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@RossyYoungblood’s Final 2014 NHL Draft Ranking

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


At this point in the season, I am beyond profiled out after writing endless scouting reports on this year’s 2014 NHL Draft class. To learn more about the players listed below, I highly recommend purchasing two draft guides that I contributed to over at McKeen’s Hockey and Dobber Hockey. Furthermore, I have been churning out as many profiles for this draft over at DobberProspects as I can so go ahead and venture over to that website to satisfy your draft fixes. Lastly, be sure to follow my new prospect feature series titled Youngblood at McKeen’s Hockey. I am excited about this particular opportunity.


Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

I wanted to take the time to thank all of my followers here at The Scouting Bureauand on Twitter. It’s my pleasure to provide updates and analysis of hockey prospects and without my following, it wouldn’t be as rewarding. Thank you.


Check back here soon to view my 2014 NHL Mock Draft.

Note: Whenever I compare prospects of the same age, I prefer to place the players into groups or tiers. Below, you will notice alternating bold and regular fonts that are separating the tiers of players. For example, I consider Aaron Ekblad, Sam Reinhart and Sam Bennett in the same tier, meaning that I wouldn’t be surprised to see one of these players drafted ahead of the other two and view them as above the following group of Draisaitl, Ritchie, Dal Colle, Nylander, Ehlers and Fleury. Here is another scenario to consider. In the fourth tier consisting of Pastrnak at 20th to McKeown at 30th, it wouldn’t be shocking to see McKeown taken as high as 20th and Pastrnak could potentially slide to the 30th slide. Of course, all of this thinking is based on my opinion alone and with the draft always being an unpredictable event, nothing is for sure. The process only helps me to rank the prospects accordingly.


