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Five Hounds in Final 2016 NHL Central Scouting Draft Rankings

For Immediate Release

Tuesday April 12, 2016

 

Toronto, ON –
The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 149 CHL players have been listed by NHL Central Scouting in their Final Rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft which takes place June 24-25 in Buffalo, New York.

The 149 players includes 129 skaters of the 210 ranked by NHL Central Scouting in North America while 20 of the 30 goaltenders ranked are also from the CHL.  In total, 62% of all players ranked by NHL Central Scouting are currently competing in the CHL.

21 of the top 30 ranked North American prospects are from the CHL including the top five led by forward Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at number one.  Matthew Tkachuk of the London Knights is listed at number two, then Alexander Nylander of the Mississauga Steelheads slots in at number three.  Two CHL defencemen round out the top five including Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting at number four, and Olli Juolevi of the London Knights at number five. 

In goal, the top three ranked North American prospects are also from the CHL led by Evan Fitzpatrick of the Sherbrooke Phoenix at number one, followed by Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips at number two, and Tyler Parsons of the London Knights at number three. 

The Ontario Hockey League has a total of 67 players ranked, followed by the Western Hockey League with 54 players, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 28 players. 

All 40 players that competed in the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver appear in the rankings including 34 of the top 60 ranked skaters.

152 CHL players were listed in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings released in January, while 95 players from the CHL were selected in the 2015 NHL Draft including 17 players selected in the first round.

CHL North American Skaters:
Rank, Name, Club, League, Birthdate, Height, Weight, Position, Shot

