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135 CHL Players in Final NHL Central Scouting Draft Rankings

Wednesday – April 07, 2010

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 135 CHL players have been listed in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings which were released earlier today for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft which takes place June 25-26 in Los Angeles, California.

The 135 players includes 117 CHL skaters amongst the 210 in North America ranked by NHL Central Scouting, and 18 goalies on the overall list of 30 ranked in North America.  The Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League each lead the way with 53 players ranked including 45 OHL skaters and eight goaltenders, and 47 WHL skaters and six goaltenders  The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has 29 players ranked including 25 skaters and six goaltenders.  All 40 players that competed in the 2010 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game appear in the rankings. 

The top eight ranked players are all from the CHL including Tyler Seguin of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers who is the number one ranked player heading into the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  Taylor Hall of the Windsor Spitfires is ranked second overall after being listed at number one in the midterm rankings.  Brett Connolly of the WHL’s Prince George Cougars is ranked third, while Erik Gudbranson of the Kingston Frontenacs is the top ranked defenceman at number four ahead of the Spitfires’ Cam Fowler who is ranked fifth.  Brandon Gormley of the Moncton Wildcats is the top rated QMJHL prospect ranked sixth.  Calvin Pickard of the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds maintained his number one ranking amongst the goaltenders.

Last year a total of 99 CHL players were selected in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft with 16 chosen in the first round including the first overall pick John Tavares of the London Knights. 

Please visit www.nhl.com to view the complete final rankings.

NHL Central Scouting Final Draft Rankings – CHL Players:

 