  1. Aaron Ekblad, LD (Barrie, OHL)
  2. Sam Reinhart, RC (Kootenay, WHL)
  3. Sam Bennett, LC (Kingston, OHL)
  4. Leon Draisaitl, LC (Prince Albert, WHL)
  5. Nick Ritchie, LW (Peterborough, OHL)
  6. Michael Dal Colle, LW (Oshawa, OHL)
  7. William Nylander, LW (Sodertalje, SWE)
  8. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW (Halifax, QMJHL)
  9. Haydn Fleury, LD (Red Deer, WHL)
  10. Jake Virtanen, RW (Calgary, WHL)
  11. Robby Fabbri, LC (Guelph, OHL)
  12. Brendan Perlini, LW (Niagara, OHL)
  13. Kasperi Kapanen, RW (KalPa, FIN)
  14. Kevin Fiala, LW (HV71, SWE)
  15. Dylan Larkin, LC (USNTDP, USHL)
  16. Nikita Scherbak, LW (Saskatoon, WHL)
  17. Jared McCann, LC (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
  18. Alex Tuch, RW (USNTDP, USHL)
  19. Julius Honka, RD (Swift Current, WHL)
  20. David Pastrnak, RW (Sodertalje, SWE)
  21. Sonny Milano, LW (USNTDP, USHL)
  22. Nikolay Goldobin, LC/RW (Sarnia, OHL)
  23. Ivan Barbashev, LW (Moncton, QMJHL)
  24. Jakub Vrana, RW (Linkoping, SWE)
  25. Tony DeAngelo, RD (Sarnia, OHL)
  26. Adrian Kempe, LW (Modo, SWE)
  27. Josh Ho-Sang, RW (Windsor, OHL)
  28. Thatcher Demko, G (Boston College, NCAA)
  29. Conner Bleackley, RC (Red Deer, WHL)
  30. Roland McKeown, RD (Kingston, OHL)
  31. Eric Cornel, LC (Peterborough, OHL)
  32. Travis Sanheim, LD (Calgary, WHL)
  33. Jack Dougherty, RD (USNTDP, USHL)
  34. Anton Karlsson, RW (Frolunda, SWE)
  35. Brayden Point, RC (Moose Jaw, WHL)
  36. Nick Schmaltz, RC (Green Bay, USHL)
  37. Brendan Lemieux, LW (Barrie, OHL)
  38. Alex Peters, LD (Plymouth, OHL)
  39. Alex Nedeljkovic, G (Plymouth, OHL)
  40. Jayce Hawryluk, RW (Brandon, WHL)
  41. Vladislav Kamenev, LC (Magnitigorsk, RUS)
  42. Ryan Donato, RC (Dexter School, HIGH-MA)
  43. Mason McDonald, G (Charlottetown Islanders)
  44. Sebastian Aho, LD (Skelleftea Jr, SWE)
  45. Markus Petterson, LD (Skelleftea Jr, SWE)
  46. Jack Glover, RD (USNTDP, USHL)
  47. Ville Husso, G (HIFK, FIN)
  48. John Quenneville, LW (Brandon, WHL)
  49. Ondrej Kase, LW (Chomutov, CZE)
  50. Vladimir Tkachyov, LW/RW (Moncton, QMJHL)
  51. Dominik Masin, LD (Slavia Praha, CZE)
  52. Nicolas Aube-Kubel, RW (Val-D’Or, QMJHL)
  53. Brett Pollock, LW (Edmonton, WHL)
  54. Oskar Lindblom, RW (Brynas, SWE)
  55. Chase De Leo, LC (Portland, WHL)
  56. Brycen Martin, LD (Swift Current, WHL)
  57. Josh Jacobs, RD (Indiana, USHL)
  58. Spencer Watson, RW (Kingston, OHL)
  59. Alexis Vanier, LD (Baie-Comeau, QMJHL)
  60. Ryan MacInnis, LC (Kitchener, OHL)
  61. Jake Walman, LD (Toronto, OJHL)
  62. Justin Kirkland, LW (Kelowna, WHL)
  63. Kaapo Kahkonen, G (Blues Jr., FIN)
  64. Shane Eiserman, LW (Dubuque, USHL)
  65. Adam Ollas Mattsson, LD (Djurgarden, SWE)
  66. Luc Snuggerud, LD (Eden Prairie, MN-High)
  67. Dylan Sadowy, LW (Saginaw, OHL)
  68. Johnathan MacLeod, RD (USNTDP, USHL)
  69. Vaclav Karabacek, RW (Gatineau, QMJHL)
  70. Christian Dvorak, LC/LW (London, OHL)
  71. Edgars Kulda, LW (Edmonton, WHL)
  72. Reid Gardiner, RC (Prince Albert, WHL)
  73. Gavin Bayreuther, LD (St.Lawrence, ECAC)
  74. Dysin Mayo, RD (Edmonton, WHL)
  75. Jonas Johansson, G (Brynas J20, SWE)
  76. Warren Foegele, LW (St. Andrews, Ontario HS Prep)
  77. Brent Moran, G (Niagara, OHL)
