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TOP 31 / McKeen's 2019 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBNation
1Jack HughesCNTDP (USA)5-10/1702001-05-14USA
2Kaapo KakkoRWTPS Turku (Fin)6-2/1952001-02-13Finland
3Bowen ByramDVancouver (WHL)6-0/1952001-06-13Canada
4Kirby DachCSaskatoon (WHL)6-3/2002001-01-21Canada
5Dylan CozensCLethbridge (WHL)6-3/1852001-02-09Canada
6Trevor ZegrasCNTDP (USA)6-0/1702001-03-20USA
7Alex TurcotteCNTDP (USA)5-11/1852001-02-26USA
8Peyton KrebsCKootenay (WHL)5-11/1802001-01-26Canada
9Philip BrobergDAIK (Swe 2)6-3/2002001-06-25Sweden
10Victor SoderstromDBrynas (Swe)5-11/1802001-02-26Sweden
11Vasili PodkolzinRWSKA-1946 St. Pete. (Rus Jr)6-1/1902001-06-24Russia
12Matthew BoldyLWNTDP (USA)6-1/1902001-04-05USA
13Cole CaufieldRWNTDP (USA)5-7/1652001-01-02USA
14Raphael LavoieRWHalifax (QMJHL)6-4/1952000-09-25Canada
15Moritz SeiderDAdler Mannheim (DEL)6-3/1852001-04-06Germany
16Simon HolmstromRWHV 71 (Swe Jr)6-1/1852001-05-24Sweden
17Cam YorkDNTDP (USA)5-11/1752001-01-05USA
18Alex NewhookCVictoria (BCHL)5-10/1952001-01-28Canada
19Tobias BjornfotDDjurgardens (Swe Jr)6-0/2002001-04-06Sweden
20Philip TomasinoCNiagara (OHL)5-11/1802001-07-28Canada
21Arthur KaliyevRWHamilton (OHL)6-2/1902001-06-26USA
22Ryan SuzukiCBarrie (OHL)6-0/1802001-05-28Canada
23Samuel PoulinLWSherbrooke (QMJHL)6-1/2052001-02-25Canada
24Thomas HarleyDMississauga (OHL)6-3/1902001-08-19Canada
25Ryan JohnsonDSioux Falls (USHL)6-0/1752001-07-24USA
26Albert JohanssonDFarjestads (Swe Jr)5-11/1652001-01-04Sweden
27Robert MastrosimoneLWChicago (USHL)5-10/1602001-01-24USA
28Connor McMichaelCLondon (OHL)5-11/1752001-01-15Canada
29Matthew RobertsonDEdmonton (WHL)6-3/2002001-03-09Canada
30John BeecherCNTDP (USA)6-3/2102001-04-05USA
31Pavel DorofeyevLWMagnitogorsk (KHL)6-1/1702000-10-26Russia