HockeyProspect.com: Pre-Season 2014 NHL Draft Rankings

HockeyProspect.com: Pre-Season 2014 NHL Draft Rankings

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HockeyProspect.com released our 2014 NHL Draft pre-season prospect rankings combined with our pre-season “The Draft News” newsletter which includes 18 pages of prospects info for the NHL, OHL and QMJHL Drafts.

The WHL’s Sam Reinhart tops our pre-season ranking list followed by Aaron Ekblad of the Barrie Colts. Following those two players are William Nylander, Jakub Vrana and Leon Draisatl.

In our same list last season we ranked Jonathan Drouin 10th overall, while some of our competitors failed to even have him in listed their top 30 on their pre-season lists. Two years ago we ranked Tom Wilson 20th overall on both our pre-season and final lists and he was selected 16th overall by the Washington Capitals. This season we decided to release an extra 10 players on our list making it a top 40 ranking which can be seen below.

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMLEAGUEHEIGHTWEIGHT
1REINHART, SAMRCKOOTENAYWHL6'0"182
2EKBLAD, AARONRDBARRIEOHL6'4"213
3NYLANDER, WILLIAMLWROGLESWE5'10"170
4VRANA, JAKUBLCLINKOPING SWE6'0"165
5DRAISATL, LEONLCPRINCE ALBERTWHL6'1"198
6KEMPE, ADRIANLWMODO J20SWE6'1"187
7RITCHIE, NICKLWPETERBOROUGHOHL6'2"216
8BARBASHEV, IVANLWMONCTONQMJHL6'1"185
9DAL COLLE, MICHAELLWOSHAWAOHL6'2171
10MCCANN, JAREDLCSAULT STE. MARIEOHL6'0"174
11FLEURY, HAYDNLDRED DEERWHL6'3"204
12CLARKE, BLAKELWNORTH BAYOHL6'1"190
13WATSON, SPENCERLWKINGSTONOHL5'10"157
14GOLDOBIN, NIKOLAYLWSARNIAOHL5'11"165
15NANTEL JULIENLWROUYN NORANDAQMJHL6'0191
16KARLSSON, ANTONRWFROLUNDA SWE6'0"185
17LYAMKIN, NIKITALDCHICOUTIMIOHL6'3"165
18MARTIN, BRYCENLDSWIFT CURRENTWHL6'3"179
19KAPANEN, KASPERRWKALPAFIN5'11"172
20LINDBLOM, OSKARRWBRYNAS J20SWE6'0"185
21SCHMALTZ, NICKRCGREEN BAYUSHL5'11"160
22BENNETT, SAMLCKINGSTONOHL6'0"168
23MCKEOWN, ROLANDRDKINGSTONOHL6'1"186
24VIRTANEN, JAKELWCALGARYWHL6'1"190
25BLEACKLEY, CONNORRCRED DEERWHL6'0"199
26MACINNIS, RYANFKITCHENEROHL6'3"175
27MIDDLETON, JACOBLDOTTAWAOHL6'3"194
28BALTISBERGER, PhilLDGUELPH SUI6'0"207
29EHLERS, NIKOLAJLWHALIFAXQMJHL5'11"163
30PASTRNAK, DAVIDC/WSODERTALJESWE6'0168
31DUKE, REIDRWLETHBRIDGEWHL5'11192
32PEPIN, ALEXISRCCHARLOTTETOWNQMJHL6'2"196
33OLLAS MATTSSON, ADAMLDDJURGARDENSWE6'4"209
34HAWRYLUK, JAYCERWBRANDON WHEAT KINGSWHL5'10.5186
35HONKA, JULIUSDSWIFT CURRENTWHL5'10170
36GLOVER, JACKLDUSNTDPUSHL6'2"170
37MISTELE, MATTHEWLWPLYMOUTHOHL6'2"183
38MILANO, SONNYLWUSNTDPUSHL5'10"176
39BUKARTS, RIHARDSLWBRANDON WHEAT KINGSWHL5'9"189
40KAHKONEN, KAAPOGBlues FIN6'1"195