  78. Michael Bunting, LW (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
  79. Nick Magyar, RW (Kitchener, OHL)
  80. Hunter Smith, LW (Oshawa, OHL)
  81. Lucas Wallmark, C/RW (Luleå, SWE)
  82. Vladislav Gavrikov, LD (Yaroslavl, RUS)
  83. Brett Lernout, RD (Swift Current, WHL)
  84. William Lagesson, LD (Frolunda, SWE)
  85. Richard Nejezchleb, LW (Brandon, WHL)
  86. Julius Bergman, LD (Frolunda, SWE)
  87. Keegan Iverson, RC (Portland, WHL)
  88. Juho Lammikko, RW (Assat, FIN)
  89. Tyson Baille, RC/RW (Kelowna, WHL)
  90. Aaron Haydon, RD (Niagara, OHL)
  91. Blake Siebenaler, RD (Niagara, OHL)
  92. Maxim Letunov, LW (Youngstown, USHL)
  93. Joe Hicketts, LD (Victoria Royals, WHL)
  94. Connor Chatham, RW (Plymouth, OHL)
  95. Hunter Garlent, RC (Peterborough Petes)
  96. Lawrence Pilut, LD (HV71, SWE)
  97. Ryan Collins, RD (USNTDP, USHL)
  98. Luke Philp, RC (Kootenay, WHL)
  99. Daniel Audette, LC (Sherbrooke, QMJHL)
  100. Ivan Nikolishin, LW/C (Everett, WHL)
  101. Mike Amadio, RC/RW (North Bay, OHL)
  102. Julien Nantel, RW (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL)
  103. Brandon Halverson, G (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
  104. Brandon Fortunado, LD (USNTDP, USHL)
  105. Cody Donaghey, LD (Quebec, QMJHL)
  106. Ben Thomas, RD (Calgary, WHL)
  107. Rourke Chartier, LC (Kelowna, WHL)
  108. Andreas Englund, LD (Djurgarden)
  109. Anders Bjork, LC/LW (USNTDP, USHL)
  110. Axel Holmström, LC (Skelleftea, SWE)
  111. Kelly Summers, RD (Carleton Place, CCHL)
  112. Noah Rod, LC/LW (Genève-Servette, SUI)
  113. Louis Belpedio, LD (USNTDP, USHL)
  114. Clark Bishop, LC (Cape Breton, QMJHL)
  115. Nikita Tryamkin, LD (Yekaterinburg, RUS)
  116. Kyle Jenkins, LD (Sault Ste Marie, OHL)
  117. Austin Poganski, RW (Tri-City, USHL)
  118. Matthew Berkovitz, LD (Ashwaubenon, USHS)
  119. Matt Mistele, LW (Plymouth, OHL)
  120. Gustav Forsling, LD (Linkoping Jr, SWE)
  121. Brandon Hickey, LD (Spruce Grove, AJHL)
  122. Jacob Middleton, LD (Ottawa, OHL)
  123. Leon Bristedt, LC/LW (Linkoping, SWE)
  124. Alex Lintuniemi, LD (Ottawa, OHL)
  125. Francis Perron, LC (Ryoun-Noranda, QMJHL)
  126. Alex Schoenborn, RW (Portland, WHL)
  127. Adam Helewka, KW (Spokane, WHL)
  128. Matt Iacopelli, RW (Muskegon, USHL)
  129. Darby Llewellyn, LW (Kitchener, OHL)
  130. Brandon Prophet, LD (Saginaw, OHL)
  131. Alexandre Goulet, LC (Charlottetown, QMJHL)
  132. Julien Pelletier, LC (Cape Breton, QMJHL)
  133. Phil Baltisberger, LD (Guelph, OHL)
  134. Blake Clarke, LW (Saginaw, OHL)
  135. Beau Starrett, LW (South Shore, USPHL)
  136. Miles Gendron, LD (The Rivers School, USHS)
  137. Devin Williams, G (Erie, OHL)
  138. Joshua Sterk, LC (Oshawa, OHL)
  139. Ryan Foss, LC/LW (Windsor, OHL)
  140. Shane Gersich, LW (USNTDP, USHL)
  141. Dominic Turgeon, LC (Portland, WHL)
  142. Rinat Valiev, LD (Kootenay, WHL)
  143. Ryan Rehill, RD (Kamloops, WHL)
  144. Tanner MacMaster, C (Camrose, AJHL)
  145. Mitchel Slattery, RW (Hill-Murray, USHS)
  146. Brandon Montour, RD (Waterloo, USHL)
  147. Jaedon Descheneau, RW (Kootenay, WHL)
  148. Steve Spinner, RC (Eden Prairie, USHS)
  149. Nelson Nogier, RD (Saskatoon, WHL)
  150. Kyle Wood, LD (North Bay, OHL)
  151. Jaden Lindo, RW (Owen Sound, OHL)


