140 CHL players listed in 2018 NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings

25 of the top 62 ranked skaters will compete in Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 140 CHL players appear in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft which takes place June 22-23 in Dallas, TX.

Dallas draft

The domestic rankings list a total of 217 North American skaters including 126 from the CHL, also listing an additional 31 North American goaltenders including 14 that currently compete in the CHL.

CHL forwards Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts and Filip Zadina of the Halifax Mooseheads occupy the top two spots on the list of North American skaters, leading a group of 19 CHL players, ranked as first round candidates.

CHL talent also included in the Top-10 includes London Knights defenceman Evan Bouchard at fifth, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Barrett Hayton at sixth, Acadie-Bathurst Titan rearguard Noah Dobson at eighth, Oshawa Generals winger Serron Noel at ninth and Niagara IceDogs forward Akil Thomas at 10.

A total of nine CHL defencemen are ranked inside the top-31 including the aforementioned Bouchard and Dobson along with 12th ranked Jared MacIsaac of the Halifax Mooseheads, 15th ranked Rasmus Sandin of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 20th ranked Jett Woo of the Moose Jaw Warriors, 21st ranked Ryan Merkley of the Guelph Storm, 26th ranked Alexander Alexeyev of the Red Deer Rebels and 30th ranked Kevin Bahl of the Ottawa 67’s.

In the crease, each of the top four North American goaltenders are slated to compete in the upcoming 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game as top-ranked Alexis Gravel of the Halifax Mooseheads teams up with fourth-ranked Kevin Mandolese of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Team Orr. Team Cherry goaltenders include second-ranked Olivier Rodrigue of the Drummondville Voltigeurs and third-ranked Jacob Ingham of the Mississauga Steelheads.

The Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 61 players in the rankings including 58 skaters and three goaltenders followed by 43 players from the Western Hockey League including 40 skaters and three goaltenders. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rounds out the CHL contingent with 36 players ranked including 28 skaters and eight goaltenders.

The Ottawa 67’s lead all teams with six players included in the rankings while the Drummondville Voltigeurs, London Knights and Oshawa Generals trail close behind with five each. Teams with four ranked players include the Calgary Hitmen, Kitchener Rangers, North Bay Battalion, Red Deer Rebels, Saginaw Spirit and Vancouver Giants.

All 40 of the CHL players competing in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Thursday January 25 in Guelph, Ont. appear in the Midterm Rankings including 25 of the top 62 skaters and each of the top-four ranked netminders.

Last season, 153 CHL players appeared in the Midterm Rankings before 89 were selected at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago  including 14 players chosen in the first round.

CHL North American Skaters:

Players in bold will compete in 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

*invited to 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game but unable to play

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

 

