2015 NHL Draft Rankings: HockeyProspect.com Top 60 Prospects – January 15th, 2015

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    January 15th, 2015, Oakville, Ontario.

    HockeyProspect.com’s 2015 NHL Draft rankings list has been updated to the top 60 prospects this month for subscribers (top 30 free). It’s been 6 weeks since we posted our last rankings and our new list has numerous changes, including a few in the first round.

    One thing that hasn’t changed this month is Connor McDavid remaining at the top of our list. In our opinion, McDavid widened the gap a little bit more between himself and 2nd ranked prospect, Jack Eichel, over the holiday hockey season.

    A big riser this month is Ivan Provorov from the Brandon Wheat Kings. Several of our scouts saw him in Toronto over the holidays and the opinions on him were unanimous. Ivan was very impressive and has shot up our rankings from the #27 spot on our list on November 30th, to #11 overall this month.

    A newcomer to our top 30 and a big riser is Denis Guryanov, a forward from Russia. Guryanov impressed us this time last year in the World U17 tournament, but he has raised his game to another level of late, especially since our last rankings list was released approximately 6 weeks ago. Denis will get a chance to impress scouts even further in April, when more than 100 NHL scouts will watch him in Switzerland at the U18 Championship. Guryanov rose on our list from just outside our top 50 back in November to #26 overall this month. Blazing speed and a great shot are just a couple of reasons for his top 30 placement.

    Also new to our first round this time around is Thomas Chabot from the Saint John Sea Dogs. Chabot was close to breaking into our top 30 six weeks ago, when he sat 35th on our list. He jumps up all the way up to #21 this month.

    Jake De Brusk from Swift Current in the WHL and Jonas Siegenthaler from the ZSC Lions are also new to our top 30 this month. As we wrote in our 2014 NHL Draft Black Book, we liked Siegenthaler’s game last April at the U18 in Finland and as a collective group we thought he played very well during the recent World Junior tournament. Jonas is a smart player who played a poised, panic free game from the back-end. His overall performance was enough for us to value him at the end of the 1st round.

    RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMLEAGUEHEIGHTWEIGHT
    1Connor McDavidCErie OHL6' 0"185
    2Jack EichelCBoston UNCAA6' 1"195
    3Noah HanifinDBoston CollegeNCAA6' 2"201
    4Pavel ZachaLWSarniaOHL6' 3"210
    5Mitchell MarnerCLondonOHL5' 11"155
    6Zack WerenskiDMichiganNCAA6' 2"201
    7Lawson CrouseLWKingstonOHL6' 4"211
    8Dylan StromeCErie OHL6' 2"187
    9Jérémy RoyDSherbrookeQMJHL6' 0"182
    10Oliver KylingtonDAIKAllsvenskan6' 0"181
    11Ivan ProvorovDBrandonWHL5' 11"180
    12Yevgeni SvechnikovRWCape BretonQMJHL6' 3"205
    13Kyle ConnorC/WYoungstown USHL6' 1"170
    14Nick MerkleyCKelowna WHL5' 11"188
    15Matthew BarzalCSeattleWHL5' 11"178
    16Brock BoeserRWWaterlooUSHL6' 0"187
    17Mikko RantanenC/WTPSSM-Liiga6' 4"195
    18Daniel SprongRWCharlottetownQMJHL6' 0"192
    19Jansen HarkinsCPrince George WHL6' 1"170
    20Travis KonecnyCOttawaOHL5' 10"173
    21Thomas ChabotDSaint John QMJHL6'1"177
    22Jakub ZborilDSaint JohnQMJHL6' 1"184
    23Jeremy BraccoCUSNTDPUSHL5'9"154
    24Jake DeBruskLWSwift Current WHL6'0"171
    25Brandon CarloDTri-CityWHL6'5"198
    26Denis GuryanovRWLadia TogliattiMHL6' 2"183
    27Colin WhiteCUSNTDPUSHL6' 0"175
    28Thomas NovakCWaterlooUSHL6' 1"178
    29Nicolas RoyCChicoutimiQMJHL6' 4"190
    30Jonas SiegenthalerDZSC LionsNLA6'3"220

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