The above rankings were constructed both through live viewings (mainly CHL players) and video scouting. I should mention that there are several of these players I have limited views on or haven’t seen play in full games and in those cases, I have relied on a network of scouts and hockey personnel to support my rankings.



With direct access to the Canadian Hockey League, specifically the OHL, I am much more confident in my rankings of those who participate in those leagues. As a result, I decided to list my ranking of OHL eligible players for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Be forewarned, I have not listed every eligible player and the majority of these players will likely not be selected in the upcoming draft.


Aaron Ekblad (OHL Images)

Aaron Ekblad (OHL Images)


  1. Aaron Ekblad, LD (Barrie, OHL)
  2. Sam Bennett, LC (Kingston, OHL)
  3. Nick Ritchie, LW (Peterborough, OHL)
  4. Michael Dal Colle, LW (Oshawa, OHL)
  5. Robby Fabbri, LC (Guelph, OHL)
  6. Brendan Perlini, LW (Niagara, OHL)
  7. Jared McCann, LC (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
  8. Nikolay Goldobin, LC/RW (Sarnia, OHL)
  9. Tony DeAngelo, RD (Sarnia, OHL)
  10. Josh Ho-Sang, RW (Windsor, OHL)
  11. Roland McKeown, RD (Kingston, OHL)
  12. Eric Cornel, LC (Peterborough, OHL)
  13. Brendan Lemieux, LW (Barrie, OHL)
  14. Alex Peters, LD (Plymouth, OHL)
  15. Alex Nedeljkovic, G (Plymouth, OHL)
  16. Spencer Watson, RW (Kingston, OHL)
  17. Ryan MacInnis, LC (Kitchener, OHL)
  18. Dylan Sadowy, LW (Saginaw, OHL)
  19. Christian Dvorak, LC/LW (London, OHL)
  20. Brent Moran, G (Niagara, OHL)
  21. Michael Bunting, LW (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
  22. Nick Magyar, RW (Kitchener, OHL)
  23. Hunter Smith, LW (Oshawa, OHL)
  24. Aaron Haydon, RD (Niagara, OHL)
  25. Blake Siebenaler, RD (Niagara, OHL)
  26. Connor Chatham, RW (Plymouth, OHL)
  27. Hunter Garlent, RC (Peterborough, OHL)*
  28. Mike Amadio, RC/RW (North Bay, OHL)
  29. Brandon Halverson, G (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
  30. Kyle Jenkins, LD (Sault Ste Marie, OHL)
  31. Phil Baltisberger, LD (Guelph, OHL)
  32. Darby Llewellyn, LW (Kitchener, OHL)
  33. Brandon Prophet, LD (Saginaw, OHL)
  34. Matt Mistele, LW (Plymouth, OHL)
  35. Devin Williams, G (Erie, OHL)
  36. Jacob Middleton, LD (Ottawa, OHL)
  37. Alex Lintuniemi, LD (Ottawa, OHL)
  38. Blake Clarke, LW (Saginaw, OHL)
  39. Brady Vail, LC (Windsor, OHL)**
  40. Joshua Sterk, LC (Oshawa, OHL)*
  41. Ryan Foss, LC/LW (Windsor, OHL)
  42. Kyle Wood, LD (North Bay, OHL)
  43. Jaden Lindo, RW (Owen Sound, OHL)
  44. Cristiano DiGiacinto, RW (Windsor, OHL)
  45. Matt Mancina, G (Guelph, OHL)
  46. Stephen Desrocher, RD (Oshawa, OHL)
  47. Max Iafrate, RD (Kitchener, OHL)*
  48. Andrew Mangiapane, LC (Barrie, OHL)
  49. Kevin Lebanc, LW (Barrie, OHL)
