Xavier Parent brought sizzling stats out of minor hockey but enters his draft year as a NHL Central Scouting 'B' prospect to watch - indicating a second or third round pick. He will be overshadowed [...]
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    By Ryan Wagman, November 15th, 2018
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  • CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA - APRIL 29: Sweden's Tobias Bjornfot #4 carries the puck while followed by Czech Republic's Michal Kvasnica #19 during bronze medal game action at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. (Photo by Andrea Cardin/HHOF-IIHF Images)
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    By Jimmy Hamrin, November 13th, 2018
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    By Vince Gibbons, November 12th, 2018
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    By Brock Otten, November 12th, 2018
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    By Brock Otten, November 11th, 2018
    Big, poised, defensive minded blueliner Michael Vukojevic is relied on by his coaches in all critical situations. In the scouting report below Brock Otten describes Vukojevic as "one of the top defensive defenders available at [...]
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    By Vince Gibbons, November 10th, 2018
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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