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29 QMJHL Players in Final 2017 NHL Central Scouting Draft Rankings
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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League announced today that 157 CHL players have been listed by NHL Central Scouting in their Final Rankings for the 2017 NHL Draft which takes place June 23-24 in Chicago, Illinois.

The 157 players includes 142 skaters of the 217 ranked by NHL Central Scouting in North America while 15 of the 31 goaltenders ranked are also from the CHL. In total, 63% of all players ranked by NHL Central Scouting are currently competing in the CHL.

21 of the top 31 ranked North American prospects are from the CHL led by Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings at first overall followed by Nico Hischier of the Halifax Mooseheads at number two. Another five players are listed within the top 10 including Gabriel Vilardi of the Windsor Spitfires at four, Michael Rasmussen of the Tri-City Americans at five, Cody Glass of the Portland Winterhawks is ranked sixth, Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads is listed seventh, and Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack is at 10.

The CHL’s top ranked defencemen are Juuso Valimaki of Tri-City at 11, followed by Cal Foote of the Kelowna Rockets at 12.  Three other blueliners are listed within the top 20 including Conor Timmins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at 18, Portland’s Henri Jokiharju at 19, and Mississauga’s Nicolas Hague at 20.

In goal, five of the top 10 North American prospects are also from the CHL led by Ian Scott of the Prince Albert Raiders at number three, Windsor’s Michael DiPietro at four, Stuart Skinner of the Lethbridge Hurricanes at five, Dylan Ferguson of the Kamloops Blazers is ranked eighth, and Dereck Baribeau of the Quebec Remparts is listed at 10.

The Ontario Hockey League has a total of 70 players ranked, followed by the Western Hockey League with 58 players, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 29 players.

All 40 players that competed in the 2017 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Quebec appear in the rankings including 34 of the top 62 ranked skaters.

153 CHL players were listed in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings released in January, while 96 players from the CHL were selected in the 2016 NHL Draft including 15 players selected in the first round.

CHL North American Skaters:

