2018 NHL Draft

Jack McBain 2017-18 Team: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (#19)Date of Birth: January 6, 2000Place of Birth: Toronto, ONHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The Barrie Colts took a gamble in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. They owned two first-round picks. This would have been a perfect opportunity to make
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Slava Demin 2017-18 Team: Wenatchee Wild (#17)Date of Birth: April 4, 2000Place of Birth: Cypress, CaliforniaHt: 6’1″ Wt: 187 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings The National Hockey League’s annual entry draft is, in a lot of ways, a bit of a crap-shoot. One of the byproducts of the risk-averse nature of
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The New York Rangers’ lack of NHL Draft lottery luck was wholly predictable, wasn’t it? Not only did the Blueshirts fail to move up from the eighth position into the top three spots, but they fell to ninth overall in last month’s drawing—par for the course for a franchise that has drafted in the top
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Jacob Bernard-Docker 2017-18 Team: Okotoks Oilers (#24)Date of Birth: June 30, 2000Place of Birth: Canmore, AlbertaHt: 6’1″ Wt: 172 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings It seems like in every edition of the National Hockey League’s entry draft there’s a handful of standouts from Canada’s junior A circuits who earn a lot
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Brady Tkachuk 2016-17 Team: Boston University (#27)Date of Birth: September 16, 1999Place of Birth: St. Louis, MissouriHt: 6’3” Wt: 196 lbs.Position: C/LWNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 2nd (among NA Skaters) Future Considerations: 3rd McKeen’s Hockey: 5th Hockeyprospect.com: 5th ISS Hockey: 4th Bob McKenzie: 4th Craig Button: 2nd Jeff Marek: 4th
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Luka Burzan 2017-18 Team: Brandon Wheat Kings (#27)Date of Birth: January 7, 2000Place of Birth: Surrey, British ColumbiaHt: 6’1″ Wt: 180 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: Left WingNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Opportunity is a double-edged sword in the hockey world. There’s often a big trade-off between being a good player heavily relied upon on a
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Alexander Alexeyev 2017-18 Team: Red Deer Rebels (#4)Date of Birth: November 15, 1999Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, RussiaHt: 6’3″ Wt: 190 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings For some reason, European defensemen have developed the reputation for excelling at the finesse game but shying away from the physicality that has punctuated the
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Quinn Hughes 2017-18 Team: University of Michigan (#43)Date of Birth: October 14, 1999Place of Birth: Orlando, FLHt: 5’10” Wt: 174 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Fast risers always get attention in the hockey world. Perhaps one of the fastest risers in the last several years is Michigan standout defenseman Quinn Hughes.
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Blade Jenkins 2017-18 Team: Saginaw Spirit (#19)Date of Birth: August 11, 2000Place of Birth: Jackson, MIHt: 6’2” Wt: 194 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: LW/CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting Mid-Term: 24th The Saginaw Spirit took a huge gamble in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. Knowing this player was already committed to the University
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Alexander Khovanov 2017-18 Team: Moncton Wildcats (#31)Date of Birth: April 12, 2000Place of Birth: Saratov, RussiaHt: 5’11” Wt: 191 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: CentreNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings Alexander Khovanov has been a highly-touted prospect for a number of years and was seen by many as a first-round talent prior to the 2017-18 season. Selected
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