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2017 NHL Entry Draft General Information and Preview

2017 NHL Entry Draft Final Rankings

Top 10

#1 Nolan Patrick, Centre, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL
#2 Nico Hischier, Centre, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#3 Gabriel Vilardi, Centre/Right Wing, Windsor Spitfires, OHL
#4 Casey Mittelstadt, Centre, Green Bay Gamblers, USHL
#5 Miro Heiskanen, Defence, HIFK, SM-Liiga
#6 Cody Glass, Centre, Portland Winterhawks, WHL
#7 Cale Makar, Defence, Brooks Bandits, AJHL
#8 Owen Tippett, Right Wing, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL
#9 Timothy Liljegren, Defence, Rogle IK, SHL
#10 Elias Pettersson, Centre/Right Wing, Timra IK, Hockey Allsvenskan


#11 Michael Rasmussen, Centre, Tri-City Americans, WHL
#12 Martin Necas, Centre, HC Kometa Brno, Czech Extraliga
#13 Eeli Tolvanen, Left Wing/Right Wing, Sioux City Musketeers, USHL
#14 Nick Suzuki, Centre/Right Wing, Owen Sound Attack, OHL
#15 Lias Andersson, Centre, HV71, SHL
#16 Kristian Vesalainen, Right Wing, Frolunda, SHL
#17 Klim Kostin, Right Wing, Dynamo Moskava, KHL
#18 Juuso Valimaki, Defence, Tri-City Americans, WHL
#19 Callan Foote, Defence, Kelowna Rockets, WHL
#20 Robert Thomas, Centre, London Knights, OHL


#21 Ryan Poehling, Centre, St. Cloud State Huskies, NCAA
#22 Isaac Ratcliffe, Left Wing, Guelph Storm, OHL
#23 Nicolas Hague, Defence, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL
#24 Kailer Yamamoto, Left Wing, Spokane Chiefs, WHL
#25 Conor Timmins, Defence, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
#26 Jason Robertson, Left Wing, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
#27 Josh Norris, Centre, US NTDP, USHL
#28 Shane Bowers, Centre, Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL
#29 Maxime Comtois, LW/RW/C, Victoriaville Tigres, QMJHL
#30 Urho Vaakanainen, Defence, JYP, SM-Liiga


#31 Kole Lind, Right Wing, Kelowna Rockets, WHL
#32 Erik Brannstrom, Defence, HV 71, SHL
#33 Marcus Davidsson, Centre, Djugardens, SHL
#34 Alexei Lipanov, Centre, Dynamo Balashikha, VHL
#35 Matthew Strome, Left Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL
#36 Jake Oettinger, Goaltender, Boston University Terriers, NCAA Hockey East
#37 Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Centre, Spokane Chiefs, WHL
#38 Henri Jokiharju, Defence, Portland Winterhawks, WHL
#39 Michael DiPietro, Goaltender, Windsor Spitfires, OHL
#40 Grant Mismash,, Centre/Left Wing, US NTDP, USHL


#41 Robin Salo, Defence, Vaasan Sport, SM Liiga
#42 Nikita Popugaev, Left Wing, Prince George Cougars, WHL
#43 Jesper Boqvist, Centre/Left Wing, Bryans IF, SHL
#44 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Goaltender, HPK, U20 SM-Liiga
#45 Morgan Frost, Centre, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
#46 Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Defence, Charlottetown Islanders, QMJHL
#47 Aleksi Heponiemi, Centre, Swift Current Broncos, WHL
#48 Filip Chytil, Centre/Left Wing, HC Ziln, Czech Extraliga
#49 Max Gildon, Defence, U.S. NTDP, USHL
#50 Scott Reedy, Centre, U.S. NTDP, USHL


#51 Antoine Morand, Centre, Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL
#52 Ivan Lodnia, Centre/Right Wing, Erie Otters, OHL
#53 Luke Martin, Defence, University of Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Big Ten
#54 Sasha Chmelevski, Centre, Ottawa 67s, OHL
#55 Ian Mitchell, Defence, Spruce Grove Saints, AJHL


2017 Mock Draft

Part One: The Lottery Picks
Part Two: Picks 16-31

General Articles

NHL Central Scouting Releases Their Final 2017 NHL Draft Rankings by Max Marko
Evaluating the Top Defencemen Available in the 2017 NHL Draft by Max Marko
Erik Brannstrom is Underrated and Deserves More Attention by Max Marko
Fringe First Rounders in the 2017 NHL Draft Class by Max Marko
An Early look at 2018, A draft led by Defencemen by Max Marko
New Jersey Devils Win NHL Draft Lottery by Catherine Dore
Draft Lottery Condemns Avalanche to 4th Overall, What Next? by Connor Dobos
2017 Memorial Cup Preview

2017 NHL Draft February Rankings and Scouting Reports

The Top Five
#6-10 Rankings and Reports
#11-15 Rankings and Reports
#16-20 Rankings and Reports
#21-25 Rankings and Reports
#26-31 Rankings and Reports

2017 NHL Draft November Rankings and Reports

The Top Five
#6-10 Rankings and Reports
#11-15 Rankings and Reports
#16-20 Rankings and Reports
#21-25 Rankings and Reports
#26-31 Rankings and Reports

Summer Rankings

Early Look at the Top 15 for the 2017 NHL Draft

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