Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 NHL Entry Draft Results

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft commenced this weekend and 42 OHL players had their names called by NHL clubs.

Below you can find the results for OHL players, as well as my draft ranking before the draft (for comparison's sake).

Some general thoughts on how the draft played out:

- Matthew Strome, Adam Ruzicka, Sasha Chmelevski, and Markus Phillips were some of the guys that I had ranked quite highly who fell outside of the Top 100. Chmelevski fell the furthest, lasting all the way until the late 6th round. I suppose, given his disappointing season, that it's no surprise that he fell. But his offensive upside remains sky high.

- Eight players from my Top 40 (but only two from my top 30) went undrafted: Greg Meireles, Linus Nyman, Austen Keating, Macauley Carson, Jacob McGrath, Brady Lyle, Adam Thilander, and Dylan Seitz. Those guys will obviously have many more opportunities to impress scouts. Every year re-entries are selected (especially from the OHL).

- Matthew Villalta, Eemeli Rasanen, and Jack Studnicka were among the players who went higher than I had them ranked, however I don't think any of the three were a massive surprise. All well deserving and possess NHL potential.

- I suppose it came as no surprise to see Michael Dipietro fall to the early 3rd round, considering his lack of elite size in an era that's obsessed with size at the goaltending position. I sure hope he's able to prove everyone wrong; the most exciting goaltending prospect to come from the OHL in the last few years.

- Speaking of big goaltenders, I'm shocked that Stephen Dhillon went undrafted yet again, after a terrific season where he essentially carried the Niagara IceDogs into the playoffs. Someone get this guy an NHL contract at a rookie camp (ala Michael McNiven).

- here's a link to the full draft results.

My RankPlayer NamePOOHL TeamNHL TeamRDPick
1Gabe Vilardi
2Owen TippettFMississaugaFLA110
3Nick SuzukiFOwen SoundVGS113
4Robert ThomasFLondonSTL120
5Nic HagueDMississaugaVGS234
6Conor TimminsDSSMCOL232
7Michael Dipietro GWindsorVAN364
8Jason RobertsonFKingstonDAL239
9Jonah GadjovichFOwen SoundVAN255
10Isaac RatcliffeFGuelphPHI235
11Matthew StromeFHamiltonPHI4106
12Mackenzie EntwistleFHamiltonARZ369
13Ivan LodniaFErieMIN385
14Adam RuzickaFSarniaCGY4109
15Alex FormentonFLondonOTT247
16Morgan FrostFSSMPHI127
17Dmitri SamorukovDGuelphEDM384
18Nate SchnarrFGuelphARZ375
19Sasha ChmelevskiFOttawaSJS6185
20Markus PhillipsDOwen SoundLA4118
21Zach GallantFPeterboroughDET383
22Jack StudnickaFOshawaBOS 253
23Noel HoefenmayerDOttawaARZ4108
24Eemeli RasanenDKingstonTOR259
25Kirill MaksimovFNiagaraEDM5146
26Jacob PaquetteDKingstonNSH7216
27Greg MeirelesFKitchener

28Linus NymanFKingston

29Marian StudenicFHamiltonNJD5143
30Maksim SushkoFOwen SoundPHI4107
31Austen KeatingFOttawa

32Macauley CarsonFSudbury

33Matt VillaltaGSSMLAK372
34Jacob McGrathGSudbury

35Ryan McGregorFSarniaTOR6172
36Brady LyleDNorth Bay

37Ben JonesFNiagaraVGS7189
38Fedor GordeevDFlintTOR5141
39Adam ThilanderDNorth Bay

40Dylan SeitzFKitchener

41Sean DurziDOwen Sound

42Liam HawelFGuelphDAL4101
43Nick Deakin-Poot FGuelph

44Kyle KeyserGOshawa

45Gera PoddubnyiFErie

46Kaden FulcherGHamilton

47Cole CoskeyFSaginaw

48Joseph GareffaFKitchener

49Shaw BoomhowerFMississauga

50Zach RobertsFOwen Sound

1Stephen DhillonGNiagara

2Drake RymshaFSarniaLAK5138
3Kevin HancockFOwen Sound

4Justin BrazeauFNorth Bay

5Matthew TimmsDPeterborough

6Matt BrassardDOshawaVAN7188
7Brandon SaigeonFHamilton

8Brandon CrawleyDLondonNYR4123
9Artur TyanulinFOttawa

10Petrus PalmuFOwen SoundVAN6181

N/ACole FraserDPeterboroughDET5131
N/AJacob GoldenDLondonMIN5147
N/AReilly WebbDHamiltonDET6164
N/ATrenton BourqueDOwen SoundSTL6175
N/ABrady GilmourFSaginawDET7193

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