Curtis’ Final 2020 NHL Draft Rankings – Top 100

This entire hockey season has been interesting to say the least but it’s afforded time for extra scouting of the players eligible. I have thoroughly gone through this years prospects over the past year and created a Top 100 Players ranking along with some analysis on the Top 31.

As the year went on, the prospects available in this class seemed to continually raise the bar higher for each other and leave us with a draft class that could go down as one of the best in recent memory.  The depth at the forward position is incredible as there are many who would normally be considered 1st round talents go in the 2nd and perhaps 3rd round this year.

It has been a fun season from a scouting perspective and as this is my 2nd go around with TCB for draft rankings, I wanted to discuss how my evaluation process has changed over the past year.  One of the biggest things that I found myself doing is attempting to better understand a players’ impacts on the defensive side of the game.  There can be gaudy point totals at the junior level that are easy to get infatuated with but I attempted to further emphasize how well a prospect made decisions in their own end.

Additionally, I place a lot of value in players who are puck possession hogs and are able to drive play on their own via controlled zone exits, as well as controlled zone entries.

I think it’s important to always have an open mind to new ideas in the hockey world and even more so in how people evaluate prospects. As we see very often in sports, what worked the season prior will not always work in the future so adapting ideologies to the present is key to being successful.

For anyone that has followed my articles for TCB, you’ll know that I bring up NHLe quite a bit and use that data to help project the potential of a prospect. As this data set gets new data points every single year, these models will constantly be refined and show that what we viewed as a great indicator for success one year, may not hold true the following.

This brings me to my main philosophy about scouting prospects. There needs to be a healthy balance between what the eye test shows us, and what the data does. Personally, I find that the data really helps narrow down a list of players that are showing early signs of potential and are worth scouting further. After players are narrowed down, I begin to evaluate whether there’s evidence to support what the data is saying and if that player is appropriately ranked or not.

Additionally, data can sometimes focus too much on the result of a players actions (i.e. stats) without understanding the root cause of the players positive impact on puck possession. Personally, it’s these root causes that indicate to me if a player has a high Hockey IQ or not.

Looking at a prospect from the perspective of their consistency to make good hockey decisions with and without the puck, a trend begins to develop. To me, this trend shows the root cause(s) of their positive impact is some combination of their talent, physical attributes, and fundamental understanding of how to play hockey.

While last year had a very solid group of players in the top 10, this year it is filled with forwards who possess 1st line potential in the NHL. It’s been a fun (and strange) year from a scouting perspective so without further ado, here are my Top 100 Rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft.

Top 31

1. Alexis Lafrenière – Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
LW | 6’1″ | 192 lbs | 10/11/2001 | Shoots:  Left
52 GP | 35 G | 77 A | 112 PTS (pNHLe 104 PTS)

It takes a special talent as a winger to get selected number 1 overall in the NHL over several talented centers and that’s exactly what Lafrenière is. Projected to go 1st overall wire to wire this year, Lafreniere is an elite playmaking winger who can drive a line with the offense he creates.

He has great Hockey IQ which is clearly evident when he is in control of the puck. The vision he possesses when passing is unreal as he frequently threads the needle between sticks and skates. His ability to think the game one step ahead of others and be unpredictable enable him to pull off great plays with the puck.

One thing that makes him unique from other star players is his physical play. Whether he has the puck or not, Lafreniere welcomes physical contact and plays an aggressive style in general. 

Known more for his playmaking has caused his goal scoring ability to go a bit unnoticed as he has a solid shot, though it definitely isn’t the greatest in this class. What makes him a dangerous goal scorer is his smarts to put himself in scoring positions where he doesn’t always need to beat the goalie with a great shot.

Overall, he is a play driving winger who makes teams pay when they over commit on him but will pick defenses apart with his accurate passing and awareness of how to put his linemates in a position to score and succeed. There’s little doubt that he is a future 1st line winger in the NHL.


2. Quinton Byfield – Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
C | 6’4″ | 214 lbs | 08/19/2002 | Shoots:  Left
45 GP | 32 G | 50 A | 82 PTS (pNHLe 111 PTS)

Byfield arguably has the highest ceiling of all the prospects in this draft and is also one of the youngest first time eligible draftees being about 1 month away from having to wait until the 2021 draft. Any of the criticisms of his game are pretty unwarranted for a kid who possesses his size and skill combination. 

Byfield’s skating is supreme and he can make plays at a high speed look effortless due to his long and powerful stride. He’s basically the guy you make in create a player mode in NHL20.  The hockey sense he possesses is incredible as he seems to be a step ahead of everyone on the ice.

While Lafreniere is ahead of him currently from a development standpoint, it would not be shocking to see Byfield viewed as the best player from this class 5 years from now.


3. Marco Rossi – Ottawa 67’s (OHL)
C | 5’9″ | 179 lbs | 09/23/2001 | Shoots:  Left
56 GP | 39 G | 81 A | 120 PTS (pNHLe 102 PTS)

While he is a bit undersized (5’9″) for what teams look for in terms of a center, Rossi is an elite talent that plays a complete game.  He’s a great skater with a nice top end speed and agility combination. The acceleration he possesses is what puts him up with the top skaters from this class and enables him to be very effective chasing loose pucks and back checking.

Rossi’s lower body strength helps him maintain possession of the puck and makes him extremely hard to knock off balance, especially for someone his size. Very similar to the way Crosby can control the puck and fend off attackers with his low center of gravity and great balance, Rossi can wear down opponents until a play opens up.

He lit up the OHL this season as evidenced by his 2.14 point per game total.  While some knock him for playing on a good team and being one of the oldest players in the draft class (missed the 2019 draft by 8 days), Rossi still outperformed all CHL players in 2019-20 which included some very good players drafted in the 1st round of 2019. Rossi also ranked 3rd of all draft eligible players in even strength primary points per game (EV P1/GP) with 1.03.

His elite level vision and passing make him extremely dangerous with the puck and makes teams pay when they over pursue him.  Because he has such great patience, he forces defenders to be honest and that opens up space not only for himself, but his linemates.

While he appears to be more of a playmaker, his goal scoring ability shouldn’t go overlooked as he has a very quick release and accurate shot in general.  He projects as a top line center in my eyes and would likely be a top 2 selection in most drafts but could easily slide down a few spots in the top 10 if teams choose to let his size bother them.