North American rank, name, CHL club, league, position

1 PATRICK NOLAN BRANDON WHL 6′ 2.0″ 198 C R
2 HISCHIER NICO HALIFAX QMJHL 6′ 0.75″ 176 C L
4 VILARDI GABRIEL WINDSOR OHL 6′ 2.75″ 201 C R
5 RASMUSSEN MICHAEL TRI-CITY WHL 6′ 5.75″ 215 C L
6 GLASS CODY PORTLAND WHL 6′ 1.75″ 178 C R
7 TIPPETT OWEN MISSISSAUGA OHL 6′ 0.5″ 200 RW R
10 SUZUKI NICK OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 10.75″ 183 C R
11 VALIMAKI JUUSO TRI-CITY WHL 6′ 1.75″ 204 D L
12 FOOTE CALLAN KELOWNA WHL 6′ 3.75″ 212 D R
14 ROBERTSON JASON KINGSTON OHL 6′ 1.75″ 192 LW L
15 RATCLIFFE ISAAC GUELPH OHL 6′ 5.5″ 200 LW L
17 YAMAMOTO KAILER SPOKANE WHL 5′ 7.5″ 153 RW R
18 TIMMINS CONOR SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 6′ 1.25″ 185 D R
19 JOKIHARJU HENRI PORTLAND WHL 5′ 11.75″ 180 D R
20 HAGUE NICOLAS MISSISSAUGA OHL 6′ 5.5″ 215 D L
21 ANDERSON-DOLAN JARET SPOKANE WHL 5′ 11.0″ 188 C L
22 THOMAS ROBERT LONDON OHL 5′ 11.5″ 188 C R
23 LIND KOLE KELOWNA WHL 6′ 1.25″ 178 RW R
25 HENRY NICK REGINA WHL 5′ 10.75″ 191 RW R
26 HEPONIEMI ALEKSI SWIFT CURRENT WHL 5′ 9.75″ 147 C L
27 JOSEPH PIERRE-OLIVIER CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL 6′ 2.25″ 161 D L
28 POPUGAEV NIKITA PRINCE GEORGE WHL 6′ 5.75″ 217 LW R
29 FORMENTON ALEX LONDON OHL 6′ 1.75″ 165 LW L
30 COMTOIS MAXIME VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL 6′ 2.25″ 200 LW L
31 FROST MORGAN SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 5′ 11.25″ 170 C L
32 RASANEN EEMELI KINGSTON OHL 6′ 6.75″ 208 D R
33 STROME MATTHEW HAMILTON OHL 6′ 3.75″ 206 LW L
36 LODNIA IVAN ERIE OHL 5′ 10.0″ 182 RW R
37 RUZICKA ADAM SARNIA OHL 6′ 3.5″ 202 C L
38 MATTHEOS STELIO BRANDON WHL 6′ 1.0″ 192 RW R
39 GADJOVICH JONAH OWEN SOUND OHL 6′ 2.0″ 209 LW L
41 TYSZKA JARRET SEATTLE WHL 6′ 2.25″ 190 D L
42 LESCHYSHYN JAKE REGINA WHL 5′ 10.75″ 185 C L
43 CHMELEVSKI ALEXANDER OTTAWA OHL 5′ 11.5″ 190 C R
44 ENTWISTLE MACKENZIE HAMILTON OHL 6′ 2.75″ 175 RW R
45 GEEKIE MORGAN TRI-CITY WHL 6′ 2.25″ 178 C R
47 SCHNARR NATE GUELPH OHL 6′ 3.25″ 180 C R
48 LYLE BRADY NORTH BAY OHL 6′ 1.25″ 203 D R
49 BROOK JOSH MOOSE JAW WHL 6′ 1.0″ 182 D R
50 PHILLIPS MARKUS OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 11.75″ 202 D L
52 ZABLOCKI LANE RED DEER WHL 5′ 11.5″ 190 RW R
53 MORAND ANTOINE ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 5′ 10.0″ 178 C L
55 SHAW MASON MEDICINE HAT WHL 5′ 8.5″ 180 C L
56 OLSON KYLE TRI-CITY WHL 5′ 10.5″ 161 RW R
58 MINULIN ARTYOM SWIFT CURRENT WHL 6′ 2.5″ 197 D R
59 LEWIS TY BRANDON WHL 5′ 11.0″ 177 LW L
62 FLEURY CALE KOOTENAY WHL 6′ 1.25″ 201 D R
64 GALLANT ZACH PETERBOROUGH OHL 6′ 2.0″ 188 C L
66 MAKSIMOV KIRILL NIAGARA OHL 6′ 2.25″ 192 RW R
69 SAMORUKOV DMITRI GUELPH OHL 6′ 2.0″ 180 D L
70 STEENBERGEN TYLER SWIFT CURRENT WHL 5′ 10.25″ 188 C L
71 CHEKHOVICH IVAN BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 5′ 10.0″ 177 LW L
72 SUSHKO MAKSIM OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 11.75″ 181 RW L
75 HOEFENMAYER NOEL OTTAWA OHL 6′ 0.25″ 191 D L
76 CRETE-BELZILE ANTOINE BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL 6′ 0.0″ 188 D L
77 COGHLAN DYLAN TRI-CITY WHL 6′ 2.0″ 189 D R
82 BELLERIVE JORDAN LETHBRIDGE WHL 5′ 9.75″ 196 C L
83 KOLTYGIN PAVEL DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 5′ 11.75″ 195 C L
84 TEASDALE JOEL BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL 5′ 11.25″ 190 LW L
86 PECKFORD RYAN VICTORIA WHL 6′ 0.0″ 185 LW L
87 DE JONG BRENDAN PORTLAND WHL 6′ 5.25″ 192 D L
90 WALFORD SCOTT VICTORIA WHL 6′ 1.5″ 193 D L
91 HANCOCK KEVIN OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 10.75″ 182 LW L
93 MEIRELES GREG KITCHENER OHL 5′ 9.75″ 172 C R
95 YERYOMENKO VLADISLAV CALGARY WHL 5′ 11.5″ 171 D R
96 THILANDER ADAM NORTH BAY OHL 6′ 0.0″ 190 D R
100 NYMAN LINUS KINGSTON OHL 5′ 9.25″ 158 RW L
101 STUDENIC MARIAN HAMILTON OHL 6′ 0.5″ 164 RW L
102 JOLY D’ARTAGNAN BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 6′ 2.75″ 181 RW L
103 PRATT AUSTIN RED DEER WHL 6′ 2.25″ 226 RW R
