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Top 2014 Final Draft Prospects

Prospects 1 - 15 | Prospects 16 - 30 | Prospects 31 - 45 | Prospects 46 - 60 | Hon. Mention

Posted June 23

Listed is TSN's final NHL draft ranking - a compilation based on input from various scouts around the National Hockey League. Included are comparable rankings from TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button, The Hockey News, International Scouting Services, hockeyprospect.com, McKeen's Hockey and NHL Central Scouting. (Photos courtesy: The Canadian Press, Getty Images, HHOF/IIHF-Images on Ice, NHLI, Tom Soresen/USHL)

Prospects 16 - 30

16. Jared McCann

Jared McCann
Profile
2013-14 Team: Sault Ste. Marie League: OHL
Position: Centre Height: 6'0"
DOB: May 31, 1996 Weight: 179 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Sault Ste. Marie 64 27 35 62 +9
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Centres who play every situation in the game, are involved in all areas on the ice and contribute with and without the puck are in high demand. The cliche, '200-foot player' applies to Jared. His versatility and sense is excellent.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 19 | THN: 15 | ISS: 17 | hockeyprospect.com: 25 | McKeen's: 12 | NHL CS: 10 NAS

17. Alex Tuch

Alex Tuch
Profile
2013-14 Team: USNTDP League: USHL
Position: Right Wing Height: 6'4"
DOB: May 10, 1996 Weight: 213 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
USNTDP 26 13 19 32 +18
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
A physically assertive, rugged winger who contributes offensively. Difficult to play against and he is competitive, determined and his development has been excellent. Pushes his way into the demanding areas and makes an impact.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 32 | THN: 17 | ISS: 14 | hockeyprospect.com: 11 | McKeen's: 19 | NHL CS: 12 NAS

18. Sonny Milano

Sonny Milano
Profile
2013-14 Team: USNTDP League: USHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'0"
DOB: May 12, 1996 Weight: 183 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
USNTDP 25 14 25 39 +21
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
An offensive threat with magic hands around the net and the confidence to carry out plays despite opponents bearing down on him. Has the ability to be in the scoring spots at the right times. Ability to be a game changer.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 20 | THN: 24 | ISS: 16 | hockeyprospect.com: 12 | McKeen's: 27 | NHL CS: 16 NAS

19. Jakub Vrana

Jakub Vrana
Profile
2013-14 Team: Linkoping League: SWE
Position: Right Wing Height: 5'11"
DOB: Feb. 28, 1996 Weight: 185 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Linkoping 24 2 1 3 -3
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Very good offensive mind and is hungry from circles down in offensive zone. Good shot and is a player you have to respect because he can score or make a play. Ability to be dangerous quickly. One shot and score capability.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 23 | THN: 19 | ISS: 21 | hockeyprospect.com: 30 | McKeen's: 21 | NHL CS: 4 ES

20. Julius Honka

Julius Honka
Profile
2013-14 Team: Swift Current League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 5'11"
DOB: Dec. 3, 1995 Weight: 178 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Swift Current 62 16 40 56 +10
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Diminutive yet makes a big impact on game. He recognizes opportunity and is quick to take advantage yet is also a very patient player. Outstanding sense and poise and is very difficult to trap. Underestimate him at your peril!
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 18 | THN: 16 | ISS: 40 | hockeyprospect.com: 23 | McKeen's: 20 | NHL CS: 11 NAS

21. Nikita Scherbak

Nikita Scherbak
Profile
2013-14 Team: Saskatoon League: WHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'1"
DOB: Dec. 30, 1995 Weight: 172 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Saskatoon 65 28 50 78 -6
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Excellent scoring instincts and he arrives at the right times to take full advantage. Awareness of how to exploit opportunities is very good and is vigilant and alert in this regard. A versatile player who can play off strengths of others.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 35 | THN: 18 | ISS: 27 | hockeyprospect.com: 14 | McKeen's: 16 | NHL CS: 15 NAS

22. David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak
Profile
2013-14 Team: Sodertalje League: SWE2
Position: Right Wing Height: 6'0"
DOB: May 25, 1996 Weight: 167 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Sodertalje 36 8 16 24 +7
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
His ability to challenge defenders with his skating, from straight ahead and darting positions makes him dangerous. Very good hands and he is always looking to create scoring opportunities. Always probing to exploit offensively.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 25 | THN: 23 | ISS: 33 | hockeyprospect.com: 17 | McKeen's: 25 | NHL CS: 5 ES

