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2011 Final TSN Draft Ranking

Check TSN's final NHL draft rankings - a compilation based on input from various scouts around the National Hockey League.

Also included in The Top 60 are scouting reports from TSN scout Grant McCagg, a former NHL scout and McKeen's director of scouting.

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31. VLADISLAV NAMESTNIKOV

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: London Knights League: OHL
Position: Centre Height: 6-0
2010-11 Stats: 68 GP, 30 G, 68 PTS Weight: 170 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 11 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 37, The Hockey News: No. 36
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
The son of former NHLer Evgeny Namestnikov burst onto international scene at the 2009 U-17's with ten points in five games. Adapted quickly to the OHL with a 68-point rookie campaign. Strengths - Smooth skater with excellent lateral agility and quickness, picked up competitiveness as season progressed, crafty puck carrier with soft hands and elite playmaking abilities, quick release. Weaknesses - Lacks weight, will need to add muscle for the pros, not overly physical, will always have the KHL option if things aren't going well in North America. NHL Upside - Has the skill to be a productive top-two center with added muscle and continued dedication.

32. RICKARD RAKELL

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Plymouth Whalers League: OHL
Position: Right Wing Height: 6-0
2010-11 Stats: 49 GP, 19 G, 23 PTS Weight: 191 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 30 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 41, The Hockey News: No. 25
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
The only 1993-born player to compete for Sweden at WJC. Scored 43 points as an OHL rookie in 49 games before a high ankle sprain sidelined him in late February. He returned for just one playoff game. Strengths - Good work ethic, competes effectively along the boards, strong skater with a quick burst and shiftiness, rarely takes a shift off, reads the play well, decent hands. Adapted quickly to the North American game. Weaknesses - Relies more on hard work than offensive puck skills, limited creativity. NHL Upside - High energy third line winger who can use his speed to create offensive opportunities.

33. STEFAN NOESEN

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Plymouth Whalers League: WHL
Position: Right Wing Height: 6-0
2010-11 Stats: 68 GP, 34 G, 77 PTS Weight: 195 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 35 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 49, The Hockey News: No. 39
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
The Plano, Tx, native made huge strides in his sophomore season, improving his goal total by 31 and point total by 69. Strengths - competitive, has some jam, likes throwing hits, smart playmaker with effective shot arsenal. Sees the ice well, uses linemates sagely, effective along the boards and in physical situations, protects the puck well, good hands. Good hockey sense, only scratching the surface of his upside. Weaknesses - feet and mobility are average at best, will need to work on his quickness. Still very raw, a projection. NHL Upside - if his skating improves as much over the next two years as it did in the past season, has the potential to fill a robust, productive second-line role.

34. STUART PERCY

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Mississauga St. Michael's League: OHL
Position: Defence Height: 6-1
2010-11 Stats: 64 GP, 4 G, 33 PTS Weight: 184 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 53 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 50, The Hockey News: No. 70
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Second-year OHLer contributed 43 assists and a +63 plus/minus rating in 89 games and playing a key role both offensively and defensively on a Memorial Cup finalist. Strengths - Smart, steady defender with solid puck-moving skills. Excellent poise and vision, rarely makes a glaring mistake. Good gap control and solid positionally. Reads the play well, exemplary work ethic and leadership qualities. Good vision and passing skills. Weaknesses - Not physically punishing, foot speed and shot will need to improve as he adds some strength. Quickness and pivots are average, shot could be harder. NHL Upside - Solid NHL defender who can kill penalties and provide secondary power play duties.

35. DMITRI JASKIN

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Slavia League: CzeJr
Position: Right Wing Height: 6-2
2010-11 Stats: 33 GP, 3 G, 10 PTS Weight: 196 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 5 ES, International Scouting Services: No. 40, The Hockey News: No. 30
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
The big Czech winger impressed scouts at this spring's U-18 championship, netting four goals in five games. Played 33 games in the Czech elite league. Strengths - Big, strong player with decent hands and a heavy shot. Uses size and strength effectively along the wall, excellent balance, plays a smart, pro-style game, adept at protecting the puck, solid work ethic. Weaknesses - His feet are mediocre, will need to work on his quickness and agility. Not overly gritty considering his size. NHL Upside - has been compared to Guillaume Latendresse, but with a better skating stride. Also has been called a less skilled Bobby Ryan. If his feet come along may have second-line upside.