1 DUBOIS, PIERRE-LUC CAPE BRETON QMJHL 24-Jun-1998 6′ 2.25″ 201 lbs * LW L
2 TKACHUK, MATTHEW LONDON OHL 11-Dec-1997 6′ 1.5″ 200 lbs * LW L
3 NYLANDER, ALEXANDER MISSISSAUGA OHL 02-Mar-1998 6′ 0.5″ 180 lbs * LW R
4 CHYCHRUN, JAKOB SARNIA OHL 31-Mar-1998 6′ 2.25″ 205 lbs * D L
5 JUOLEVI, OLLI LONDON OHL 05-May-1998 6′ 2.0″ 182 lbs * D L
7 BROWN, LOGAN WINDSOR OHL 05-Mar-1998 6′ 6.0″ 220 lbs * C L
8 SERGACHEV, MIKHAIL WINDSOR OHL 25-Jun-1998 6′ 2.25″ 208 lbs * D L
12 GAUTHIER, JULIEN VAL-D’OR QMJHL 15-Oct-1997 6′ 3.5″ 225 lbs * RW R
13 MCLEOD, MICHAEL MISSISSAUGA OHL 03-Feb-1998 6′ 2.25″ 188 lbs * C R
14 JONES, MAX LONDON OHL 17-Feb-1998 6′ 2.5″ 203 lbs * LW L
15 BEAN, JAKE CALGARY WHL 09-Jun-1998 6′ 0.5″ 173 lbs * D L
19 STANLEY, LOGAN WINDSOR OHL 26-May-1998 6′ 7.25″ 225 lbs * D L
21 DEBRINCAT, ALEXANDER ERIE OHL 18-Dec-1997 5′ 7.25″ 163 lbs * RW R
22 HOWDEN, BRETT MOOSE JAW WHL 29-Mar-1998 6′ 2.0″ 193 lbs * C L
24 BENSON, TYLER VANCOUVER WHL 15-Mar-1998 5′ 11.75″ 201 lbs * LW L
25 KATCHOUK, BORIS SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 18-Jun-1998 6′ 1.25″ 192 lbs * LW L
26 JOHANSEN, LUCAS KELOWNA WHL 16-Nov-1997 6′ 1.5″ 176 lbs * D L
27 CLAGUE, KALE BRANDON WHL 05-Jun-1998 5′ 11.75″ 177 lbs * D L
28 LABERGE, PASCAL VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL 09-Apr-1998 6′ 1.0″ 172 lbs * C R
29 ABRAMOV, VITALY GATINEAU QMJHL 08-May-1998 5′ 9.25″ 175 lbs * RW L
30 STEEL, SAM REGINA WHL 03-Feb-1998 5′ 11.0″ 178 lbs * C L
31 HAJEK, LIBOR SASKATOON WHL 04-Feb-1998 6′ 1.75″ 196 lbs * D L
32 ALLARD, FREDERIC CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 27-Dec-1997 6′ 1.0″ 179 lbs * D R
33 KOPACKA, JACK SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 05-Mar-1998 6′ 2.0″ 185 lbs * LW L
34 KYROU, JORDAN SARNIA OHL 05-May-1998 6′ 0.25″ 175 lbs * C R
35 BASTIAN, NATHAN MISSISSAUGA OHL 06-Dec-1997 6′ 3.5″ 205 lbs * RW R
36 RADDYSH, TAYLOR ERIE OHL 18-Feb-1998 6′ 2.0″ 203 lbs * RW R
37 GETTINGER, TIMOTHY SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 14-Apr-1998 6′ 5.25″ 200 lbs * LW L
38 GIRARD, SAMUEL SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 12-May-1998 5′ 9.5″ 162 lbs * D L
39 DINEEN, CAM NORTH BAY OHL 19-Jun-1998 5′ 11.0″ 183 lbs * D L
40 GREEN, LUKE SAINT JOHN QMJHL 12-Jan-1998 6′ 0.25″ 188 lbs * D R
41 DUBE, DILLON KELOWNA WHL 20-Jul-1998 5′ 10.5″ 182 lbs * C L
42 MASCHERIN, ADAM KITCHENER OHL 06-Jun-1998 5′ 9.5″ 206 lbs * LW L
43 BITTEN, WILLIAM FLINT OHL 10-Jul-1998 5′ 9.75″ 167 lbs * C R
44 LAJOIE, MAXIME SWIFT CURRENT WHL 05-Nov-1997 6′ 1.0″ 183 lbs * D L
45 GREGOR, NOAH MOOSE JAW WHL 28-Jul-1998 5′ 11.25″ 175 lbs * C L
48 STRANSKY, SIMON PRINCE ALBERT WHL 21-Dec-1997 5′ 11.25″ 178 lbs * LW L
52 NIEMELAINEN, MARKUS SAGINAW OHL 08-Jun-1998 6′ 4.5″ 198 lbs * D L
54 SMITH, GIVANI GUELPH OHL 28-Feb-1998 6′ 1.5″ 204 lbs * RW L
55 KUZNETSOV, VLADIMIR ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 18-Feb-1998 6′ 2.0″ 210 lbs * RW L
58 GLEASON, BENJAMIN HAMILTON OHL 25-Mar-1998 6′ 0.0″ 168 lbs * D L
59 DAY, SEAN MISSISSAUGA OHL 09-Jan-1998 6′ 2.0″ 228 lbs * D L
