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TSN's Top Mid-Season prospects

On June 26, the best young amateur players in the world will be made available when the 2009 NHL Entry Draft takes place in Montreal. Follow TSN's mid-season latest rankings - a compilation based on input from various scouts around the National Hockey League. (Photos: Getty Images)

McKenzie: I must have had a senior moment even before I've become a senior citizen. How else do I explain the omission of Saskatoon Blade defenceman Stefan Elliott in TSN's mid-season Top 30 prospects for the 2009 NHL entry draft. He belongs there. In fact, he should have been No. 23, but as I was putting together the final list Elliott somehow ended up on the cutting room floor. Oops. So our Top 30 just became a Top 31. For the sake of expediency, we're slotting Elliott at No. 22B, right behind Louis Leblanc and just ahead of Landon Ferarro. That's where Elliott currently merits being based on our survey of NHL team scouts. Sorry for the confusion. I will now go to the penalty box and feel shame.

Prospects No. 1 - 15 | Prospects No. 16 - 30

The Top 30

16. ZACK KASSIAN

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Peterborough League: OHL
Position: Right Wing Ht/Wt: 6-3, 205 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 48 GP, 20 G, 49 PTS  
Notes
Kassian plays well at both ends of the ice and is utilized in all situations while not being afraid to mix things up physically. - From International Scouting Services
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 15
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 24 (North America)

17. PETER HOLLAND

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Guelph League: OHL
Position: Centre Ht/Wt: 6-2, 190 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 53 GP, 22 G, 50 PTS  
Notes
Holland, ranked 16th overall by ISS in January for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, won a gold medal with Team Ontario at the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge and also took part in the ADT Canada Russia Challenge.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 16
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 9 (North America)

18. JACOB JOSEFSON

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Djurgarden League: SweJE
Position: Centre Ht/Wt: 6-0, 187 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 42 GP, 4 G, 10 PTS  
Notes
Josefson, who plays for Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League, is ranked third among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 10
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 3 (Europe)

19. CARTER ASHTON

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Lethbridge League: WHL
Position: Left Wing Ht/Wt: 6-4, 212 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 56 GP, 27 G, 42 PTS  
Notes
Ashton, the son of former NHLer Brent Ashton, played in the 2008 World U17 Championship in London, Ontario and helped lead the Hurricanes to the WHL final last spring.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 28
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 10 (North America)

20. CHRIS KREIDER

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Andover League: MA-HS
Position: Centre Ht/Wt: 6-2, 201 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: Not available  
Notes
Kreider will be taking his game to the college ranks soon, as he gave Boston College a verbal commitment last summer to join the school for the 2010-11 season.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: 49A
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 14 (North America)

21. CALVIN DE HAAN

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Oshawa League: OHL
Position: Left Wing Ht/Wt: 6-2, 201 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 53 GP, 5 G, 46 PTS  
Notes
De Haan is helping lead a new-look Oshawa club that has parted ways with John Tavares and leads the Generals in assists.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: 37
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 38 (North America)

22-A. LOUIS LEBLANC

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Omaha League: USHL
Position: Centre Ht/Wt: 6-1, 200 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 40 GP, 18 G, 40 PTS  
Notes
Leblanc was a member of Canada's gold medal-winning under-18 squad at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic last year and is expected to enroll at Harvard University in the fall.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 20
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 18 (North America)

22-B. STEFAN ELLIOTT

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Saskatoon League: WHL
Position: Defence Ht/Wt: 6-1, 184 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 58 GP, 14 G, 45 PTS  
Notes
Elliott, who plays for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL, is ranked 22nd among North America skaters by NHL Central Scouting.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 27
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 22 (North America)

23. LANDON FERRARO

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Red Deer League: OHL
Position: Right Wing Ht/Wt: 6-0, 170 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 52 GP, 29 G, 45 PTS  
Notes
Ferraro, the son of former NHLer and NHL on TSN analyst Ray Ferraro, is ranked 13th among North American Skaters by NHL Central Scouting.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 17
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 13 (North America)

24. JEREMY MORIN

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: USA-18 League: NTDP
Position: Centre Ht/Wt: 5-10, 160 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: Not available  
Notes
Morin, who will play at the Under-18s in April, will either play in the Canadian Hockey League next season or with a U.S. college.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 13
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 21 (North America)

25. DREW SHORE

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: USA-18 League: NTDP
Position: Centre Ht/Wt: 6-2, 190 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: Not available  
Notes
Shore, ranked 32nd among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, will play college hockey at the University of Denver this fall.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 11
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 32 (North America)

26. MARCUS JOHANSSON

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Farjestad League: SweJE
Position: Left Wing Ht/Wt: 5-11, 189 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 37 GP, 5 G, 8 PTS  
Notes
Johansson scored two goals in six games for Team Sweden at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: 127
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 6 (Europe)

27. KYLE PALMIERI

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: USA-18 League: NTDP
Position: Centre Ht/Wt: 5-10, 191 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: Not available  
Notes
Palmieri, ranked 19th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, will play college hockey with Notre Dame this fall.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: 33
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 19 (North America)

28. DAVID RUNDBLAD

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Skelleftea League: SweJE
Position: Defence Ht/Wt: 6-2, 189 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 39 GP, 8 A, 8 PTS  
Notes
Rundblad is a skilled puck handler and skater. He can be a risk at times and will often get too fancy with the puck. Rundblad is also a little timid around his net and will often attempt to fish the puck out instead of getting involved physically during scrambles. - From International Scouting Services
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 24
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 4 (Europe)

29. JORDAN CARON

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Rimouski League: QMJHL
Position: Centre Ht/Wt: 6-2, 200 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 44 GP, 29 G, 48 PTS  
Notes
Caron represented the QMJHL at the 2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge and will play for the Oceanic at the 2009 Memorial Cup as the host team.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 30
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 20 (North America)

30. DYLAN OLSEN

2009 NHL Draft
Profile
2008-09 Team: Camrose League: AJHL
Position: Defence Ht/Wt: 6-2, 205 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 47 GP, 8 G, 24 PTS  
Notes
Olsen, who plays for the Camrose Kodiaks in Alberta, is ranked 23rd among North American skaters listed by NHL Central Scouting.
Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: 31
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 23 (North America)


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