4. Lucas Raymond – Frölunda HC (SHL)
RW/LW | 5’10” | 183 lbs | 03/28/2002 | Shoots:  Right
33 GP | 4 G | 6 A | 10 PTS (pNHLe 46 PTS)

Raymond is an electric forward and someone who was locked into the top 3 of this class headed into the season.  Much like Byfield, I don’t think some of the criticism is warranted as he definitely possesses top 3 talent but is being a bit underrated based on his performance in the SHL.

Known more for his goal scoring abilities, Raymond is an excellent playmaker and takes advantage of teams that overplay him.  People will point to his production in the SHL with Frolunda this season as a reason to shy away but he was actually very productive as a 17 year old playing against men while getting minimal minutes in a 4th line role.

Raymond is as dynamic as they come and he is the definition of a play driving winger.  What makes Raymond special is how he can seemingly make harmless plays suddenly dangerous.  That may be by creating a scoring chance for himself, or setting up a teammate in a high danger area.

He is already turning some heads at the beginning of the SHL season for Frolunda where he figures to play a much larger role than he did the year prior.  While he is extremely talented right now, one more year in Sweden will be important to his development such that he can be an impact top 6 forward in the NHL in 2021-22.


5. Tim Stützle – Adler Mannheim (DEL)
C/LW | 6’0″ | 187 lbs | 01/15/2002 | Shoots:  Left
41 GP | 7 G | 27 A | 34 PTS (pNHLe – N/A)

Playing for Addler Mannheim of the German Pro League, Stützle is the most recent in a string of German born players to gain a high level of respect in the scouting community. While the overall quantity of German players with a path to the NHL is low, the quality of those players has been very good as Stützle is following in the footsteps of Seider and Draisaitl.

Playing against men, Stützle showed that he was not out of place even though he is still getting stronger. His feet are constantly moving as he applies pressure when not in possession of the puck and has a great sense of awareness for breaking up plays on the defensive side. Where he really excels is the offensive zone.

While Stützle is a dynamic player and had an incredible draft season, he falls down to number 5 for me simply because I want to see


6. Anton Lundell – HIFK (Liiga)
C | 6’1″ | 187 lbs | 10/03/2001 | Shoots:  Left
44 GP | 10 G | 18 A | 28 PTS (pNHLe 53 PTS)

Lundell has one of the safest floors in the top 10 and also may be the most NHL ready, having played an entire year against men in Liiga. He is a very smart player who understands the nuances of the game so it’s no surprise that he’s a very well rounded 2 way center.

He is an average skater in general and that is what ultimately will prevent him from becoming a superstar. He won’t be considered a sexy pick in this draft but he can absolutely be a 2nd line center in the NHL with the potential to be even more should he be able to elevate his skating. 

The offensive upside he possesses isn’t nearly as high as others in the top 10 but with improved skating ability, Lundell could feasibly raise his already good offensive potential. 

His best asset in the offensive zone is definitely his shot. He won’t take a bad shot and is very good at placing his shot on net where he has a good chance of beating a goalie or getting a rebound chance.  Focusing more on the shot quality than the flashiness just emphasize what a smart player he is in general and how well he understands the finer points of the sport.


7. Seth Jarvis – Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
RW | 5’10” | 172 lbs | 02/01/2002 | Shoots:  Right
58 GP | 42 G | 56 A | 98 PTS (pNHLe 88 PTS)

Seth Jarvis had an incredible 2nd half of the season, putting up 27 goals and 63 points in only 26 games for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.

His ability to make plays with the puck at a high speed, and his production show that he deserves to be grouped with the top forwards in this class. His feet are constantly moving which helps him get by defenders with ease.

Jarvis is a versatile goal scorer who can score by deking, snap shot, one timer, and even down by the crease. He is very aware of goalies who over commit to him as a shooter and will identify when a pass is the better option in these cases.

With his elite offensive awareness and skill set, Jarvis is looking like a top line winger which again speaks volumes to the depth of this class. He can drive play as a winger and makes his linemates around him better.

Overall, Jarvis needs to get stronger but with how quickly he processes the game on ice, he can continue to develop his already strong offensive skill set while the rest of his frame fills in.


8. Alexander Holtz – Djurgårdens IF (SHL)
RW | 6’0″ | 183 lbs | 01/23/2002 | Shoots:  Right
35 GP | 9 G | 7 A | 16 PTS (pNHLe 64 PTS)

The man with arguably the best shot in this draft class is Alexander Holtz.  His release is quick and the puck comes off his blade with great velocity which enables him to score from low danger areas like the tops of the circles. 

While he doesn’t possess blazing speed, he has good enough effort in the offensive zone to always be a threat.  Holtz does need to work on his defensive play as there are times where he seems aloof from his assignments as a winger which are relatively minimal to begin with. 

Because of his defensive issues, I feel like he may project as a Patrik Laine type where his defensive deficiencies prevent him from having a larger positive impact overall.


9. Cole Perfetti – Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
C | 5’10” | 185 lbs | 01/01/2002 | Shoots:  Left
61 GP | 37 G | 74 A | 111 PTS (pNHLe 92 PTS)

Cole Perfetti is someone that I’ve been torn on for quite a while. He has tremendous decision making ability with the puck, and possesses a great shot which is quick and accurate. His production in the OHL also project him to be a can’t miss player in the NHL but that’s why it’s important to watch these prospects play

What concerns me most about Perfetti is his top end speed. I believe he could struggle to transition to the NHL level because of this but he has a natural ability to slow the game down to his pace. Subtle moves in one on one situations buy him space and he is very deceptive with his body movement and stickhandling which make him difficult to check.

Perfetti has excellent Hockey IQ and when he dictates the pace of play and controls the puck he is a dangerous forward that seems like he would be best suited as a 1st line winger in the NHL.


10. Jamie Drysdale – Erie Otters (OHL)
D | 5’11” | 170 lbs | 04/08/2002 | Shoots:  Right
49 GP | 9 G | 38 A | 47 PTS (pNHLe 70 PTS)

Considered by many to be the top defenseman available in this draft class, Drysdale plays a complete 2 way game and is an excellent skater who relies on his great edge work an agility to make both controlled defensive zone exits, and offensive zone entries.