60 ANDERSON, JOSH PRINCE GEORGE WHL 29-Aug-1998 6′ 2.25″ 221 lbs * D L
63 BURKE, BRAYDEN LETHBRIDGE WHL 01-Jan-1997 5′ 9.75″ 160 lbs * LW L
64 TWARYNSKI, CARSEN CALGARY WHL 24-Nov-1997 6′ 2.0″ 198 lbs * LW L
65 STALLARD, JORDAN CALGARY WHL 18-Sep-1997 6′ 2.0″ 188 lbs * C L
66 STILLMAN, RILEY OSHAWA OHL 09-Mar-1998 6′ 0.5″ 180 lbs * D L
68 ELYNUIK, HUDSON SPOKANE WHL 12-Oct-1997 6′ 4.75″ 201 lbs * C L
69 CAAMANO, NICHOLAS FLINT OHL 07-Sep-1998 6′ 0.5″ 188 lbs * RW L
71 MIDDLETON, KEATON SAGINAW OHL 10-Feb-1998 6′ 5.5″ 233 lbs * D L
72 BROOKS, ADAM REGINA WHL 06-May-1996 5′ 10.25″ 174 lbs * C L
73 MALENSTYN, BECK CALGARY WHL 04-Feb-1998 6′ 1.75″ 191 lbs * LW L
74 METE, VICTOR LONDON OHL 07-Jun-1998 5′ 9.5″ 174 lbs * D L
75 PU, CLIFF LONDON OHL 03-Jun-1998 6′ 1.5″ 192 lbs * RW R
76 SYLVESTRE, GABRIEL SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 22-Jan-1998 6′ 3.0″ 190 lbs * D R
78 SOMPPI, OTTO HALIFAX QMJHL 12-Jan-1998 6′ 0.5″ 180 lbs * C L
79 KASPICK, TANNER BRANDON WHL 28-Jan-1998 6′ 0.25″ 200 lbs * C L
80 DE WIT, JEFFREY RED DEER WHL 14-Mar-1998 6′ 3.25″ 189 lbs * C R
81 PHILLIPS, MATTHEW VICTORIA WHL 06-Apr-1998 5′ 6.5″ 140 lbs * C R
82 STUKEL, JAKOB CALGARY WHL 06-Mar-1997 5′ 11.5″ 182 lbs * LW L
84 SALINITRI, ANTHONY SARNIA OHL 05-Mar-1998 5′ 10.25″ 168 lbs * C L
85 CANDELLA, COLE HAMILTON OHL 13-Feb-1998 6′ 1.0″ 189 lbs * D L
87 BUNNAMAN, CONNOR KITCHENER OHL 16-Apr-1998 6′ 1.0″ 207 lbs * C L
88 RONNING, TY VANCOUVER WHL 20-Oct-1997 5′ 8.75″ 163 lbs * RW R
90 BUDIK, VOJTECH PRINCE ALBERT WHL 29-Jan-1998 6′ 1.0″ 189 lbs * D L
91 FALKOVSKY, STEPAN OTTAWA OHL 18-Dec-1996 6′ 7.0″ 224 lbs * D L
94 BARRON, TRAVIS OTTAWA OHL 17-Aug-1998 6′ 1.25″ 195 lbs * LW L
95 ANG, JONATHAN PETERBOROUGH OHL 31-Jan-1998 5′ 11.25″ 165 lbs * C R
96 SAMBROOK, JORDAN ERIE OHL 11-Apr-1998 6′ 1.5″ 187 lbs * D R
97 O’BRIEN, BROGAN PRINCE GEORGE WHL 13-Aug-1997 6′ 2.25″ 189 lbs * LW L
98 GIGNAC, BRANDON SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 07-Nov-1997 5′ 10.5″ 173 lbs * C L
100 HALL, CONNOR KITCHENER OHL 21-Feb-1998 6′ 2.5″ 190 lbs * D R
101 KACHYNA, ONDREJ HAMILTON OHL 30-Apr-1998 6′ 3.5″ 192 lbs * D L
102 VALA, ONDREJ KAMLOOPS WHL 13-Apr-1998 6′ 4.5″ 207 lbs * D L
103 MAKSIMOVICH, KYLE ERIE OHL 10-Mar-1998 5′ 8.5″ 172 lbs * LW L
104 HAGEL, BRANDON RED DEER WHL 27-Aug-1998 5′ 11.75″ 160 lbs * LW L
105 MIROMANOV, DANIIL ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 11-Jul-1997 6′ 3.5″ 185 lbs * LW R
106 BABENKO, EGOR LETHBRIDGE WHL 05-Feb-1997 5′ 9.0″ 160 lbs * RW L
107 NEVEU, JACOB ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 12-Jan-1998 6′ 1.5″ 206 lbs * D R
109 PILON, GARRETT KAMLOOPS WHL 13-Apr-1998 5′ 10.25″ 175 lbs * C R
111 COMMISSO, DOMENIC OSHAWA OHL 19-Feb-1998 5′ 11.0″ 178 lbs * C R
113 BAJKOV, PATRICK EVERETT WHL 27-Nov-1997 5′ 11.5″ 175 lbs * LW R
120 SEVIGNY, MATHIEU DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 12-Mar-1998 6′ 0.75″ 175 lbs * LW L
125 VERBEEK, HAYDEN SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 17-Oct-1997 5′ 9.25″ 177 lbs * C L
129 SOKOLOV, DMITRY SUDBURY OHL 14-Apr-1998 5′ 11.25″ 220 lbs * RW L
