The 2018 Ontario Hockey League playoffs kick off this week after the regular season wrapped up this past weekend. Heading into the playoffs, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are the clear favorites to come out [...]
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    By Brock Otten, March 22nd, 2018
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    By Michael Sanderson, March 21st, 2018
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    By Vince Gibbons, March 21st, 2018
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    By Viktor Fomich, March 15th, 2018
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    By Kevin Olexson, March 13th, 2018
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    By Tom Dorsa, March 12th, 2018
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TOP 31 / McKeen's 2018 NHL Draft Rankings

1Rasmus DahlinDFrolunda (Swe)6-2/1852000-04-1335-6-11-17
2Filip ZadinaRWHalifax (QMJHL)6-0/2001999-11-2744-35-28-63
3Andrei SvechnikovRWBarrie (OHL)6-2/1852000-03-2632-30-18-48
4Brady TkachukLWBoston University (HE)6-3/1951999-09-1629-7-16-23
5Adam BoqvistDBrynas (Swe Jr)5-11/1702000-08-1523-14-7-21
6Oliver WahlstromRWNTDP (USA)6-1/2052000-06-1338-31-22-53
7Evan BouchardDLondon (OHL)6-2/1951999-10-2052-18-48-66
8Noah DobsonDAcadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)6-3/1802000-01-0753-13-42-55
9Quinn HughesDMichigan (B1G)5-10/1751999-10-1427-3-15-18
10Ty SmithDSpokane (WHL)5-10/1802000-03-2453-9-47-56
11Joe VelenoCDrummondville (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-01-1349-14-48-62
12Joel FarabeeLWNTDP (USA)5-11/1652000-02-2538-19-25-44
13Bode WildeDNTDP (USA)6-2/1952000-01-2438-7-17-24
14Isac LundestromCLulea (Swe)6-0/1851999-11-0635-6-9-15
15Grigori DenisenkoLWLoko Yaroslavl (Rus Jr)5-11/1652000-06-2423-4-10-14
16K'Andre MillerDNTDP (USA)6-3/2052000-01-2138-6-12-18
17Barrett HaytonCSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-1/1902000-06-0952-18-31-49
18Jared McIsaacDHalifax (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-03-2753-7-30-37
19Akil ThomasRWNiagara (OHL)5-11/1702000-01-0253-15-47-62
20Ryan McLeodCMississauga (OHL)6-2/2001999-09-2152-18-36-54
21Jesperi KotkaniemiCAssat Pori (Fin)6-1/1902000-07-0652-8-17-25
22Serron NoelRWOshawa (OHL)6-5/2002000-08-0848-21-19-40
23Rasmus KupariCKarpat Oulu (Fin)6-1/1852000-03-1531-5-5-10
24Jacob OlofssonCTimra (Swe 2)6-2/1902000-02-0838-9-11-20
25Ryan MerkleyDGuelph (OHL)5-11/1702000-08-1450-12-44-56
26Jett WooDMoose Jaw (WHL)6-0/2052000-07-2730-8-15-23
27Benoit-Olivier GroulxCHalifax (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-02-0655-21-20-41
28Alexander AlexeyevDRed Deer (WHL)6-3/2001999-11-1537-6-25-31
29Mattias SamuelssonDNTDP (USA)6-3/2152000-03-1434-6-13-19
30Jack McBainCToronto Jr Canadiens (OJHL)6-3/1952000-01-0644-19-33-52
31Martin KautRWPardubice (Cze)6-1/1751999-10-0235-5-6-11