With only two days until the 2016 NHL Draft, it’s time for one final update of the aggregate draft rankings — this time expanded to the top 150. Best viewed on a desktop.

Outlets included in these rankings:

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

The tableau tool below visualizes the top-150 aggregate 2016 NHL Draft rankings, while still providing full profile if you scroll over, or click on the the player (including statistics and a 2016 NHL draft scouting report). The visual should be read as such: the left hand side of the green bar is the highest ranking, and the right hand side of the red bar is the lowest ranking. Where the red and the green meet is the prospect’s average ranking. On the right hand side, you can filter to see only the segment of the rankings you’d like (the visual will re-format to best fit the # you choose), as well as filtering out by position and handedness. This tool contains only the top-150 prospects.

For a tableau tool containing an expanded list of 344 draft-eligible prospects, click here.

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2016 NHL Draft Player Rankings – June 21 – Top 150

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RankPrevPlayerPosTeamLeagueHeightWeightAvgHighLowStdDev
11Auston MatthewsCZSCNLA6' 2"1941.2120.4
22Patrik LaineRW/LWTapparaLiiga6' 4"2091.8120.4
33Jesse PuljujŠrviRWKŠrpŠtLiiga6' 3"1983.0330.0
44Matthew TkachukLWLondonOHL6' 1"1944.5460.7
55Pierre-Luc DuboisCCape BretonQMJHL6' 3"2015.2481.3
68Olli JuoleviDLondonOHL6' 2"1837.85112.3
76Alexander NylanderLWMississaugaOHL6' 0"1728.06121.9
89Clayton KellerCUS U18USDP5' 10"1708.64133.1
910Mikhail SergachyovDWindsorOHL6' 2"2059.96173.2
1014Logan BrownCWindsorOHL6' 6"2189.97152.8
1112Tyson JostRWPentictonBCHL6' 0"19411.17193.4
127Jacob ChychrunDSarniaOHL6' 2"19411.26173.3
1313Jake BeanDCalgaryWHL6' 1"17214.810193.1
1411Michael McLeodCMississaugaOHL6' 1"18414.97204.0
1516Dante FabbroDPentictonBCHL6' 1"18515.210244.0
1617Charles McAvoyDBoston UNCAA6' 0"20517.111265.4
1720Kieffer BellowsCUS U18USDP6' 1"19417.813273.9
1819Luke KuninCUniv. of WisconsinNCAA6' 0"19618.216211.8
1918German RubtsovCRussia U18MHL6' 1"17418.713234.1
2021Max JonesLWLondonOHL6' 3"20120.713429.0
2115Julien GauthierRWVal-d'OrQMJHL6' 4"22522.816437.6
2222Riley TufteLWFargoUSHL6' 5"19026.921458.8
2323Alex DeBrincatRWErieOHL5' 7"16127.015376.7
24Brett HowdenLWMoose JawWHL6' 3"19027.818426.9
2524Logan StanleyDWindsorOHL6' 6"21629.1145512.2
2625Rasmus AsplundC/LWFŠrjestad BKSHL5' 11"17631.221549.6
2727Pascal LabergeC/LWVictoriavilleQMJHL6' 1"17234.5235810.9
28Boris KatchoukLWSault Ste MarieOHL6' 1"18334.6226914.2
29Tage ThompsonCUniv. of ConnecticutNCAA6' 5"18536.2249321.3
30Vitali AbramovLW/RWGatineauQMJHL5' 9"17036.4217116.2
31Kale ClagueDBrandonWHL6' 0"17937.122559.4
32Jordan KyrouRWSarniaOHL6' 0"17938.6286913.4
33Dennis CholowskiDChilliwackBCHL6' 1"16538.8188019.1
3428Tyler BensonLWVancouverWHL6' 0"20139.1185511.5
35Libor H‡jekDSaskatoonWHL6' 2"19639.7268417.6
36Will BittenC/RWFlintOHL5' 10"16840.8257315.2
3730Taylor RaddyshRWErieOHL6' 2"19841.428589.3