104 GORDEEV FEDOR FLINT OHL 6′ 6.25″ 211 D L
105 PAQUETTE JACOB KINGSTON OHL 6′ 3.0″ 200 D L
107 MCGREGOR RYAN SARNIA OHL 5′ 11.75″ 157 C L
110 MOILANEN SAMI SEATTLE WHL 5′ 8.5″ 185 RW L
112 BOOMHOWER SHAW MISSISSAUGA OHL 5′ 11.5″ 184 LW L
113 ROBERTS ZACHARY OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 11.75″ 184 LW L
114 ALEXEYEV YAROSLAV SHERBROOKE QMJHL 5′ 8.75″ 146 RW L
115 KEATING AUSTEN OTTAWA OHL 5′ 11.5″ 170 LW L
117 BATHERSON DRAKE CAPE BRETON QMJHL 6′ 1.0″ 187 C R
118 RYMSHA DRAKE SARNIA OHL 5′ 11.75″ 187 C R
120 STUDNICKA JACK OSHAWA OHL 6′ 1.0″ 171 C R
123 SEITZ DYLAN KITCHENER OHL 6′ 1.25″ 189 C L
124 DURZI SEAN OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 11.5″ 195 D R
126 CHAINEY JOCKTAN HALIFAX QMJHL 6′ 0.0″ 198 D L
130 PODDUBNYI GERMAN ERIE OHL 6′ 1.5″ 181 C L
132 MCINDOE ETHAN SPOKANE WHL 6′ 0.75″ 171 LW L
133 LEASON BRETT TRI-CITY WHL 6′ 3.75″ 196 C R
134 WARM WILL EDMONTON WHL 5′ 11.25″ 179 D R
135 PLOUFFE DYLAN VANCOUVER WHL 5′ 11.75″ 184 D L
136 NOEL DAVID VAL-D’OR QMJHL 6′ 1.25″ 175 D L
137 BRASSARD MATT OSHAWA OHL 6′ 2.0″ 197 D R
140 RUBINCHIK MARK SASKATOON WHL 5′ 11.75″ 179 D L
141 HAWEL LIAM GUELPH OHL 6′ 3.5″ 175 C R
142 DAVIS BRETT KOOTENAY WHL 6′ 0.75″ 178 RW L
143 LAUZON ZACHARY ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 6′ 0.5″ 187 D L
144 GOLDEN JACOB LONDON OHL 5′ 11.0″ 163 D L
145 MCHUGH NICHOLAS KITCHENER OHL 5′ 11.0″ 165 LW L
146 PARE CEDRIC SAINT JOHN QMJHL 6′ 2.5″ 205 C L
147 GORDA BRAYDEN EDMONTON WHL 6′ 1.75″ 188 D L
148 ISAACSON NICK PETERBOROUGH OHL 6′ 2.75″ 187 LW L
149 SMART JONATHAN REGINA WHL 6′ 0.0″ 197 D L
150 COSKEY COLE SAGINAW OHL 6′ 0.5″ 189 RW R
152 PHILIP MATTHEW NIAGARA OHL 5′ 11.0″ 175 C L
153 KREBS DAKOTA TRI-CITY WHL 6′ 4.25″ 200 D R
154 BOURQUE TRENTON OWEN SOUND OHL 6′ 1.75″ 200 D L
164 CASTLEMAN OLIVER NIAGARA OHL 5′ 10.0″ 180 LW L
166 TYANULIN ARTUR OTTAWA OHL 5′ 8.75″ 174 RW R
168 HALBGEWACHS JAYDEN MOOSE JAW WHL 5′ 7.5″ 157 LW L
169 HUGHES RYAN PORTLAND WHL 5′ 6.75″ 151 C L
170 JONES BEN NIAGARA OHL 6′ 0.25″ 187 C L
171 BUCEK SAMUEL SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 6′ 1.5″ 215 LW R
173 BUKAC DANIEL BRANDON WHL 6′ 4.25″ 185 D R
174 GRISHAKOV ANDREI CALGARY WHL 6′ 0.5″ 204 LW R
176 MCKENZIE SKYLER PORTLAND WHL 5′ 7.5″ 154 LW L
177 DURANDEAU ARNAUD HALIFAX QMJHL 5′ 10.75″ 183 LW L
179 PIETRONIRO MATTEO BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 6′ 0.5″ 180 D L
181 FORTIER MAXIME HALIFAX QMJHL 5′ 9.5″ 182 RW R
182 KASTELIC MARK CALGARY WHL 6′ 3.0″ 203 C R
185 BOUDRIAS SHAWN GATINEAU QMJHL 6′ 3.75″ 197 RW R
186 KOSORENKOV IVAN VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL 5′ 10.5″ 187 RW L
187 BURKE BRAYDEN MOOSE JAW WHL 5′ 9.75″ 170 LW L
189 PURBOO COLE WINDSOR OHL 6′ 2.75″ 205 RW R
192 KELLY PARKER PRINCE ALBERT WHL 5′ 10.25″ 170 C L
193 FLOWER WALTER HALIFAX QMJHL 6′ 1.0″ 178 D R
195 GUAY NICOLAS DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 5′ 11.0″ 174 C R
197 FRASER COLE PETERBOROUGH OHL 6′ 2.0″ 195 D R
198 VESTERINEN SAKU CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL 5′ 11.25″ 184 D R
199 CRAWLEY BRANDON LONDON OHL 6′ 1.5″ 203 D L
200 GAWANKE LEON CAPE BRETON QMJHL 6′ 0.75″ 186 D R
201 BOKA LUCAS WINDSOR OHL 5′ 11.5″ 191 RW R
202 HAYES ZACKARY PRINCE ALBERT WHL 6′ 2.0″ 215 D L
203 JOSLING SEAN SARNIA OHL 5′ 10.75″ 165 RW R
204 BOWEN RYAN LETHBRIDGE WHL 6′ 1.75″ 170 RW R
205 PATERSON JOSH SASKATOON WHL 6′ 1.5″ 190 C R
206 BRAZEAU JUSTIN NORTH BAY OHL 6′ 5.25″ 210 RW R
207 MARTEL JORDAN BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 6′ 0.5″ 176 RW R
209 MACLEAN KYLE OSHAWA OHL 6′ 0.25″ 175 LW L
210 WEDMAN MATTHEW SEATTLE WHL 6′ 2.5″ 195 C L
211 MAKINEN OTTO SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 6′ 1.0″ 178 C L
212 DUQUETTE MARC-OLIVIER DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 6′ 3.25″ 193 D L
213 DEAKIN-POOT NICHOLAS GUELPH OHL 6′ 4.25″ 210 C L
215 MACHALA ONDREJ NIAGARA OHL 5′ 9.75″ 176 LW L

