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
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