FC releases preliminary ranking for 2012 NHL Draft

FC releases preliminary ranking for 2012 NHL Draft



With the 2011 draft in the books, the focus for many amateur scouts now turns to the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Much like them, Future Considerations is also turning its attention to 2012.

And there are names already turning heads.

The Sarnia Sting’s electric tandem are just two of the talented prospects making names for themselves a year or two before they are eligible for the NHL Entry Draft. Both Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk are set to battle each other for the 2012 throne, while another Russian – Mikhail Grigorenko – will toss his hat into the battle as well.

But what about the defensemen?

Both Ryan Murray of the Everett Silvertips and Nick Ebert of the Windsor Spitfires aren’t about to let themselves be forgotten. The blueliners possess enough pure talent and skill to be bandied about as potential top picks as well. Jacob Truba, Morgan Reilly, Griffin Reinhart and Matt Dumba would also like to be part of that conversation as well.

The 2012 draft as a whole looks to be rich in some of the most electric high end talent we have seen in years. Some high scoring forwards and big strong defensemen are available and have NHL scouts excited to hit the road come next fall. The 2012 draft already looks to have great depth well into the third round.

Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /
1). RW Nail Yakupov, Sarnia, OHL, 5-10, 170
2). D Ryan Murray, Everett, WHL, 6-0, 185
3). C Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia, OHL, 6-1, 180
4). D Nick Ebert, Windsor, OHL, 6-1, 190
5). C Mikhail Grigorenko, CSKA, MHL, 6-2, 195
6). D Jacob Trouba, USNTDP U18, USHL, 6-2, 185
7). D Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw, WHL, 6-0, 185
8). D Griffin Reinhart, Edmonton, WHL, 6-4, 200
9). LW Filip Forsberg, Leksand Jr., Swe Jr., 6-1, 175
10). D Matt Dumba, Red Deer, WHL, 5-11, 165
11). D Derrick Pouliot, Portland, WHL, 6-0, 190
12). C Zemgus Girgensons, Dubuque, USHL, 6-2, 185
13). D Jordan Schmaltz, Sioux City, USHL, 6-2, 180
14). D Cody Ceci, Ottawa, OHL, 6-2, 200
15). C Matia Marcantuoni, Kitchener, OHL, 6-0, 185
16). RW Cristoval Nieves, Kent, USHS, 6-3, 190
17). D Slater Koekkoek, Peterborough, OHL, 6-2, 185
18). C Brendan Gaunce, Belleville, OHL, 6-2, 200
19). RW Martin Frk, Halifax, QMJHL, 5-11, 190
20). D Jesse Graham, Niagara, OHL, 6-0, 165
21). C A.J. Michaelson, Apple Valley, USHS, 6-0, 185
22). D Gianluca Curcuruto, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL, 6-1, 185
23). D Michael Matheson, Lac-St.Louis, LHMAAAQ, 6-1, 170
24). C Matthew Campagna, Sudbury, OHL, 5-11, 170
25). C Henrik Samuelsson, USNTDP U17, USHL, 6’-2, 195
26). LW Charles Hudon, Chicoutimi, QMJHL, 5-8, 165
27). D Olli Maatta, JYP Jr., Fin2, 6-2, 190
28). LW Pontus Aberg, Djurgarden Jr., Swe Jr., 5-11, 185
29). LW Nicolas Kerdiles, USNTDP U18, USHL, 6’-1, 180
30). C Scott Laughton, Oshawa, OHL, 6-0, 175

Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /
31). C Jarrod Maidens, Owen Sound, OHL, 6-2, 175
32). LW Stefan Matteau, USNTDP U17, USHL, 6’-1, 180
33). C Adam Johnson, Hibbing, USHS, 5-11, 160
34). LW Luca Ciampini, Halifax, QMJHL, 5-11, 190
35). G Oscar Dansk, Brynas Jr., Swe Jr., 6-2, 185
36). LW Brady Vail, Windsor, OHL, 6-1, 190
37). D Jaynen Rissling, Calgary, WHL, 6-3, 210
38). LW Andrew Ryan, Halifax, QMJHL, 6-2, 190
39). G Malcolm Subban, Belleville, OHL, 6-0, 175
40). D Brian Cooper, Fargo, USHL, 5-9, 180
41). RW Sebastian Collberg, Frolunda Jr., Swe Jr., 5-11, 175
42). C Erik Locke, Barrie, OHL, 5-9, 170
43). D Marcus McIvor, Brampton, OHL, 6-1, 200
44). D Damon Severson, Kelowna, WHL, 6-1, 175
45). LW Troy Bourke, Prince George, WHL, 5-10, 170
46). D Brady Skjei, USNTDP U17, USHL, 6’-1, 180
47). C Lukas Sutter, Saskatoon, WHL, 6-1, 205
48). G Collin Olson, USNTDP U17, USHL, 6-3, 190
49). LW Raphael Bussieres, Baie-Comeau, QMJHL, 6-0, 180
50). D Julien Leduc, Val-d’ Or, QMJHL, 6-0, 180
51). C Kristoff Kontos, Sudbury, OHL, 6-1, 200
52). G Francois Tremblay, Val-d’Or, QMJHL, 6-2, 190
53). D Dylan Blujus, Brampton, OHL, 6-3, 180
54). D Matt Finn, Guelph, OHL, 6-0, 195
55). LW Andreas Athanasiou, London, OHL, 6-0, 165
56). C Zach Stepan, Shattuck St. Mary’s, USHS, 6-0, 160
57). D Adam Pelech, Erie, OHL, 6-2, 200
58). D Alex Gudbranson, Kingston, OHL, 6-2, 205
59). G Brandon Hope, Sarnia, OHL, 6-0, 175
60). D Jake Horton, Benilde-St.Margaret’s, USHS, 5-11, 180

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