HockeyProspect.com 2018 NHL Draft Rankings Top 62, November Edition

Filip Zadina

Our latest update of our 2018 NHL Draft Rankings doesn’t change in the top three spots on the list. Rasmus Dahlin, the injured Andrei Svechnikov and Adam Boqvist all remain in their same slots as they were on our late September list. There is a change at the fourth overall spot, as Filip Zadina moves up from 6th to 4th on our new ranking. Brady Tkachuk falls one spot from 4th to 5th and Rasmus Kupari slides from 5th overall to 6th overall.

The remainder of the players in the top 10 remain the same as they were on our last ranking with the exception of Grigori Denisenko who moves up from 19th to 10th on our list. Ty Smith fell from 9th to 11th to make room for Denisenko. Noah Dobson moved up from his spot in the second round and Alexander Alexeeyev returned to the ice and makes his debut in our top 31. Dominik Bokk, Jay O’Brien and Jesse Ylonen are also newcomers to our top 31 this month.

HockeyProspect.com’s Mark Edwards noted that the number of viewings on players are rising quickly. “Our scouts have seen a lot of games since the release of our last list in September. For myself, on top of seeing prospects at home in the OHL, I’ve already been into Quebec twice to see some of the high end QMJHL eligibles and there was some movement amongst that group. I also travelled to Pittsburgh to watch all the USHL prospects, that just after we released our last ranking.”

It’s still early so there are still a few large discrepancies in viewings amongst some of the draft eligibles.The list reflects games played up to Sunday, November 5th Our next rankings release will come in December and will remain a top 62 prospects ranking.

HockeyProspect.com 2018 NHL Draft Top 62, November 7th, 2017

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMLEAGUESHOTHEIGHTWEIGHT
1Rasmus DahlinLDFrolundaSHLL6’2"181
2Andrei SvechnikovRWBarrieOHLL6’1.5"187
3Adam BoqvistRDBrynas J20SuperelitR5’10.75168
4Filip ZadinaRWHalifaxQMJHLL6’0"198
5Brady TkachukLWBoston UNCAAL6’2"194
6Rasmus KupariRCKarpatJr-A SM-LiigaR6’1.25"183
7Quinn HughesLDMichiganNCAAL5’9"168
8Joel FarabeeLWUSNTDPUSHLL5’11"164
9Oliver WahlstromRW/CUSNTDPUSHLR6’0"205
10Grigori DenisenkoLW/RCLoko YaroslavlMHLR5’10"165
11Ty SmithLDSpokaneWHLL5’10.25"176
12Jesperi KotkaniemiLCAssatLiigaL6’2"190
13Mattias SamuelssonLDUSNTDPUSHLL6’3"217
14K’Andre MillerLDUSNTDPUSHLL6’3"206
15Bode WildeRDUSNTDPUSHLR6’2"195
16Noah DobsonRDAcadie-BathurstQMJHLR6’3"178
17Calen AddisonRDLethbridgeWHLR5’9"178
18Jett WooRDMoose JawWHLR5'11.75"205
19Jared McIssacLDHalifaxQMJHLL6’1"195
20Jacob OlofssonLCTimra IKAllsvenskanL6’2"193
21Joe VelenoLCSaint JohnQMJHLL6’1"195
22Jack McBainLCJr. CanadiensOJHLL6’3.25"196
23Alexander AlexeeyevLDRed DeerWHLL6’3200
24Barrett HaytonLCSault Ste MarieOHLL6’1"186
25Ryan McLeodLCMississaugaOHLL6’2"190
26Ryan MerkleyRDGuelphOHLR5’11"170
27Dominik BokkRWVaxjo J20SuperelitR6’1178
28Jesse YlonenRWEspoo UnitedMestisR6’0"159
29Jay O’BrienRCThayer AcademyHS-MAR5’11"170
30Isac LundestromLW/CLulea HFSHLL5’11.25"178
31Serron NoelRWOshawaOHLR6’3"192

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMLEAGUESHOTHEIGHTWEIGHT
32Jakub SkarekGHC Dukla JihlavaCZECHL6’3"196
33Jakub LaukoLCChomutovExtraligaL6’1"172
34Filip HallanderC/LWTimra IKAllsvenskanL6’0"179
35Akil ThomasRCNiagaraOHLR5’11"165
36Allan McShaneLCOshawaOHLL5’11"189
37Blake McLaughlinLCChicagoUSHLL6’0161
38Kevin BahlLDOttawaOHLL6’5"225
39Alexander Khovanov*LCIrbis KazanMHLL5’11"179
40Xavier BouchardRDBaie-ComeauQMJHLR6’3"190
41Sampo RantaLWSioux CityUSHLL6’1192
42Evan BouchardRDLondonOHLR6’2"181
43Jonatan BerggrenC/LWSkelleftea J20SuperelitL5’8"170
44Benoit-Olivier GroulxC/LWHalifaxQMJHLL6’0.75"192
45Ty DellandreaRCFlintOHLR6’1"181
46Milos RomanLCVancouverWHLL5’11"194
47Jake PivonkaLCUSNTDPUSHLL5’11198
48Riley SutterRWEverettWHLR6’2201
49Vitali KravtsovC/LWBelye MedvediKHLL6’2"170
50Filip JohanssonRDLeksands J20SuperelitR6’1"187
51Giovanni VallatiLDKitchenerOHLL6’1"185
52Adam GinningLDLinkoping J20SuperelitL6’3"192
53Nando EggenbergerLWHC DavosNLAL6’2"185
54Ty EmbersonRDU.S. U17NTDPR6’1194
55Luka BurzanLCMoose JawWHLL6’0"185
56Tyler MaddenRCCentral IllinoisUSHLR5’10"152
57Jonathan TychonickLDPentictonBCHLL5’11"165
58Carter RobertsonLDOttawaOHLL6’2170
59Adam SamuelssonLDUSNTDPUSHLL6’5240
60Dmitry ZavgorodniyRW/CRimouskiQMJHLR5’9"161
61Philip KurashevLCQuebecQMJHLL6’0"187
62Alexis GravelGHalifaxQMJHLR6’3"220