Top 200 NA skaters – by league and country

in Other News, regular season

 

 

January 13, 2020

NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings.

Here’s an overview of the Top 200 North American skaters (no goalies), by country/league.

In summary, players toiling in Canadian leagues (which includes some US and European players), make up almost two thirds of the total (64.5%) – 129 of the Top 200 North American based skaters.

 

 

The Canadian major junior leagues (Canadian Hockey League), lead the parade, with the Western Hockey League out in front, with 43 of the Top 200 selects. That’s one more than the Ontario Hockey League. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League counts for 29, including the top pick Alexis Lafreniere of Rimouski.

Players from these three CHL leagues accounted for all 35 of the Canadian-based players in the Top 50.

The “O” placed 14 in the top quarter, two more than the Dub. Nine players from the Q rounded out the group.

Defenceman Kaiden Guhle (above) of the Prince Albert Raiders was the top WHL pick at #7. Guhle is a native of Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Justin Sourdif of Surrey, and the Vancouver Giants, was the top BC skater at #23.

The Canadian Junior A leagues placed 12 skaters in the Top 200, including 4 in the Top 100, three from the AJHL, along with Eathan Bowen of the BCHL Chilliwack Chiefs at #77.

There were also three players from the Ontario High School, St. Andrews, based in Aurora, in the group.

 

 

For the USA, there was more of a mix of sources for their Top 200 picks.

The USHL led with 27 picks overall, followed by US High School league players with 23.

USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program accounted for 16, including 9 in the Top 50.

It would appear that US College leagues placed only four in the Top 200; however several of the NTDP players are playing for College teams.

The highest pick of USA based players came from this group – #10 ranked Dylan Holloway, of the Big 10 Wisconsin Badgers.

 

 

Ironically perhaps, Holloway – a September ’01 – is a Canadian, from Calgary (Springbank). He played minor hockey for Calgary Flames teams then two years in Okotoks with the AJHL Oilers, before joining the Badgers this season. Three other of his Wisconsin team mates are in the Top 200, but listed as NTDP players – Daniel Laatsch at 101, Sam Stage at 128 and Zach Urdahl at 130 (the Badgers also have placed two goalies in the Top 20 tenders).

 

Here’s a break down of the Top 200, by league, by country.

 

CANADIAN LEAGUES – 129 in Top 200

 

CANADIAN MAJOR JUNIOR LEAGUES
WHL – 43 in Top 200        
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 7 GUHLE, KAIDEN 6′ 2″ 188 D PRINCE ALBERT
2 8 SCHNEIDER, BRADEN 6′ 2″ 202 D BRANDON
3 12 ZARY, CONNOR 6′ 0″ 177 C KAMLOOPS
4 14 WIESBLATT, OZZY 5′ 10″ 183 RW PRINCE ALBERT
5 19 JARVIS, SETH 5′ 10″ 179 C PORTLAND
6 22 HUNT, DAEMON 6′ 0″ 198 D MOOSE JAW
7 23 SOURDIF, JUSTIN 5′ 11″ 173 RW VANCOUVER
8 25 GREIG, RIDLY 5′ 11″ 164 C BRANDON
9 30 NEIGHBOURS, JAKE 6′ 0″ 197 LW EDMONTON
10 43 MCCLENNON, CONNOR 5′ 8″ 163 RW WINNIPEG
11 46 FINLEY, JACK 6′ 6″ 213 C SPOKANE
12 50 SEDOFF, CHRISTOFFER 6′ 2″ 193 D RED DEER
13 61 KNAK, SIMON 6′ 1″ 185 RW PORTLAND
14 63 USAU, ILYA 6′ 0″ 182 C PRINCE ALBERT
15 65 HANAS, CROSS 6′ 0″ 167 LW PORTLAND
16 73 SEELEY, RONAN 6′ 0″ 176 D EVERETT
17 80 HUGHES, BEAR 6′ 0″ 171 C SPOKANE
18 84 PUUTIO, KASPER 5′ 11″ 184 D EVERETT
19 86 PROKOP, LUKE 6′ 4″ 219 D CALGARY
20 89 NOVAK, PAVEL 5′ 9″ 170 RW KELOWNA
21 92 GONCALVES, GAGE 6′ 0″ 165 C EVERETT
22 95 KUBICEK, SIMON 6′ 2″ 205 D SEATTLE
23 107 BRONDBERG, JONAS 6′ 4″ 189 D PORTLAND
24 111 RHINEHART, RHETT 6′ 3″ 203 D SASKATOON
25 117 OKULIAR, OLIVER 6′ 1″ 181 LW LETHBRIDGE
26 118 COTTON, ALEX 6′ 2″ 175 D LETHBRIDGE
27 121 PEDERSON, OWEN 6′ 3″ 191 C WINNIPEG
28 125 ZLOTY, BENJAMIN 5′ 10″ 175 D WINNIPEG
29 126 KOSIOR, LANDON 5′ 11″ 190 D PRINCE ALBERT
30 131 PILLAR, JOSH 5′ 11″ 171 C KAMLOOPS
31 134 ROBINS, TRISTEN 5′ 10″ 176 RW SASKATOON
32 136 MCCARTNEY, BEN 6′ 0″ 182 LW BRANDON
33 149 WILLIAMS, JOSH 6′ 1″ 190 RW EDMONTON
34 151 KING, BEN 6′ 2″ 194 C RED DEER
35 153 SHEPARD, COLE 5′ 10″ 157 LW VANCOUVER
36 157 GUT, MICHAL 6′ 0″ 187 C EVERETT
37 165 FROMM-DELORME, ROBERT 6′ 1″ 182 RW PORTLAND
38 168 BAUER, TYREL 6′ 3″ 206 D SEATTLE
39 171 BROOK, JAKOB 6′ 2″ 183 RW REGINA
40 177 EVANS, RYKER 5′ 11″ 180 D REGINA
41 180 BOYKO, NOAH 6′ 0″ 173 RW LETHBRIDGE
42 194 SOUCH, CARTER 5′ 9″ 166 LW EDMONTON
43 195 SVEJKOVSKY, LUKAS 5′ 10″ 165 C Medicine Hat