  50. Josh Wesley, RD (Plymouth, OHL)
  51. Stefan Leblanc, LD (Mississauga, OHL)
  52. Zach Bratina, LW (North Bay, OHL)
  53. Anthony DiFruscia, LW (Niagara, OHL)*
  54. Yannick Rathgeb, RD (Plymouth, OHL)
  55. Patrick Sanvido, LD (Windsor, OHL)
  56. Ryan Verbeek, LW (Kingston, OHL)
  57. Matt Rupert, LW (London, OHL)*
  58. Niki Petti, LC (Belleville, OHL)
  59. Jacob Busch, RW (Oshawa, OHL)
  60. Pius Suter, LC (Guelph, OHL)
  61. Chandler Yakimowicz, RC (London, OHL)
  62. Brandon Hope, G (Owen Sound, OHL)*
  63. Trevor Murphy, LD (Windsor, OHL)*
  64. Jeff King, RD (Sarnia, OHL)
  65. Kyle Pettit, LC (Erie, OHL)
  66. Jared Walsh, RD (Mississauga, OHL)
  67. Gianluca Curcuruto, LD (Plymouth, OHL)**
  68. Joseph Blandisi, LC (Barrie, OHL)**
  69. Stephen Harper, LW (Belleville, OHL)*
  70. David Tomasek, RC (Belleville, OHL)
  71. Frank Hora, RD (Kitchener, OHL)
  72. Dominik Kahun, LW (Sudbury, OHL)*
  73. Bryan Moore, LW (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)*
  74. Aleksander Mikulovich, LD (Mississauga, OHL)
  75. Josh Burnside, LW (Mississauga, OHL)*
  76. Nikita Yazkov, LW (Windsor, OHL)
  77. Brandon Devlin, RD (Peterborough, OHL)*
  78. Damir Sharipzyanov, LD (Owen Sound, OHL)
  79. Justin Nichols, G (Guelph, OHL)*
  80. Anthony Stefano, LC (Peterborough, OHL)
  81. Kevin Spinozzi, LD (Sarnia, OHL)
  82. Aleksandr Protapovich, RW (Niagara, OHL)
  83. Dmitrii Sergeev, LD (Kitchener, OHL)
  84. Tyler Hore, RD (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
  85. Daniel De Sousa, RD (Saginaw, OHL)
  86. Cordell James, LC (Barrie, OHL)
  87. Darren Raddysh, RD (Erie, OHL)
  88. Jordan DeKort, G (Kitchener, OHL)*
  89. Michael Clarke, LC (Peterborough, OHL)**
  90. Charlie Graham, G (Belleville, OHL)*
  91. Bradley Latour, RW (Oshawa, OHL)*
  92. Everett Clark, RC (Mississauga, OHL)
  93. Hayden Hodgson, RW (Sarnia, OHL)
  94. Tyler Hill, LW (Ottawa, OHL)*
  95. Nikita Serebryakov, G (Saginaw, OHL)
  96. Cody Payne, RW (Saginaw, OHL)**
  97. Nevin Guy, LD (Ottawa, OHL)*
  98. Francesco Vilardi, LC (Plymouth, OHL)
  99. Greg Betzold, LW (Peterborough, OHL)*
  100. Daniel Nikandrov, LC (Sarnia, OHL)*
  101. Chad Heffernan, (Belleville, OHL)
  102. Jack Flinn, G (Owen Sound, OHL)
  103. Santino Centorame, RD (Owen Sound, OHL)
  104. Jarrod Maidens, LC (Owen Sound, OHL)**
  105. Liam Herbst, G (Ottawa, OHL)
  106. Dylan DiPerna, RD (Kitchener, OHL)
  107. Brandon Robinson, LW (Kitchener, OHL)
  108. Joe Manchurek, RW (Oshawa, OHL)
  109. Ty Learn, LW (Kitchener, OHL)
  110. Damian Bourne, KW (Mississauga, OHL)



Limited Viewing: Charley Graaskamp, RC (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)




*Passed over in their first time eligibility

**Unsigned by NHL club and will re-enter the 2014 NHL Entry Draft


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