What stands out about Drysdale’s game the most is his patience with the puck, especially in his own end. He will always look to make a controlled exit by skating it out or passing to a winger that has room to make a play upon receipt of the pass. If neither of these options are available, Drysdale will frequently turn back and reset the breakout to maintain possession.

Drysdale is not one to dump the puck out high and off the glass and has an offensive skill set that will translate very well to the NHL.  Due to his natural ability to control the play and move the puck, Drysdale appears to be on a similar path to stardom as Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar.


11.  Yaroslav Askarov – SKA Neva St. Petersburg (VHL)
G | 6’3″ | 176 lbs | 06/16/2002 | Catches:  Right
18 GP | 12 W | 3 L | 3 OTL | 2.45 GAA | .920 SV%

Drafting a 1st round goalie always comes with risk, yet Yaroslav Askarov looks like a Star already and possesses some elite level traits that are well developed at an incredibly young age.

His puck tracking ability is amazing, especially through screens and he has a positional awareness that seems to always be perfect relative to the shooter and net frame.  Where he excels in this particular aspect is a natural understanding of how to stay square to the puck carrier while understanding where the puck may ultimately end up.

Askarov’s side to side movement is very quick and he has the reflexes to handle NHL level shots. Rebound control is another elite trait of his and something that will help continue his quick development.  The technical aspects of playing the position seem to have already been mastered by Askarov and he makes it look very easy at times.

It can take goalies upwards of 4-5 years of development to reach a level that is worthy of being in the NHL but with Askarov, he has the frame and tools to reach the pros much quicker.


12. Rodion Amirov – Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
LW | 6’0″ | 168 lbs | 10/02/2001 | Shoots:  Left
21 GP | 0 G | 2 A | 2 PTS (pNHLe 13 PTS)

Russian forward Rodion Amirov is an electric winger and one who is just a joy to watch play the game.  He always seems to have the puck on his stick and the pace at which plays at both ends of the ice is simply entertaining.

What makes Amirov such a great player is his ability to make small adjustments to his body position.  This ability comes in handy when opening up shooting/passing lanes, in one on one situations with defenders, and down low by the net.

The effort level that Amirov shows consistently, combined with his great hockey IQ are going to transition very well to the NHL.  He has already had experience in the KHL at 18 and could be a star in the near future.


13. Jack Quinn – Ottawa 67’s (OHL)
RW | 5’11” | 176 lbs | 09/19/2001 | Shoots:  Right
62 GP | 52 G | 37 A | 89 PTS (pNHLe 68 PTS)

The Ottawa 67’s were a powerhouse in the OHL this past season and Jack Quinn was a big reason why.  The natural goal scorer can score from literally anywhere on the ice and he actually did the majority of his production away from teammate Marco Rossi.

From the top of the circle, high slot, front of the net, side of the net, it really doesn’t matter as Quinn will find a way to get his shot off.  Possessing the ability to get off his shot quickly and accurately gives goaltenders little time to read how the puck is coming off of his stick and is a huge reason he was able to score 52 goals last year.

Being a responsible player in his own end solidifies Quinn as a 2 way player and one who understands the importance of controlled zone exits.  Quinn projects as a top 6 forward in the NHL and one who appears to have the ability to be a net positive impact on the game from a possession standpoint.


14. Dawson Mercer – Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
RW | 6’0″ | 179 lbs | 10/27/2001 | Shoots:  Right
26 GP | 18 G | 24 A | 42 PTS (pNHLe 79 PTS)

Mercer did most of his damage with Drummondville before being traded to Chicoutimi where he saw his point per game total drop. The skilled forward has a good balance of goal scoring and playmaking ability and is solid in just about every aspect of his game.

He is strongest when in control of the puck as he possesses great hands and is very good at stickhandling, even when pressured. He plays a relentless style of game where he engages on the forecheck and has an active stick which enables him to intercept passes. 

As a player with a quick release on his shot, Mercer likes to get into high danger areas in the middle of the ice but the velocity he can put on the puck is enough to beat goalies from just about anywhere. 

His shot selection is very strong and with his head always up, he understands when a teammate has a better opportunity than himself and will opt to pass instead of taking a poor shot. 

Given his skillset and ability to drive play from the wing, Mercer projects to be a top 6 winger at the NHL level.


15. Jake Sanderson – U.S. National U18 Team (USDP)
D | 6’1″ | 185 lbs | 07/08/2002 | Shoots:  Left
47 GP | 7 G | 22 A | 29 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

My ranking of Sanderson is mostly due to the fact that I don’t view defenders as easy to project as forwards.  Sanderson has shown some great abilities as a defender but the uncertainty that comes with a defenseman’s development cause me to rank them lower, especially in a forward strong class like this one.

Sanderson plays a well rounded game which places an emphasis on controlling the puck and skating with it.  His gap control is very sound and he plays very calculated especially in the offensive zone.  He does a great job pinching and keeping the puck inside the zone.  His timing on plays defensively is excellent and is very consistent in that aspect of the game.

I think his speed is solid as he has a long powerful stride.  Sanderson actually appears to be faster than he is because of how well he plays the game positionally.  He is quick when making a defensive play and he is very good at identifying when a player is getting close to beating him with speed and reacts with a well timed defensive play physically or with his stick.

Generally speaking, Sanderson has excellent hockey IQ and while he likely needs a few years of development, I won’t be surprised to see him be one of, if not the top defenseman from this class in a few years.


16. Noel Gunler – Luleå HF (SHL)
RW/LW | 6’2″ | 174 lbs | 10/07/2001 | Shoots:  Right
45 GP | 4 G | 9 A | 13 PTS (pNHLe 34 PTS)

Gunler has his moments where he looks like a top 10 pick and others where he leaves you wanting more. He has a very powerful stride that allows him to reach top seed quickly and an offensive awareness that make him very dangerous with the puck.

The full year in the SHL was definitely a good thing for the young prospect who needs to work on the consistency of his game. Defensively he shows the compete level to be an effective two way forward but will need some refinements to his play in his own zone to successfully transition to the NHL.

Gunler has a very good release on his shot and does a good job putting himself in areas that are considered high danger areas closer to the net.  Given his size, Gunler has the makings of a goal scoring power forward after he puts on some more muscle.