23. Ivan Barbashev

Ivan Barbashev
Profile
2013-14 Team: Moncton League: QMJHL
Position: Centre Height: 6'0"
DOB: Dec. 14, 1995 Weight: 185 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Moncton 48 25 43 68 -11
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Ivan is an outstanding leader. He leads by his actions and there is nothing he won't do to help the team win. Versatile, skilled and competitive and can play in many spots in your lineup. Simply put, a winner's mentality all the way through.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 14 | THN: 22 | ISS: 19 | hockeyprospect.com: 13 | McKeen's: 23 | NHL CS: 18 NAS

24. Travis Sanheim

Sanheim
Profile
2013-14 Team: Calgary League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'3"
DOB: Mar. 29, 1996 Weight: 181 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Calgary 67 5 24 29 25
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Progress has been exceptional. Nothing he can't do in the game. Skates, thinks incredibly well, has poise, makes plays offensively and defensively and is a player who recognizes opportunity in the game and takes advantage.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 8 | THN: 21 | ISS: 30 | hockeyprospect.com: 16 | McKeen's: 15 | NHL CS: 53 NAS

25. Roland McKeown

Roland McKeown
Profile
2013-14 Team: Kingston League: OHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'1"
DOB: Jan. 20, 1996 Weight: 195 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Kingston 62 11 32 43 +38
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Skating is the foundation of his game and he uses well to close off plays defensively, transition the puck and then jump into the play offensively. Very confident player who plays with evenness. In control, steady and poised.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 51 | THN: 26 | ISS: 23 | hockeyprospect.com: 83 | McKeen's: 36 | NHL CS: 27 NAS

26. Nick Schmaltz

Nick Schmaltz
Profile
2013-14 Team: Green Bay League: USHL
Position: Centre Height: 6'0"
DOB: Feb. 23, 1996 Weight: 170 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Green Bay 57 18 45 63 -1
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Excellent hockey sense and Nick has an ease to his game that very few possess. Excellent puck skills and can make plays that creates scoring. He has the ability to make those around him better and to take advantage of their skills.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 24 | THN: 31 | ISS: 24 | hockeyprospect.com: 28 | McKeen's: 30 | NHL CS: 19 NAS

27. Thatcher Demko

Thatcher Demko
Profile
2013-14 Team: Boston College League: NCAA
Position: Goaltender Height: 6'3"
DOB: Dec. 8, 1995 Weight: 192 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP RECORD GAA PCT SO
Boston College 23 16-4-3 2.16 .920 2
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
A big man with excellent athletic skills and a burning competitive fire. Works to be better and his attention to detail and improving in all aspects makes him a top goaltending prospect who can realize his vast potential.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 53 | THN: 28 | ISS: 1G | hockeyprospect.com: 32 | McKeen's: 24 | NHL CS: 1 NAG

28. Adrian Kempe

Adrian Kempe
Profile
2013-14 Team: Modo League: SWE
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'2"
DOB: Sept. 13, 1996 Weight: 187 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Modo 45 5 6 11 +5
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Excellent skater with speed and quickness and he uses it to get to openings and to back off defenders. Excellent sense for the game and what is necessary and with his multitude of talents, he can deliver. A team player through and through.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 10 | THN: 29 | ISS: 22 | hockeyprospect.com: 21 | McKeen's: 26 | NHL CS: 6 ES

29. Conner Bleackley

Conner Bleackley
Profile
2013-14 Team: Red Deer League: WHL
Position: Centre Height: 6'0"
DOB: Feb. 7, 1996 Weight: 192 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Red Deer 71 29 39 68 +3
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Determined, competitive player who doesn't take any shortcut. Smart and in right areas and is a catalyst for positive plays all over the ice. Doesn't allow himself to be denied or his team to be denied. Whole is greater than sum of parts!
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 30 | THN: 30 | ISS: 26 | hockeyprospect.com: 22 | McKeen's: 32 | NHL CS: 35 NAS

30. Josh Ho-Sang

Josh Ho-Sang
Profile
2013-14 Team: Windsor League: OHL
Position: Centre Height: 5'11"
DOB: Jan. 22, 1996 Weight: 166 lbs.
2013-14 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Windsor 67 32 53 85 +26
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button:
Continues to grow as a player. Excellent hands and can make plays in tight and is very difficult to get the puck from. He can make plays that very few are capable of. A dynamic type player. One of the most highly skilled players in draft.
Other Rankings:
Craig Button: 39 | THN: 27 | ISS: 18 | hockeyprospect.com: 61 | McKeen's: 33 | NHL CS: 22 NAS

Prospects 1 - 15 | Prospects 16 - 30 | Prospects 31 - 45 | Prospects 46 - 60 | Hon. Mention



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