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139 CHL Players on November ‘Players to Watch’ List for 2018 NHL Draft – The List Includes Three Giants
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139 players from the Canadian Hockey League were listed among NHL Central Scouting’s November ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2018 NHL Draft which takes place June 22-23 in Dallas, TX.

The 139 players includes 65 from the Ontario Hockey League, 38 from the Western Hockey League, and 36 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

16 skaters received an ‘A rating’ which indicates a first round candidate.

Each league had ‘A’ ranked representatives, with the OHL leading the way with eight while the QMJHL trailed with five and the WHL featured three in defencemen Alexander Alexeyev (Red Deer Rebels), Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs) and Jett Woo (Moose Jaw Warriors).

The OHL’s top ranked talent included forwards Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Ryan McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads), Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals), Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts) and Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs) along with defencemen Evan Bouchard (London Knights), Ryan Merkley (Guelph Storm) and Rasmus Sandin (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds).

The QMJHL had ‘A’ ranked talent featuring a trio of Halifax Mooseheads in defenceman Jared McIsaac and forwards Benoit-Olivier Groulx and Filip Zadina. Other ‘A’ ranked QMJHL standouts included centreman Joe Veleno (Saint John Sea Dogs) and defenceman Noah Dobson (Acadie-Bathurst Titan).

25 skaters and four goaltenders received a ‘B rating’ which indicates second/third round candidates while 82 skaters and 12 goaltenders received a ‘C rating’ which indicates fourth/fifth/sixth round candidates.

Top ranked goaltenders included Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads), Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads), Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles) and Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs) who all received a ‘B’ rating.

The Barrie Colts, London Knights, Mississauga Steelheads, Oshawa Generals, Ottawa 67’s and Owen Sound Attack lead CHL clubs, each with five players included on the list.

89 CHL players were selected in the 2017 NHL Draft including 14 players chosen in the first round.

 

‘A’ RATED SKATERS (16):

A ALEXEYEV ALEXANDER RED DEER WHL 6′ 3.0″ 200 D L
A BOUCHARD EVAN LONDON OHL 6′ 1.75″ 193 D R
A DOBSON NOAH ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 6′ 2.75″ 180 D R
A GROULX BENOIT-OLIVIER HALIFAX QMJHL 6′ 0.75″ 192 C L
A HAYTON BARRETT SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 6′ 0.75″ 191 C L
A MCISAAC JARED HALIFAX QMJHL 6′ 1.0″ 195 D L
A MCLEOD RYAN MISSISSAUGA OHL 6′ 2.0″ 200 C L
A MERKLEY RYAN GUELPH OHL 5′ 11.25″ 170 D R
A NOEL SERRON OSHAWA OHL 6′ 4.75″ 200 RW R
A SANDIN RASMUS SAULT STE. MARIE OHL 5′ 10.75″ 183 D L
A SMITH TY SPOKANE WHL 5′ 10.25″ 176 D L
A SVECHNIKOV ANDREI BARRIE OHL 6′ 2.0″ 186 RW L
A THOMAS AKIL NIAGARA OHL 5′ 11.0″ 169 C R
A VELENO JOSEPH SAINT JOHN QMJHL 6′ 1.0″ 195 C L
A WOO JETT MOOSE JAW WHL 5′ 11.75″ 205 D R
A ZADINA FILIP HALIFAX QMJHL 6′ 0.0″ 196 RW L

 

‘B’ RATED SKATERS (25):

B ADDISON CALEN LETHBRIDGE WHL 5′ 9.75″ 179 D R
B BAHL KEVIN OTTAWA OHL 6′ 6.0″ 231 D L
B BERNARD XAVIER DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 6′ 2.5″ 208 D L
B BOUCHARD XAVIER BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 6′ 3.25″ 191 D R
B CHISHOLM DECLAN PETERBOROUGH OHL 6′ 0.75″ 185 D L
B CLARK KODY OTTAWA OHL 6′ 0.75″ 180 RW R
B DELLANDREA TY FLINT OHL 6′ 0.25″ 190 C R
B FORTIER GABRIEL BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL 5′ 10.0″ 170 LW L
B FOUDY LIAM LONDON OHL 6′ 0.0″ 180 C L
B GOGOLEV PAVEL PETERBOROUGH OHL 6′ 0.5″ 175 RW L
B GROSS NICO OSHAWA OHL 6′ 1.25″ 183 D L
B HILLIS CAMERON GUELPH OHL 5′ 9.5″ 168 C R
B KURASHEV PHILIPP QUEBEC QMJHL 5′ 11.75″ 191 C L
B MACDONALD ANDERSON MONCTON QMJHL 6′ 1.75″ 205 LW L
B MCSHANE ALLAN OSHAWA OHL 5′ 10.75″ 190 C L
B NIZHNIKOV KIRILL BARRIE OHL 6′ 2.0″ 190 RW L
B REGULA ALEC LONDON OHL 6′ 3.0″ 201 D R
B RIPPON MERRICK MISSISSAUGA OHL 6′ 0.5″ 191 D L
B ROBERTSON CARTER OTTAWA OHL 6′ 1.75″ 179 D L
B ROMAN MILOS VANCOUVER WHL 5′ 11.75″ 188 C L
B SOKOLOV EGOR CAPE BRETON QMJHL 6′ 3.25″ 224 LW R
B SUTTER RILEY EVERETT WHL 6′ 3.0″ 205 RW R
B VALLATI GIOVANNI KITCHENER OHL 6′ 1.0″ 176 D L
B ZAMULA YEGOR REGINA WHL 6′ 2.5″ 160 D L
B ZAVGORODNY DMITRI RIMOUSKI QMJHL 5′ 8.5″ 175 LW R

