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TSP: 2018 NHL Entry Draft General Information and Preview

2018 NHL Entry Draft Grades

2018 NHL Draft Grades Part 1
2018 NHL Draft Grades Part 2
NHL Draft Grades Part 3
NHL Draft Grades Part 4

2018 NHL Entry Draft Final Rankings

Top 10 Prospects

#1 Rasmus Dahlin, Left Defence, Frolunda HC, SHL
#2 Andrei Svechnikov, Right Wing, Barrie Colts, OHL
#3 Quinn Hughes, Left Defence, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA – Big Ten
#4 Filip Zadina, Left Wing, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#5 Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Centre, Assat Pori, SM Liiga
#6 Noah Dobson, Right Defence, Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL
#7 Oliver Wahlstrom, Right Wing, US NTDP, USHL
#8 Adam Boqvist, Right Defence, Brynas IF, SHL
#9 Evan Bouchard, Right Defence, London Knights, OHL
#10 Ty Smith, Left Defence, Spokane Chiefs, WHL

Prospect Ranks 11-20

#11 Brady Tkachuk, Left Wing, Boston University Terriers, NCAA – Hockey East
#12 Joe Veleno, Centre, Drummondville Voltigeurs, QMJHL
#13 Joel Farabee, Left Wing, US NTDP, USHL
#14 Rasmus Kupari, Centre / Right Wing, Karpat, SM Liiga
#15 Bode Wilde, Right Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#16 Vitali Kravtsov, Right Wing, Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL
#17 Barret Hayton, Centre/Left Wing, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
#18 Isac Lundestrom, Centre/Left Wing, Lulea HF, SHL
#19 Grigori Denisenko, Left Wing, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL/MHL
#20 Akil Thomas, Centre/Right Wing, Niagara IceDogs, OHL

Prospect Ranks 21-30

#21 Jared McIsaac, Left Defence, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#22 Dominik Bokk, Right Wing/Left Wing, Vaxjo Lakers, SHL
#23 Ryan Merkley, Right Defence, Guelph Storm, OHL
#24 K’Andre Miller, Left Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#25 Jacob Olofsson, Centre, Timra IK, SHL
#26 Rasmus Sandin, Left Defence, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
#27 Martin Kaut, Right Wing, HC Dynamo Pardubice, Czech Extraliga
#28 Serron Noel, Right Wing, Oshawa Generals, OHL
#29 Ryan McLeod, Centre, Mississauga Steelheads, OHL
#30 Jesse Ylonen, Right Wing/Left Wing, Espoo United, Mestis

Prospect Ranks 31-40

#31 Ty Dellandrea, Centre, Flint Firebirds, OHL
#32 Alexander Alexeyev, Left Defence, Red Deer Rebels, WHL
#33 Jonatan Berggren, Centre/Right Wing, Skelleftea AIK, SHL
#34 Jay O’Brien, Centre, Thayer Academy, USHS
#35 Calen Addison, Left Defence, Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL
#36 Jake Wise, Centre, US NTDP, USHL
#37 Jack McBain, Centre, Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL
#38 Mattias Samuelsson, Left Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#39 Jonny Tychonick, Left Defence, Penticton Vees, BCHL
#40 Nils Lundkvist, Right Defence, Lulea HF, SHL

Prospect Ranks #41-50

#41 Jett Woo, Right Defence, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL
#42 Liam Foudy, Centre/Left Wing, London Knights, OHL
#43 David Gustafsson, Centre, HV 71, SHL
#44 Allan McShane, Centre, Oshawa Generals, OHL
#45 Benoit-Olivier Groulx, Centre/Left Wing, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#46 Adam Ginning, Left Defence, Linkoping HC, SHL
#47 Nicolas Beaudin, Left Defence, Drummondville Voltigeurs, QMJHL
#48 Cam Hillis, Centre, Guelph Storm, OHL
#49 Filip Hallander, Centre/Left Wing, Timra IK, Allsvenskan
#50 Jacob Bernard-Docker, Right Defence, Okotoks Oilers, AJHL

Prospect Ranks #51-60

#51 Sampo Ranta, Left Wing/Right Wing, Sioux Falls Stampede, USHL
#52 Alexander Khovanov, Centre, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL
#53 Sean Durzi, Right Defence, Owen Sound Attack, OHL
#54 Jakub Lauko, Centre/Left Wing, Pirati Chomutov, Czech Extraliga
#55 Blake McLaughlin, Centre/Left Wing, Chicago Steel, USHL
#56 Jack Drury, Centre, Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL
#57 Philipp Kurashev, Centre, Quebec Remparts, QMJHL
#58 Cole Fonstad, Left Wing/Centre, Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
#59 Kevin Bahl, Left Defence, Ottawa 67s, OHL
#60 Filip Johansson, Right Defence, Leksands IF, Allsvenskan

