As Mike Babcock promised, there has been plenty of pain to suffer through this season but here is the light at the end of the tunnel: the draft prospects.

In an attempt to get a good sense of where the young guns are slated to be taken in the draft, I have developed the PSG Aggregate NHL Draft Rankings. These combine the work of nine major outlets for draft info in North America.

Individual rankings are averaged and then re-ranked, giving a list that gives an overall view of where the 2016 prospects are ranked heading into the draft. If you have any questions, you can find me on twitter at @3rdPeriodSuits, or e-mail

Outlets included in these rankings are:

  • Corey Pronman (ESPN Insider)
  • Mark Seidel (NACS)
  • Damien Cox (Sportsnet)
  • Craig Button (TSN)
  • Ryan Kennedy (THN)
  • Future Considerations
  • ISS
  • McKeen’s Hockey

2016 NHL Draft Player Rankings – February 5

RankPrevPlayerPosTeamHeightWeightAvg RankHighLowStdDev
11Auston MatthewsCZurich (SUI)6' 2"1941.1120.3
22jesse PuljujärviRWKŠrpŠt (SM-liiga)6' 3"1982.4230.5
34Patrik LaineRWTappara Tampere(SM-liiga)6' 4"2092.6140.9
45Matthew TkachukLWLondon (OHL)6' 1"1944.7381.4
53Jacob ChychrunDSarnia (OHL)6' 2"2145.8471.3
66Alexander NylanderLWMississauga (OHL)6' 0"1726.65101.6
710Olli JuoleviDLondon (OHL)6' 2"1827.85112.2
89Michael McLeodCMississauga (OHL)6' 1"18410.14174.4
912Pierre-Luc DuboisCCape Breton (QMJHL)6' 3"20210.96163.0
107Mikhail SergachyovDWindsor (OHL)6' 2"20511.29224.5
1114Clayton KellerCUSNTDP U185' 9"16811.74215.0
1211Julien GauthierRWVal-d'Or (QMJHL)6' 4"22412.86173.9
138Dante FabbroDPenticton (BCHL)6' 1"18914.18224.6
1413Tyson JostRWPenticton (BCHL)5' 11"19214.49357.9
1516Max JonesLWLondon (OHL)6' 3"20016.38285.8
1615Kieffer BellowsCUSNTDP (USHL)6' 0"19516.39234.0
1722German RubtsovCRussia U18 (MHL)6' 1"17416.311213.0
1818Jake BeanDCalgary Hitmen (WHL)6' 1"17017.812254.1
1919Charles McAvoyDBoston U (NCAA)6' 0"20619.610245.0
2021Logan BrownCWindsor (OHL)6' 6"21821.112357.8
2120Alex DeBrincatRWErie (OHL)5' 7"16323.712>316.4
2226Luke KuninCUniv. of Wisconsin (NCAA)6' 0"19624.918459.2
2317Tyler BensonLWVancouver(WHL)6' 0"19625.020>313.6
2427Rasmus AsplundC/LWFŠrjestad BK (SHL)5' 11"17625.318345.4
2530Riley TufteLWFargo (USHL)6' 5"20525.620303.6
2635Logan StanleyDWindsor (OHL)6' 7"22026.415>315.7
2737Dillon DubeLWKelowna (WHL)5' 10"18028.118>314.5
2838Libor H‡jekDSaskatoon (WHL)6' 1"19828.919396.3
2931Vitali AbramovRWGatineau (QMJHL)5' 9"17029.820498.6
3036Taylor RaddyshRWErie (OHL)6' 2"20330.729>310.7

2016 NHL Draft Average Player Rankings — October 19 to February 5

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