2015 NHL Draft top 100 prospects


We are just days away from the National Hockey Legaue’s Entry-Level Draft taking place in Sunrise, Florida.

Round one of the draft will take place on Friday night, beginning shortly after 7 PM on NBCSN, while rounds two through seven will take place on Saturday.

The Edmonton Oilers are set to select über-prospect Connor McDavid with the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, while the Buffalo Sabres will select Jack Eichel with the second overall pick.

After the top two picks, the Arizona Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Carolina Hurricanes round out the top five picks in the first round.

To many, the 2015 NHL Draft is the deepest NHL Draft to take place since the 2003 NHL Draft in Nashville. That year, 24 of the top 30 picks in the draft went on to have notable NHL careers, while 21 of the 30 top picks are still currently playing in the NHL. In addition to the 21 players in the 1st round, and additional 30 players drafted in the 2003 NHL Draft class are still playing in the NHL.

Aside from McDavid and Eichel at the top of the draft class, where do the rest of the prospects compare to one another?

I give you my list of the top 100 NHL prospects available for Friday’s draft.

Top 100 Prospects:
# Name: Team: League: Position: Height: Weight: Shoots: Nationality: Date of Birth:
1 Connor McDavid Erie OHL C 6′ 1″ 194 L Canada 1/13/97
2 Jack Eichel Boston University NCAA C 6′ 3″ 196 R USA 10/28/96
3 Noah Hanifin Boston College NCAA D 6′ 2″ 205 L USA 1/25/97
4 Ivan Provorov Brandon WHL D 6′ 0″ 201 L Russia 1/13/97
5 Mitch Marner London OHL C 5′ 11″ 163 R Canada 5/5/97
6 Dylan Strome Erie OHL C 6′ 3″ 185 L Canada 3/7/97
7 Mikko Rantanen TPS Liiga RW 6′ 4″ 212 L Finland 10/29/96
8 Lawson Crouse Kingston OHL LW 6′ 4″ 216 L Canada 6/23/97
9 Zachary Werenski Michigan NCAA D 6′ 2″ 207 L USA 7/19/97
10 Mathew Barzal Seattle WHL C 6′ 0″ 181 R Canada 9/26/97
11 Nick Merkley Kelowna WHL C 5′ 10″ 192 R Canada 5/23/97
12 Timo Meier Halifax QMJHL RW 6′ 1″ 209 L Switzerland 10/8/96
13 Kyle Connor Youngstown USHL C 6′ 1″ 183 L USA 12/9/96
14 Pavel Zacha Sarnia OHL C 6′ 3″ 212 L Czech Republic 4/6/97
15 Travis Konecny Ottawa OHL C 5′ 10″ 176 R Canada 3/11/97
16 Paul Bittner Portland WHL LW 6′ 4″ 203 L USA 11/4/96
17 Jakub Zboril Saint John QMJHL D 6′ 1″ 185 L Czech Republic 2/21/97
18 Brock Boeser Waterloo USHL RW 6′ 0″ 192 R USA 2/25/97
19 Evgeny Svechnikov Cape Breton QMJHL LW 6′ 2″ 201 L Russia 10/31/96
20 Brandon Carlo Tri-City WHL D 6′ 5″ 196 R USA 11/26/96
21 Thomas Chabot Saint John QMJHL D 6′ 2″ 181 L Canada 1/30/97
