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The Next Class
McDavid and Eichel on NHL's 2015 Futures List

Jack Eichel (Photo: IIHF-HHOF/Images On Ice)

With last month's draft in the books, the National Hockey League released its list of players to watch for 2015 and there are already a couple of well-known names in the mix. To no surprise, Erie Otters centre Connor McDavid and United States National Development Team centre Jack Eichel lead what could be the deepest draft class in over a decade. Full Story.(Photo: IIHF-HHOF/Images On Ice)

Class of 2014 (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Head Of The Class

After much speculation, the Florida Panthers took defenceman Aaron Ekblad with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft. Among Canadian teams, the Edmonton Oilers selected centre Leon Draisaitl third, Calgary picked Sam Bennett fourth while the Canucks went with winger Jake Virtanen sixth and centre Jared McCann 24th. Toronto selected winger William Nylander eighth overall, the Jets took winger Nikolaj Ehlers ninth and Montreal went with Nikita Scherbak at No. 26. Rounds 2 through 7 continues on Saturday. Full Story.

Carl Gunnarsson (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Movers and Shakers

The second day of the 2014 NHL Draft is complete following seven rounds of picks and a flurry of trades. The Maple Leafs may not have had a pick until the third round, but they made the biggest move of the day, dealing defenceman Carl Gunnarsson and a fourth-round pick to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenceman Roman Polak. The Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets were all active in the trade market as well. Full Story.

Columnists and Blogs

Bob McKenzie

Bob McKenzie

It might not be as dynamic as 2013 or as promising as 2015 but, in the eyes of the scouts, the 2014 NHL draft class is rock solid. Barrie Colt defenceman Aaron Ekblad is No. 1 on TSN's Top 60 Final Rankings. More...

Scott Cullen

NHL: Re-settting rosters using draft history. More...
NHL: Using results from 1990 through 2009 to determine the value of NHL Draft Picks. More...

McKenzie's Top 30 Archive

Look back at TSN's annual rankings for the draft, based on surveys submitted by various NHL scouts.

2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

50 Years Of The Draft

To commemorate the 50th NHL Draft taking place in Pittsburgh in 2012, TSN.ca looked back at 10 memorable storylines from its history and features online hockey cards for all 50 No. 1 overall picks.

Profiles of all 50 No. 1 picks

June 12: Expansion Gems | June 13: Top 1-2's | June 14: Boom or Bust

June 15: Best Class Ever | June 16: Super Mario | June 17: The Big E

June 18: Draft Day Trades | June 19: The Russians Arrive

June 20: The Crosby Sweepstakes | June 21: The Rare Triple Play

CHL Draft History

Before they became household names at the NHL Draft, check out where they were selected in junior hockey.


From Craig Button

Final Mock Draft: June 24

TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button produces monthly rankings (October-June) of the top players eligible for the NHL Draft.

Craig started in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars and became Director of Player Personnel, helping lead them to a Stanley Cup in 1999. He also served as Vice President and GM of the Calgary Flames and later joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout.

2013-14 Draft Archive:
September | October | November | December | January | March | June

Lottery Mock Draft: April 15

The Draft Lottery

The National Hockey League Draft Lottery is a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the Draft. Check out how the draw has unfolded since it began in 1995.

2014 Draft Lottery Tracker

History of the Draft Lottery


TSN 1050: The Draftcentre Podcast: Episode 6 - May 20

Craig reminisces: Jamie Langenbrunner and Jeff Friesen draft stories. Plus Ho-Sang, Reinhart and scouting short lists.

TSN 1050: The Draftcentre Podcast with Matt Cade and Craig Button - March 20th, 2014

Craig explains his projected top 5, and Ryan Jankowski talks about building the U17, U18 and U20 Teams Canada.

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: Richard Griffin- Mar. 11

Richard Griffin speaks about the Blue Jays’ pursuit of starting pitcher Ervin Santana, the health of Melky Cabrera and Jose Reyes, and more.

More Podcasts

NHL CS Rankings

2014-15 CS Futures List

July Listing: North American | International

2013-14 CS Final Rankings

North American: Skaters | Goaltenders

European: Skaters | Goaltenders

2013-14 CS Mid-Term Rankings

North American: Skaters | Goaltenders

European: Skaters | Goaltenders

ISS Monthly Draft Ranking

ISS regularly feature and ranks the top NHL draft eligible players from the CHL, NCAA and Europe.

Final Rankings - June 3

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