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TOP 31 / McKeen's 2019 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBGP-G-A-PTS
1Jack HughesCNTDP (USA)5-10/1702001-05-1418-9-27-36
2Dylan CozensCLethbridge (WHL)6-3/1852001-02-0918-9-14-23
3Kaapo KakkoRWTPS Turku (Fin)6-2/1952001-02-1316-3-7-10
4Vasili PodkolzinRWSKA-1946 St. Pete. (Rus)6-1/1902001-06-2410-5-2-7
5Kirby DachCSaskatoon (WHL)6-3/2002001-01-2122-12-23-35
6Philip BrobergDAIK (Swe 2)6-3/2002001-06-2515-0-4-4
7Raphael LavoieCHalifax (QMJHL)6-4/2002000-09-2520-12-10-22
8Matthew BoldyLWNTDP (USA)6-1/1852001-04-0518-13-8-21
9Bowen ByramDVancouver (WHL)6-1/1952001-06-1319-5-9-14
10Ryan SuzukiCBarrie (OHL)6-0/1752001-05-2817-7-20-27
11Cole CaufieldRWNTDP (USA)5-7/1552001-01-0218-16-6-22
12Peyton KrebsCKootenay (WHL)5-11/1802001-01-2622-6-21-27
13Alex NewhookCVictoria (BCHL)5-10/1902001-01-2823-12-23-35
14Alex TurcotteCNTDP (USA)5-11/1952001-02-263-1-1-2
15Victor SoderstromDBrynas (Swe)5-11/1802001-02-268-0-1-1
16Matthew RobertsonDEdmonton (WHL)6-3/2002001-03-0916-2-9-11
17Cam YorkDNTDP (USA)5-11/1702001-01-0518-2-14-16
18Trevor ZegrasCNTDP (USA)6-0/1652001-03-2017-10-19-29
19Nolan FooteLWKelowna (WHL)6-3/1902000-11-2918-11-5-16
20Arthur KaliyevRWHamilton (OHL)6-1/1902001-06-2619-17-13-30
21Tobias BjornfotDDjurgardens (Swe Jr)6-0/2002001-04-0617-3-4-7
22Jakob PelletierLWMoncton (QMJHL)5-9/1652001-03-0720-11-19-30
23Anttoni HonkaDJyP Jyvaskyla (Fin)5-10/1702000-10-0515-1-3-4
24Pavel DorofeyevLWS/L Magnitogorsk (Rus Jr)6-1/1702000-10-2610-8-5-13
25John BeecherCNTDP (USA)6-3/2052001-04-0518-3-8-11
26Samuel PoulinRWSherbrooke (QMJHL)6-1/2052001-02-2521-9-7-16
27Nils HoglanderLWRogle (Swe)5-9/1852000-12-2016-1-2-3
28Mikko KokkonenDJukurit (Fin)5-11/2002001-01-1818-1-7-8
29Robert MastrosimoneCChicago (USHL)5-10/1702001-01-2411-8-5-13
30Marshall WarrenDNTDP (USA)5-11/1702001-04-2012-1-5-6
31Lassi ThomsonDKelowna (WHL)6-0/1902000-09-2420-7-9-16