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2017 NHL Entry Draft General Information and Preview

Draft Grades

2017 Draft Grades Part 1
2017 Draft Grades Part 2
Draft Grades Part 3
Draft Grades Part 4

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 NCHC
#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 Erik Brannstrom, Defence, HV 71, SHL
#27 Josh Norris, Centre, US NTDP, USHL
#28 Filip Chytil, Centre/Left Wing, HC Ziln, Czech Extraliga
#29 Jason Robertson, Left Wing, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
#30 Maxime Comtois, LW/RW/C, Victoriaville Tigres, QMJHL


#31 Shane Bowers, Centre, Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL
#32 Kole Lind, Right Wing, Kelowna Rockets, WHL
#33 Marcus Davidsson, Centre, Djugardens, SHL
#34 Alexei Lipanov, Centre, Dynamo Balashikha, VHL
#35 Urho Vaakanainen, Defence, JYP, SM-Liiga
#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 Joni Ikonen, Centre, Frolunda, SHL
#43 Matthew Strome, Left Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL
#44 Jesper Boqvist, Centre/Left Wing, Bryans IF, SHL
#45 Morgan Frost, Centre, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL
#46 Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Defence, Charlottetown Islanders, QMJHL
#47 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Goaltender, HPK, U20 SM-Liiga
#48 Nikita Popugaev, Left Wing, Prince George Cougars, WHL
#49 Max Gildon, Defence, U.S. NTDP, USHL
#50 Aleksi Heponiemi, Centre, Swift Current Broncos, WHL


#51 Scott Reedy, Centre, U.S. NTDP, USHL
#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
#56 Antoine Morand, Centre, Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL
#57 Keith Petruzzelli, Goaltender, Muskegon Lumberjacks, USHL
#58 Alex Formenton, Left Wing, London Knights, OHL
#59 Jake Leschyshyn, Centre, Regina Pats, WHL
#60 Stelio Mattheos, Centre, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL


#61 David Farrance, Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#62 Adam Ruzicka, Centre, Sarnia Sting, OHL
#63 Mason Shaw, Centre/Right Wing, Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL
#64 Jarret Tyszka, Defence, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL
#65 Mackenzie Entwistle, Right Wing, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL
#66 Ostap Safin, Centre, Sparta Praha, Czech Extraliga
#67 Josh Brook, Defence, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL
#68 Jonah Gadjovich, Left Wing, Owen Sound Attack, OHL
#69 Morgan Geekie, Centre, Tri-City Americans, WHL
#70 Cale Fleury, Defence, Kootenay Ice, WHL


#71 Santeri Virtanen, Centre/Left Wing, TPS U-20, Jr. A SM-Liiga
#72 Markus Phillips, D, Owen Sound Attack, OHL
#73 Evan Barratt, Centre/Left Wing, US NTDP, USHL
#74 Filip Westerlund, Defence, Frolunda, SHL
#75 Jack Studnicka, Centre, Oshawa Generals, OHL
#76 Lukas Elvenes, Left Wing, Rogle BK, SHL
#77 Dmitry Samorukov, Defence, Guelph Storm, OHL
#78 Dylan Samberg, Defence, Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL
#79 Nate Schnarr, Centre, Guelph Storm, OHL
#80 Stuart Skinner, Goaltender, Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL


#81 Eemeli Rasanen, Defence, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
#82 Nick Henry, Right Wing, Regina Pats, WHL
#83 Artem Minulin, Defence, Swift Current Broncos, WHL
#84 Ian Scott, Goalie, Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
#85 Mikey Anderson, Defence, Waterloo Black Hawks, USHL
#86 Maxim Zhukov, Goaltender, Green Bay Gamblers, USHL
#87 Zach Gallant, Centre, Peterborough Petes, OHL
#88 Mario Ferraro, Defence, Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL
#89 Cameron Crotty, Defence, Brookville Braves, CCHL
#90 D’Artagnan Joly, Right Wing, Baie-Comeau Drakkar


#91 Lane Zablocki, Centre/Right Wing, Red Deer Rebels, WHL
#92 Fabian Zetterlund, Right Wing, Farjestad BK, SHL
#93 Ben Mirageas, Defence, Chicago Steel, USHL
#94 Kyle Olson, Centre/Right Wing, Tri-City Americans, WHL
#95 Jacob Paquette, Defence, Kingston Frontenacs, OHL
#96 Kevin Hancock, Centre/Left Winger, Owen Sound Attack
#97 Ben Gleason, Defence, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL
#98 Tommy Miller, Defence, US NTDP, USHL
#99 Kirill Maksimov, Left Wing, Niagara Ice Dogs, OHL
#100 Noel Hoefenmayer, Defence, Ottawa 67s, OHL

Honourable Mention – Alexandre Texier, Centre, Grenoble, French League
Honourable Mention – Eetu Luostarinen, Centre, Kalpa, SM-Liiga


2017 NHL Entry Draft Mock Draft

Part One: The Lottery Picks
Part Two: Picks 16-31
Second Round Picks 32-46
Second Round Picks 47-62

First Round Mock Draft by Max Marko

Team Draft Needs (By Division)

Atlantic Division by Jack Thompson
Metropolitan Division by Jack Thompson
Central Division by Jack Thompson
Pacific Division by Jack Thompson

General Articles

2017 NHL Entry Draft Combine Heights and Weights
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 Entry 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
Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Options by Russell Graham
Calgary Flames Draft Preview by David Elisio
Canucks Draft Preview by Pearce Fraser
Montreal Canadiens Draft Preview by Connor LaPalme

2017 Memorial Cup Preview

2017 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

2017 NHL Entry 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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