CHL North American Goaltenders:

North American rank, name, CHL club, league

3 SCOTT IAN 11-Jan-99 PRINCE ALBERT WHL 6′ 3.25″ 172
4 DIPIETRO MICHAEL 09-Jun-99 WINDSOR OHL 6′ 0.0″ 200
5 SKINNER STUART 01-Nov-98 LETHBRIDGE WHL 6′ 3.25″ 205
8 FERGUSON DYLAN 20-Sep-98 KAMLOOPS WHL 6′ 1.25″ 189
10 BARIBEAU DERECK 22-Jan-99 QUEBEC QMJHL 6′ 4.75″ 191
11 KEYSER KYLE 08-Mar-99 OSHAWA OHL 6′ 1.75″ 182
13 D’ORIO ALEX 28-Apr-99 SAINT JOHN QMJHL 6′ 2.75″ 204
15 HOLLETT JORDAN 31-Mar-99 REGINA WHL 6′ 4.0″ 194
16 VILLALTA MATT 03-Jun-99 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 6′ 2.5″ 165
18 FULCHER KADEN 23-Sep-98 HAMILTON OHL 6′ 3.75″ 183
19 MCGRATH JAKE 07-Jan-99 SUDBURY OHL 6′ 0.75″ 158
21 DHILLON STEPHEN 14-Sep-98 NIAGARA OHL 6′ 4.5″ 186
25 WEATHERILL DAWSON 03-Jun-99 SPOKANE WHL 6′ 4.5″ 189
27 PROPP CHRISTIAN 27-Mar-99 BARRIE OHL 6′ 2.25″ 176
30 RICHARDSON LUKE 28-May-99 KITCHENER OHL 6′ 2.75″ 160

 

For more information on the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings, please visit nhl.com.

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