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TOP 31 / McKeen's 2018 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBGP-G-A-PTS
1Rasmus DahlinDFrolunda (Swe)6-2/1852000-04-1341-7-13-20
2Andrei SvechnikovRWBarrie (OHL)6-2/1852000-03-2644-40-32-72
3Filip ZadinaRWHalifax (QMJHL)6-0/1951999-11-2757-44-38-82
4Quinn HughesDMichigan (B1G)5-10/1751999-10-1437-5-24-29
5Brady TkachukLWBoston University (HE)6-3/1951999-09-1640-8-23-31
6Evan BouchardDLondon (OHL)6-2/1951999-10-2067-25-62-87
7Oliver WahlstromRWNTDP (USHL)6-1/2052000-06-1354-40-43-83
8Adam BoqvistDBrynas (Swe Jr)5-11/1702000-08-1525-14-10-24
9Joe VelenoCSNB-Dru (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-01-1364-22-57-79
10Noah DobsonDAcadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)6-3/1802000-01-0767-17-52-69
11Isac LundestromCLulea (Swe)6-0/1851999-11-0642-6-9-15
12Joel FarabeeLWNTDP (USHL)5-11/1652000-02-2554-27-37-64
13Barrett HaytonCSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-1/1902000-06-0963-21-39-60
14Jesperi KotkaniemiCAssat Pori (Fin)6-1/1902000-07-0657-10-19-29
15Bode WildeDNTDP (USHL)6-2/1952000-01-2453-11-25-36
16Ty SmithDSpokane (WHL)5-10/1802000-03-2469-14-59-73
17K'Andre MillerDNTDP (USHL)6-3/2052000-01-2150-7-17-24
18Akil ThomasCNiagara (OHL)5-11/1702000-01-0268-22-59-81
19Jared McIsaacDHalifax (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-03-2765-9-38-47
20Grigori DenisenkoLWLoko Yaroslavl (MHL)5-11/1752000-06-2431-9-13-22
21Serron NoelRWOshawa (OHL)6-5/2002000-08-0862-28-25-53
22Rasmus KupariCKarpat Oulu (Fin)6-1/1852000-03-1539-6-8-14
23Ryan McLeodCMississauga (OHL)6-2/2001999-09-2168-26-44-70
24Ryan MerkleyDGuelph (OHL)5-11/1702000-08-1463-13-54-67
25Mattias SamuelssonDNTDP (USHL)6-3/2152000-03-1450-9-19-28
26Rasmus SandinDSault Ste Marie (OHL)5-11/1852000-03-0751-12-33-45
27Nils LundkvistDLulea (Swe)5-11/1802000-07-2728-2-3-5
28Alexander AlexeyevDRed Deer (WHL)6-3/2001999-11-1545-7-30-37
29Calen AddisonDLethbridge (WHL)5-10/1802000-04-1168-11-54-65
30Jacob OlofssonCTimra (Swe 2)6-2/1902000-02-0843-10-11-21
31Dominik BokkLWVaxjo Lakers (Swe Jr)6-1/1802000-02-0335-14-27-41