38Carl GrundstršmLWMODO HockeySHL6' 0"19442.6266712.4
39Carter HartGEverettWHL6' 1"17043.0245912.7
4026Dillon DubeLWKelownaWHL5' 10"18143.0286011.0
41Sam SteelCReginaWHL5' 11"17643.7297313.8
42Nathan BastianRWMississaugaOHL6' 4"20745.6228220.7
43Lucas JohansenDKelownaWHL6' 1"17645.6287214.6
44Filip GustavssonGLulea J20SuperElit6' 2"18446.1296816.7
45Adam FoxDUS U18USDP5' 10"18346.8278318.3
4629Samuel GirardDShawiniganQMJHL5' 10"16148.2237819.8
47Ryan LindgrenDUS U18USDP6' 0"19650.2368016.5
48Cliff PuC/RWLondonOHL6' 1"18751.1188423.5
49Markus NiemelainenDSaginawOHL6' 6"20551.9286813.5
50Jonathan DahlenCTimra IKAllsvenskan5' 11"17652.4247914.5
51Adam MascherinC/LWKitchenerOHL5' 10"20553.1347813.3
52Tyler ParsonsGLondonOHL6' 1"18555.6318418.3
53Janne KuokkanenLWKarpat U20Jr. A SM-liiga6' 1"17557.3318218.6
54Cameron MorrisonC/LWYoungstownUSHL6' 3"20158.4339016.7
55Evan FitzpatrickGSherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL6' 2"22360.3508010.3
56Cam DineenDNorth BayOHL5' 11"18362.3228824.5
57Trent FredericCUSNTDPUSDP6' 2"20363.2388515.9
58Noah GregorCMoose JawWHL5' 11"18064.3487710.5
59Luke GreenDSaint JohnQMJHL6' 1"18565.2478813.7
60Victor MeteDLondonOHL5' 10"16568.04210821.3
61Chad KrysDUSNTDPUSDP5' 11"18370.83912628.3
62Tim GettingerLWSault Ste MarieOHL6' 5"20671.75110118.2
63Jacob MoverareDHV 71 J20SuperElit6' 2"19872.22913529.8
64Givani SmithRWGuelphOHL6' 1"19773.34110622.4
65Henrik BorgstromFHIFK U20Jr. A SM-liiga6' 3"17073.73413732.6
66Joey AndersonRWUS U18USDP5' 11"19073.93310223.0
67Wade AllisonRWTri-CityUSHL6' 2"20573.93617842.9
68Sean DayDMississaugaOHL6' 3"22974.34710320.7
69Filip HronekDHK Hradec KraloveCzech6' 0"16374.63815634.7
70Jacob CederholmDHV 71 J20SuperElit6' 3"18778.24110322.8
71James GreenwayDUSNTDPUSHL6' 4"20578.73713933.2
72Andrew PeekeDGreen BayUSHL6' 3"20580.86112318.8
73Yegor KorshkovRWLokomotiv YaroslavlKHL6' 3"17981.14312130.1
74Joseph WollGUS U18USDP6' 3"19681.73713832.1
75Frederic AllardDChicoutimiQMJHL6' 1"17982.04915837.2
76Linus LindstromCSkellefteΠAIK J20SuperElit5' 11"16883.04313427.5
77Matt FilipeC/LWCedar RapidsUSHL6' 2"20383.65312824.3
78Max LajoieDSwift CurrentWHL6' 1"17287.85211520.5
79Artur KayumovLWRussia U18MHL5' 10"15487.94820147.5
80Otto SomppiCHalifaxQMJHL6' 1"18188.04611223.2
81Jack KopackaLWSault Ste MarieOHL6' 2"17989.04515031.9
82Joshua MahuraDRed DeerWHL6' 0"17989.96220143.3
83Zach SawchenkoGMoose JawWHL6' 1"18290.56313024.6
84Aapeli RasanenCTappara U20Jr. A SM-liiga6' 0"18391.15215739.3
85Jesper BrattRWAIKAllsvenskan5' 10"17493.14913028.4
86Mitchell MattsonCBloomingtonUSHL6' 4"18693.43714737.8
87Eetu TuulolaRWHPK U20Jr. A SM-liiga6' 3"22593.45414626.3
88Jordan SambrookDErieOHL6' 2"18593.54813731.7
89Simon StranskyLWPrince AlbertWHL6' 0"17093.86017036.9
90Beck MalenstynCCalgaryWHL6' 2"19295.35613623.7
91Dmitri SokolovC/WSudburyOHL6' 1"20595.62715034.5
92Vojtech BudikDPrince AlbertWHL6' 1"18597.44314228.5
93Connor HallDKitchenerOHL6' 2"19298.14014133.4
94Carsen TwarynskiLW/DCalgaryWHL6' 2"20199.06213323.7
95Tanner KaspickC/LWBrandonWHL6' 1"201101.67016527.6
