Vince Gibbons debuts with McKeen's Hockey with an early breakdown of two draft eligible skaters Andrei Pavlenko of the Edmonton Oilkings and Riley Sutter of the Everett Silvertips. He also updates us on two Brandon [...]
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    By Vince Gibbons, October 16th, 2017
    Vince Gibbons debuts with McKeen's Hockey with an early breakdown of two draft eligible skaters Andrei Pavlenko of the Edmonton Oilkings and Riley Sutter of the Everett Silvertips. He also updates us on two Brandon [...]
  • NHL: MAR 28 Sabres at Avalanche
    By Ryan Dadoun, October 3rd, 2017
    Anaheim Ryan Getzlaf – Sustained a lower-body injury last week and hasn’t resumed skating yet.  A couple days back Ducks coach Randy Carlyle did say on Saturday that he expected Getzlaf to play in the [...]
  • ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 25: Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid (97) reacts during the third period after   Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) scores the fourth goal of the game for Edmonton in a game against the Anaheim Ducks played on January 25, 2017 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Dadoun, September 29th, 2017
    Anaheim Ryan Miller – Missed Wednesday’s practice and Thursday’s preseason game with an upper-body injury.  It’s not clear if he’s in any danger of missing the season opener or not. Kevin Bieksa – In the [...]
  • 22 February 2016: Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (41) [10389] holds the puck. The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Boston Bruins 6-4 in a regular season NHL game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Dadoun, September 27th, 2017
    Anaheim Patrick Eaves – He hasn’t been skating due to a lower-body injury and hasn’t played in a preseason game yet.  The hope is to get him into a practice and then an exhibition contest, [...]
  • MONTREAL, QC - SEPTEMBER 21: New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) waits for play to begin during the third period of the NHL preseason game between the New Jersey Devils and the Montreal Canadiens on September 21, 2017, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Dadoun, September 22nd, 2017
    It is early in the pre-season, but Ryan Dadoun brings a round up of the news so far. Nothing earth shattering, but lots to keep an eye on. McKeen's will do an update end of [...]
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    By McKeen's Hockey, September 19th, 2017
    We are very proud to release the 23rd edition of the McKeen's Hockey Pool Yearbook. It is now 250 pages packed with information. We have expanded our coverage this year on both our NHL profiles [...]
  • WINNIPEG, MB Ð April 08: Jets Kyle Connor (81) skates with the puck during the NHL game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators on April 08, 2017 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg MB. (Photo by Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, September 16th, 2017
    The goaltender paradox is one of the last and most difficult-to-overcome issues remaining in hockey. On the one hand, some of the best goaltenders of all time were lightly regarded as amateurs – or not [...]
  • WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana (13) makes a pass during an NHL game on March 16, 2017, at the Verizon Center, in Washington, D.C. between the Washington Capitals and the Nashville Predators. Nashville won 2-1 in overtime. 
 (Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, September 16th, 2017
    Most teams scout in a variety of leagues to help replenish the minor league ranks with NHL-potential talent. Both historically and currently, the most popular destinations have been the three leagues of the CHL, the [...]
  • CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: The Las Vegas Golden Knights select center Cody Glass with the 6th pick in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft on June 23, 2017, at the United Center, in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, September 16th, 2017
    Given the rare chance to build an organization from scratch, the Vegas Golden Knights could have taken many different approaches to building up. They could build for now, using the expansion draft to select veteran [...]
  • MONTREAL, CANADA - DECEMBER 26: Sweden's Jonathan Dahlen #27 skates during preliminary round action against Denmark at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)
    By Ryan Wagman, September 16th, 2017
    An old team with little to be hopeful for in either the near or mid-term future, the Vancouver Canucks managed to brighten an otherwise dark system with two deadline day swaps. For a team that [...]

TOP 31 / McKeen's 2017 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMHT/WTDOBNation
1Nolan PatrickCBrandon (WHL)6-2/2001998-09-19Canada
2Nico HischierCHalifax (QMJHL)6-1/1751999-01-04Switzerland
3Miro HeiskanenDHIFK Helsinki (Fin)6-0/1701999-07-18Finland
4Gabriel VilardiCWindsor (OHL)6-3/2001999-08-16Canada
5Casey MittelstadtCEden Prairie (USHS-MN)6-1/2001998-11-22USA
6Owen TippettRWMississauga (OHL)6-1/2001999-02-16Canada
7Cale MakarDBrooks (AJHL)5-11/1801998-10-30Canada
8Cody GlassCPortland (WHL)6-2/1801999-04-01Canada
9Kristian VesalainenLWFrolunda (Swe)6-3/2051999-06-01Finland
10Michael RasmussenCTri-City (WHL)6-6/2151999-04-17Canada
11Elias PetterssonCTimra (Swe 2)6-2/1651998-11-12Sweden
12Martin NecasCKometa Brno (Cze)6-0/1701999-01-15Czech
13Urho VaakanainenDJyP Jyvaskyla (Fin)6-0/1851999-01-01Finland
14Juuso ValimakiDTri-City (WHL)6-2/2051998-10-06Finland
15Robert ThomasCLondon (OHL)6-0/1901999-07-02Canada
16Nick SuzukiCOwen Sound (OHL)5-11/1851999-09-10Canada
17Lias AnderssonCHV 71 (Swe)5-11/2001998-10-13Sweden
18Isaac RatcliffeLWGuelph (OHL)6-5/2001999-02-15Canada
19Erik BrannstromDHV 71 (Swe)5-10/1751999-09-02Sweden
20Timothy LiljegrenDRogle (Swe)6-0/1901999-04-30Sweden
21Klim KostinCDynamo Moscow (Rus)6-3/1951999-05-05Russia
22Eeli TolvanenRWSioux City (USHL)5-10/1751999-04-22Finland
23Conor TimminsDSault Ste Marie (OHL)6-1/1851998-09-18Canada
24Kailer YamamotoRWSpokane (WHL)5-8/1601998-09-29Canada
25Jason RobertsonLWKingston (OHL)6-2/1951999-07-22USA
26Ryan PoehlingCSt. Cloud State (NCHC)6-2/1951999-01-03USA
27Nicolas HagueDMississauga (OHL)6-6/2151998-12-05Canada
28Josh NorrisCNTDP (USA)6-1/1951999-05-05USA
29Shane BowersCWaterloo (USHL)6-1/1851999-07-30Canada
30Cal FooteDKelowna (WHL)6-4/2151998-12-13USA
31Henri JokiharjuDPortland (WHL)6-0/1801999-06-17Finland