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.

Our rankings lists are created after we combine scouting viewings from multiple live viewings of prospects by our scouts. Our scouts are located across Canada, USA and Europe.

2019 NHL Draft Top 31 Rankings – Initial Rankings, June 7th, 2018

RANKPLAYERTEAMLEAGUEBIRTHHEIGHTWEIGHTPOS
1Jack HughesU.S. National U17 TeamUSDP14-May-20015' 10.0''161C
2Alex TurcotteU.S. National U17 TeamUSDP26-Feb-20015' 11.0"194C
3Alex NewhookVictoria GrizzliesBCHL28-Jan-20015' 11.0"183C
4Kaapo KakkoTPS U20Jr. A SM-liiga13-Feb-20016' 4.0"207RW
5Bowen ByramVancouver GiantsWHL13-Jun-20016' 0.0"179D
6Maxim CajkovicMalmö Redhawks J20SuperElit03-Jan-20015' 11.0"187RW
7Victor SöderströmBrynäs IF J18J18 Elit26-Feb-20015' 11.0"176D
8Peyton KrebsKootenay IceWHL26-Jan-20015' 11.0"172LW
9Vasili PodkolzinVityaz Podolsk U17Russia U1724-Jun-20015' 11.0"165RW
10Arthur KaliyevHamilton BulldogsOHL26-Jun-20016' 1.0"165LW
11Matthew BoldyU.S. National U17 TeamUSDP05-Apr-20016' 0.0"174RW
12Kirby DachSaskatoon BladesWHL21-Jan-20016' 4.0"185C
13Dylan CozensLethbridge HurricanesWHL09-Feb-20016' 3.0"176C
14Daniil GutikLoko-Yunior YaroslavlNMHL31-Aug-20016' 3.0"179LW
15Raphaël LavoieHalifax MooseheadsQMJHL25-Sep-20006' 4.0"192C
16Cole CaufieldU.S. National U17 TeamUSDP02-Jan-20015' 6.0"154C/RW
17Cam YorkU.S. National U17 TeamUSDP05-Jan-20015' 11.0"165D
18Valentin NussbaumerBiel-BienneNLA25-Sep-20005' 11.0"159C/W
19Blake MurraySudbury WolvesOHL05-Jul-20016' 1.0"179C
20Ryan SuzukiBarrie ColtsOHL28-May-20016' 0.0"172C
21Michael VukojevicKitchener RangersOHL08-Jun-20016' 2.0"201D
22Simon HolmströmHV71 J20SuperElit24-May-20015' 11.0"172RW
23Anttoni HonkaJYPLiiga05-Oct-20005' 10.0"170D
24Jakob PelletierMoncton WildcatsQMJHL07-Mar-20015' 9.0"159LW
25Trevor ZegrasU.S. National U17 TeamUSDP20-Mar-20015' 11.0"159C
26Matthew RobertsonEdmonton Oil KingsWHL09-Mar-20016' 3.0"196D
27John BeecherU.S. National U17 TeamUSDP05-Apr-20016' 2.0"201C
28Tobias BjörnfotDjurgårdens IF J20SuperElit06-Apr-20016' 0.0"187D
29Spencer KnightU.S. National U17 TeamUSDP19-Apr-20016' 3.0"194G
30Ryder DonovanDuluth East HighUSHS-MN04-Oct-20006' 4.0"185C
31Ben BrinkmanEdina HighUSHS-MN04-Oct-20006' 0.0"174D