NHL Central Scouting releases final draft rankings

Written By Kris Baker on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 4/08/2014

Let the games begin.

NHL Central Scouting Service has released their final rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft.

There was some shuffling among possible first-rounders, but there was no change at the top. Sam Bennett remains the top-ranked North American skater, Kasperi Kapanen keeps his spot among as the top European., and Boston College backstop Thatcher Demko is still the top North American goalie.

Alex Tuch, who as a child was neighbors with former Sabres forward Tim Connolly, is the top ranked American skater at No. 12. Anthony DeAngelo (14), Sonny Milano (16), Dylan Larkin (17), and Nick Schmaltz (19) are other Americans ranked in the top 20.

As far as Sabres bloodlines goes, Luc Snuggerud (42), Daniel Audette (75), Dominic Turgeon (97), and Jack Ramsey remain ranked. More information on them can found in this February post.

MUCH more on this later.

Full lists of North American and European skaters and goalies can be accessed here.

Top 30 North American skaters:

ankPlayerTeamLeaguePositionHeightWeight
1BENNETT, SAMUELKINGSTONOHLC6' 0.25"178
2EKBLAD, AARONBARRIEOHLD6' 3.5"216
3REINHART, SAMKOOTENAYWHLC6' 0.75"185
4DRAISAITL, LEONPRINCE ALBERTWHLC6' 1.5"204
5DAL COLLE, MICHAELOSHAWAOHLLW6' 1.5"182
6VIRTANEN, JAKECALGARYWHLRW6' 0.75"208
7RITCHIE, NICHOLASPETERBOROUGHOHLLW6' 2.25"226
8PERLINI, BRENDANNIAGARAOHLLW6' 2.75"205
9FLEURY, HAYDNRED DEERWHLD6' 2.5"203
10MCCANN, JAREDSAULT STE. MARIEOHLC6' 0.25"179
11HONKA, JULIUSSWIFT CURRENTWHLD5' 10.75"180
12TUCH, ALEXUSA U-18USHLRW6' 3.5"213
13EHLERS, NIKOLAJHALIFAXQMJHLLW5' 11.0"162
14DEANGELO, ANTHONYSARNIAOHLD5' 10.5"175
15SCHERBAK, NIKITASASKATOONWHLRW6' 1.0"175
16MILANO, SONNYUSA U-18USHLLW5' 11.5"183
17LARKIN, DYLANUSA U-18USHLC6' 0.75"190
18BARBASHEV, IVANMONCTONQMJHLC/LW6' 0.0"180
19SCHMALTZ, NICKGREEN BAYUSHLC5' 11.5"172
20MACINNIS, RYANKITCHENEROHLC6' 3.25"183
21FABBRI, ROBERTGUELPHOHLC5' 10.25"170
22HO-SANG, JOSHUAWINDSOROHLC/RW5' 11.0"175
23QUENNEVILLE, JOHNBRANDONWHLC6' 0.5"182
24GOLDOBIN, NIKOLAYSARNIAOHLRW5' 11.75"178
25CORNEL, ERICPETERBOROUGHOHLC6' 1.5"186
26MARTIN, BRYCENSWIFT CURRENTWHLD6' 1.75"195
27MCKEOWN, ROLANDKINGSTONOHLD6' 0.75"195
28LEMIEUX, BRENDANBARRIEOHLLW6' 0.25"206
29GARDINER, REIDPRINCE ALBERTWHLC/RW5' 10.5"183
30DOUGHERTY, JACKUSA U-18USHLD6' 1.0"186

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kris: who do the sabres take. I want Bennett.
thks Doug

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