2018 NHL Draft Rankings Top 62, November Edition

    Filip Zadina
    Filip Zadina of the Halifax Mooseheads. Photo by Kathy Kocur,

    Our latest update of our 2018 NHL Draft Rankings doesn’t change in the top three spots on the list. Rasmus Dahlin, the injured Andrei Svechnikov and Adam Boqvist all remain in their same slots as they were on our late September list. There is a change at the fourth overall spot, as Filip Zadina moves up from 6th to 4th on our new ranking. Brady Tkachuk falls one spot from 4th to 5th and Rasmus Kupari slides from 5th overall to 6th overall.

    The remainder of the players in the top 10 remain the same as they were on our last ranking with the exception of Grigori Denisenko who moves up from 19th to 10th on our list. Ty Smith fell from 9th to 11th to make room for Denisenko. Noah Dobson moved up from his spot in the second round and Alexander Alexeeyev returned to the ice and makes his debut in our top 31. Dominik Bokk, Jay O’Brien and Jesse Ylonen are also newcomers to our top 31 this month.’s Mark Edwards noted that the number of viewings on players are rising quickly. “Our scouts have seen a lot of games since the release of our last list in September. For myself, on top of seeing prospects at home in the OHL, I’ve already been into Quebec twice to see some of the high end QMJHL eligibles and there was some movement amongst that group. I also travelled to Pittsburgh to watch all the USHL prospects, that just after we released our last ranking.”

    It’s still early so there are still a few large discrepancies in viewings amongst some of the draft eligibles.The list reflects games played up to Sunday, November 5th Our next rankings release will come in December and will remain a top 62 prospects ranking. 2018 NHL Draft Top 62, November 7th, 2017

    1Rasmus DahlinLDFrolundaSHLL6’2"181
    2Andrei SvechnikovRWBarrieOHLL6’1.5"187
    3Adam BoqvistRDBrynas J20SuperelitR5’10.75168
    4Filip ZadinaRWHalifaxQMJHLL6’0"198
    5Brady TkachukLWBoston UNCAAL6’2"194
    6Rasmus KupariRCKarpatJr-A SM-LiigaR6’1.25"183
    7Quinn HughesLDMichiganNCAAL5’9"168
    8Joel FarabeeLWUSNTDPUSHLL5’11"164
    9Oliver WahlstromRW/CUSNTDPUSHLR6’0"205
    10Grigori DenisenkoLW/RCLoko YaroslavlMHLR5’10"165
    11Ty SmithLDSpokaneWHLL5’10.25"176
    12Jesperi KotkaniemiLCAssatLiigaL6’2"190
    13Mattias SamuelssonLDUSNTDPUSHLL6’3"217
    14K’Andre MillerLDUSNTDPUSHLL6’3"206
    15Bode WildeRDUSNTDPUSHLR6’2"195
    16Noah DobsonRDAcadie-BathurstQMJHLR6’3"178
    17Calen AddisonRDLethbridgeWHLR5’9"178
    18Jett WooRDMoose JawWHLR5'11.75"205
    19Jared McIssacLDHalifaxQMJHLL6’1"195
    20Jacob OlofssonLCTimra IKAllsvenskanL6’2"193
    21Joe VelenoLCSaint JohnQMJHLL6’1"195
    22Jack McBainLCJr. CanadiensOJHLL6’3.25"196
    23Alexander AlexeeyevLDRed DeerWHLL6’3200
    24Barrett HaytonLCSault Ste MarieOHLL6’1"186
    25Ryan McLeodLCMississaugaOHLL6’2"190
    26Ryan MerkleyRDGuelphOHLR5’11"170
    27Dominik BokkRWVaxjo J20SuperelitR6’1178
    28Jesse YlonenRWEspoo UnitedMestisR6’0"159
    29Jay O’BrienRCThayer AcademyHS-MAR5’11"170
    30Isac LundestromLW/CLulea HFSHLL5’11.25"178
    31Serron NoelRWOshawaOHLR6’3"192

    32Jakub SkarekGHC Dukla JihlavaCZECHL6’3"196
    33Jakub LaukoLCChomutovExtraligaL6’1"172
    34Filip HallanderC/LWTimra IKAllsvenskanL6’0"179
    35Akil ThomasRCNiagaraOHLR5’11"165
    36Allan McShaneLCOshawaOHLL5’11"189
    37Blake McLaughlinLCChicagoUSHLL6’0161
    38Kevin BahlLDOttawaOHLL6’5"225
    39Alexander Khovanov*LCIrbis KazanMHLL5’11"179
    40Xavier BouchardRDBaie-ComeauQMJHLR6’3"190
    41Sampo RantaLWSioux CityUSHLL6’1192
    42Evan BouchardRDLondonOHLR6’2"181
    43Jonatan BerggrenC/LWSkelleftea J20SuperelitL5’8"170
    44Benoit-Olivier GroulxC/LWHalifaxQMJHLL6’0.75"192
    45Ty DellandreaRCFlintOHLR6’1"181
    46Milos RomanLCVancouverWHLL5’11"194
    47Jake PivonkaLCUSNTDPUSHLL5’11198
    48Riley SutterRWEverettWHLR6’2201
    49Vitali KravtsovC/LWBelye MedvediKHLL6’2"170
    50Filip JohanssonRDLeksands J20SuperelitR6’1"187
    51Giovanni VallatiLDKitchenerOHLL6’1"185
    52Adam GinningLDLinkoping J20SuperelitL6’3"192
    53Nando EggenbergerLWHC DavosNLAL6’2"185
    54Ty EmbersonRDU.S. U17NTDPR6’1194
    55Luka BurzanLCMoose JawWHLL6’0"185
    56Tyler MaddenRCCentral IllinoisUSHLR5’10"152
    57Jonathan TychonickLDPentictonBCHLL5’11"165
    58Carter RobertsonLDOttawaOHLL6’2170
    59Adam SamuelssonLDUSNTDPUSHLL6’5240
    60Dmitry ZavgorodniyRW/CRimouskiQMJHLR5’9"161
    61Philip KurashevLCQuebecQMJHLL6’0"187
    62Alexis GravelGHalifaxQMJHLR6’3"220