22 Colin White USNTDP USHL C 6′ 0″ 183 R USA 1/30/97
23 Jake DeBrusk Swift Current WHL LW 6′ 0″ 176 L Canada 10/15/96
24 Oliver Kylington Farjestad SHL D 6′ 0″ 181 L Sweden 5/19/97
25 Jansen Harkins Prince George WHL C 6′ 1″ 183 L Canada 5/23/97
26 Daniel Sprong Charlottetown QMJHL RW 6′ 0″ 183 R Netherlands 3/17/97
27 Noah Juulsen Everett WHL D 6′ 1″ 176 R Canada 4/2/97
28 Joel Eriksson Ek Färjestad SHL C 6′ 2″ 183 L Sweden 1/29/97
29 Ilya Samsonov Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL G 6′ 3″ 201 L Russia 2/22/97
30 Denis Guryanov Lada Togliatti KHL LW 6′ 2″ 187 L Russia 6/7/97
31 Jeremy Roy Sherbrooke QMJHL D 6′ 0″ 187 R Canada 5/14/97
32 Jeremy Bracco USNTDP USHL RW 5′ 10″ 165 R USA 3/17/97
33 Mackenzie Blackwood Barrie OHL G 6′ 4″ 216 L Canada 12/9/96
34 Jordan Greenway USNTDP USHL LW 6′ 5″ 223 L USA 2/16/97
35 Filip Chlapik Charlottetown QMJHL C 6′ 1″ 196 L Czech Republic 6/3/97
36 Thomas Novak Waterloo USHL C 6′ 0″ 181 L USA 4/28/97
37 Jack Roslovic US U-18 USHL C 6′ 1″ 187 R USA 1/29/97
38 Gabriel Carlsson Linkoping U-20 SHL U-20 D 6′ 4″ 183 L Sweden 1/2/97
39 Jacob Larsson Frölunda SHL D 6′ 2″ 190 L Sweden 4/29/97
40 Jens Lööke Brynas SHL RW 6′ 0″ 185 R Sweden 4/11/97
41 Nikita Korostelev Sarnia OHL RW 6′ 1″ 196 R Russia 2/8/97
42 Vince Dunn Niagara OHL D 6′ 0″ 187 L Canada 10/29/96
43 Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson Omaha USHL C 6′ 1″ 190 R Sweden 10/31/96
44 Christian Fischer USNTDP USHL C 6′ 1″ 212 R USA 4/15/97
45 Anthony Beauvillier Shawinigan QMJHL LW 5′ 10″ 176 L Canada 6/8/97
46 Matthew Spencer Peterborough OHL D 6′ 2″ 203 R Canada 3/24/97
47 Daniel Vladar Kladno Czech Jr. G 6′ 5″ 185 L Czech Republic 8/20/97
48 Ryan Pilon Brandon WHL D 6′ 2″ 207 L Canada 10/10/96
49 Nicolas Meloche Baie-Comeau QMJHL D 6′ 3″ 205 R Canada 7/18/97
50 Brendan Guhle Prince Albert WHL D 6′ 2″ 185 L Canada 7/29/97
51 Nicolas Roy Chicoutimi QMJHL C 6′ 4″ 198 R Canada 2/5/97
52 Travis Dermott Erie OHL D 5′ 11″ 196 L Canada 12/22/96
53 Graham Knott Niagara OHL LW 6′ 3″ 192 L Canada 1/13/97
54 Filip Ahl HV 71 SHL LW 6′ 4″ 212 L Sweden 6/12/97
55 Zachary Senyshyn Sault Ste. Marie OHL RW 6′ 1″ 194 R Canada 3/30/97
56 Dennis Yan Shawinigan QMJHL LW 6′ 1″ 187 L USA 4/14/97
57 Mitchell Vande Sompel Oshawa OHL D 5′ 10″ 183 L Canada 2/11/97
58 Callum Booth Quebec QMJHL G 6′ 3″ 198 L Canada 5/21/97
59 Parker Wotherspoon Tri-City WHL D 6′ 0″ 172 L Canada 8/24/97
60 Jonas Siegenthaler Zurich NLA D 6′ 3″ 220 L Switzerland 5/6/97
61 Rasmus Andersson Barrie OHL D 6′ 0″ 212 R Sweden 10/27/96
62 Glenn Gawdin Swift Current WHL C 6′ 0″ 192 R Canada 3/25/97
