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Craig's List


Each month going into the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, former NHL executive and scout Craig Button provides his list of the top draft-eligible prospects.


List updated June 8, 2011


Craig's Top 30 for 2011 NHL Draft

Rank Player Pos Ht. Wt. S/C DoB Team League
1. RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS C 6'0 170 L Apr. 12/93 Red Deer WHL
2. JONATHAN HUBERDEAU C 6'1 168 L June 4/93 Saint John QMJHL
3. GABRIEL LANDESKOG LW 6'0 207 L Nov. 23/92 Kitchener OHL
4. RYAN MURPHY D 5'10 176 R Mar. 31/93 Kitchener OHL
5. MIKA ZIBANEJAD C 6'0 183 R Apr. 18/93 Djurgarden SJ18A
6. RYAN STROME C 6'0 183 R July 11/93 Niagara OHL
7. SEAN COUTURIER C 6'4 195 L Dec. 12/92 Drummondville QMJHL
8. ADAM LARSSON D 6'3 200 R Nov. 12/92 Skelleftea SweE
9. NATHAN BEAULIEU D 6'1 176 L Dec. 5/92 Saint John QMJHL
10. JONAS BRODIN D 6'1 165 L July 12/93 Farjestad Sweden
11. SVEN BARTSCHI LW 5'11 175 L Oct. 5/92 Portland WHL
12. DOUGIE HAMILTON D 6'4 193 R Jun. 17/93 Niagara OHL
13. JAMIESON OLEKSIAK D 6'7 244 L Dec. 21/92 Northeastern H.E,
14. MATTHEW PUEMPEL LW 6'0 198 L Jan. 24/93 Peterborough OHL
15. ZACK PHILLIPS C 6'1 181 R Oct. 28/92 Saint John QMJHL
16. MARK SCHEIFELE C 6'2 177 R Mar. 15/93 Barrie OHL
17. NIKITA KUCHEROV W 5'10 163 R June 17/93 CSKA 2 Russia-Jr.
18. PHILLIP DANAULT LW 6'0 178 L Feb. 24/93 Victoriaville QMJHL
19. JOEL ARMIA RW 6'3 191 R May 31/93 Assat FinE
20. TOMAS JURCO RW 6'2 193 L Dec. 28/92 Saint John QMJHL
21. BRANDON SAAD LW 6'1 208 L Oct. 27/92 Saginaw OHL
22. OSCAR KLEFBLOM D 6'3 200 L
July 20/93 Farjestad Sweden
23. VLADISLAV NAMESTNIKOV F 5'11 170 L Nov. 22/92 London OHL
24. RICKARD RAKELL RW 6'0 191 R May 5/93 Plymouth OHL
25. JOSEPH MORROW D 6'0 196 L Dec. 9/92 Portland WHL
26. CONNOR MURPHY D 6'2 185 R Mar. 26/93 USA U-18 USHL
27. JOHN GIBSON G 6'2 205 L Jul. 14/93 USA U-18 WHL
28. STUART PERCY D 6'1 186 L May 18/93 Mississauga OHL
29. TY RATTIE LW 5'11 170 R Feb. 5/93 Portland WHL
30. MARK MCNEILL C 6'2 201 R Feb. 22/93 Prince Albert WHL


Podcasts

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.


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