In a recent preview of the World U18 tournament Jimmy Hamrin described Filip Johansson as "A very smart and mobile two-way player who is a good puck distributor. He plays well positionally and has good [...]
  • ANN ARBOR, MI - MARCH 03: Michigan Wolverines defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) passes the puck during the Michigan Wolverines game versus the Wisconsin Badgers in the BIG10 Hockey Tournament on March 3, 2018, at Red Berenson Rink at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, April 9th, 2018
    With the CHL leagues now into the second round of their respective playoffs, the NCAA season completed (congrats to new champions Minnesota-Duluth!), European leagues beginning to wrap up and the USHL with only one more [...]
  • ANN ARBOR, MI - MARCH 03: Michigan Wolverines defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) passes the puck during the Michigan Wolverines game versus the Wisconsin Badgers in the BIG10 Hockey Tournament on March 3, 2018, at Red Berenson Rink at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, April 9th, 2018
    With the CHL leagues now into the second round of their respective playoffs, the NCAA season completed (congrats to new champions Minnesota-Duluth!), European leagues beginning to wrap up and the USHL with only one more [...]
  • Joe Veleno (#90), player of Drummondville Voltigeurs, season 2017-18 of the QMJHL. Drummondville, Que., Dec. 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Ghyslain Bergeron
    By Michael Sanderson, April 1st, 2018
    Joe Veleno is currently ranked #11 on McKeen's mid-season rankings, having finished his QMJHL season at 10th in league scoring. Six games after joining the Voltiguers in early December after carrying a heavy load for [...]
  • Filip Johansson 2
    By Jimmy Hamrin, April 25th, 2018
    In a recent preview of the World U18 tournament Jimmy Hamrin described Filip Johansson as "A very smart and mobile two-way player who is a good puck distributor. He plays well positionally and has good [...]
  • Jonatan Berggren
    By Jimmy Hamrin, April 25th, 2018
    Projecting as a late second round pick on McKeen's penultimate 2018 NHL Draft ranking, Jimmy Hamrin sees him as a potential second or third line winger. He provides a scouting report below. A note on [...]
  • USHL 2018 PLAYOFF-PAGE-HEADER
    By Ryan Wagman, April 20th, 2018
    Looking to add more drama to its postseason, this season is the first in which the USHL has extended the playoffs through the addition of a best-of-three wildcard round, adding two teams to the festivities [...]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi
    By Marco Bombino, April 19th, 2018
    Finland has won a medal in three consecutive years and will be aiming for another one in Russia. Finland recently won the Five Nations tournament played in Russia and they have the capability to succeed [...]
  • U18 World Championship logo
    By Julius Dabrowski, April 18th, 2018
    The last time Central European nations could be considered as anything but pretenders in the U18 World Championship was around the turn of the millennium. The Czechs and Slovaks were able to upset some of [...]
  • MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 5: Canada's Carter Hart #31 looks on as the Canadian flag makes its way around Centre Bell during gold medal game action against the U.S. at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)
    By Scott Crawford, April 17th, 2018
    The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) 2018 U18 World Championship Tournament is taking place in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. This tournament presents a unique opportunity for players Hockey Canada has chosen from across the CHL [...]
  • SPISSKA NOVA VES, SLOVAKIA - APRIL 13: Russia's Andrei Svechnikov #14 celebrates at the bench with teammates after a third period goal against Sweden during preliminary round action at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. (Photo by Steve Kingsman/HHOF-IIHF Images)
    By Alessandro Seren Rosso, April 17th, 2018
    After winning a bronze medal last year after a few years of deprivation, the Russians will try to at least repeat themselves this season when a talented 2000 team will have to defend home soil [...]
  • Bode Wilde. Photo Courtesy of the USNTDP/Rena Laverty.
    By Ryan Wagman, April 17th, 2018
    With seven gold medals in the last nine World U-18 championships, the American entry, generally based mostly on their hothouse USNTDP program, is almost unfair to the rest of the hockey playing world. In fact, [...]
  • sweden_waving_flag_512
    By Jimmy Hamrin, April 16th, 2018
    As a big hockey country but a small country otherwise, Sweden rarely wins gold at junior level. This age group of 2000-borns has been strong, with many players doing well for themselves at elite senior [...]
  • David Gustafsson
    By Jimmy Hamrin, April 16th, 2018
    Jimmy Hamrin wrote up a preview of the U18 World Championship Swedish team. He described David Gustafsson as a - 'Hard working two-way player that is strong in both power play and PK. He [...]

TOP 31 / McKeen's 2018 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBGP-G-A-PTS
1Rasmus DahlinDFrolunda (Swe)6-2/1852000-04-1341-7-13-20
2Andrei SvechnikovRWBarrie (OHL)6-2/1852000-03-2644-40-32-72
3Filip ZadinaRWHalifax (QMJHL)6-0/1951999-11-2757-44-38-82
4Quinn HughesDMichigan (B1G)5-10/1751999-10-1437-5-24-29
5Brady TkachukLWBoston University (HE)6-3/1951999-09-1640-8-23-31
6Evan BouchardDLondon (OHL)6-2/1951999-10-2067-25-62-87
7Oliver WahlstromRWNTDP (USHL)6-1/2052000-06-1354-40-43-83
8Adam BoqvistDBrynas (Swe Jr)5-11/1702000-08-1525-14-10-24
9Joe VelenoCSNB-Dru (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-01-1364-22-57-79
10Noah DobsonDAcadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)6-3/1802000-01-0767-17-52-69
11Isac LundestromCLulea (Swe)6-0/1851999-11-0642-6-9-15
12Joel FarabeeLWNTDP (USHL)5-11/1652000-02-2554-27-37-64
13Barrett HaytonCSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-1/1902000-06-0963-21-39-60
14Jesperi KotkaniemiCAssat Pori (Fin)6-1/1902000-07-0657-10-19-29
15Bode WildeDNTDP (USHL)6-2/1952000-01-2453-11-25-36
16Ty SmithDSpokane (WHL)5-10/1802000-03-2469-14-59-73
17K'Andre MillerDNTDP (USHL)6-3/2052000-01-2150-7-17-24
18Akil ThomasCNiagara (OHL)5-11/1702000-01-0268-22-59-81
19Jared McIsaacDHalifax (QMJHL)6-1/1952000-03-2765-9-38-47
20Grigori DenisenkoLWLoko Yaroslavl (MHL)5-11/1752000-06-2431-9-13-22
21Serron NoelRWOshawa (OHL)6-5/2002000-08-0862-28-25-53
22Rasmus KupariCKarpat Oulu (Fin)6-1/1852000-03-1539-6-8-14
23Ryan McLeodCMississauga (OHL)6-2/2001999-09-2168-26-44-70
24Ryan MerkleyDGuelph (OHL)5-11/1702000-08-1463-13-54-67
25Mattias SamuelssonDNTDP (USHL)6-3/2152000-03-1450-9-19-28
26Rasmus SandinDSault Ste Marie (OHL)5-11/1852000-03-0751-12-33-45
27Nils LundkvistDLulea (Swe)5-11/1802000-07-2728-2-3-5
28Alexander AlexeyevDRed Deer (WHL)6-3/2001999-11-1545-7-30-37
29Calen AddisonDLethbridge (WHL)5-10/1802000-04-1168-11-54-65
30Jacob OlofssonCTimra (Swe 2)6-2/1902000-02-0843-10-11-21
31Dominik BokkLWVaxjo Lakers (Swe Jr)6-1/1802000-02-0335-14-27-41