 

 

  OHL – 42 in TOP 200        
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 2 BYFIELD, QUINTON 6′ 4″ 215 C SUDBURY
2 3 DRYSDALE, JAMIE 5′ 11″ 175 D ERIE
3 4 PERFETTI, COLE 5′ 10″ 177 C SAGINAW
4 5 ROSSI, MARCO 5′ 9″ 183 C OTTAWA
5 9 QUINN, JACK 6′ 0″ 179 RW OTTAWA
6 17 PERREAULT, JACOB 5′ 11″ 200 RW SARNIA
7 20 FOUDY, JEAN-LUC 6′ 0″ 174 C WINDSOR
8 21 CUYLLE, WILLIAM 6′ 2″ 204 LW WINDSOR
9 32 O’ROURKE, RYAN 6′ 0″ 173 D SAULT STE. MARIE
10 38 PYTLIK, JAROMIR 6′ 2″ 201 C SAULT STE. MARIE
11 39 STRANGES, ANTONIO 5′ 10″ 172 LW LONDON
12 41 FOERSTER, TYSON 6′ 1″ 194 RW BARRIE
13 45 SUNI, OLIVER 6′ 1″ 188 RW OSHAWA
14 47 COE, BRANDON 6′ 4″ 190 RW NORTH BAY
15 54 TULLIO, TYLER 5′ 10″ 165 RW OSHAWA
16 55 DICKINSON, TANNER 5′ 11″ 150 C SAULT STE. MARIE
17 58 EVANGELISTA, LUKE 5′ 11″ 172 RW LONDON
18 59 SEBRANGO, DONOVAN 6′ 1″ 184 D KITCHENER
19 66 FOWLER, HAYDEN 5′ 10″ 185 LW ERIE
20 67 THOMPSON, JACK 6′ 0″ 180 D SUDBURY
21 69 STEKLOV, KIRILL 6′ 5″ 190 D LONDON
22 71 OTTAVAINEN, VILLE 6′ 4″ 200 D KITCHENER
23 72 RAFKIN, RUBEN 5′ 11″ 190 D WINDSOR
24 74 KERINS, RORY 5′ 10″ 175 C SAULT STE. MARIE
25 76 PHILLIPS, ISAAK 6′ 2″ 193 D SUDBURY
26 79 OKSENTYUK, YEVGENI 5′ 7″ 157 LW FLINT
27 90 WISDOM, ZAYDE 5′ 10″ 195 RW KINGSTON
28 100 BUTLER, CAMERON 6′ 4″ 202 RW NIAGARA
29 104 CARDWELL, ETHAN 5′ 11″ 180 RW BARRIE
30 105 GOGOLEV, PAVEL 6′ 0″ 175 RW GUELPH
31 119 SOLOVYOV, ILYA 6′ 2″ 208 D SAGINAW
32 123 VALADE, REID 5′ 10″ 167 RW KITCHENER
33 137 CALISTI, ROBERT 5′ 9″ 182 D SAULT STE. MARIE
34 138 ROBINSON, DYLAN 6′ 4″ 190 D WINDSOR
35 140 BJORGVIK-HOLM, OLE JULIAN 6′ 2″ 190 D MISSISSAUGA
36 155 MURRAY, JAKE 6′ 3″ 201 D KINGSTON
37 156 CHIBRIKOV, IGOR 6′ 7″ 186 D OWEN SOUND
38 173 KARTYE, TYE 6′ 0″ 195 LW SAULT STE. MARIE
39 184 MORRISON, LOGAN 5′ 10″ 165 C HAMILTON
40 185 PROFACA, LUKA 6′ 2″ 174 D GUELPH
41 199 TABAK, ANTHONY 6′ 4″ 215 C BARRIE
42 200 SWANKLER, AUSTEN 6′ 0″ 185 C ERIE

