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TOP 31 / McKeen's 2017 NHL Draft Rankings

1Nolan PatrickCBrandon (WHL)6-3/2001998-09-1924-16-21-37
2Nico HischierCHalifax (QMJHL)6-1/1751999-01-0448-37-42-79
3Michael RasmussenCTri-City (WHL)6-6/2151999-04-1750-32-23-55
4Casey MittelstadtCEden Prairie (USHS-MN)6-1/2001998-11-2225-21-43-64
5Gabriel VilardiCWindsor (OHL)6-3/2001999-08-1639-24-26-50
6Owen TippettRWMississauga (OHL)6-1/2001999-02-1652-39-29-68
7Elias PetterssonCTimra (Swe 2)6-1/1601998-11-1240-16-21-37
8Timothy LiljegrenDRogle (Swe)6-0/1901999-04-3019-1-4-5
9Eeli TolvanenRWSioux City (USHL)5-10/1751999-04-2239-23-17-40
10Martin NecasCKometa Brno (Cze)6-0/1701999-01-1538-7-7-14
11Miro HeiskanenDHIFK Helsinki (Fin)6-0/1701999-07-1837-5-5-10
12Cale MakarDBrooks (AJHL)5-11/1801998-10-3050-19-44-63
13Cody GlassCPortland (WHL)6-2/1801999-04-0160-26-56-82
14Ryan PoehlingCSt. Cloud State (NCHC)6-2/1851999-01-0331-7-6-13
15Lias AnderssonCHV 71 (Swe)5-11/2001998-10-1337-7-10-17
16Juuso ValimakiDTri-City (WHL)6-2/2051998-10-0652-18-37-55
17Nikita PopugaevLWPrince George (WHL)6-5/2051998-11-2063-26-36-62
18Robert ThomasCLondon (OHL)5-11/1851999-07-0256-15-38-53
19Conor TimminsDSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-1/1851998-09-1857-6-46-52
20Kole LindRWKelowna (WHL)6-1/1751998-10-1660-28-49-77
21Erik BrannstromDHV 71 (Swe)5-10/1751999-09-0232-1-5-6
22Klim KostinCDynamo Moscow (Rus)6-3/1951999-05-058-0-0-0
23Cal FooteDKelowna (WHL)6-4/2151998-12-1361-5-41-46
24Maxime ComtoisLWVictoriaville (QMJHL)6-2/2001999-01-0855-19-23-42
25Kristian VesalainenLWFrolunda (Swe)6-3/2051999-06-0124-1-5-6
26Urho VaakanainenDJyP Jyvaskyla (Fin)6-0/1851999-01-0137-2-1-3
27Shane BowersCWaterloo (USHL)6-1/1851999-07-3047-18-21-39
28Nick SuzukiCOwen Sound (OHL)5-11/1851999-09-1055-34-44-78
29Kailer YamamotoRWSpokane (WHL)5-8/1601998-09-2953-35-41-76
30Isaac RatcliffeLWGuelph (OHL)6-5/2001999-02-1556-23-21-44
31Josh NorrisCNTDP (USA)6-1/1951999-05-0544-18-23-41