 

‘C’ RATED SKATERS (82):

C BARTEAUX DAWSON RED DEER WHL 6′ 0.5″ 180 D R
C BEAUDIN NICOLAS DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 5′ 10.5″ 175 D L
C BITTEN SAMUEL OTTAWA OHL 6′ 1.25″ 192 C L
C BOOMHOWER SHAW MISSISSAUGA OHL 5′ 11.5″ 184 LW L
C BURZAN LUKA MOOSE JAW WHL 5′ 11.75″ 185 C L
C BUSBY DENNIS FLINT OHL 5′ 10.5″ 188 D R
C CHYZOWSKI RYAN MEDICINE HAT WHL 6′ 0.0″ 183 LW R
C CORCORAN CONNOR WINDSOR OHL 6′ 1.5″ 185 D R
C COXHEAD ANDREW QUEBEC QMJHL 6′ 2.75″ 193 C R
C CYR MIKA MONCTON QMJHL 5′ 7.75″ 177 C L
C DAMIANI RILEY KITCHENER OHL 5′ 9.0″ 164 C R
C DER-ARGUCHINTSEV SEMYON PETERBOROUGH OHL 5′ 9.75″ 159 C R
C DOUGLAS CURTIS BARRIE OHL 6′ 8.0″ 234 C L
C DUCHARME JUSTIN ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 5′ 10.5″ 178 LW L
C DUDAS AIDAN OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 7.5″ 167 C R
C DUNKLEY NATHAN KINGSTON OHL 5′ 10.75″ 192 C L
C DURZI SEAN OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 11.5″ 195 D R
C ENNIS WILLIAM OSHAWA OHL 6′ 2.25″ 205 D L
C EVERETT CALEB SAGINAW OHL 6′ 1.25″ 181 D R
C FLORCHUK ERIC VICTORIA WHL 6′ 1.0″ 174 C L
C FOCHT CARSON TRI-CITY WHL 6′ 0.0″ 178 C L
C FONSTAD COLE PRINCE ALBERT WHL 5′ 9.5″ 157 C L
C GINNELL BRADLEY PORTLAND WHL 6′ 0.5″ 172 C L
C GOLOD MAXIM ERIE OHL 5′ 10.75″ 164 LW L
C GRICIUS JAKE PORTLAND WHL 6′ 3.0″ 187 C L
C GROLEAU JEREMY CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 6′ 2.25″ 200 D L
C GRONDIN MAXIM SAGINAW OHL 6′ 3.25″ 206 C L
C GROUCHY MATTHEW CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL 6′ 0.75″ 164 RW L
C GUAY NICOLAS DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 5′ 11.0″ 174 C R
C HANCOCK KEVIN OWEN SOUND OHL 5′ 10.75″ 182 LW L
C HERAUF JACOB RED DEER WHL 6′ 0.0″ 181 D L
C HOLMES HUNTER FLINT OHL 6′ 0.75″ 181 C L
C HOUDE SAMUEL CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 5′ 11.5″ 160 C L
C HUTCHESON NOLAN SUDBURY OHL 6′ 3.25″ 189 LW L
C IVAN MICHAL ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL 6′ 0.75″ 180 D L
C JENKINS BLADE SAGINAW OHL 6′ 1.0″ 195 LW L
C JOHNSON ISAAC TRI-CITY WHL 6′ 2.0″ 186 LW R
C KEMP BRETT EDMONTON WHL 6′ 0.0″ 162 C R
C KHOVANOV ALEXANDER MONCTON QMJHL 5′ 11.0″ 187 C L
C KOTKOV VLADISLAV CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 6′ 4.25″ 202 LW R
C KRAL FILIP SPOKANE WHL 6′ 1.0″ 171 D L
C KRASTENBERGS RENARS OSHAWA OHL 5′ 11.25″ 183 LW L
C LAFERRIERE MATHIAS CAPE BRETON QMJHL 6′ 1.0″ 175 RW R
C LALONDE OWEN GUELPH OHL 6′ 0.5″ 178 D R
C LEPPARD JACKSON PRINCE GEORGE WHL 6′ 1.25″ 200 LW L
C LEUFVENIUS HUGO SARNIA OHL 6′ 1.75″ 224 LW L
C LEVIN DAVID SUDBURY OHL 5′ 10.25″ 180 C L
C LISKA ADAM KITCHENER OHL 5′ 10.25″ 184 C L
C LUDVIG JOHN PORTLAND WHL 6′ 0.5″ 186 D L
C LYLE BRADY OWEN SOUND OHL 6′ 1.5″ 206 D R
C MACDOUGALL MATTHEW WINDSOR OHL 5′ 9.5″ 170 LW L
C MALIK ZACK SUDBURY OHL 6′ 2.0″ 165 D L
C MCCORMICK ADAM CAPE BRETON QMJHL 5′ 10.75″ 179 D L
C MCCOURT RILEY HAMILTON OHL 5′ 11.25″ 170 D L
C MCLEOD WYATT EDMONTON WHL 6′ 2.0″ 182 D L
C MCMASTER ADAM NORTH BAY OHL 5′ 10.25″ 172 C L
C MCQUAID CHRIS ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 6′ 1.75″ 178 D L
C MICHNAC ALBERT MISSISSAUGA OHL 5′ 11.75″ 180 LW L
C MINULIN ARTYOM SWIFT CURRENT WHL 6′ 1.75″ 201 D R
C MOILANEN SAMI SEATTLE WHL 5′ 8.5″ 175 RW L
C MOSKAL BILLY LONDON OHL 5′ 11.75″ 185 C L
C NELSON JOSH LONDON OHL 5′ 10.0″ 178 C L
C NYMAN LINUS KINGSTON OHL 5′ 9.25″ 156 RW L
C OKSANEN EMIL REGINA WHL 6′ 0.5″ 185 LW R
C PARKER-JONES JOHN PETERBOROUGH OHL 6′ 6.0″ 218 RW R
C PECKFORD RYAN VICTORIA WHL 6′ 0.5″ 191 LW L
C POIRIER WILLIAM SAINT JOHN QMJHL 6′ 0.75″ 201 LW L
C REICHEL KRISTIAN RED DEER WHL 6′ 1.0″ 167 C R
C REINHARDT COLE BRANDON WHL 6′ 0.5″ 203 LW L
C ROBERTS CONNOR HAMILTON OHL 6′ 3.75″ 210 C R
C SALDA RADIM SAINT JOHN QMJHL 6′ 0.25″ 185 D L
C STOTTS RILEY SWIFT CURRENT WHL 5′ 11.5″ 168 C L
C STRATIS PETER OTTAWA OHL 6′ 0.25″ 190 D R
C STRUTHERS MATTHEW OWEN SOUND OHL 6′ 2.0″ 209 C L
C THILANDER ADAM NORTH BAY OHL 6′ 0.0″ 190 D R
C TOPPING KYLE KELOWNA WHL 5′ 11.25″ 185 C L
C TUCKER TYLER BARRIE OHL 6′ 1.0″ 203 D L
C VESTERINEN SAKU CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL 6′ 0.0″ 183 D R
C WISMER JACK FLINT OHL 6′ 0.0″ 189 RW R
C WOUTERS CHASE SASKATOON WHL 5′ 11.5″ 177 C R
C YERYOMENKO VLADISLAV CALGARY WHL 5′ 11.75″ 185 D R
C ZABRANSKY LIBOR KELOWNA WHL 6′ 0.75″ 190 D R