 

 

    QMJHL – 29 in TOP 200        
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 1 LAFRENIERE, ALEXIS 6′ 1″ 196 LW RIMOUSKI
2 6 MERCER, DAWSON 6′ 0″ 181 C CHICOUTIMI
3 13 LAPIERRE, HENDRIX 6′ 0″ 179 C CHICOUTIMI
4 15 BARRON, JUSTIN 6′ 2″ 195 D HALIFAX
5 16 POIRIER, JEREMIE 6′ 0″ 199 D SAINT JOHN
6 24 BOURQUE, MAVRIK 5′ 10″ 168 C SHAWINIGAN
7 27 CORMIER, LUKAS 5′ 9″ 167 D CHARLOTTETOWN
8 29 PONOMAREV, VASILIY 5′ 10″ 178 C SHAWINIGAN
9 42 FRANCIS, RYAN 5′ 9″ 174 RW CAPE BRETON
10 51 NICKL, THIMO 6′ 2″ 176 D DRUMMONDVILLE
11 62 PEETERS, SENNA 6′ 0″ 178 RW HALIFAX
12 64 ROCHETTE, THEO 5′ 10″ 161 C QUEBEC
13 93 RASKA, ADAM 5′ 10″ 178 RW RIMOUSKI
14 94 SOKOLOV, EGOR 6′ 4″ 223 LW CAPE BRETON
15 99 DUFOUR, WILLIAM 6′ 2″ 195 RW DRUMMONDVILLE
16 106 PEPIN, MARC-ANTOINE 6′ 2″ 176 D SHAWINIGAN
17 108 VILLENEUVE, WILLIAM 6′ 1″ 175 D SAINT JOHN
18 109 CREVIER, LOUIS 6′ 8″ 209 D CHICOUTIMI
19 115 CORMIER, COLE 5′ 9″ 170 C QUEBEC
20 141 DESNOYERS, ELLIOT 5′ 10″ 183 LW MONCTON
21 144 IVAN, IVAN 5′ 10″ 175 C CAPE BRETON
22 147 ANSONS, RAIVIS 6′ 1″ 191 RW BAIE-COMEAU
23 148 LIKHACHEV, YAROSLAV 5′ 10″ 168 LW GATINEAU
24 152 GUAY, PATRICK 5′ 9″ 169 C SHERBROOKE
25 160 BYKOV, MAXIM 6′ 1″ 178 LW BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND
26 169 DESROCHES, CHARLIE 5′ 10″ 170 D SAINT JOHN
27 188 BURNS, BRADY 5′ 8″ 150 C SAINT JOHN
28 190 SAVOIE, NICOLAS 6′ 0″ 182 D QUEBEC
29 192 BIAKABUTUKA, JEREMIE 6′ 4″ 199 D VAL-D’OR

 

 