17. Dylan Holloway – Wisconsin (NCAA)
C/LW | 6’0″ | 192 lbs | 09/23/2001 | Shoots:  Left
35 GP | 8 G | 9 A | 17 PTS (pNHLe 30 PTS)

As one of the older players in the class, Holloway is very strong and physically mature which helped him transition his game to the NCAA level with Wisconsin.

He is a very strong skater and has a wider stance that generates a lot of speed with seemingly little effort. He likes to carry pucks out of his own zone and down quick crossovers in alternating directions to misdirect defenders. This buys him some space to get into the zone and can also get defenders tripped up and allow him easy entry.

He has a very quick release and gets a lot velocity behind it but doesn’t shoot it as often as he can. While this is partly a product of his great vision as a playmaker, he could easily become a greater threat offensively by taking more shots that are available to him.

Holloway is not one to shy away from contact and can be a fantastic forechecker. He may slide a bit due to his lack of production this past season but part of that could be attributed to a Wisoncsin team that really underperformed based on the high end talent.


18. Mavrik Bourque – Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
C | 5’10” | 165 lbs | 01/08/2002 | Shoots:  Right
49 GP | 29 G | 42 A | 71 PTS (pNHLe 74 PTS)

Mavrik Bourque is a relatively small centerman who is very skilled and was an offensive producer on a very poor Shawinigan team in the QMJHL. 

His 71 points in only 49 games was good for the 2nd best point per game average of all 1st time draft eligible players in the QMJHL, only behind Lafreniere. 

Bourque is a dynamic player and is a natural goal scorer who is not afraid to shoot the puck as evidenced by his over 4 shots per game average. He has a great release and has a solid one timer from his off wing though it’s the high danger areas in front of the net where he prefers to go.

While he’s most known for his shooting ability, the improvements he made as a playmaker cannot be overlooked as he progressed from the year prior in his ability to read the ice to set up teammates.

Aside from the obvious need to get stronger, playing a more tenacious style especially in the defensive zone will help him develop into an effective center at the next level. His skating is also another area where he can definitely improve and continuing to get stronger will help him out in that regard.


19. Jan Mysak – Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
LW | 6’0″ | 181 lbs | 06/24/2002 | Shoots:  Left
22 GP | 15 G | 10 A | 25 PTS (pNHLe 66 PTS)

The Czech native came over to Canada to play in the OHL part way through the season after putting up impressive numbers in the top Czech league for Litvinov where he put up 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists) in 26 games.

He likely projects as more of a winger in the NHL but he has shown the ability to play center due to his excellent defensive play and positioning.  Mysak plays with an active stick in his own end along with anticipatory skills that make things difficult for his opponents.

Mysak transitioned very well to the OHL and showed off his skating ability and offensive skills.  He likes to carry the puck and hold possession into the offensive zone and has great awareness of where his teammates are on the ice at all times.  Mysak is more of a goal scorer but is a very capable playmaker which make him a well balanced threat offensively.


20. Jacob Perreault – Sarnia Sting (OHL)
C | 5’11” | 198 lbs | 04/15/2002 | Shoots:  Right
57 GP | 39 G | 31 A | 70 PTS (pNHLe 66 PTS)

Perreault is the son of long time NHLer Yanic Perreault and is one of the best pure goal scorers in this class. Part of what makes him such a great goal scorer is his shoot first instinct which oftentimes catches goalies off guard as Perreault will shoot the puck from anywhere. 

He is also one of the best skaters in this class as he possesses a very refined and smooth stride that has grown since his DY-1. The efficiency with which he pushes off makes it look effortless when he accelerates and makes just how fast he is going deceptive to defenders.

Having the ability to beat players wide is great for him to get into high danger zones for shots, though he can beat goalies from out far. His release is very quick and he can get a lot velocity behind his shots that are extremely accurate.

He does need to improve defensively as the effort level was questionable at times but this may be a product of being on a very non-competitive team. It’s definitely worth noting that he can take shifts off, much like Kaliyev from last year.


21. Hendrix Lapierre – Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
C | 6’0″ | 181 lbs | 02/09/2002 | Shoots:  Left
19 GP | 2 G | 15 A | 17 PTS (pNHLe 47 PTS)

It was a season to forget for Lapierre who showed some early indications that he is susceptible to concussions, having a few over the past season. While not known to be a shooter, Lapierre makes up for his lack of a great shot by being a very good skater and play maker.

His fluid stride enables him to enter the offensive zone with speed and use his agility to change direction to avoid defenders and maintain possession of the puck. Were it not for his concussions, he may have been able to put together a better run and improve on his goal scoring though he has never really put up goals in other leagues.

Lapierre truly excels in his zone exits as he prefers to carry the puck out and lean on his strengths in skating and stickhandling.

Once in the offensive zone, it’s his vision to set up plays for high danger chances that put him in the upper echelon of playmakers from this class. 

If he can overcome some of the early injury concerns and improve on his shot, Lapierre will be considered a late 1st round steal.


22. Connor Zary – Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
C | 6’0″ | 181 lbs | 09/25/2001 | Shoots:  Left
57 GP | 38 G | 48 A | 86 PTS (pNHLe 72 PTS)

Connor Zary had a very productive season in the WHL though it should be noted that he was almost eligible for the 2019 draft.  Unlike some other older players from this draft class, I hesitate to include Zary in the upper echelon for his lack of speed with the puck.  For a player that excels with the puck on his stick, he will definitely be challenged at the next level without improving his top end speed.

Aside from the criticism above, Zary has excellent hockey IQ and is a masterful puck handler.  He’s a well rounded forward who also has a very mature defensive game that comes with an excellent understanding of his responsibilities as a center.  The anticipation ability and puck pursuit mentality he possesses make him a strong defender.

Provided Zary can understand his limitations from a speed perspective, he can easily turn into a high end forward in the NHL.  Playing to his strengths and creating scoring opportunities will ultimately be a big factor in determining the success of Zary down the road.


23. Marat Khusnutdinov – SKA-1946 St. Petersburg (MHL)
C | 5’9″ | 165 lbs | 07/17/2002 | Shoots:  Left
44 GP | 13 G | 25 A | 38 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

Marat Khusnutdinov is another electric and entertaining Russian in this class.  He is always applying pressure in all three zones when he doesn’t have possession and does not shy away from contact for someone that is undersized.

