2019 NHL Draft Rankings

HockeyProspect.com has produced NHL Draft Rankings for eligible draft prospects for the NHL draft since 2004. Our NHL Draft Rankings are released monthly from September through February. We don’t release our rankings lists in March, April or May, but in early June we release our final ranking list which includes full seven round rankings of draft eligible prospects.

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2019 NHL Draft Top 31 Rankings – Initial Rankings, September 26, 2018

RANKPLAYERTEAMLEAGUEBIRTHHEIGHTWEIGHTPOS
1Jack HughesUSNTDPUSHL14-May-20015' 10.0''168C
2Kaapo KakkoTPSLiiga13-Feb-20016' 1.0"181RW
3Alex TurcotteUSNTDPUSHL26-Feb-20015' 11.0"189C
4Vasili PodkolzinSKA-1946 St. PetMHL24-Jun-20015' 11.0"165RW
5Dylan CozensLethbridgeWHL09-Feb-20016' 3.0"176C
6Bowen ByramVancouverWHL13-Jun-20016.' 1.0"192D
7Alex NewhookVictoriaBCHL28-Jan-20015' 11.0"183C
8Raphaël LavoieHalifaxQMJHL25-Sep-20006' 4.0"192RW
9Peyton KrebsKootenayWHL26-Jan-20015' 11.0"181C
10Cam YorkUSNTDPUSHL05-Jan-20015' 11.0"171D
11Kirby DachSaskatoonWHL21-Jan-20016' 4.0"185C
12Matthew BoldyUSNTDPUSHL05-Apr-20016' 2.0"187RW
13Victor SöderströmBrynäs IF J20SuperElit26-Feb-20015' 11.0"181D
14Philip BrobergAIKAllsvenskan25-Jun-20016' 3.0"190D
15Spencer KnightUSNTDPUSHL19-Apr-20016' 3.0"197G
16Cole CaufieldUSNTDPUSHL02-Jan-20015' 7.0"155C/RW
17Ryan SuzukiBarrieOHL28-May-20016' 0.0"172C
18Trevor ZegrasUSNTDPUSHL20-Mar-20016' 0.0"169C
19Matthew RobertsonEdmontonWHL09-Mar-20016' 3.0"196D
20Matvei GuskovLondonOHL30-Jan-20016' 1.0"185C
21Valentin NussbaumerShawiniganQMJHL25-Sep-20005' 11.0"181C/LW
22Pavel DorofeyevStalnye Lisy MagnitogorskMHL26-Oct-20006' 0.0"184LW
23John BeecherUSNTDPUSHL05-Apr-20016' 3.0"204C
24Moritz SeiderAdler MannheimDEL06-Apr-20016' 4.0"183D
25Anttoni HonkaJYPLiiga05-Oct-20005' 10.0"170D
26Josh WilliamsMedicine HatWHL08-Mar-20016' 1.0"185RW
27Lassi ThomsonKelownaWHL24-Sept-20006' 0.0"182D
28Simon HolmströmHV71 J20SuperElit24-May-20015' 11.0"181RW
29Jakob PelletierMonctonQMJHL07-Mar-20015' 9.0"159LW
30Alex VlasicUSNTDPUSHL05-Jun-20016' 6.0"193D
31Ryan JohnsonSioux FallsUSHL24-Jul-20015' 11.0"169D