 

‘B’ RATED GOALTENDERS (4):

B GRAVEL ALEXIS HALIFAX QMJHL 6′ 2.5″ 226 G R
B INGHAM JACOB MISSISSAUGA OHL 6′ 3.5″ 186 G L
B MANDOLESE KEVIN CAPE BRETON QMJHL 6′ 3.5″ 181 G L
B RODRIGUE OLIVIER DRUMMONDVILLE QMJHL 6′ 0.25″ 159 G L

 

‘C’ RATED GOALTENDERS (12):

C BOUTHILLIER ZACHARY CHICOUTIMI QMJHL 6′ 2.25″ 185 G L
C COTE-CAZENAVE TRISTAN VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL 6′ 0.0″ 184 G L
C DONOFRIO NICK HAMILTON OHL 6′ 3.25″ 204 G L
C EDMONDS KAI BARRIE OHL 6′ 1.75″ 163 G L
C EMOND ZACHARY ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL 6′ 3.0″ 165 G L
C FITZPATRICK LUCAS SHAWINIGAN QMJHL 6′ 0.75″ 210 G L
C HOFER JOEL SWIFT CURRENT WHL 6′ 3.25″ 160 G L
C MCNABB DEAN VICTORIA WHL 6′ 1.0″ 179 G L
C PECCIA MARIO KINGSTON OHL 6′ 0.75″ 194 G L
C SCOTT TODD VANCOUVER WHL 6′ 0.5″ 203 G L
C TENDECK DAVID VANCOUVER WHL 6′ 1.25″ 173 G R
C WEATHERILL DAWSON SPOKANE WHL 6′ 4.5″ 189 G L
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