96Vladimir KuznetsovLWAcadie-BathurstQMJHL6' 1"214101.88612711.9
97Connor BunnamanCKitchenerOHL6' 0"183102.07413218.0
98Max ZimmerFChicagoUSHL5' 11"185103.9921219.0
99Benjamin GleasonDHamiltonOHL6' 0"165104.46413021.3
100David BernhardtDDjurgardens IF J20SuperElit6' 3"203104.64915128.9
101Dylan WellsGPeterboroughOHL6' 2"183106.37214927.1
102Colton PointGCarleton Pl.CCHL6' 4"220109.08216734.4
103Josh AndersonDPrince GeorgeWHL6' 2"220110.16118637.7
104Hudson ElynuikLW/CSpokaneWHL6' 5"201111.25716141.1
105Oskar SteenC/RWFŠrjestad BK J20SuperElit5' 9"187113.06215233.6
106David QuennevilleDMedicine HatWHL5' 8"183113.35715137.0
107Ty RonningRWVancouverWHL5' 9"165113.58315926.6
108William KnierimRWDubuqueUSHL6' 3"212115.05320152.8
109Jonathan AngC/RWPeterboroughOHL5' 11"163115.66516740.6
110Will LockwoodRWUS U18USDP5' 10"172116.27119749.3
111Mikhail BerdinGRussia U18MHL6' 2"163116.47914323.8
112Lucas CarlssonDBrynŠs IFSHL6' 0"190116.66520149.1
113Brandon GignacCShawiniganQMJHL5' 11"173116.98320145.9
114Mikhail MaltsevDRussia U18MHL6' 3"198117.48015128.8
115Travis BarronLWOttawaOHL6' 1"187119.07914727.1
116Markus NurmiRW/LWTPS U20Jr. A SM-liiga6' 3"168119.26718546.0
117Rem PitlickCMuskegonUSHL5' 9"194120.66919334.8
118Maxime FortierRWHalifaxQMJHL5' 10"177121.07020147.6
119Otto MakinenFTappara U20Jr. A SM-liiga6' 1"179121.07019643.8
120Mathias FromRW/LWRogle BK J20SuperElit6' 1"187121.57421248.5
121Keaton MiddletonDSaginawOHL6' 5"234121.58121251.4
122Graham McPheeLWUS U18USDP5' 11"172123.27716536.0
123Evan CormierGSaginawOHL6' 3"201123.510714015.2
124Cole CandellaDHamiltonOHL6' 1"185124.49915724.1
125Brett MurrayLWCarleton Pl.CCHL6' 5"212124.77419943.0
126Michael PezzettaCSudburyOHL6' 1"192125.86618245.4
127Adam BrooksCReginaWHL5' 10"174126.25320164.2
128Jack LaFontaineGJanesvilleNAHL6' 2"185126.26716242.3
129Riley StillmanDOshawaOHL6' 0"181126.68119243.7
130Griffin LuceDUS U18USDP6' 3"214129.05621058.4
131Jordan StallardCCalgaryWHL6' 2"187129.28020156.8
132Matthew CairnsDGeorgetownOJHL6' 2"190129.37720156.2
133Matthew PhillipsCVictoriaWHL5' 7"161131.33320463.1
134Brayden BurkeLWLethbridgeWHL5' 10"163133.04620353.4
135Dylan GambrellDUniv. of DenverNCAA6' 0"183134.08520155.4
136Nick PastujovLWUS U18USDP6' 0"196134.89618939.0
137Ondrej ValaDKamloopsWHL6' 4"216139.710018937.3
138Dmitri AlexeyevDRussia U18MHL5' 11"179140.46421264.1
139Nicholas CaamanoRWFlintOHL6' 1"183141.66720153.7
140Yegor RykovDSKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHL6' 2"205141.85920150.5
141Ilya KarpukhinDRussia U18MHL6' 1"192142.06021267.7
142Jacob NeveuDRouyn-NorandaQMJHL6' 2"205144.06921246.8
143Kyle MaksimovichLWErieOHL5' 9"170145.48120145.8
144Tim WahlgrenCMODO Hockey J20SuperElit6' 0"181145.88721252.6
145Ondrej NajmanCHC Dukla Jihlava U20Czech U206' 1"187145.812020129.3
146Tarmo ReunanenDTPS U20Jr. A SM-liiga5' 11"163146.07921246.7
147Jamie ArmstrongLWAvon Old Farms SchoolUSHS6' 2"190148.79319138.1
148Erich FearDSpringfieldNAHL6' 5"220149.28221263.3
149Hayden VerbeekCSault Ste MarieOHL5' 10"172149.410420136.0
150Jeff de WitCRed DeerWHL6' 2"174149.67121255.3

