2017 NHL Draft Rankings

Now look, I know what you are thinking. Who are you and why do you think you can just make your own draft rankings? Now that’s a great question and one I’m going to ignore and just get to my exclusive 2017 NHL DRAFT RANKINGS!

Here are the top 62.

A disclaimer first though: Although I did my research when it comes to every single player (this started out with 124 players), I do not have the time to watch video on all the players so I am going on numbers, as well as comments from scouts and other draft rankings.

There won’t be any write ups for the players here, but in the next few days I will be releasing a mock draft with some words attached.

  1. NOLAN PATRICK – C – Brandon (WHL)
  2. NICO HISCHIER – C – Halifax (QMJHL)
  3. GABRIEL VILARDI – C – Windsor (OHL)
  4. CASEY MITTELSTADT – C – Green Bay (USHL)
  5. OWEN TIPPETT – C – Mississauga (OHL)
  6. MIRO HEISKANEN – D – HIFK (Liiga)
  7. CODY GLASS – C – Portland (WHL)
  8. TIMOTHY LILJEGREN – D – Rogle (SHL)
  9. EELI TOLVANEN – RW – Sioux City (USHL)
  10. MARTIN NECAS – C – Brno (Czech)
  11. CALE MAKAR – D – Brooks (AJHL)
  12. ELIAS PETTERSSON – C – Timra (Allsvenskan)
  13. LIAS ANDERSSON – C – HV71 (SHL)
  14. JUUSO VALIMAKI – D – Tri-City (WHL)
  15. MICHAEL RASMUSSEN – C – Tri-City (WHL)
  16. NICK SUZUKI – C – Owen Sound (OHL)
  17. RYAN POEHLING – C – St. Cloud (NCAA)
  18. KRISTIAN VESALAINEN – LW/RW – Frolunda (SHL)
  19. KAILER YAMAMOTO – C/LW – Spokane (WHL)
  20. KLIM KOSTIN – RW – Dynamo (KHL)
  21. CALLAN FOOTE – D – Kelowna (WHL)
  22. NICOLAS HAGUE – D – Mississauga (OHL)
  23. ERIK BRANNSTROM – D – HV71 (SHL)
  24. ROBERT THOMAS – C – London (OHL)
  25. SHANE BOWERS – C – Waterloo (USHL)
  26. MAXIME COMTOIS – LW – Victoriaville (QMJHL)
  27. URHO VAAKANAINEN – D – JYP (Liiga)
  28. HENRI JOKIJARHU – D – Portland (WHL)
  29. KOLE LIND – RW – Kelowna (WHL)
  30. ISAAC RATCLIFFE – LW – Guelph (OHL)
  31. JOSHUA NORRIS – C – US U-18 (USDP)
  32. MARKUS DAVIDSSON – C – Djurgarden (SHL)
  33. CONOR TIMMINS – D – Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
  34. JASON ROBERTSON – LW – Kingston (OHL)
  35. GRANT MISMASH – C – US U-18 (USDP)
  36. PIERRE-OLIVIER JOSEPH – D – Charlottetown (QMJHL)
  37. JAKE OETTINGER – G – Boston University (NCAA)
  38. MATTHEW STROME – LW – Hamilton (OHL)
  39. MICHAEL DIPIETRO – G – Windsor (OHL)
  40. UKKA-PEKKA LUUKKONEN – G – HPK Jr. (SM-Liiga)
  41. ALEXEI LIPANOV – C – Balashikha (VHL)
  42. ALEKSI HEPONIEMI – C – Swift Current (WHL)
  43. NIKITA POPUGAEV – RW – Prince George (WHL)
  44. ANTOINE MORAND – C – Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
  45. JARET ANDERSON-DOLAN – C – Spokane (WHL)
  46. JONI IKONEN – C – Frolunda J20 (SuperElit)
  47. ALEXANDER CHMELEVSKI – C – Ottawa (OHL)
  48. MORGAN FROST – C – Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
  49. SCOTT REEDY – C – US U-18 (USDP)
  50. IVAN LODNIA – RW – Erie (OHL)
  51. MASON SHAW – C – Medicine Hat (WHL)
  52. FILIP CHYTIL – LW – HC Zlin (Czech)
  53. STELIO MATTHEOS – C – Brandon (WHL)
  54. ALEX FORMENTON – LW – London (OHL)
  55. DAVID FARRANCE – D – US U-18 (USDP)
  56. ADAM RUZICKA – C – Sarnia (OHL)
  57. JESPER BOQVIST – C – Brynas (SHL)
  58. MACKENZIE ENTWISTLE – RW – Hamilton (OHL)
  59. OSTAP SAFIN – RW – Sparta Praha (Czech U20)
  60. ROBIN SALO – D – Sport (Liiga)
  61. EVAN BARRATT – C – US U-18 (USDP)
  62. JAKE LESCHYSHYN – C – Regina (WHL)

 

It seems like this draft has a lot of depth, and a player ranked in the 2nd round could fall into the middle rounds, and a guy who may be off the list could find their way into the top of the 2nd round, depending on the team who is picking. Basically, any 2017 NHL Draft ranking is more personal preference of the writer than anything else.

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