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TOP 31 / McKeen's 2017 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBNation
1Nolan PatrickCBrandon (WHL)6-2/2001998-09-19Canada
2Nico HischierCHalifax (QMJHL)6-1/1751999-01-04Switzerland
3Miro HeiskanenDHIFK Helsinki (Fin)6-0/1701999-07-18Finland
4Gabriel VilardiCWindsor (OHL)6-3/2001999-08-16Canada
5Casey MittelstadtCEden Prairie (USHS-MN)6-1/2001998-11-22USA
6Owen TippettRWMississauga (OHL)6-1/2001999-02-16Canada
7Cale MakarDBrooks (AJHL)5-11/1801998-10-30Canada
8Cody GlassCPortland (WHL)6-2/1801999-04-01Canada
9Kristian VesalainenLWFrolunda (Swe)6-3/2051999-06-01Finland
10Michael RasmussenCTri-City (WHL)6-6/2151999-04-17Canada
11Elias PetterssonCTimra (Swe 2)6-2/1651998-11-12Sweden
12Martin NecasCKometa Brno (Cze)6-0/1701999-01-15Czech
13Urho VaakanainenDJyP Jyvaskyla (Fin)6-0/1851999-01-01Finland
14Juuso ValimakiDTri-City (WHL)6-2/2051998-10-06Finland
15Robert ThomasCLondon (OHL)6-0/1901999-07-02Canada
16Nick SuzukiCOwen Sound (OHL)5-11/1851999-09-10Canada
17Lias AnderssonCHV 71 (Swe)5-11/2001998-10-13Sweden
18Isaac RatcliffeLWGuelph (OHL)6-5/2001999-02-15Canada
19Erik BrannstromDHV 71 (Swe)5-10/1751999-09-02Sweden
20Timothy LiljegrenDRogle (Swe)6-0/1901999-04-30Sweden
21Klim KostinCDynamo Moscow (Rus)6-3/1951999-05-05Russia
22Eeli TolvanenRWSioux City (USHL)5-10/1751999-04-22Finland
23Conor TimminsDSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-1/1851998-09-18Canada
24Kailer YamamotoRWSpokane (WHL)5-8/1601998-09-29Canada
25Jason RobertsonLWKingston (OHL)6-2/1951999-07-22USA
26Ryan PoehlingCSt. Cloud State (NCHC)6-2/1951999-01-03USA
27Nicolas HagueDMississauga (OHL)6-6/2151998-12-05Canada
28Josh NorrisCNTDP (USA)6-1/1951999-05-05USA
29Shane BowersCWaterloo (USHL)6-1/1851999-07-30Canada
30Cal FooteDKelowna (WHL)6-4/2151998-12-13USA
31Henri JokiharjuDPortland (WHL)6-0/1801999-06-17Finland