HockeyProspect.com 2019 NHL Draft Top 31, January

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    This is our first NHL Draft rankings release since November 22nd and there are several changes to our list. One thing that remains the same is that Jack Hughes sits atop our ranking. While we did have one scout push Kaapo Kakko to the top spot on his list, Hughes remained the consensus choice at the top. As you might expect, Kaapo sits 2nd on our ranking.

    Overall, there were several areas in the top 31that involved players being rated very closely together. The 5th through 9th spots were an area which included plenty of debate.

    Sitting 10th overall on our ranking is goaltender, Spencer Knight, from the USNTDP. Knight moved up from 15th overall back in November.

    HockeyProspect.com Top 31 NHL Draft Prospects, January 23rd, 2019

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    RANKPLAYERTEAMLEAGUEBIRTHHEIGHTWEIGHTPOSSHOT
    1HUGHES, JACKUSA U-18NTDP14-May-20015' 10.25"168 lbs *CL
    2KAKKO, KAAPOTPSFINLAND13-Feb-20016' 2.25"194 lbs *RWL
    3PODKOLZIN, VASILISKA ST. PETERSBURG 2RUSSIA-JR.24-Jun-20016' 1.0"190 lbsRWL
    4TURCOTTE, ALEXUSA U-18NTDP26-Feb-20015' 11.0"189 lbs *CL
    5BOLDY, MATTHEWUSA U-18NTDP05-Apr-20016' 1.5"187 lbs *LWL
    6ZEGRAS, TREVORUSA U-18NTDP20-Mar-20016' 0.0"166 lbs *CL
    7KREBS, PEYTONKOOTENAYWHL26-Jan-20015' 11.25"180 lbs *CL
    8DACH, KIRBYSASKATOONWHL21-Jan-20016' 3.5"199 lbs *CR
    9COZENS, DYLANLETHBRIDGEWHL09-Feb-20016' 3.0"181 lbs *CR
    10KNIGHT, SPENCERUSA U-18NTDP19-Apr-20016' 3.0"197 lbs *GL
    11BYRAM, BOWENVANCOUVERWHL13-Jun-20016' 0.5"194 lbs *DL
    12SEIDER, MORITZMANNHEIMGERMANY06-Apr-20016' 3.5"183 lbs *DR
    13SODERSTROM, VICTORBRYNASSWEDEN26-Feb-20015' 11.0"179 lbs *DR
    14BROBERG, PHILIPAIKSWEDEN-225-Jun-20016' 2.75"199 lbs *DL
    15BRINK, BOBBYSIOUX CITYUSHL08-Jul-20015' 8.25"159 lbs *RWR
    16NEWHOOK, ALEXVICTORIABCHL28-Jan-20015' 10.25"195 lbs *CL
    17HEINOLA, VILLELUKKOFINLAND03-Feb-20015' 11.25"178 lbs *DL
    18NIKOLAEV, ILYAYAROSLAVL 2RUSSIA-JR.26-Jun-20016' 0.0"190 lbsCL
    19DOROFEYEV, PAVELMAGNITOGORSK 2RUSSIA-JR.26-Oct-20006' 1.0"167 lbsLWL
    20YORK, CAMERONUSA U-18NTDP05-Jan-20015' 11.25"171 lbs *DL
    21JOHNSON, RYANSIOUX FALLSUSHL24-Jul-20016' 0.0"173 lbs *DL
    22SUZUKI, RYANBARRIEOHL28-May-20016' 0.25"178 lbs *CL
    23MCMICHAEL, CONNORLONDONOHL15-Jan-20015' 10.75"172 lbs *CL
    24ROBERTSON, MATTHEWEDMONTONWHL09-Mar-20016' 3.0"201 lbs *DL
    25JONES, HUNTERPETERBOROUGHOHL21-Sep-20006' 4.0"196 lbs *GL
    26PELLETIER, JAKOBMONCTONQMJHL07-Mar-20015' 9.0"161 lbs *LWL
    27HOLMSTROM, SIMONHV 71 JR.SWEDEN-JR.24-May-20016' 1.0"183 lbsRWL
    28LAVOIE, RAPHAELHALIFAXQMJHL25-Sep-20006' 3.5"191 lbs *CR
    29THOMSON, LASSIKELOWNAWHL24-Sep-20006' 0.0"188 lbs *DR
    30CAUFIELD, COLEUSA U-18NTDP02-Jan-20015' 6.75"155 lbs *RWR
    31PITLICK, RHETTCHASKAHIGH-MN07-Feb-20015' 8.75"160 lbs *LWL