DRAFT UPDATE: Cream of the NHL draft crop

   June 25, 2009 1:00 am    0

 

International Scouting Services’ top NHL draft prospects:

No. Pos. Name 2008-09 club (league)

Team USA's Brown stands among NHL's top draft prospects

Team USA's Brown stands among NHL's top draft prospects (Contributed/Chris Brown)

1. C John Tavares London (OHL)

2. C Matt Duchene Brampton (OHL)

3. D Victor Hedman Modo (Sweden)

4. LW M. Paajarvi-Svensson Timra (Sweden)

5. C Evander Kane Vancouver (WHL)

6. C Brayden Schenn Brandon (WHL)

7. D Jared Cowen Spokane (WHL)

8. C Nazem Kadri London (OHL)

9. D O. Ekman-Larsson Leksands (Sweden)

10. D Dmitry Kulikov Drummondville (QMJHL)

11. C Jacob Josefson Djurgarden (Sweden)

12. C Louis Leblanc Omaha (USHL)

13. D Ryan Ellis Windsor (OHL)

Ryan O'Reilly headlines Erie Otters' top NHL prospects

Ryan O'Reilly headlines Erie Otters' top NHL draft prospects

14. RW Jordan Schroeder Minnesota (WCHA)

15. C Peter Holland Guelph (OHL)

16. D John Moore Chicago (USHL)

17. RW Landon Ferraro Red Deer (WHL)

18. C Drew Shore USA U-18 (NTDP)

19. C Scott Glennie Brandon (WHL)

20. RW Zack Kassian Peterborough (OHL)

21. D Nick Leddy Eden Prairie (Minn. – HS)

22. RW David Rundblad Skelleftea (Sweden)

23. C Kyle Palmieri USA U-18 (NTDP)

24. LW Chris Kreider Andover (Mass. – HS)

25. C Jordan Caron Rimouski (QMJHL)

26. C Ethan Werek Kingston (OHL)

27. C Jeremy Morin USA U-18 (NTDP)*

28. C Joonas Nattinen Espoo (Finland)

29. F Dmitri Orlov Novokuznetsk (KHL)

30. LW Simon Despres Saint John (QMJHL)

34. C Chris Brown USA U-18 (NTDP)#

50. C Ryan O’Reilly Erie (OHL)

* Has signed with Kitchener (OHL)

# Native of Flower Mound, Texas (Dallas suburb); has family ties to Erie

Key: HS – High school; KHL – Kontinental Hockey League (Russia); NTDP – National Team Development Program; OHL – Ontario Hockey League; QMJHL – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League; USHL – United States Hockey League; WCHA – Western Collegiate Hockey Association (NCAA); WHL – Western Hockey League

 

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