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34 QMJHL players in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 152 CHL players appear in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft which takes place June 24-25 in Buffalo, New York.

The domestic rankings list a total of 210 North American skaters including 133 from the CHL, also listing an additional 30 North American goaltenders including 19 that currently compete in the CHL.

Matthew Tkachuk of the London Knights is the top ranked North American skater and headlines a list of seven straight CHL players ranked by NHL Central Scouting.  Defenceman Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting is listed at number two, followed by forward Alexander Nylander of the Mississauga Steelheads at three, Julien Gauthier of the Val-d’Or Foreurs at four, defenceman Olli Juolevi of the Knights is ranked fifth, the Steelheads’ Michael McLeod is listed at six, and Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles falls at number seven.  Also included at number 10 is defenceman Mikhail Sergachev of the Windsor Spitfires.

The top seven ranked goalies are also from the CHL including Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips at number one, Evan Fitzpatrick of the Sherbrooke Phoenix at two, Zach Sawchenko of the Moose Jaw Warriors is ranked third, Joseph Raaymakers of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is listed at four, Dylan Wells of the Peterborough Petes is fifth, the Knights’ Tyler Parsons is at six, and Evan Cormier of the Saginaw Spirit is ranked seventh.

The Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 67 players appearing in the rankings including 60 skaters and seven goaltenders, followed by 51 players from the Western Hockey League including 43 skaters and eight goaltenders, with a total of 34 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League listed including 30 skaters and four goaltenders.

All 40 of the CHL players competing in the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Thursday January 28 in Vancouver, BC, appear in the Midterm Rankings including 35 of the top-60 skaters.

Last season, 150 CHL players appeared in the Midterm Rankings before 95 players from the CHL were selected in the 2015 NHL Draft including 17 players chosen in the first round.

For more information please visit www.bmotopprospects.ca.

Skaters

Rank Name Team Position Height Weight
4 GAUTHIER, JULIEN VAL-D’OR RW 6’3.5″ 225
7 DUBOIS, PIERRE-LUC CAPE BRETON LW 6’2.5″ 202
31 LABERGE, PASCAL VICTORIAVILLE C 6’1.0″ 162
36 ALLARD, FREDERIC CHICOUTIMI D 6’1.0″ 179
37 GREEN, LUKE SAINT JOHN D 6’0.25″ 189
40 GIRARD, SAMUEL SHAWINIGAN D 5’9.5″ 160
44 KUZNETSOV, VLADIMIR ACADIE-BATHURST RW 6’2.0″ 210
47 SOMPPI, OTTO HALIFAX C 6’0.75″ 179
56 ABRAMOV, VITALY GATINEAU RW 5’8.75″ 172
72 NEVEU, JACOB ROUYN-NORANDA D 6’1.5″ 206
74 SYLVESTRE, GABRIEL SHAWINIGAN D 6’3.0″ 190
102 MIROMANOV, DANIIL ACADIE-BATHURST LW 6’3.5″ 185
112 BALMAS, MITCHELL CHARLOTTETOWN C 6’0.0″ 180
115 SEVIGNY, MATHIEU DRUMMONDVILLE LW 6’0.75″ 175
120 GALIPEAU, OLIVIER VAL-D’OR D 6’0.75″ 203
132 GIGNAC, BRANDON SHAWINIGAN C 5’10.5″ 173
136 NOEL, NATHAN SAINT JOHN C 5’10.5″ 179
142 FELIXSON, OLIVER SAINT JOHN D 6’6.0″ 220
145 FORTIER, MAXIME HALIFAX RW 5’10.0″ 177
156 BILODEAU, GABRIEL GATINEAU D 6’1.0″ 185
158 BOWER, WILLIAM MONCTON C 6’0.5″ 186
161 WIEDERER, MANUEL MONCTON C 6’0.0″ 171
165 HUBER, MARIO VICTORIAVILLE C 6’1.75″ 208
174 PICARD, MIGUEL BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND C 6’0.75″ 174
188 MALTSEV, ARTEM CHICOUTIMI D 6’2.5″ 179
191 WERBIK, NICOLAS RIMOUSKI C 6’2.5″ 195
196 KLIMA, KEVIN MONCTON C 5’8.75″ 171
198 MURPHY, LIAM MONCTON C 6’0.75″ 208
204 MAHER, JORDAN ACADIE-BATHURST C/RW 5’11.0″ 175
209 D’ASTOUS, CHARLES-EDOUARD RIMOUSKI D 6’1.0″ 197

 

Goaltenders

Rank Name Team Hand Height Weight
2 FITZPATRICK, EVAN SHERBROOKE L 6’2.5″ 222
13 SAMUEL, ANTOINE BAIE-COMEAU L 6’2.5″ 187
28 GRAMETBAUER, MARK GATINEAU L 6’0.75″ 176
30 POVALL, JAMES VICTORIAVILLE L 6’2.5″ 172
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