Prospect Ranks #61-70

#61 Jakub Skarek, Goaltender, HC Dukla Jihlava, Czech Extraliga
#62 Aidan Dudas, Centre, Owen Sound Attack, OHL
#63 Scott Perunovich, Left Defence, Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, NCAA – NCHC
#64 Bulat Shafigullin, Left/Right Wing, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, KHL
#65 Olivier Rodrigue, Goaltender, Drummondville Voltigeurs, QMJHL
#66 Adam Mascherin, Left Wing, Kitchener Rangers, OHL
#67 Kirill Marchenko, Right/Left Wing, Mamonty Yugry, MHL
#68 Milos Roman, Centre, Vancouver Giants, WHL
#69 Niklas Nordgren, Left Wing/Right Wing, HIFK, SM-Liiga
#70 Stanislav Demin, Left Defence, Wenatchee Wild, BCHL

Prospect Ranks #71-80

#71 Alexis Gravel, Goaltender, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
#72 Ty Emberson, Right Defence, US National Team Development Program, USHL
#73 Jon Gruden, Left Wing, US National Team Development Program, USHL
#74 Xavier Bernard, Right Defence, Drummondville Voltigeurs, QMJHL
#75 Nando Eggenberger, Left Wing, Davos, NLA
#76 Anderson MacDonald, Left Wing, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL
#77 Riley Sutter, Right Wing, Everett Silvertips, WHL
#78 Blade Jenkins, Left Wing/Centre, Saginaw Spirit, OHL
#79 Oskar Back, Centre/Right Wing, Farjestad BK, SHL
#80 Xavier Bouchard, Right Defence, Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL

Prospect Ranks #81-90

#81 Jan Jenik, Centre/Left Wing, Benatky nad Jizerou, Czech Extraliga
#82 Alec Regula, Right Defence, London Knights, OHL
#83 Lukas Dostal, Goaltender, Slavia Trebic, Czech 2nd Division
#84 Nico Gross, Defence, Oshawa Generals, OHL
#85 Matej Pekar, Centre, Muskegon Lumberjacks, USHL
#86 Pavel Gogolev, Right Wing, Peterborough Petes, OHL
#87 Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Centre, Peterborough Petes, OHL
#88 Ryan O’Reilly, Right Wing, Madison Capitols, USHL
#89 Giovanni Vallati, Left Defence, Kitchener Rangers, OHL
#90 Gabriel Fortier, Centre, Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL 

Prospect Ranks #91-100

#91 Martin Fehervary, Left Defence, IK Oskarshamn, Allsvenskan
#92 Brandon Saigeon, Centre/Left Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL
#93 Alexander Romanov, Left Defence, Krasnaya Armiya Moskva, MHL
#94 Tyler Madden, Centre, Tri-City Storm, USHL
#95 Ivan Morozov, Centre, Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk, KHL
#96 Filip Kral, Left Defence, Spokane Chiefs, WHL
#97 Axel Andersson, Right Defence, Djurgårdens IF, J20
#98 Kody Clark, Right Wing, Ottawa 67s, OHL
#99 Curtis Hall, Centre, Youngstown Phantoms, USHL
#100 Luka Burzan, Centre, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL


Two-Round Mock NHL Draft

2018 NHL Mock Draft – Lottery Edition
2018 NHL Mock Part 2, First Round, Playoff Teams
Second Round Part 1
Second Round Part 2

General Draft Articles

NHL Draft Combine Heights and Weights
Strong Links and the NHL Draft Value Chart by Chace McCallum
2018 NHL Draft Lottery Odds by Armand Klisivitch
2018 NHL Draft Lottery Information, Start Time, Odds, Prospect Info

Ottawa Senators need Rasmus Dahlin more than most by James Reeve
What Winning the Draft Lottery would mean for the Montreal Canadiens by Colton Osmond
The Future of the Chicago Blackhawks Begins at the 2018 NHL Draft by Bryan Oakley
Chicago Blackhawks Draft Targets Part Two by Bryan Oakley
Chicago Blackhawks Draft Targets Part Three by Bryan Oakley
Blackhawks Draft Targets Part Four by Bryan Oakley
Goalie Targets for the Blackhawks by Bryan Oakley
Chicago Blackhawks Draft Part 6 by Bryan Oakley
Detroit Red Wings Defence Targets by Daniel Mount
Montreal Canadiens Draft Preview by Colton Osmond
Montreal Canadiens Draft Spectacular Podcast by Connor LaPalme
K’Andre Miller a worthy gamble for the Philadelphia Flyers by Ted Brown
Jonatan Berggren, a Speedy Winger for the Flyers by Ted Brown

Everything you need to know ahead of the 2018 Memorial Cup by Bryan Thiel
WHL Doubles Down in 2018 Memorial Cup by Samantha Meese
One-on-One Interview with 2018 Draft Prospect Akil Thomas
On The PowerPlay: NHL Draft Lottery Preview Podcast
OHL Prospect Power Rankings by Bryan Thiel

In-Depth Team Needs Series

Atlantic Division Draft Needs by Colton Osmond
Metro Division Draft Needs by Brian Donnelly
Central Division Draft Needs by Colton Osmond
Pacific Division Draft Needs by Colton Osmond

2018 NHL Entry 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

2018 NHL Entry Draft November 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

Early Look, 2017 Summer Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft

Early Look at the Top 15 for the 2018 NHL Draft


Other NHL Prospect Information

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft Headquarters

2017-18 Top Shelf Prospects Series

2018 College Free Agents Series