130 PAQUETTE, CHRISTOPHER NIAGARA OHL 27-Mar-1998 6′ 1.25″ 207 lbs * C R
133 BILODEAU, GABRIEL GATINEAU QMJHL 04-Jun-1998 6′ 1.0″ 185 lbs * D R
134 LYSZCZARCZYK, ALAN SUDBURY OHL 17-Feb-1998 5′ 10.25″ 184 lbs * LW L
135 OSMANSKI, AUSTIN MISSISSAUGA OHL 30-Apr-1998 6′ 3.25″ 196 lbs * D L
136 MATTINEN, NICOLAS LONDON OHL 05-Mar-1998 6′ 4.5″ 220 lbs * D R
137 MURRAY, JUSTIN BARRIE OHL 22-Aug-1998 5′ 11.5″ 179 lbs * D L
139 CARROLL, NOAH GUELPH OHL 02-Dec-1997 6′ 1.0″ 178 lbs * D L
140 SISSONS, COLBY SWIFT CURRENT WHL 15-Jan-1998 6′ 1.75″ 172 lbs * D L
142 GERLACH, MAXWELL MEDICINE HAT WHL 04-Apr-1998 5′ 8.5″ 163 lbs * C R
144 QUENNEVILLE, DAVID MEDICINE HAT WHL 13-Mar-1998 5′ 8.0″ 182 lbs * D R
145 FORTIER, MAXIME HALIFAX QMJHL 15-Dec-1997 5′ 10.0″ 177 lbs * RW R
148 SAIGEON, BRANDON HAMILTON OHL 14-Jun-1998 6′ 1.0″ 197 lbs * C L
150 SOY, TYLER VICTORIA WHL 10-Feb-1997 5′ 11.5″ 174 lbs * C L
153 BOWER, WILLIAM MONCTON QMJHL 07-Nov-1997 6′ 0.5″ 186 lbs * C R
155 COGHLAN, DYLAN TRI-CITY WHL 19-Feb-1998 6′ 1.75″ 190 lbs * D R
158 LABERGE, SAMUEL RIMOUSKI QMJHL 10-Apr-1997 6′ 2.0″ 217 lbs * LW L
163 MCEWAN, JAMES GUELPH OHL 15-Mar-1997 5′ 11.5″ 190 lbs * C L
164 SOUSTAL, TOMAS KELOWNA WHL 15-Feb-1997 6′ 3.0″ 198 lbs C R
167 FELHABER, TYE SAGINAW OHL 05-Aug-1998 5′ 10.75″ 191 lbs * C L
168 COLEMAN, LUKE PRINCE ALBERT WHL 09-Sep-1998 6′ 1.5″ 193 lbs * LW L
171 NOEL, NATHAN SAINT JOHN QMJHL 21-Jun-1997 5′ 10.5″ 179 lbs * C R
172 SALITURO, DANTE OTTAWA OHL 15-Nov-1996 5′ 8.25″ 178 lbs C R
173 GARDINER, REID PRINCE ALBERT WHL 19-Jan-1996 5′ 10.5″ 193 lbs RW R
174 OTTENBREIT, TURNER SEATTLE WHL 09-Jul-1997 6′ 3.25″ 190 lbs * D L
176 TOPPING, JORDAN TRI-CITY WHL 20-Jul-1997 6′ 0.5″ 196 lbs LW L
177 HEBIG, CAMERON SASKATOON WHL 21-Jan-1997 5′ 10.5″ 191 lbs * C R
179 BRAZEAU, JUSTIN NORTH BAY OHL 02-Feb-1998 6′ 4.25″ 192 lbs * RW R
181 TRUCHON VIEL, JEFFREY ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 28-Jan-1997 5′ 11.75″ 196 lbs * LW L
182 CRAWLEY, BRANDON LONDON OHL 02-Feb-1997 6′ 1.5″ 207 lbs * D L
183 LUFF, MATT HAMILTON OHL 05-May-1997 6′ 2.5″ 188 lbs * RW R
186 NOTHER, TYLER WINDSOR OHL 07-Feb-1998 6′ 4.25″ 198 lbs * D R
188 DE JONG, BRENDAN PORTLAND WHL 23-Mar-1998 6′ 4.5″ 189 lbs * D L
189 FELIXSON, OLIVER SAINT JOHN QMJHL 11-Mar-1998 6′ 6.0″ 220 lbs * D L
192 DOSTIE, ALEX GATINEAU QMJHL 13-Apr-1997 5′ 10.0″ 165 lbs * C L
193 BALMAS, MITCHELL CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL 19-Mar-1998 6′ 0.0″ 180 lbs * C L
197 PEZZETTA, MICHAEL SUDBURY OHL 13-Mar-1998 6′ 1.0″ 204 lbs * C L
198 MAHER, JORDAN ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 11-Mar-1998 5′ 11.0″ 175 lbs * C/RW R
199 STEENBERGEN, TYLER SWIFT CURRENT WHL 07-Jan-1998 5′ 10.5″ 178 lbs * C L
202 ALLEN, SEAN OSHAWA OHL 21-Apr-1998 6′ 1.75″ 187 lbs * D L
203 BOBYLEV, VLADIMIR VICTORIA WHL 18-Apr-1997 6′ 2.0″ 202 lbs * RW L
204 BOBYK, COLTON RED DEER WHL 17-Mar-1996 6′ 1.75″ 200 lbs * D L
205 MUZITO BAGENDA, DANIEL MISSISSAUGA OHL 16-Jun-1996 6′ 0.0″ 205 lbs * RW L
206 THURKAUF, CALVIN KELOWNA WHL 27-Jun-1997 6′ 1.0″ 197 lbs * C L
210 KLIMA, KEVIN MONCTON QMJHL 05-Jun-1997 5′ 8.75″ 171 lbs * C L

