (or signed by NHL club) and played less than 1/2 season at NHL level.
Positions: Keep in mind that some of the positions change (ie, C to wing, RW to LW). I had to pick one for the positional lists, so don't kill me on that.
Methodology: I use a 0-100 scale to rate players. It is largely based on combination of factors, mostly on (a) highest peak...
3 months away from draft time! This is when it starts to get exciting folks. The next edition should be May, and should also come with a mock draft post lottery! As always, let me know what you think, and who you think should be higher, after all, we’re all different people and therefore see different things.
1. D Rasmus Dahlin
2. LW/RW Andrei Svechnikov
3. LW/RW Filip Zadina
4. RW Oliver Wahlstrom
5. D Adam Boqvist
6. D Quinn Hughes
7. D Noah Dobson
8. D Evan Bouchard
9. LW Brady...
MY TOP 31 DRAFT 2019
I did this last season too. My main purpose is to watch these kids play, form my own opinion -- stick my neck out if you want -- and carefully create my own ranking, so that I can look back at it in 2-3 years, 5 years and even 10 years and see what I got right and what I got wrong and learn from it.
A few comments to start with:
* Players not ranked have not been considered, basically. I have mostly viewed the international tournaments, the Hlinka, 5 nations and the...
I've decided on making a rankings list rather than a Mock Draft this time :O. This will be where I feel players should be ranked, and yes there will be some crazy choices. I can't say I'm an expert, but... yeah I'm no expert.
1. Rasmus Dahlin D
2. Andrei Svechikov RW
3. Adam Boqvist D
4. Filip Zadina RW
5. Quinn Hughes D
6. Oliver Wahlstrom RW
7. Ty Smith D
8. Joel Farabee LW
9. Jett Woo D
10. Bode Wilde D
11. Evan Bouchard D
12. Akil Thomas C
13. Rasmus Kupari C
14. Noah Dobson D
Final 2019 NHL Mock Draft
1. New Jersey Devils: Jack Hughes
Although Kakko put on quite a show at the worlds, and played remarkable against men this season, the Devils still prefer Hughes to Kakko. Personally, Kakko is my choice and I could very well see Kakko going #1, but New Jersey has been dropping major hints with their social media and management.
2. New York Rangers: Kaapo Kakko
Rangers make the easiest pick of the draft, even more so than #1, Kakko will fit in very nicely and come...
I told myself it would be unfair to criticize others in their attempts to make a top 50 NHL prospect list if I did not try to do it myself, so there it is! It is based, like for most people here, on my limited viewings of the players online and my incredible ability to statwatch on the interwebs… Enjoy!
1. Jack Hughes (NJ)
2. Kaapo Kakko (NYR)
3. Cale Makar (COL)
4. Alex Turcotte (LA)
5. Vitali Kravtsov (NYR)
6. Bowen Byram (COL)
7. Quinton Hughes (VAN)
8. Cody Glass (VEG)
This draft is very talented...Charles Alexis Legault is a guy who could have went top 5 this year, he is hurt for the year and some are saying it could be career ending I personally do not know how bad the injury is right now but I put him 2nd round because some team is going to take him.
A bit late to the party this time, but let's start the yearly thread, just because. A bit of an input from me: Top 20 + 18 other interesting names + 12 overagers, that's 50 total, looks fine for a start.
1. RW/LW Vasiliy Podkolzin (6'1", 190 lbs; SKA-1946 St. Petersburg, MHL)
Not sure if I need to comment a lot here — Podkolzin has been showing some great things for quite some time now. And not just some flashy highlight reel stuff, but also quite an impressive 200ft game.
2. LHD Artemiy...
NHL Affiliated Prospects Ranked.
So before reading this, there's a few things I'd like to say just to clear confusion and FAQ's.
-There are no goalies in this ranking, I'm not a goalie scout, and I'm not very good at evaluating them!
-The MAX number of games played in the NHL to be included is 25. I could have missed out on a few guys but I tried.
-This is purely my opinion using my own scouting, sorry if your team's player isn't high enough.
This includes 2018 drafted prospects.
Thanks for reading; comments, questions and...
These are the results of the 2018 mock draft done by the team boards of HF. Every fan base selected the player they would want to draft based on who was still available.
Merry Christmas all, will be back after WJC with updated and potentially very different rankings!
1. RW/C Kaapo Kakko - TPS, Liiga
2. C Jack Hughes - U18’s, USNTDP
3. C Kirby Dach - Saskatoon Blades, WHL
4. LD Bowen Byram - Vancouver Giants, WHL
5. C/RW Dylan Cozens - Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL
6. RW Vasili Podkolzin - SKA St. Petersburg, MHL
7. C Trevor Zegras - U18’s, USNTDP
8. RD Victor Soderstrom - Brynas IF, SuperElit
9. LW/C Alex Newhook - Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL
10. C Ryan Suzuki -...
These are my top 100 rankings. They are my own. I watch a lot of hockey. I read a lot(and I have certain people's opinions that I take into account), but these rankings are from my own observations. This is the order I would draft these guys in(as of the end of February) I just finished putting this together, so I will update at the conclusion of the Memorial Cup. Please feel free to comment....especially if you see a glaring omission(I may not have seen every player - and I also don't get...
As I start to watch more games and evaluate more prospects, the lists will grow in size, much like previous years. This list will not be pinpoint accurate as I'm only in the beginning stages, so suggest some players you think I should watch more of!
1. C Jack Hughes
2. RW Kaapo Kakko
3. C Alex Turcotte
4. LW Alex Newhook
5. C Kirby Dach
6. C Dylan Cozens
7. D Bowen Byram
8. C Raphael Lavoie
9. D Matthew Robertson
10. C Ryan Suzuki
11. D Victor Soderstrom
12. LW Maxim Cajkovic
13. C Trevor...
I've seen quite a few discussions lately about whether or not the Wings should target a defenseman with the 6th OA pick. While it seems like the consensus is that people prefer a defenseman, there seems to be a disconnect whether or not it's crucial that they do so, with some people being perfectly fine with picking a forward.
I've long been under the impression that it would be absolutely crucial for them to pick a defenseman with the 6th pick, because I've always thought that top pairing...
March 2019 Draft Rankings
26. N. Robertson
27. M. Robertson
This year is a strong year for the Americans overall. I can see anywhere from 6-8 players taken in the first round (4 possibly top 10-12) and a strong second round as well that should add another 8-10 names possibly getting their names called in June.
Prospect rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft.
My annual preview of draft-eligible Russian prospects has arrived. At the beginning of the season I made a statement that this is a "boom or bust" year and actually I think I rarely have been as precise as that time.
2019 NHL Draft Rankings 1.0
My first rankings of the 2019 NHL Draft Class, and I try to do 3 each year. If you wanna see some of my mock drafts that I have made you can go to my website right -> here <- I really like a lot of the prospects in this years class, and I hope I helped to let you know about some of my favorites. Sorry if my descriptions aren't great, I'm not very good at them, but I continue to try to do them lol.
1. Jack Hughes C U.S National U18 Team (USDP)
Although I see some...
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