1 SVECHNIKOV ANDREI 26-Mar-00 BARRIE OHL RW
2 ZADINA FILIP 27-Nov-99 HALIFAX QMJHL RW
5 BOUCHARD EVAN 20-Oct-99 LONDON OHL D
6 HAYTON BARRETT 09-Jun-00 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C
8 DOBSON NOAH 07-Jan-00 ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL D
9 NOEL SERRON 08-Aug-00 OSHAWA OHL RW
10 THOMAS AKIL 02-Jan-00 NIAGARA OHL C
12 MCISAAC JARED 27-Mar-00 HALIFAX QMJHL D
13 VELENO JOSEPH 13-Jan-00 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL C
14 SMITH TY 24-Mar-00 SPOKANE WHL D
15 SANDIN RASMUS 07-Mar-00 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D
16 MCLEOD RYAN 21-Sep-99 MISSISSAUGA OHL C
18 GROULX BENOIT-OLIVIER 06-Feb-00 HALIFAX QMJHL C
20 *WOO JETT 27-Jul-00 MOOSE JAW WHL D
21 MERKLEY RYAN 14-Aug-00 GUELPH OHL D
24 JENKINS BLADE 11-Aug-00 SAGINAW OHL LW
26 *ALEXEYEV ALEXANDER 15-Nov-99 RED DEER WHL D
28 CLARK KODY 13-Oct-99 OTTAWA OHL RW
30 BAHL KEVIN 27-Jun-00 OTTAWA OHL D
33 MCSHANE ALLAN 14-Feb-00 OSHAWA OHL C
34 ADDISON CALEN 11-Apr-00 LETHBRIDGE WHL D
35 FORTIER GABRIEL 06-Feb-00 BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL LW
36 BEAUDIN NICOLAS 09-Oct-99 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL D
37 BERNARD XAVIER 06-Jan-00 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL D
38 VALLATI GIOVANNI 21-Feb-00 KITCHENER OHL D
39 DURZI SEAN 21-Oct-98 OWEN SOUND OHL D
40 *ROMAN MILOS 06-Nov-99 VANCOUVER WHL C
41 BOUCHARD XAVIER 28-Feb-00 BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL D
42 CHISHOLM DECLAN 12-Jan-00 PETERBOROUGH OHL D
43 REGULA ALEC 06-Aug-00 LONDON OHL D
47 GROSS NICO 26-Jan-00 OSHAWA OHL D
52 KRAL FILIP 20-Oct-99 SPOKANE WHL D
53 SALDA RADIM 18-Feb-99 SAINT JOHN QMJHL D
54 ZAVGORODNY DMITRI 11-Aug-00 RIMOUSKI QMJHL LW
58 DER-ARGUCHINTSEV SEMYON 15-Sep-00 PETERBOROUGH OHL C
59 HILLIS CAMERON 24-Jun-00 GUELPH OHL C
61 ROBERTSON CARTER 15-Jan-00 OTTAWA OHL D
63 RIPPON MERRICK 27-Apr-00 OTTAWA OHL D
64 TOPPING KYLE 18-Nov-99 KELOWNA WHL C
65 MACDONALD ANDERSON 16-May-00 MONCTON QMJHL LW
68 KURASHEV PHILIPP 12-Oct-99 QUEBEC QMJHL C
70 DOUGLAS CURTIS 06-Mar-00 WINDSOR OHL C
72 SUTTER RILEY 25-Oct-99 EVERETT WHL RW
73 SOKOLOV EGOR 07-Jun-00 CAPE BRETON QMJHL LW
74 KOTKOV VLADISLAV 08-Jan-00 CHICOUTIMI QMJHL LW
75 GOGOLEV PAVEL 19-Feb-00 PETERBOROUGH OHL RW
76 DELLANDREA TY 21-Jul-00 FLINT OHL C
78 FONSTAD COLE 24-Apr-00 PRINCE ALBERT WHL C
79 YERYOMENKO VLADISLAV 23-Apr-99 CALGARY WHL D
80 REICHEL KRISTIAN 11-Jun-98 RED DEER WHL C
82 HOELSCHER MITCHELL 27-Jan-00 OTTAWA OHL C
84 MICHNAC ALBERT 18-Oct-98 MISSISSAUGA OHL LW
86 EVERETT CALEB 20-Jan-00 SAGINAW OHL D
88 STOTTS RILEY 05-Jan-00 CALGARY WHL C
89 BURZAN LUKA 07-Jan-00 BRANDON WHL C
90 IVAN MICHAL 18-Nov-99 ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL D
91 FOUDY LIAM 04-Feb-00 LONDON OHL C
93 FLORCHUK ERIC 10-Jan-00 SASKATOON WHL C
94 BITTEN SAMUEL 21-Mar-00 OTTAWA OHL C
95 LEPPARD JACKSON 18-Jan-00 PRINCE GEORGE WHL LW
96 CORCORAN CONNOR 07-Aug-00 WINDSOR OHL D
97 PECKFORD RYAN 04-Mar-99 MOOSE JAW WHL LW
99 DUCHARME JUSTIN 22-Feb-00 ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL LW
100 ZAMULA EGOR 30-Mar-00 CALGARY WHL D
103 WOUTERS CHASE 08-Feb-00 SASKATOON WHL C
104 TUCKER TYLER 01-Mar-00 BARRIE OHL D
107 LUDVIG JOHN 02-Aug-00 PORTLAND WHL D
108 STRUTHERS MATTHEW 26-Dec-99 NORTH BAY OHL C
110 ZABRANSKY LIBOR 26-May-00 KELOWNA WHL D
116 STRATIS PETER 18-Jan-00 SUDBURY OHL D
118 GOLOD MAXIM 18-Aug-00 ERIE OHL LW
119 DAMIANI RILEY 20-Mar-00 KITCHENER OHL C
120 GUAY NICOLAS 18-Jun-99 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL C