CHL North American Goaltenders:
Rank, Name, Club, League, Birthdate, Height, Weight, Position, Catches

1 FITZPATRICK, EVAN SHERBROOKE QMJHL 28-Jan-1998 6′ 2.75″ 206 lbs * L
2 HART, CARTER EVERETT WHL 13-Aug-1998 6′ 0.5″ 180 lbs * L
3 PARSONS, TYLER LONDON OHL 18-Sep-1997 6′ 1.25″ 184 lbs * L
6 SAWCHENKO, ZACHARY MOOSE JAW WHL 30-Dec-1997 6′ 0.5″ 185 lbs * L
7 SAMUEL, ANTOINE BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 17-Sep-1997 6′ 2.5″ 187 lbs * L
8 INGRAM, CONNOR KAMLOOPS WHL 31-Mar-1997 6′ 0.5″ 212 lbs L
9 RAAYMAKERS, JOSEPH SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 17-Mar-1998 6′ 0.25″ 185 lbs * L
10 WELLS, DYLAN PETERBOROUGH OHL 03-Jan-1998 6′ 1.5″ 185 lbs * L
11 CORMIER, EVAN SAGINAW OHL 06-Nov-1997 6′ 2.75″ 202 lbs * L
12 SARTHOU, EVAN TRI-CITY WHL 24-Sep-1997 6′ 1.0″ 186 lbs * L
14 WILLMS, BRODY MOOSE JAW WHL 21-Jul-1998 6′ 1.0″ 170 lbs * L
15 HELVIG, JEREMY KINGSTON OHL 25-May-1997 6′ 3.25″ 195 lbs * L
16 TOTH, RYLAN RED DEER WHL 31-May-1996 6′ 1.5″ 197 lbs * L
19 TIMPANO, TROY SUDBURY OHL 13-Nov-1997 6′ 0.5″ 186 lbs * L
20 PORTER, CODY CALGARY WHL 23-Sep-1997 6′ 1.0″ 186 lbs * L
21 EDMONDS, TY PRINCE GEORGE WHL 20-Aug-1996 6′ 1.75″ 181 lbs * L
22 DHILLON, STEPHEN NIAGARA OHL 14-Sep-1998 6′ 3.75″ 182 lbs * L
24 OVSJANNIKOV, DAVID BARRIE OHL 16-Feb-1997 6′ 5.75″ 225 lbs * L
27 HICKS, CONNOR HAMILTON OHL 20-Feb-1997 6′ 4.0″ 199 lbs * L
29 PICKARD, REILLY ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 22-Aug-1998 5′ 11.5″ 175 lbs * L

Please visit www.nhl.com to see the full rankings.

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