Sunday, June 24, 2018

2018 NHL Entry Draft Results

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft commenced this weekend and 35 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:

- Mentioned this on twitter, but Pavel Gogolev is the highest ranked player (at 16) by me in my 10 years of writing here, that has ended up going undrafted. Pretty crazy that he didn't end up at least a 7th round gamble by someone. His 5 on 5 stats were pretty terrific.

- It was also the first year (out of 10) where no one chose a player that I didn't have ranked in my top 50 or my top 10 re-entries. In fact, no one beyond 40 was drafted by an NHL team this year. NHL General Managers just weren't very enamored with the OHL crop this year.

- Among those drafted way earlier than my rankings would have predicted include Kody Clark and Semyon Der Arguchintsev. But, neither was a surprise to be honest. Had them lower in my rankings than other publications did.

- Among those who went lower include Aidan Dudas and Allan McShane. Again, neither was shocking. Dudas because of his size. McShane because of his skating deficiencies.

- Obviously ecstatic to see Joey Keane go in the 3rd round. Definitely well deserved. He's a heck of a prospect.

- Also fantastic to see Dennis Busby get drafted despite barely playing this year. Been the leader of that train all season long.

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

My RankPlayer NamePOOHL TeamNHL TeamRDPick
1Andrei Svechnikov
2Evan BouchardDLondonEDM110
3Barrett HaytonFSSMARZ15
4Ty DellandreaFFlintDAL113
5Serron NoelFOshawaFLA234
6Akil ThomasFNiagaraLA251
7Rasmus SandinDSSMTOR129
8Ryan MerkleyDSan JoseSJ121
9Ryan McLeodFMississaugaEDM240
10Liam FoudyFLondonCBJ118
11Kevin BahlDOttawaARZ255
12Aidan DudasFOwen SoundLA4113
13Allan McShaneFOshawaMTL497
14Cam HillisFGuelphMTL366
15Alec Regula DLondonDET367
16Pavel GogolevFPeterborough

17Mitchell HoelscherFOttawaNJ6172
18Blade JenkinsFSaginawNYI5134
19Kody ClarkFOttawaWSH247
20Riley DamianiFKitchenerDAL5137
21Giovanni VallatiDKitchenerWPG5153
22Merrick RipponDOttawa

23Semyon Der-ArguchintsevFPeterboroughTOR376
24Curtis DouglasFWindsorDAL4106
25Nico GrossDOshawaNYR4101
26Caleb EverettDSaginaw

27Carter RobertsonDOttawa

28Billy MoskalFLondon

29Nathan DunkleyFLondon

30Jacob InghamGMississaugaLA6175
31Dennis BusbyDFlintARZ5145
32Jordan KooyGLondonVGS7208
33Connor RobertsFFlint

34Riley McCourtDFlint

35Declan ChisholmDPeterboroughWPG5150
36Matthew StruthersFNorth Bay

37Tyler TuckerDBarrieSTL7200
38Connor CorcoranDWindsorVGS5154
39Sam BittenFOttawa

40Damien GirouxFSaginawMIN5155
41Maxim GolodFErie

42Adam LiskaFKitchener

43Kirill NizhnikovFSudbury

44Jake GoldowskiFSaginaw

45David LevinFSudbury

46Justin MacPhersonDNiagara

47Adam McMasterFNorth Bay

48William EnnisDOshawa

49Owen LalondeDGuelph

50Zack Malik DSudbury

1Joey KeaneDBarrieNYR388
2Sean DurziDOwen SoundTOR252
3Linus NymanFKingston

4Justin BrazeauFNorth Bay

5Jakob BrahaneyDKingston

6Mac HollowellDSSMTOR4118
7Brandon SaigeonFHamiltonCOL5140
8Brady LyleDOwen Sound

9Jason WillmsFBarrie

10Adam ThilanderDNorth Bay

N/AAdam MascherinFKitchenerDAL4100

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