Another NHL Draft is in the books for us as far as scouting and compiling rankings are concerned. All that we have left is a trip to Florida for the draft itself. Our final rankings is a full Top 211 which is included in our NHL Draft Black Book and we include our top 30 right here.

To say it’s a tight grouping at the top of this draft is an understatement. We spend more hours ranking our top 30 than any draft in recent memory. Connor McDavid leads the way but we will jump right to number #3 on our list with Mitch Marner, who we had ranked 4th in the pre-season. Noah Hanifin sits 4th on our list followed by Kyle Connor from the Youngstown Phantoms. Connor sat 7th on our pre-season list way back in September. One player not on our pre-season list was Ivan Provorov, he sits 9th on our final list. Provorov at 9th overall says a lot about how good the top 10 is this year.

Way back when the weather started getting really cold we dropped Denis Gurianov into our top 30 at #27 overall. He rose up to 16th overall after an even better second half. He flashed some of his talent for the huge number of scouts in Switzerland at the U18 in April.

You can see our full top 30 list below.

2015 NHL Draft Final Rankings

RANKPLAYERTEAMLEAGUEPOSHEIGHTWEIGHTGOALSASSISTS
1MCDAVID, CONNORERIEOHLC6' 0.75"1954476
2EICHEL, JACKBOSTON UNIVERSITYH-EASTC6' 2.0"1962645
3MARNER, MITCHELLLONDONOHLC5' 11.0"1604482
4HANIFIN, NOAHBOSTON COLLEGEH-EASTD6' 2.75"203518
5CONNOR, KYLEYOUNGSTOWNUSHLLW6' 1.0"1773446
6STROME, DYLANERIEOHLC6' 3.0"1854584
7ZACHA, PAVELSARNIAOHLC6' 3.0"2101618
8CROUSE, LAWSONKINGSTONOHLLW6' 4.0"2152922
9PROVOROV, IVANBRANDONWHLD6' 0.5"2011546
10RANTANEN, MIKKOTPSFINLANDRW6' 3.5"211919
11WERENSKI, ZACHARYU OF MICHIGANBIG10D6' 2.0"206916
12BARZAL, MATHEWSEATTLEWHLC5' 11.25"1751245
13MEIER, TIMOHALIFAXQMJHLRW6' 1.0"2094446
14MERKLEY, NICHOLASKELOWNAWHLRW5' 10.5"1912070
15ERIKSSON EK, JOELFARJESTADSWEDENC6' 1.75"18042
16GURIANOV, DENISTOGLIATTI 2RUSSIA-JR.RW6' 2.5"1831510
17SVECHNIKOV, EVGENYCAPE BRETONQMJHLLW6' 1.75"1993246
18BOESER, BROCKWATERLOOUSHLRW6' 0.5"1913533
19KONECNY, TRAVISOTTAWAOHLC5' 9.75"1752939
20CHABOT, THOMASSAINT JOHNQMJHLD6' 1.5"1801229
21SAMSONOV, ILYAMAGNITOGORSK 2RUSSIA-JR.G6' 3.0"2002.660.918
22JUULSEN, NOAHEVERETTWHLD6' 1.5"174943
23WHITE, COLINUSA U-18USHLC6' 0.0"183413
24ROSLOVIC, JACKUSA U-18USHLC6' 0.5"1821127
25ZBORIL, JAKUBSAINT JOHNQMJHLD6' 0.75"1841320
26ROY, JEREMYSHERBROOKEQMJHLD6' 0.0"188538
27CARLO, BRANDONTRI-CITYWHLD6' 5.0"196421
28DeBRUSK, JAKESWIFT CURRENTWHLLW5' 11.75"1744239
29KYLINGTON, OLIVERFARJESTADSWEDEND6' 0.0"18023
30BITTNER, PAULPORTLANDWHLLW6' 4.0"2043437