Khusnutdinov has many traits that are a coaches dream as his feet are constantly moving and he has the ability to maintain his speed even when in control of the puck.  His vision as a playmaker make his teammates better and defensively he excels at forcing turnovers.

Were he a few inches taller and physically stronger, he would likely be considered much higher in this class but it’s hard to bet against a player with this combination of talent and effort.


24. Lukas Reichel – Eisbären Berlin (DEL)
LW | 6’0″ | 172 lbs | 05/17/2002 | Shoots:  Left
42 GP | 12 G | 12 A | 24 PTS (pNHLe – N/A)

Lukas Reichel is the 3rd German player from this class that has 1st round potential and is also the youngest of the three. A player who processes the game very well, Reichel is active at both ends of the ice but does so without taking himself out of position. 

He is a strong skater that generates a lot of power in his stride and has his feet constantly moving. His lack of physical strength was evident in one on one board battles however. Regardless, it was a good sign to his character that he still engaged in these plays even though he was outmatches at times.

Reichel does a nice job carrying the puck through the neutral zone and into the offensive zone. He will often pass the puck off upon entry and drive to the net. His awareness of the play around him while in front of the net is also excellent as he is able to set up screens and also move around to make himself a pass target.

While he is not NHL ready for another 2-3 years, Reichel has shown signs of being a top 6 forward. The balance of his play making and goal scoring abilities combined with his dedication to being an impact in his own zone make him a promising prospect. He’s a player who could take a massive leap once he physically matures and reaches his full strength.


25. Emil Andrae – HV71 J20 (SuperElit)
D | 5’9″ | 183 lbs | 02/23/2002 | Shoots:  Left
40 GP | 11 G | 27 A | 38 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

Emil Andrae had a very successful season last year in the Swedish U20 league, averaging almost a point per game as a defenseman.  For a defender his size, it’s a bit surprising that he isn’t an elite skater though he’s an excellent skater and has the ability to make controlled zone exits and entries himself.

There’s very little that Andrae can’t do in the offensive zone. He does have a tendency to prefer taking wrist shots over his slap shot which does need to get more power behind it.

Andrae is an excellent puck carrier and his passing ability makes him dangerous as he can thread a pass through sticks and skates with ease. Surprisingly, Andrae is pretty physical and plays defense well due in part because of this. His gap control is another strength of his game that help him defend.

The decision making with Andrae is above average and he has good poise to not force bad plays. The NHL has found a role for defensemen like him and with some seasoning in the SHL, Andrae is well on his way.


26. John-Jason Peterka – EHC München (DEL)
LW | 5’11” | 192 lbs | 01/14/2002 | Shoots:  Left
42 GP | 7 G | 4 A | 11 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

Peterka played the entire season for München of the German pro league and gained quite a bit of draft recognition with his solid play for a weak German team where he played with fellow draft eligibles Stützle and Reichel.

One thing that pops out about Peterka is his acceleration. He has an innate awareness of when to turn on the jets but also not skate himself out of position. He’s great at ensuring he’s an open target when he doesn’t have the puck and releases a quick and accurate shot without hesitation. His ability to create separation and open up ice for himself was extremely impressive for an 18 year old playing against men.

As is the case with most players this age, he could use some more upper body strength. He’s shown some fundamental understanding of the defensive side of the ice and will commit to ensuring he supports his defense when needed.

He’s a great fit for the Sabres for his goal scoring ability and while he’s more suited to be a winger, I think he’s versatile enough to play either side as a lot of his chances come on his off wing on the rush.


27. William Wallinder – MODO Hockey J20 (SuperElit)
D | 6’4″ | 192 lbs | 07/28/2002 | Shoots:  Left
37 GP | 5 G | 19 A | 24 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

A towering defender from a height perspective, Wallinder has a huge frame to fill out still but is an extremely young player from this draft class.  He played the majority of his time in the Swedish SuperElit U20 league while also playing against men in the Allsvenskan league.

Wallinder is an excellent skater with a very refined and good form stride.  His crossovers and transition are very smooth which help him in one on one situations positionally to maintain a solid gap.

There’s a strategic and calmness about the way Wallinder plays his game where he consistently forces the opponent to make the first move.  When in possession of the puck, Wallinder does a good job of exiting his own zone and carrying it through the neutral zone.

He doesn’t have a very strong shot at this point in time so he needs to rely on being strategic with getting his shot through to the net.  Given the lack of strength Wallinder has at this point in time, it’s not clear just how much offensive upside he has but in the back end of the 1st round he has enough potential to draft and patiently wait for him to develop.


28. Tyson Foerster – Barrie Colts (OHL)
C | 6’1″ | 194 lbs | 01/18/2002 | Shoots:  Right
62 GP | 36 G | 44 A | 80 PTS (pNHLe 66 PTS)

Another one of the more prolific goal scorers in this class, Tyson Foerster has a rocket of a shot that makes him dangerous anywhere on the ice.  On the powerplay, Foerster sets up on his off wing like Ovechkin/Eichel and has a cannon of a one timer.

After a less than stellar DY-1, Foerster made improvements to his game which saw his point production rise dramatically. There is some concern over the fact that his goal scoring was very reliant on the power play. Foerster’s shot and hockey IQ are good enough to quell this to a degree.

As a skater, Foerster needs to continue getting better as he’s fairly good defensively but becoming stronger in this area will make his 2-way game even more effective.

There’s a chance that he can just be a power play specialist in the NHL. There is however potential for more if he keeps putting the work in to improve.


29. Helge Grans – Malmö Redhawks J20 (SuperElit)
D | 6’3″ | 192 lbs | 05/10/2002 | Shoots:  Right
27 GP | 4 G | 23 A | 27 PTS (pNHLe 32 PTS)

The tall defenseman from Sweden is a cerebral player on the back end who has his head on a swivel constantly.  Grans does a great job of keeping his head up and understanding what his options are prior to getting the puck on his stick.  He is a good passer that understands whether a long or short pass is the best option.