CANADIAN JUNIOR A LEAGUES – 12 in TOP 200          
    AJHL
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League
1 52 SAVOIE, CARTER 5′ 9″ 192 LW SHERWOOD PARK AJHL
2 60 BENNING, MICHAEL 5′ 9″ 177 D SHERWOOD PARK AJHL
3 85 EDWARDS, ETHAN 5′ 10″ 166 D SPRUCE GROVE AJHL
BCHL
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League
1 77 BOWEN, ETHAN 6′ 1″ 154 C CHILLIWACK BCHL
2 116 WEIGHT, DANNY 6′ 0″ 173 C PENTICTON BCHL
3 164 KOVICH, KYLER 6′ 0″ 180 LW NANAIMO BCHL
4 189 TAYLOR, TREY 6′ 1″ 179 D VERNON BCHL
OJHL
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League
1 114 ALEXANDER, RYAN 5′ 10″ 162 C ST. MICHAELS OJHL
2 122 TVERBERG, RYAN 5′ 10″ 168 C TORONTO JC OJHL
3 166 O’HARA, COLE 5′ 11″ 160 RW NORTH YORK OJHL
4 182 KENNETTE, BRENDAN 6′ 1″ 185 D BURLINGTON OJHL
MJHL
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League
1 198 LONEY, CARTER 5′ 9″ 161 C STEINBACH MJHL

 

 

CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUES
HIGH-ON
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 167 DRAPER, KIENAN 6′ 0″ 187 RW ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE
2 170 CAROGIOIELLO, FRANKIE 5′ 9″ 165 C ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE
3 197 HILLIER, MARK 6′ 0″ 184 C ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE

 

 

AMERICAN LEAGUES – 71 SKATERS IN TOP 200

 

 

USA COLLEGE – 4 in Top 200        
    BIG10        
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 10 HOLLOWAY, DYLAN 6′ 0″ 203 C WISCONSIN
H-EAST
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 28 KUZNETSOV, YAN 6′ 4″ 209 D UCONN
2 83 UENS, ZACHARY 6′ 1″ 180 D MERRIMACK
3 150 FORD, PARKER 5′ 8″ 170 C PROVIDENCE

 

 

US NTDP – USA HOCKEY – 16 in TOP 200  
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 11 SANDERSON, JAKE 6′ 1″ 186 D USA U-18
2 18 SMILANIC, TY 6′ 1″ 177 C USA U-18
3 26 BORDELEAU, THOMAS 5′ 9″ 179 C USA U-18
4 34 PETERSON, DYLAN 6′ 4″ 192 C USA U-18
5 35 TUCH, LUKE 6′ 2″ 203 LW USA U-18
6 36 BERARD, BRETT 5′ 8″ 152 LW USA U-18
7 40 FABER, BROCK 6′ 0″ 193 D USA U-18
8 44 KLEVEN, TYLER 6′ 4″ 200 D USA U-18
9 49 POWELL, EAMON 5′ 11″ 165 D USA U-18
10 78 TRUSCOTT, JACOB 6′ 0″ 172 D USA U-18
11 87 SLAGGERT, LANDON 6′ 0″ 182 LW USA U-18
12 88 YODER, CHASE 5′ 10″ 174 C USA U-18
13 101 LAATSCH, DANIEL 6′ 5″ 180 D USA U-18
14 158 MCKOWN, HUNTER 6′ 0″ 182 C USA U-18
15 159 KARPA, ZAKARY 6′ 1″ 175 C USA U-18
16 163 KELLEY, CONNOR 6′ 1″ 190 D USA U-18

 

 