1

Seguin, Tyler *

Center

Plymouth

OHL

2

Hall, Taylor *

Left Wing

Windsor

OHL

3

Connolly, Brett **

Right Wing

Prince George

WHL

4

Gudbranson, Erik **

Defenseman

Kingston

OHL

5

Fowler, Cam *

Defenseman

Windsor

OHL

6

Gormley, Brandon *

Defenseman

Moncton

QMJHL

7

Pysyk, Mark *

Defenseman

Edmonton

WHL

8

Etem, Emerson *

Right Wing

Medicine Hat

WHL

10

Johansen, Ryan *

Center

Portland

WHL

11

Burmistrov, Alexander *

Center

Barrie

OHL

12

Niederreiter, Nino *

Right Wing

Portland

WHL

14

Watson, Austin *

Left Wing

Peterborough

OHL

15

McFarland, John *

Left Wing

Sudbury

OHL

16

Toffoli, Tyler *

Center

Ottawa

OHL

17

McIlrath, Dylan *

Defenseman

Moose Jaw

WHL

19

Howden, Quinton *

Center

Moose Jaw

WHL

20

Galiev, Stanislav *

Right Wing

Saint John

QMJHL

23

Straka, Petr *

Right Wing

Rimouski

QMJHL

27

Martindale, Ryan *

Center

Ottawa

OHL

29

Petrovic, Alexander *

Defenseman

Red Deer

WHL

30

Weal, Jordan *

Center

Regina

WHL

31

Kabanov, Kirill **

Left Wing

Moncton

QMJHL

33

Telegin, Ivan **

Left Wing

Saginaw

OHL

34

Skinner, Jeff *

Right Wing

Kitchener

OHL

39

Spooner, Ryan *

Center

Peterborough

OHL

41

Beukeboom, Brock *

Defenseman

Sault Ste. Marie

OHL

42

Hamilton, Curtis **

Left Wing

Saskatoon

WHL

43

Shipley, Steven *

Center

Owen Sound

OHL

44

Rutkowski, Troy *

Defenseman

Portland

WHL

48

Davidson, Brandon

Defenseman

Regina

WHL

50

Gauthier-Leduc, Jerome *

Defenseman

Rouyn-Noranda

QMJHL

52

Culek, Jakub *

Left Wing

Rimouski

QMJHL

53

Shugg, Justin

Left Wing

Windsor

OHL

55

Hishon, Joey *

Center

Owen Sound

OHL

57

Madaisky, Austin *

Defenseman

Kamloops

WHL

59

Ross, Bradley *

Left Wing

Portland

WHL

60

Silas, Stephen *

Defenseman

Belleville

OHL

61

Yogan, Andrew *

Left Wing/Center

Erie

OHL

62

Hamilton, Freddie

Center

Niagara

OHL

64

Archibald, Brandon *

Defenseman

Sault Ste. Marie

OHL

65

Bulmer, Brett

Right Wing

Kelowna

WHL

66

McKegg, Greg

Center

Erie

OHL

67

Sundher, Kevin

Center

Chilliwack

WHL

69

Thomas, Christian

Right Wing

Oshawa

OHL

71

McFaull, Kendall

Defenseman

Moose Jaw

WHL

73

Smith, Dalton

Left Wing

Ottawa

OHL

74

MacKenzie, Matt *

Defenseman

Calgary

WHL

75

Bournival, Michael *

Left Wing

Shawinigan

QMJHL

76

Smith-Pelly, Devante *

Right Wing

Mississauga St. Michael’s

OHL

77

Theriau, Alex

Defenseman

Everett

WHL

78

Chaput, Michael

Center

Lewiston

QMJHL

79

Reinhart, Maxwell

Center

Kootenay

WHL

82

Knight, Jared

Center

London

OHL

84

Shalla, Josh

Left Wing

Saginaw

OHL

85

Macaulay, Stephen

Left Wing

Saint John

QMJHL

86

Macek, Brooks

Center

Tri-City

WHL

87

Aubry, Louis-Marc *

Center

Montreal

QMJHL

88

Aronson, Taylor

Defenseman

Portland

WHL

90

Carrick, Sam

Center

Brampton

OHL

   91 

Gudas, Radko

Defenseman

Everett

WHL

92

Sgarbossa, Michael

Center

Saginaw

OHL

93

Nicholls, Josh

Right Wing

Saskatoon

WHL

96

Lane, Philip

Right Wing

Brampton

OHL

97

Ellis, Morgan

Defenseman

Cape Breton

QMJHL

101

Sutch, Gregg

Right Wing

Mississauga St. Michael’s

OHL

102

Emond, Alex

Center

Rimouski

QMJHL

103

Wind, Cameron

Defenseman

Brampton

OHL

105

Brunelle, Jonathan

Left Wing

Drummondville

QMJHL

108

Cunningham, Craig

Left Wing

Vancouver

WHL

111

Ranford, Brendan

Left Wing

Kamloops

WHL

114

Boutet, Etienne

Defenseman

Rimouski

QMJHL

115

Messier, Jordan

Right Wing

Tri-City

WHL

116

Stahl, Tyler

Defenseman

Chilliwack

WHL

119

Stone, Mark

Right Wing

Brandon

WHL

120

Leach, Joey

Defenseman

Kootenay

WHL

121

Inglis, Charles

Center

Saskatoon

WHL

122

Hynes, Brandon

Right Wing

Victoriaville

QMJHL

123

Schemitsch, Geoffrey

Defenseman

Owen Sound

OHL

124

Honejsek, Antonin

Left Wing

Moose Jaw

WHL

126

McKinlay, Dylen

Right Wing

Chilliwack

WHL

127

Blain, Jeremie

Defenseman

Acadie-Bathurst

QMJHL

128

Montgomery, Brock

Right Wing

Kootenay

WHL

130

Barnett, J.T.

Left Wing

Vancouver

WHL

132

Levasseur, Julien

Defenseman

Rimouski

QMJHL

137

Herrod, Brandon

Right Wing

Prince Albert

WHL

142

Sutter, Brody

Center

Lethbridge

WHL

143

Sedlak, Adam

Defenseman

Peterborough

OHL

146

Ferland, Michael

Left Wing

Brandon

WHL

147

Gauthier, Danick

Right Wing

Saint John

QMJHL

151

McNeill, Reid

Defenseman

London

OHL

154

Alderson, Brandon

Right Wing

Sarnia

OHL

156

Levi, Austin

Defenseman

Plymouth

OHL

158

Rogalski, Joe

Defenseman

Sarnia

OHL

160

McCauley, Myles

Right Wing

Sault Ste. Marie

OHL

161

Harrison, Ryan

Center

Prince Albert

WHL

163

DUROCHER, COREY

Left Wing

Kingston

OHL

164

Abeltshauser, Konrad

Defenseman

Halifax

QMJHL

167

Dowling, Justin

Center

Swift Current

WHL

171

Corbin, Antoine

Defenseman

Kelowna

WHL

174

Gallagher, Brendan

Right Wing

Vancouver

WHL

176

Janosik, Adam

Defenseman

Gatineau

QMJHL

177

Feser, Justin

Left Wing

Tri-City

WHL

178

Froats, Derek

Left Wing

Kingston

OHL

180

Holland, Patrick

Right Wing

Tri-City

WHL

183

SCHWINDT, MIKE

Defenseman

NIAGARA

OHL

184

Dore, Patrick

Defenseman

Quebec

QMJHL

185

Carnevale, Taylor

Center

Barrie

OHL

189

CRESCENZI, ANDREW

Center

KITCHENER

OHL

190

Archibald, Darren

Left Wing

Barrie

OHL

191

TANGUY, JESS

Right Wing

LEWISTON

QMJHL

192

KANTOR, MICHAEL

Right Wing

SAGINAW

OHL

193

Chapman, Mitchell

Defenseman

Kelowna

WHL

196

Underwood, Brandon

Defenseman

Kamloops

WHL

197

Parkes, Trevor

Right Wing

Montreal

QMJHL

201

Dube, Yannick

Left Wing

Victoriaville

QMJHL

203

Carrier, Samuel

Defenseman

Lewiston

QMJHL

207

Depape, Jordan

Right Wing/Center

Kamloops

WHL

 

NHL Central Scouting Final Draft Rankings – CHL Goaltenders:

 

1

Pickard, Calvin *

Goalie

Seattle

WHL

3

Simpson, Kent

Goalie

Everett

WHL

4

Visentin, Mark *

Goalie

Niagara

OHL

5

Domingue, Louis *

Goalie

Quebec

QMJHL

7

Corbeil-Theriault, Mathieu

Goalie

Halifax

QMJHL

9

Lanigan, Cameron

Goalie

Edmonton

WHL

10

Bunz, Tyler

Goalie

Medicine Hat

WHL

11

Houser, Michael

Goalie

London

OHL

12

Sadikov, Ramis

Goalie

Erie

OHL

15

Grubauer, Philipp

Goalie

Windsor

OHL

16

Carruth, Macmillian

Goalie

Portland

WHL

18

Clermont, Maxime *

Goalie

Gatineau

QMJHL

19

Wedgewood, Scott

Goalie

Plymouth

OHL

22

Glover, Brandon

Goalie

Moose Jaw

WHL

23

O’Hagan, Bryce

Goalie

Sault Ste. Marie

OHL

25

Mrazek, Petr

Goalie

Ottawa

OHL

27

Anderson, Jp

Goalie

Mississauga St. Michael’s

OHL

29

Tremblay, Philippe

Goalie

Rimouski

QMJHL

 *Competed in the 2010 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
**Named to the Top Prospects Game roster but did not particpate due to injury

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