36. BRETT RITCHIE

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Sarnia Sting League: OHL
Position: Right Wing Height: 6-3
2010-11 Stats: 49 GP, 21 G, 41 PTS Weight: 210 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 36 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 30, The Hockey News: No. 58
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
After a solid showing at the Ivan Hlinka tournament last August, he missed CHL Top Prospects game and several weeks of OHL action sidelined by mononucleosis. Had four goals and was an assistant captain for Canada in the U-18's. Strengths - Big, powerful straight ahead skater with good puck protection skills and a quick, hard shot. Strong along the wall, can handle himself pugilistically. Weaknesses - Limited agility, needs work on turns, not overly physical, could compete more consistently, especially in high traffic areas. Scouts would like to see more of an edge to his game. NHL Upside - might have second-line upside if he puts it all together. The physical skills are there, the desire is the question.

37. JOHN GIBSON

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: USA U-18 League: USHL
Position: Goaltender Height: 6-3
2010-11 Stats: 32 GP, 2.64 GAA, .918 SV% Weight: 205 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 1 NAG, International Scouting Services: No. 1 (goaltender), The Hockey News: No. 27
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Spent the last two seasons in the USNTDP, winning a Gold Medal at the World U-17 Challenge in 2010, and then leading the US to another championship and being named Best Goaltender at the U-18's this past spring. Strengths - Composed, technically sound, competitive. Bounces back strongly from letting in bad goals, good mental strength. Good puckhandler, decent glove and quickness. Plays soundly in big-game situations. Weaknesses - No elite qualities to his game, not tremendously gifted athletically. Must work on his consistency. NHL Upside - Will likely be the first goalie selected and in a few years vie strongly for NHL playing time. May only be a backup, but a poised one with winning pedigree.

38. LUCAS LESSIO

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Oshawa Generals League: OHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6-1
2010-11 Stats: 66 GP, 27 G, 54 PTS Weight: 196 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 46 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 69, The Hockey News: No. 56
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Enjoyed a solid rookie campaign with 27 goals and 54 points, but tailed off late in the season, scoring only 11 points in his final 20 matches. Redeemed himself somewhat in the playoffs with five goals and nine points in ten games. Strengths - Works hard, strong skater with a powerful stride, big body, pretty good puck skills, strong along the boards, physical presence, pretty responsible defensively, strong shot. Weaknesses - average instincts, not overly creative or agile. Not a natural point producer, achieves it through hard work. NHL Upside - Physical, high energy third line winger who can score 15-20 goals with a playmaking center.

39. PHILLIP DANAULT

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Victoriaville Tigres League: QMJHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6-0
2010-11 Stats: 64 GP, 23 G, 67 PTS Weight: 178 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 27 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 39, The Hockey News: No. 31
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Speedy left winger followed up a 67-point regular season with 15 points in nine QMJHL playoff games. Contributed three assists on Canada's U-18 team last summer. Strengths - he does everything okay, great work ethic and character, good defensively, quick feet, can make plays, his hands are fine. Leaves it all on the ice. Good puck manager, rarely plays a bad game. Sees the ice well and uses his linemates intelligently. Weaknesses - Bent over skating style, needs added weight to play same robust style at pro level, limited goal-scoring abilities, shot needs work. NHL Upside - Pesky, unselfish third-line winger who will do whatever the coach asks.

40. VICTOR RASK

2011 NHL Draft
Profile
2010-11 Team: Leksand League: SweA1
Position: Centre Height: 6-2
2010-11 Stats: 37 GP, 5 G, 11 PTS Weight: 194 lbs.
Scouting Ranking
NHL Central Scouting: 12 ES, International Scouting Services: No. 26, The Hockey News: No. 54
TSN Scout Grant McCagg:
Scouts have seen plenty of Rask in the past two seasons as he participated in the four major U-18 tournaments. Once considered a top ten prospect, his stock has dropped this season. Strengths - Strong, rangy forward with powerful skating stride and elite puck skills, deft puckhandler with some finish to his game. . Weaknesses - Has a tendency to overhandle the puck and try to do too much, lacks vision to see open linemates. Inconsistent in his effort, not always willing to give or take a hit, or go to the dirty areas. NHL Upside - One of the draft's boom or bust prospects. If he figures out that he won't stickhandler through NHL teams and learns to work hard he can be a top-six NHL forward. If not, he may be a fringe NHLer.

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