Back on June 6th we completed our Top 30 ranking of prospects for our early look at the 2017 NHL Draft. The rankings were completed prior to being released in our 2016 NHL Draft Black Book. Our next 2017 NHL Draft rankings list will be our pre-season list which we release after we scout the Ivan Hlinka tournament and prior to the 2016/2017 junior season.

Leading the way on our list is the Nolan Patrick from the Brandon Wheat Kings. Patrick recently completed a long season as his team competed in the 2016 Memorial Cup.

Following Patrick is Timothy Liljegren from Sweden. We got a few looks at Liljegren this year and he edged out a few players to site second on our list.

Rounding out our top five 2017 NHL Draft prospects are Gabriel Vilardi from the Windsor Spitfires, Owen Tippett from the Mississauga Steelheads and Maxime Comptois from the Victoriaville Tigres.

2017 NHL Draft Rankings – June 6th

RANKPOSPLAYERHEIGHTWEIGHTTEAM
1RCPATRICK, NOLAN6'02"193BRANDON WHEAT KINGS (WHL)
2RDLILJEGREN, TIMOTHY6'00"190ROGLE J20 (SWE J20)
3RCVILARDI, GABRIEL6'02"193WINDSOR SPITFIRES (OHL)
4RWTIPPETT, OWEN6'01"181MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS (OHL)
5LWCOMTOIS, MAXIME6'01"192VICTORIAVILLE TIGRES (QMJHL)
6LCMITTLESTADT, CASEY5'11"190EDEN PRAIRIE HIGH (HS-MN)
7LCPETTERSSON, ELIAS6'01"152TIMRA IK (ALLSVENSKAN)
8LCHISCHIER, NICO6'00"172SC BERN (NLA)
9LWTOLVANEN, EELI5'10"172SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS (USHL)
10RDFOOTE, CALLAN6'03"198KELOWNA ROCKETS (WHL)
11LWVESALAINEN, KRISTIAN6'03"203FROLUNDA HC (SEL)
12LDPAQUETTE, JACOB6'02"203KINGSTON FRONTENACS (OHL)
13LDHAGUE, NICOLAS6'05"207MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS (OHL)
14RWYAMAMOTO, KAILER5'09"160SPOKANE CHIEFS (WHL)
15RWKOSTIN, KLIM6'03"190HK MVD BALASHIKHA (MHL)
16LCMORAND, ANTOINE5'09"170ACADIE-BATHURST TITAN (QMJHL)
17RWPOPUGAEV, NIKITA A.6'04"204MOOSE JAW WARRIORS (WHL)
18LDSAMORUKOV, DMITRI6'01"168CSKA MOSKVA U17 (RUS U17)
19LDVAAKANAINEN, URHO6'01"187BLUES (SM LIIGA)
20LWRATCLIFFE, ISAAC6'04"192GUELPH STORM (OHL)
21LCDAVIDSSON, MARCUS6'00"185DJURGARDEN J20 (SWE J20)
22RCREEDY, SCOTT6'01"187USA NTDP U17 (USHL)
23LCANDERSSON, LIAS5'11"198HV71 (SEL)
24LCRASMUSSEN, MICHAEL6'05"200TRI-CITY AMERICANS (WHL)
25RCSTUDNICKA, JACK6'00"163OSHAWA GENERALS (OHL)
26LCRUZICKA, ADAM6'04"209HC PARDUBICE U18 (CZE U18)
27LDVALIMAKI, JUUSO6'02"200TRI-CITY AMERICANS (WHL)
28LDBLACKER, IAN6'03"181OAKVILLE BLADES (OJHL)
29GTARASOV, DANIIL6'03"154TOLPAR UFA (MHL)
30LDHEISKANEN, MIRO5'10"154HIFK U20 (FIN JR.)
HMLWBUCEK, SAMUEL6'02"192CHICAGO STEEL (USHL)
HMRWMATTHEOS, STELIO6'01"194BRANDON WHEAT KINGS (WHL)
HMGDIPIETRO, MIKE6'00"198WINDSOR SPITFIRES (OHL)
HMLCMISMASH, GRANT6'00"183USA NTDP U17 (USHL)
HMRCLODNIA, VANYA5'09"171ERIE OTTERS (OHL)
HMRDFLEURY, CALE6'01"192KOOTENAY ICE (WHL)
HMRCLIND, KOLE6'00"172KELOWNA ROCKETS (WHL)
HMLWSAFIN, OSTAP6'04"198HC SPARTA PRAHA U18 (CZE U18)
HMLDSALO, ROBIN6'00"181SPORT (SM LIIGA)
HMLDGILDON, MAX6'02"179USA NTDP U17 (USHL)
HMRDMARTIN, LUKE6'02"201USA NTDP U18 (USHL)