63 Austin Wagner Regina WHL C 6′ 1″ 181 L Canada 6/23/97
64 Guillaume Brisebois Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL D 6′ 2″ 176 L Canada 7/21/97
65 Roope Hintz Ilves Liiga RW 6′ 2″ 185 L Finland 11/17/96
66 Christian Jaros Luleå SHL D 6′ 3″ 205 R Slovakia 4/2/96
67 Keegan Kolesar Seattle WHL RW 6′ 2″ 216 R Canada 4/8/97
68 AJ Greer Boston University NCAA LW 6′ 3″ 205 L Canada 12/14/96
69 Alexander Dergachyov SKA St. Petersburg Jr. MHL C 6′ 4″ 201 L Russia 9/27/96
70 Erik Foley Cedar Rapids USHL LW 5′ 11″ 185 L USA 6/30/97
71 Erik Cernak HC Kosice Slovakia D 6′ 3″ 203 R Slovakia 5/28/97
72 Dennis Gilbert Chicago USHL D 6′ 2″ 201 L USA 10/30/96
73 Adam Musil Red Deer WHL C 6′ 3″ 205 R Canada 3/26/97
74 Jesse Gabrielle Regina WHL LW 6′ 0″ 203 L Canada 7/17/97
75 Karch Bachman Culver Academy USHS C 5′ 11″ 176 L USA 3/10/97
76 Anthony Cirelli Oshawa OHL C 6′ 0″ 165 L Canada 7/15/97
77 Ethan Bear Seattle WHL D 5′ 11″ 201 R Canada 6/26/97
78 Chase Pearson Youngstown USHL C 6′ 2″ 190 L USA 8/23/97
79 Jeremy Lauzon Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL D 6′ 2″ 194 L Canada 4/28/97
80 Ryan Gropp Seattle WHL LW 6′ 2″ 190 L Canada 9/16/96
81 Jesper Lindgren Modo SHL D 6′ 0″ 161 R Sweden 5/19/97
82 David Kase Chomutov Jr. Czech Jr. RW 5′ 11″ 170 L Czech Republic 1/28/97
83 Kyle Capobianco Sudbury OHL D 6′ 1″ 179 L Canada 8/13/97
84 Gabriel Gagné Victoriaville QMJHL RW 6′ 5″ 187 R Canada 11/11/96
85 Simon Bourque Rimouski QMJHL D 6′ 0″ 185 L Canada 1/12/97
86 Lucas Carlsson Brynas SHL D 6′ 0″ 187 L Sweden 7/5/97
87 Michael Spacek Paradubice Czech RW 5′ 11″ 187 R Czech Republic 4/9/97
88 Felix Sandstrom Brynas SHL G 6′ 2″ 192 L Sweden 1/12/97
89 Mitchell Stephens Saginaw OHL C 6′ 0″ 187 R Canada 2/5/97
90 Brendan Warren USNTDP USHL LW 6′ 0″ 192 L USA 5/7/97
91 Blake Speers Sault Ste. Marie OHL RW 5′ 11″ 185 R Canada 1/2/97
92 Kay Schweri Sherbrooke QMJHL RW 5′ 10″ 174 L Switzerland 12/28/96
93 Caleb Jones US U-18 USHL D 6′ 0″ 194 L USA 6/6/97
94 Samuel Montembeault Blainville-Boisbriand QMJHL G 6′ 3″ 174 R Canada 10/30/96
95 Yakov Trenin Gatineau QMJHL LW 6′ 2″ 194 L Russia 1/13/97
96 Samuel Dove-McFalls Saint John QMJHL C 6′ 2″ 207 L Canada 4/10/97
97 Gustav Bouramman Sault Ste. Marie OHL D 6′ 0″ 183 R Sweden 1/24/97
98 Julius Nättinen JYP Liiga C 6′ 2″ 194 L Finland 1/14/97
99 Andrew Nielsen Lethbridge WHL D 6′ 3″ 209 L Canada 11/13/96
100 Dmytro Timashov Quebec QMJHL LW 5′ 10″ 187 L Sweden 10/1/96

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Written by Brayton Wilson

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