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TOP 31 / McKeen's 2018 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBNation
1Rasmus DahlinDFrolunda (Swe)6-2/1852000-04-13Sweden
2Andrei SvechnikovRWBarrie (OHL)6-2/1902000-03-26Russia
3Filip ZadinaRWHalifax (QMJHL)6-0/1951999-11-27Czech
4Brady TkachukLWBoston University (HE)6-3/1951999-09-16USA
5Oliver WahlstromRWNTDP (USA)6-1/2052000-06-13USA
6Quinn HughesDMichigan (B1G)5-10/1751999-10-14USA
7Evan BouchardDLondon (OHL)6-2/1951999-10-20Canada
8Noah DobsonDAcadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)6-3/1802000-01-07Canada
9Adam BoqvistDBrynas (Swe)5-11/1702000-08-15Sweden
10Joe VelenoCDrummondville (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-01-13Canada
11Barrett HaytonCSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-1/1902000-06-09Canada
12Joel FarabeeLWNTDP (USA)5-11/1652000-02-25USA
13Jesperi KotkaniemiCAssat Pori (Fin)6-1/1902000-07-06Finland
14K'Andre MillerDNTDP (USA)6-3/2052000-01-21USA
15Ty SmithDSpokane (WHL)5-10/1802000-03-24Canada
16Vitali KravtsovRWTraktor Chelyabinsk (Rus)6-2/1701999-12-23Russia
17Bode WildeDNTDP (USA)6-2/1952000-01-24USA
18Dominik BokkRWVaxjo Lakers (Swe)6-1/1802000-02-03Germany
19Isac LundestromCLulea (Swe)6-0/1851999-11-06Sweden
20Martin KautRWPardubice (Cze)6-1/1751999-10-02Czech
21Rasmus KupariCKarpat Oulu (Fin)6-1/1852000-03-15Finland
22Serron NoelRWOshawa (OHL)6-5/2052000-08-08Canada
23Rasmus SandinDSault Ste Marie (OHL)5-11/1852000-03-07Sweden
24Jared McIsaacDHalifax (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-03-27Canada
25Liam FoudyCLondon (OHL)6-0/1752000-02-04Canada
26Akil ThomasCNiagara (OHL)5-11/1702000-01-02Canada
27Grigori DenisenkoLWLokomotiv Yaroslavl (Rus)5-11/1752000-06-24Russia
28Jonatan BerggrenRWSkelleftea (Swe)5-10/1852000-07-06Sweden
29Ryan McLeodCMississauga (OHL)6-2/2051999-09-21Canada
30Calen AddisonDLethbridge (WHL)5-10/1802000-04-11Canada
31Ryan MerkleyDGuelph (OHL)5-11/1702000-08-14Canada