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Draisaitl jumps into top 10 in Button's latest draft rankings

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TSN.ca Staff
3/11/2014 1:11:30 PM
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Leon Draisaitl has made a big jump into the top-five in the latest edition of Craig Button's TSN.ca NHL Draft rankings.

The Prince Albert Raiders left winger has moved seven places up to fourth-spot in the March rankings. The German-born Draisaitl has 35 goals and 62 assists in 60 games this season for the Raiders who currently sit third in the Eastern Conference's East Division.

The top three in the rankings have remained static with Kootenay centre Sam Reinhart, defenceman Aaron Ekblad of Barrie and Kingston centre Sam Bennett maintaining their January places. Oshawa left winger Michael Dal Colle, down from fourth, rounds out the top-five.

While Draisaitl is the only new entry to the top-10 (at the expense of Sodertalje right winger David Pastrnak, who moves from #10 to #11), there is movement elsewhere. Jaren McCann, a centre for Sault Ste. Marie, drops two spots into eighth.

Windsor Spitfires Josh Ho-Sang is the biggest mover in the March edition of Craig Button's TSN.ca NHL Draft rankings. The Windsor Spitfires forward jumped 13 spaces to land at #20. Ho-Sang has 31 goals and 53 assists in 64 games. Also making big strides in the top-30 is Moose Jaw centreman Brayden Point, who jumped six places to land at #24.

The player to lose the most ground in the March rankings is winger Anton Karlsson. Karlsson, who plies his trade for Frolunda's junior side, slides down seven spots to land at #29.

March's highest new entry comes in at #31 and it belongs to Swedish defenceman Marcus Pettersson (Skelleftea). Pettersson has represented Sweden at the under-16, under-17 and under-18 levels.

Click here at (http://www.tsn.ca/craigslist) for the full Top 90 prospect list.

TSN Scout Craig Button is part of TSN and TSN.ca's expanded DraftCentre coverage. Craig started in the NHL as a scout with the Minnesota North Stars and stayed with the organization through the move to Dallas. He later became Director of Player Personnel, helping lead the Stars to a Stanley Cup in 1999. From 2000 to 2003, Craig served as Vice President and General Manager of the Calgary Flames and later joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout.

Leon Draisaitl (Photo: Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

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