Grans is a very good skater for someone his side as he can control the blue line well in the offensive zone and pivot laterally when needed to open up shooting lanes.  He can however struggle making a quick transition when playing defense in one on one situations.  Grans doesn’t react quick enough at times and it puts him out of position.  Playing on his heels less when backing up through the neutral zone will go a long way to him minimizing the opponents controlled zone entries.

From a hockey IQ standpoint, Grans is very adept in the offensive zone but defensively he has some inconsistencies that make him a bit of a liability at times.  Understanding his assignments and how to adjust his position as the play cycles around him is something he does need to get better at.

Much like many defensemen that enter the NHL draft, Grans needs to get stronger physically if he wants to make an impact at the NHL level.  Fortunately, he has a very large frame that he can fill out that will likely make him an even bigger threat on the offensive side of the game.


30. Topi Niemelä – Kärpät (Liiga)
D | 6’0″ | 163 lbs | 03/25/2002 | Shoots:  Right
43 GP | 1 G | 6 A | 7 PTS (pNHLe 21 PTS)

Niemelä played a full season in Liiga as a 17 year old the entire year and showed a lot of confidence for someone playing in a men’s league at such a young age. While his stride isn’t perfect (perhaps due to his lanky frame) Niemelä is a good skater who can pivot between backward and forward skating well.

His head is always up when looking to breakout of the zone and is very good at making stretch passes in tight windows with his excellent vision. If a pass isn’t there though, he is more than capable of getting his feet moving and carrying the puck out himself.

Niemelä is also very good at holding the blue line and shows great composure with the puck in the offensive zone. 

There’s an obvious need to get stronger but Niemelä shows the presence of mind to focus on getting his shot through from the point rather than getting as much power as he can. This is a great sign of a player who understands the game well. 

He is a smart defender who has an active stick and is good playing forwards entering the zone by not over committing to them. Playing his position well offsets for his lack of physical play as he does a good job of keeping the opposition to the outside.


31. Martin Chromiak – Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
LW | 6’0″ | 181 lbs | 08/20/2002 | Shoots:  Right
28 GP | 11 G | 22 A | 33 PTS (pNHLe 72 PTS)

Playing alongside the projected 1st overall pick in the 2022 Draft Shane Wright helped Chromiak transition to the OHL after playing in the top Slovakian league earlier in the year. 

The first thing that pops out about Chromiak is his shot which has a quick release and great velocity. He is excellent playing his off-wing on the powerplay but in general he can score from any distance from the net.

While passing to Wright likely boosted Chromiak’s assist total, it’s a great sign to show that he is capable of playing with such a great offensive talent. He has great vision when in possession of the puck and was not afraid to make difficult passes that would turn into scoring chances.

Defensively, Chromiak shows a willingness and the anticipation skills to break up plays both in transition and his own zone. As the OHL is the most offensive minded league of the three that make up the CHL, owning the defensive responsibilities at that age is encouraging for him to turn into a complete player. 

Chromiak is fairly developed physically for being on the cusp of eligible for the 2021 draft so his path to the NHL may be shorter than some others who need to build muscle mass.


Players 32-100

I don’t ever recall liking as many players in the top 100 as I did this year, which made ranking all of these prospects extremely difficult.

Tyler Tullio is without question my favorite prospect that is not considered to be a 1st round pick by most.  I am very high on him relative to others as evidenced by my 33rd overall ranking but he has the makings of a player who will far outperform his draft position.

From Tristen Robins and Veeti Miettinen, all the way down to someone like Emil Heinemen, there are so many talented prospects who will help make this draft class one to remember.

This is also a very strong group of overagers who are entering the draft for a 2nd and even 3rd time. Xavier Simoneau and Yevgeni Oksentyuk are two examples from this group who are talented enough to outperform their draft spot this year.

For more analysis about some of the prospects on this list, I suggest downloading the TCB Draft Guide where I take some deeper dives on players who will likely be selected between rounds 2 and 7.

32. Zion Nybeck – HV71 J20 (SuperElit)
LW/RW | 5’8″ | 176 lbs | 05/12/2002 | Shoots:  Left
42 GP | 27 G | 39 A | 66 PTS (pNHLe – N/A)

33. Tyler Tullio – Oshawa Generals (OHL)
C | 5’9″ | 161 lbs | 04/05/2002 | Shoots:  Right
62 GP | 27 G | 39 A | 66 PTS (pNHLe 57 PTS)

34. Brendan Brisson – Chicago Steel (USHL)
C | 5’11” | 179 lbs | 10/22/2001| Shoots:  Left
45 GP | 24 G | 35 A | 59 PTS (pNHLe 51 PTS)

35. Ridly Greig – Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
LW | 5’11” | 159 lbs | 08/08/2002 | Shoots:  Left
56 GP | 26 G | 34 A | 60 PTS (pNHLe 65 PTS)

36. Roni Hirvonen – Ässät (Liiga)
C | 5’9″ | 163 lbs | 01/10/2002 | Shoots:  Left
52 GP | 5 G | 11 A | 16 PTS (pNHLe 28 PTS)

37. Jérémie Poirier – Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
D | 6’0″ | 192 lbs | 06/02/2002 | Shoots:  Left
64 GP | 20 G | 33 A | 53 PTS (pNHLe 63 PTS)

38. Veeti Miettinen – Kiekko-Espoo U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
RW | 5’9″ | 159 lbs | 09/20/2001 | Shoots:  Left
52 GP | 42 G | 31 A | 73 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

39. Tristen Robins – Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
C | 5’10” | 174 lbs | 11/15/2001 | Shoots:  Right
62 GP | 33 G | 40 A | 73 PTS (pNHLe 58 PTS)

40. Braden Schneider – Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
D | 6’2″ | 209 lbs | 09/20/2001 | Shoots:  Right
60 GP | 7 G | 35 A | 42 PTS (pNHLe 45 PTS)

41. Lukas Cormier – Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)
D | 5’10” | 179 lbs | 03/27/2002 | Shoots:  Left
44 GP | 6 G | 30 A | 36 PTS (pNHLe 60 PTS)

42. Jaromir Pytlik – Soo Greyhounds (OHL)
C | 6’3″ | 201 lbs | 09/25/2001 | Shoots:  Right
56 GP | 22 G | 28 A | 50 PTS (pNHLe 43 PTS)