121 MACDOUGALL MATTHEW 23-Jan-00 WINDSOR OHL LW
122 MCKENNA JEREMY 20-Apr-99 MONCTON QMJHL RW
125 ALMEIDA JUSTIN 06-Feb-99 MOOSE JAW WHL C
127 LYLE BRADY 06-Jun-99 OWEN SOUND OHL D
130 MOSKAL BILLY 22-Mar-00 LONDON OHL C
131 DUDAS AIDAN 15-Jun-00 OWEN SOUND OHL C
132 DUNKLEY NATHAN 05-Mar-00 LONDON OHL C
133 HOLLOWELL MAC 26-Sep-98 SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D
134 HUGG RICKARD 18-Jan-99 KITCHENER OHL C
135 BOUDRIAS SHAWN 14-Sep-99 GATINEAU QMJHL RW
136 LEUFVENIUS HUGO 26-Mar-99 SARNIA OHL LW
137 KRASTENBERGS RENARS 26-Dec-98 OSHAWA OHL LW
141 BRAZEAU JUSTIN 02-Feb-98 NORTH BAY OHL RW
142 MINULIN ARTYOM 01-Oct-98 SWIFT CURRENT WHL D
143 SAIGEON BRANDON 14-Jun-98 HAMILTON OHL C
144 STUART BRODI 10-Mar-00 KAMLOOPS WHL LW
147 HENMAN LUKE 29-Apr-00 BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL C
149 HOLMES HUNTER 25-Jan-00 FLINT OHL C
150 ROBERTS CONNOR 22-Feb-00 FLINT OHL C
153 BURGHARDT LUKE 12-May-98 NORTH BAY OHL C
155 THILANDER ADAM 18-Sep-98 NORTH BAY OHL D
156 BARTEAUX DAWSON 12-Jan-00 RED DEER WHL D
158 HOUDE SAMUEL 08-Mar-00 CHICOUTIMI QMJHL C
160 CHYZOWSKI RYAN 14-May-00 MEDICINE HAT WHL LW
161 NIZHNIKOV KIRILL 29-Mar-00 SUDBURY OHL RW
162 LISKA ADAM 14-Oct-99 KITCHENER OHL C
163 MACPHERSON JUSTIN 23-Jun-00 NIAGARA OHL D
164 REINHARDT COLE 01-Feb-00 BRANDON WHL LW
166 KEMP BRETT 23-Mar-00 EDMONTON WHL C
168 MCCORMICK ADAM 25-Jun-00 CAPE BRETON QMJHL D
169 GINNELL BRAD 04-Jul-00 KOOTENAY WHL C
170 JOHNSON ISAAC 24-Jan-99 TRI-CITY WHL LW
171 VESTERINEN SAKU 28-Feb-99 CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL D
173 ENNIS WILLIAM 31-May-00 OSHAWA OHL D
174 GROUCHY MATTHEW 19-Nov-99 QUEBEC QMJHL RW
176 MALM JAMES 25-Jun-99 VANCOUVER WHL C
177 GIROUX DAMIEN 03-Mar-00 SAGINAW OHL C
179 WYLIE WYATTE 02-Nov-99 EVERETT WHL D
181 HARTJE CHASE 17-Dec-99 BRANDON WHL D
182 MARTEL JORDAN 24-Feb-98 BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL RW
183 LEVIN DAVID 16-Sep-99 SUDBURY OHL C
184 MCLEOD WYATT 27-Jan-00 EDMONTON WHL D
187 ETHIER THOMAS 12-Oct-99 BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL LW
188 HARSCH REECE 07-Jan-99 SEATTLE WHL D
190 KANNOK-LEIPERT ALEX 20-Jul-00 VANCOUVER WHL LW
193 OKSANEN EMIL 25-Sep-98 REGINA WHL LW
200 FOCHT CARSON 04-Feb-00 CALGARY WHL C
202 NYMAN LINUS 11-Jul-99 KINGSTON OHL RW
203 HERAUF JACOB 16-May-00 RED DEER WHL D
207 LYNCH ROBERT 16-Jun-98 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL C
208 PLOUFFE DYLAN 27-Apr-99 VANCOUVER WHL D
211 GRONDIN MAXIM 04-Jul-00 SAGINAW OHL C
216 ONYEBUCHI MONTANA 08-Mar-00 KAMLOOPS WHL D

 

CHL North American Goaltenders:

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

1 GRAVEL ALEXIS 21-Mar-00 HALIFAX QMJHL G
2 RODRIGUE OLIVIER 06-Jul-00 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL G
3 INGHAM JACOB 10-Jun-00 MISSISSAUGA OHL G
4 MANDOLESE KEVIN 22-Aug-00 CAPE BRETON QMJHL G
6 HOFER JOEL 30-Jul-00 SWIFT CURRENT WHL G
8 TENDECK DAVID 25-Nov-99 VANCOUVER WHL G
10 HARVEY SAMUEL 04-Feb-98 ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL G
13 KOOY JORDAN 30-Apr-00 LONDON OHL G
16 EMOND ZACHARY 20-Jun-00 ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL G
17 DONOFRIO NICK 19-Nov-99 HAMILTON OHL G
20 FITZPATRICK LUCAS 04-Jul-00 SHAWINIGAN QMJHL G
21 MOODY DANIEL 01-Jan-00 DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL G
22 MCGOVERN DUNCAN 07-Jun-00 KOOTENAY WHL G
25 COTE-CAZENAVE TRISTAN 12-Oct-99 VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL G

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

 

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