2016 NHL Draft Average Player Rankings — October 19 to June 21

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Bob McKenzie 2016 NHL Draft Profiles

Courtesy of his final draft rankings show.

Auston Matthews: The year started as the Auston Matthews draft, if you will, and it certainly ends that way. Auston Matthews, the big American from Arizona, did absolutely nothing to dispel the notion that is the wire-to-wire leader. He started the season as the number one prospect and he ends the season as the number one prospect. Eight of the ten scouts surveyed by TSN had the big American as number one. He is a franchise, number-one, elite-level center. Everybody believes the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to take this guy. He’s a tremendous shooter, he has the ability to score goals, he’s a playmaker, and he has competitive instincts that are off the charts. There is no aspect of his game that anybody could find holes with. When you get a chance to get a number-one franchise center into your lineup, you don’t pass that up.

Patrik Laine: Laine is the best pure goalscoring shooter coming out of the draft since Alexander Ovechkin. Nobody doubts that. He has the ability to score goals and score goals from a distance – the top of the circle with a one-timer – with his right hand shot, and to do it over the course of the season with regularity — at the World Junior Championship, the Finnish playoffs where he was MVP, and at the World Championships. The only two scouts who didn’t vote for Auston Matthews at number one had Patrik Laine. There are teams out there that Laine has the chance to be the best player coming out of this draft. If you don’t believe them, just ask him. He’s confident, he’s cocky, and he’s got a tremendous personality to go with that great shot.

Jesse Puljujärvi: Big, strong, fast, the ability to make plays, score goals – Jesse Puljujarvi can do all of those things. No lower than number three on anybody’s ballot of the ten scouts I talked to. When I first saw him at the World Junior Championships two years ago in Montreal, he looked to me like a pure shooter; a guy that liked to shoot the puck. Then, over the course of the last couple of seasons, he’s really emerged as an elite-level playmaker. His speed is amongst the very fastest in the draft, and with the big body that he’s got, there’s not a single scout that I talked to that has him lower than number three in terms of their rankings. This is the third of the big three; a guy that can make a big difference physically but also has the speed and skill to be elite.

Matthew Tkachuk: Matthew Tkachuk is indeed a chip off the old block. He plays very similar to the way his dad Keith played, especially in the ability to protect the puck down low. He is as good of a player there is from the top of the circles down to the goal line. Matthew Tkachuk is a dominant player. His puck protection is unparalleled. His ability to go to the front of the net, to the dirty areas and score goals — nobody does it better than Matthew Tkachuk. He slowed down a little bit down the stretch into the Memorial Cup with a bad ankle. He’s not the fastest skater in the world, but he has that gritty factor and the ability to score goals from close-in that will make him a top five pick in this year’s draft.

Pierre-Luc Dubois: Pierre-Luc Dubois is a little bit bigger, and a lot faster, than Matthew Tkachuk. He plays more of a 200-foot game and scores more of his goals off the rush or from high in the slot. He has a tremendous shot and shoots the puck extremely well. He can also go to the dirty areas to score goals. There are some who thinks he is as good, if not better, than Tkachuk. Others like Tkachuk just as much. In the case of Dubois, he has tremendous skating ability and he’s the number-one Canadian born-and-bred talent in this year’s draft. He will be interesting for teams that want goal scoring presence. He plays that power game, but a little bit different than Matthew Tkachuk.