43. Kaiden Guhle – Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
D | 6’3″ | 187 lbs | 01/18/2002 | Shoots:  Left
64 GP | 11 G | 29 A | 40 PTS (pNHLe 43 PTS)

44. Thomas Bordeleau – U.S. National U18 Team (USDP)
C | 5’9″ | 179 lbs | 01/03/2002 | Shoots:  Left
47 GP | 16 G | 30 A | 46 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

45. Vasili Ponomaryov – Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
C | 6’0″ | 176 lbs | 03/13/2002 | Shoots:  Left
57 GP | 18 G | 31 A | 49 PTS (pNHLe 46 PTS)

46. Yevgeni Oksentyuk – Flint Firebirds (OHL)
RW/LW | 5’8″ | 163 lbs | 02/27/2001 | Shoots:  Left
58 GP | 33 G | 45 A | 78 PTS (pNHLe 61 PTS)

47. Carter Savoie – Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)
LW | 5’10” | 181 lbs | 01/23/2002 | Shoots:  Left
54 GP | 53 G | 46 A | 99 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

48. Justin Sourdif – Vancouver Giants (WHL)
C | 5’11” | 165 lbs | 03/24/2002 | Shoots:  Right
57 GP | 26 G | 28 A | 54 PTS (pNHLe 51 PTS)

49. William Villeneuve – Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
D | 6’1″ | 163 lbs | 03/20/2002 | Shoots:  Right
64 GP | 9 G | 49 A | 58 PTS (pNHLe 66 PTS)

50. Justin Barron – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
D | 6’2″ | 187 lbs | 11/15/2001 | Shoots:  Right
34 GP | 4 G | 15 A | 19 PTS (pNHLe 37 PTS)

51. Jake Neighbours – Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
LW | 5’11” | 201 lbs | 03/29/2002 | Shoots:  Left
64 GP | 23 G | 47 A | 70 PTS (pNHLe 59 PTS)

52. Ozzy Wiesblatt – Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
RW | 5’10” | 183 lbs | 03/09/2002 | Shoots:  Right
64 GP | 25 G | 45 A | 70 PTS (pNHLe 58 PTS)

53. Ty Smilanic – U.S. National U18 Team (USDP)
C/LW | 6’1″ | 170 lbs | 01/20/2002 | Shoots:  Left
34 GP | 7 G | 15 A | 22 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

54. Ryan O’Rourke – Soo Greyhounds (OHL)
D | 6’2″ | 181 lbs | 05/16/2002 | Shoots:  Left
54 GP | 7 G | 30 A | 37 PTS (pNHLe 52 PTS)

55. Kasper Simontaival – Tappara U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
RW | 5’9″ | 172 lbs | 01/11/2002 | Shoots:  Right
48 GP | 25 G | 32 A | 57 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

56. Sean Farrell – Chicago Steel (USHL)
F | 5’9″ | 174 lbs | 11/02/2001 | Shoots:  Left
44 GP | 15 G | 41 A | 56 PTS (pNHLe 50 PTS)

57. Jean-Luc Foudy – Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
C | 5’11” | 168 lbs | 05/13/2002 | Shoots:  Right
59 GP | 15 G | 28 A | 43 PTS (pNHLe 41 PTS)

58. Antonio Stranges – London Knights (OHL)
C/LW | 5’10” | 170 lbs | 02/05/2002 | Shoots:  Left
61 GP | 19 G | 21 A | 40 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

59. Daniil Gushchin – Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
RW | 5’8″ | 161 lbs | 02/06/2002 | Shoots:  Left
42 GP | 22 G | 25 A | 47 PTS (pNHLe 46 PTS)

60. Dmitri Ovchinnikov – Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk (MHL)
F | 5’10” | 161 lbs | 08/19/2002 | Shoots:  Left
54 GP | 24 G | 31 A | 55 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

61. Roby Järventie – KOOVEE (Mestis)
LW | 6’2″ | 185 lbs | 08/08/2002 | Shoots:  Left
36 GP | 23 G | 15 A | 38 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

62. Daniel Torgersson – Frölunda HC J20 (SuperElit)
LW/RW | 6’3″ | 205 lbs | 01/26/2002 | Shoots:  Left
39 GP | 26 G | 18 A | 44 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

63. Evan Vierling – Flint Firebirds (OHL)
C | 6’0″ | 168 lbs | 06/20/2002 | Shoots:  Left
15 GP | 2 G | 8 A | 10 PTS (pNHLe 70 PTS)

64. Joni Jurmo – Jokerit U20 (USHL)
D | 6’4″ | 198 lbs | 04/19/2002 | Shoots:  Left
43 GP | 5 G | 23 A | 28 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

65. Alexander Pashin – Tolpar Ufa (MHL)
F | 5’7″ | 154 lbs | 07/28/2002 | Shoots:  Left
37 GP | 17 G | 22 A | 39 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

66. Will Cuylle – Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
LW | 6’2″ | 201 lbs | 02/05/2002 | Shoots:  Left
62 GP | 22 G | 20 A | 42 PTS (pNHLe 37 PTS)

67. Eemil Viro – TPS (Liiga)
D | 6’0″ | 168 lbs | 04/03/2002 | Shoots:  Left
29 GP | 0 G | 3 A | 3 PTS (pNHLe 14 PTS)

68. Luke Tuch – U.S. National U18 Team (USDP)
LW | 6’2″ | 203 lbs | 03/07/2002 | Shoots:  Left
47 GP | 15 G | 15 A | 30 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

69. Jack Finley – Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
C | 6’5″ | 207 lbs | 09/02/2002 | Shoots:  Right
61 GP | 19 G | 38 A | 57 PTS (pNHLe 58 PTS)

70. Brett Berard – U.S. National U18 Team (USDP)
F | 5’9″ | 152 lbs | 09/09/2002 | Shoots:  Left
41 GP | 16 G | 18 A | 34 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

71. Pavel Novák – Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
RW/LW | 5’10” | 170 lbs | 04/16/2002 | Shoots:  Right
55 GP | 25 G | 33 A | 58 PTS (pNHLe 57 PTS)

72. Joel Blomqvist – Karpat (Jr. A SM-Liiga)
G | 6’1″ | 205 lbs | 01/10/2002 | Catches:  Left
34 GP | 0.931 SV%

73. Michael Benning – Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)
D | 5’10” | 174 lbs | 01/05/2002 | Shoots:  Right
54 GP | 12 G | 63 A | 75 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

