2015 NHL Draft Rankings: Top 30 Prospects – December edition

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    December 1st, 2014.

    HockeyProspect.com has released their most recent rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft. Although he is injured, once again Connor McDavid remains atop this months top 30. There are not many changes to the top 10 this month. There are a few changes to the top 30.

    New players to the top 30 this month include Adam Musil and Ivan Provorov, while Nick Merkley is a big riser this month. Merkley moves up 10 spots from #21 to #11 on the list.

    HP’s Director of Scouting, Mark Edwards, commented on this years NHL Draft.

    “We have a few months of viewings behind us now and it’s becoming more apparent to us that it’s not a deep group. While the first round is strong, this draft seems to fall off a cliff pretty quickly as far as the depth goes.”

    Edwards compared this 2015 NHL Draft to the 2013 NHL Draft which featured Nathan Mackinnon, Seth Jones, Sean Monahan and other young stars already shining in the NHL.

    “I think back to 2013 and that draft had fantastic talent in the top ten. It was a great first round overall (in 2013), but I remember feeling that it dropped off talent wise around the start of the 4th round that year. This draft is similar. We have some possible franchise type players at the top of this draft, but it might fall off (depth wise) even quicker than in 2013.”

    2015 NHL Draft Rankings – December 1st, 2014

    1Connor McDavidCErie OHL6' 0"185
    2Jack EichelCBoston UNCAA6' 1"195
    3Noah HanifinDBoston CollegeNCAA6' 2"201
    4Pavel ZachaLWSarniaOHL6' 3"210
    5Mitchell MarnerCLondonOHL5' 11"155
    6Lawson CrouseLWKingstonOHL6' 4"211
    7Zack WerenskiDMichiganNCAA6' 2"201
    8Dylan StromeCErie OHL6' 2"187
    9Kyle ConnorC/WYoungstown USHL6' 1"170
    10Jérémy RoyDSherbrookeQMJHL6' 0"182
    11Nick MerkleyCKelowna WHL5' 11"188
    12Matthew BarzalCSeattleWHL5' 11"178
    13Oliver KylingtonDFärjestadSHL6' 0"181
    14Daniel SprongRWCharlottetownQMJHL6' 0"192
    15Jordan GreenwayLWUSNTDPUSHL6' 5"205
    16Travis KonecnyCOttawaOHL5' 10"173
    17Jakub ZborilDSaint JohnQMJHL6' 1"184
    18Yevgeni SvechnikovRWCape BretonQMJHL6' 3"205
    19Brock BoeserRWWaterlooUSHL6' 0"187
    20Jeremy BraccoCUSNTDPUSHL5'9"154
    21Colin WhiteCUSNTDPUSHL6' 0"175
    22Thomas NovakCWaterlooUSHL6' 1"178
    23Paul BittnerLWPortlandWHL6' 4"195
    24Jansen HarkinsCPrince George WHL6' 1"170
    25Nikita KorostelevRWSarnia OHL6' 2"176
    26Mikko RantanenC/WTPSSM-Liiga6' 4"195
    27Ivan ProvorovDBrandonWHL5' 11"180
    28Nicolas RoyCChicoutimiQMJHL6' 4"190
    29Adam MusilRCRed Deer WHL6' 3"193
    30Blake SpeersRCSooOHL5'11"162