Olli Juolevi: The best all-around defenceman available in this draft. Some guys are bigger, faster, stronger. Some guys are better offensively. Some guys are better defensively. But nobody has the complete package of Juolevi.

Alex Nylander: Brother of William Nylander, the Toronto Maple Leaf prospect. He has elite-level skill. Whether it’s scoring goals or making plays, Nylander is almost second to none in this draft in those areas.

Mikhail Sergachev: 6’2, can skate like the wind, elite-level skating ability, a bomb from the point. A tremendous shot and tremendous offensive ability. He plays a calm, cool, composed game, although sometimes people take that for a little bit of nonchalance.

Clayton Keller: Next to Auston Matthews, if you’re looking to draft positionally in the top 10 for a center, Logan Brown and Clayton Keller are your best bet. Keller is very Patrick Kane-like. Similar physical dimensions, and he also broke a lot of Patrick Kane’s records with the USNDTP. Elite level skill, elite level smarts. Only 5’9, but, in today’s NHL when you look at the speed and skill aspect of it, people are going to look right by that.

Logan Brown: At the other end of the spectrum, from St. Louis as well, is Logan Brown. He’s six foot six. He started slowly over the course of the season. As one scout said, there is good Logan Brown and there’s bad Logan Brown. Bad Logan Brown, in the first half of the season, didn’t move his feet and wasn’t always as involved. As the season wore on, he became more and more of an offensive force. He started showing much better speed for his large frame. He played extremely well in the first round of the OHL playoffs. Then he went and played along with Keller on Team USA at the U18 World Championships in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He and Keller were off the charts. Logan Brown is a guy who has rocketed up those charts to be a potential top ten pick in this year’s draft.

Tyson Jost: Jost and Bean are the two Canadian talents that are the best bet to jump in and knock someone out of the top ten. When you look at Tyson Jost, his initials are TJ; transpose those and you get JT. Why do I mention that? Because some scouts have dared to compare Tyson Jost to a young Jonathan Toews. That’s not fair on one level – he’s not as big as Jonathan Toews – but his leadership, the character, the talent to go with it, the fact that he went to the U18 World Championships and broke Connor McDavid’s point record – all of those things work in his favour. The leadership is off the charts, but so too is the ability to play a complete game.

Jake Bean: Probably the best offensive defenceman available in this draft. 24 goals in the regular season with the Calgary Hitmen. He can really walk the line. He has a tremendous shot from the point. He’s a defenceman who could sneak into that top 10 because of his offensive ability. He still needs to put on some weight and physically mature, but in terms of offensive skills from the blueline, he’s as good as it gets.

Dante Fabbro: Another one of those Canadian defencemen. He reads and reacts extremely well both with and without the puck. He put up huge points in the BC league, leading the league in scoring and breaking Duncan Keith’s scoring mark. He’s a real smart defenceman and the number-six ranked defenceman on our list.

Kiefer Bellows: He played on a line with Clayton Keller for the US program. He is a pure shooter. He loves to shoot the puck, and is as good as it gets in terms of an NHL shot and an NHL release in this entire draft.

Jakob Chychrun: Chychrun started the year as number two on our rankings, a guy we thought was going to be a stud defenceman and could well turn out to be that. Seven of the ten scouts we surveyed by TSN for the final rankings actually had him outside the top 10. He went from #2 to #5 to now #13 in the final rankings. He has all the physical tools to be a stud defenceman in the NHL, but he sometimes skates himself into trouble. He’s one of seven defencemen we have ranked in our top 15 and they’re all ranked in a bit of a jumble. It will be interesting to see if he can crack the top 10 or not.

Logan Stanley: A bit of a wildcard. He’s 6’7, but his north-south skating ability is really good. He needs to continue to work on his agility. His 83-inch wingspan at the combine was the longest reach of any player in this draft.

Boris Katchouk: A gritty, in-your-face, two-way winger who went from #44 in our midterm rankings to #29 in our final rankings.


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