74. Tyler Kleven – U.S. National U18 Team (USDP)
D | 6’4″ | 201 lbs | 01/10/2002 | Shoots:  Left
45 GP | 2 G | 10 A | 12 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

75. Ryan Francis – Cape Breton Eagles (QMJHL)
RW | 5’9″ | 168 lbs | 12/02/2001 | Shoots:  Right
61 GP | 24 G | 48 A | 72 PTS (pNHLe 59 PTS)

76. Connor McClennon – Winnipeg Ice (WHL)
RW | 5’8″ | 157 lbs | 06/25/2002 | Shoots:  Right
42 GP | 21 G | 28 A | 49 PTS (pNHLe 68 PTS)

77. Théo Rochette – Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
C | 5’10” | 159 lbs | 02/20/2002 | Shoots:  Left
19 GP | 4 G | 12 A | 16 PTS (pNHLe 40 PTS)

78. Yan Kuznetsov – Univ. of Connecticut (NCAA)
D | 6’3″ | 201 lbs | 03/21/2002 | Shoots:  Left
34 GP | 2 G | 9 A | 11 PTS (pNHLe 30 PTS)

79. Sam Colangelo – Chicago Steel (USHL)
RW | 6’2″ | 207 lbs | 12/26/2001 | Shoots:  Right
44 GP | 28 G | 30 A | 58 PTS (pNHLe 53 PTS)

80. Luke Evangelista – London Knights (OHL)
RW | 5’11” | 165 lbs | 02/21/2002 | Shoots:  Right
62 GP | 23 G | 38 A | 61 PTS (pNHLe 52 PTS)

81. Anton Johannesson – HV71 J20 (SuperElit)
D | 5’9″ | 154 lbs | 03/26/2002 | Shoots:  Left
20 GP | 8 G | 16 A | 24 PTS (pNHLe – N/A)

82. Kyle Crnkovic – Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
LW | 5’7″ | 161 lbs | 02/10/2002 | Shoots:  Left
63 GP | 21 G | 43 A | 64 PTS (pNHLe 53 PTS)

83. Oskar Magnusson – Malmö Redhawks J20 (SuperElit)
C/RW | 5’10” | 165 lbs | 01/31/2002 | Shoots:  Left
38 GP | 22 G | 26 A | 48 PTS (pNHLe – N/A)

84. Yegor Sokolov – Cape Breton Eagles (QMJHL)
RW/LW | 6’4″ | 240 lbs | 06/07/2000 | Shoots:  Right
52 GP | 46 G | 46 A | 92 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

85. Ethan Cardwell – Barrie Colts (OHL)
C | 5’10” | 157 lbs | 08/30/2002 | Shoots:  Right
26 GP | 11 G | 15 A | 26 PTS (pNHLe 46 PTS)

86. Xavier Simoneau – Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
C | 5’7″ | 176 lbs | 05/19/2001 | Shoots:  Left
61 GP | 28 G | 61 A | 89 PTS (pNHLe 68 PTS)

87. James Hardie – Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
LW | 5’11” | 176 lbs | 01/18/2002 | Shoots:  Left
59 GP | 34 G | 29 A | 63 PTS (pNHLe 55 PTS)

88. William Dufour – Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
RW | 6’2″ | 194 lbs | 01/28/2002 | Shoots:  Right
31 GP | 10 G | 12 A | 22 PTS (pNHLe 48 PTS)

89. Ethan Edwards – Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
D | 5’10” | 165 lbs | 06/06/2002 | Shoots:  Left
50 GP | 9 G | 24 A | 33 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

90. Nico Daws – Guelph Storm (OHL)
G | 6’4″ | 202 lbs | 12/22/2000 | Catches:  Right
38 GP | 23 W | 8 L | 5 OTL | 2.48 GAA | 0.924 SV%

91. Alex Laferriere – Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
RW | 6’0″ | 179 lbs | 10/28/2001 | Shoots:  Right
42 GP | 19 G | 26 A | 45 PTS (pNHLe 42 PTS)

92. Oliver Suni – Oshawa Generals (OHL)
F | 6’2″ | 187 lbs | 02/13/2002 | Shoots:  Right
43 GP | 12 G | 20 A | 32 PTS (pNHLe 39 PTS)

93. Emil Heineman – Leksands IF J20 (SuperElit)
LW | 6’1″ | 185 lbs | 11/16/2001 | Shoots:  Left
29 GP | 26 G | 15 A | 41 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

94. Adam Wilsby – Södertälje SK (Allsvenskan)
D | 6’0″ | 183 lbs | 08/07/2000 | Shoots:  Left
41 GP | 3 G | 27 A | 30 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

95. Alex Cotton – Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
D | 6’2″ | 183 lbs | 05/12/2001 | Shoots:  Right
63 GP | 20 G | 47 A | 67 PTS (pNHLe 66 PTS)

96. Colby Ambrosio – Tri-City Storm (USHL)
C | 5’9″ | 170 lbs | 08/07/2002 | Shoots:  Right
48 GP | 26 G | 24 A | 50 PTS (pNHLe 47 PTS)

97. Samuel Johannesson – Rögle BK (SHL)
D | 5’11” | 176 lbs | 12/27/2000 | Shoots:  Right
44 GP | 1 G | 10 A | 11 PTS (pNHLe 29 PTS)

98. Pavel Gogolev – Guelph Storm (OHL)
LW | 6’1″ | 179 lbs | 02/19/2000 | Shoots:  Left
63 GP | 45 G | 51 A | 96 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

99. Bogdan Trineyev – MHK Dynamo Moskva (MHL)
F | 6’3″ | 176 lbs | 03/04/2002 | Shoots:  Right
36 GP | 12 G | 14 A | 26 PTS (pNHLe 0 PTS)

100. Oliver Okuliar – Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
LW | 6’1″ | 192 lbs | 05/24/2000 | Shoots:  Left
55 GP | 33 G | 35 A | 68 PTS (pNHLe 49 PTS)

Credits:

Mason Black (@NHLRankKing) – pNHLe Data
http://www.eliteprospects.com – Player Statistics
Dave Macpherson (@davemacp) – pick224.com

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