USA JUNIOR A LEAGUES – 28 in TOP 200          
    USHL          
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League
1 31 BRISSON, BRENDAN 5′ 11″ 177 C CHICAGO USHL
2 33 COLANGELO, SAM 6′ 2″ 205 RW CHICAGO USHL
3 37 GUSHCHIN, DANIL 5′ 8″ 165 LW MUSKEGON USHL
4 48 MILLER, MITCHELL 5′ 10″ 181 D TRI-CITY USHL
5 53 FARRELL, SEAN 5′ 8″ 175 C CHICAGO USHL
6 68 LAFERRIERE, ALEX 5′ 11″ 172 RW DES MOINES USHL
7 70 ROLSTON, RYDER 6′ 1″ 175 RW WATERLOO USHL
8 82 AMBROSIO, COLBY 5′ 8″ 170 C TRI-CITY USHL
9 97 BERG, CAMERON 5′ 11″ 181 C MUSKEGON USHL
10 102 MEEHAN, BEN 6′ 0″ 178 D CEDAR RAPIDS USHL
11 110 REID, LUKE 6′ 0″ 190 D CHICAGO USHL
12 120 BANTLE, CARSON 6′ 4″ 195 LW MADISON USHL
13 124 MAATTA, JOEL 6′ 1″ 192 C SIOUX CITY USHL
14 127 AUCOIN, KYLE 5′ 10″ 164 D TRI-CITY USHL
15 128 STANGE, SAM 6′ 0″ 200 RW SIOUX CITY USHL
16 130 URDAHL, ZACHARY 6′ 0″ 175 LW LINCOLN USHL
17 132 SCHINGOETHE, WYATT 5′ 10″ 198 C WATERLOO USHL
18 133 ELLIS, NOAH 6′ 1″ 187 D DES MOINES USHL
19 135 KUNTAR, TREVOR 6′ 0″ 202 C YOUNGSTOWN USHL
20 143 PAPP, KRISTOF 5′ 10″ 176 C DES MOINES USHL
21 172 JIMENEZ, CHRISTIAN 5′ 9″ 180 D SIOUX CITY USHL
22 176 GUZZO, PATRICK 6′ 2″ 198 C WATERLOO USHL
23 178 HALLIDAY, STEPHEN 6′ 4″ 212 LW DUBUQUE USHL
24 179 LOVELL, TIMOTHY 5′ 6″ 134 D DES MOINES USHL
25 181 DOAN, JOSH 6′ 0″ 161 RW CHICAGO USHL
26 186 KEMPF, HANK 6′ 0″ 183 D MUSKEGON USHL
27 196 CHOUPANI, MATT 5′ 9″ 177 C DES MOINES USHL
NAHL
1 154 ABBOTT, DYLAN 6′ 0″ 180 D FAIRBANKS NAHL

 

 

USA HIGH SCHOOL – 23 in TOP 200        
    HIGH-MN        
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 56 KAISER, WYATT 6′ 0″ 173 D ANDOVER
2 75 RICHELS, CARSEN 6′ 2″ 223 LW BLAINE
3 81 SCHWEITZER, NATHAN 6′ 0″ 188 D BENILDE-ST. MARGARET’S
4 91 BIONDI, BLAKE 6′ 0″ 191 C HERMANTOWN
5 96 BOLTMANN, JAKE 6′ 1″ 188 D EDINA
6 103 RATZLAFF, JAKE 6′ 2″ 203 D ROSEMOUNT
7 112 SHLAINE, ARTEM 6′ 1″ 165 C SHATTUCK – ST.MARY’S PREP
8 113 KUNZ, JACKSON 6′ 3″ 210 LW SHATTUCK – ST.MARY’S PREP
9 146 BUSHY, EVAN 6′ 0″ 184 D THIEF RIVER FALLS
10 161 LANGENBRUNNER, MASON 6′ 2″ 166 D EDEN PRAIRIE
11 162 SMITH, JACK 5′ 11″ 182 C ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL
12 174 MICHAELIS, ZACHARY 6′ 0″ 207 C ELK RIVER
13 183 MA, DAVID 5′ 10″ 169 D SHATTUCK – ST.MARY’S PREP
14 187 GLEASON, MATTHEW 5′ 8″ 165 C CRETIN-DERHAM
HIGH-CT
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 98 JEFFERIES, ALEX 6′ 0″ 195 LW THE GUNNERY
2 145 MERCURI, LUCAS 6′ 3″ 191 C SALISBURY
3 193 HALL, BAYARD 6′ 1″ 176 D SALISBURY
HIGH-MA
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 57 MOORE, IAN 6′ 2″ 171 D ST. MARK’S SCHOOL
2 129 THOMPSON, AIDAN 5′ 10″ 157 C BERKSHIRE
3 139 MCGUIRE, RYAN 6′ 0″ 176 C BELMONT HILL
4 142 DURAN, RILEY 6′ 1″ 174 C LAWRENCE ACADEMY
5 175 SACCO, DAVID 6′ 0″ 187 RW LAWRENCE ACADEMY
HIGH-NH
L# R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team
1 191 DORE, PAUL 6′ 1″ 195 RW KIMBALL UNION