FC releases April ranking for 2012 NHL Draft

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It should come as no surprise that Nail Yakupov remains a top Future Considerations ranking for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in March.

The Sarnia Sting standout has consistently been ranked No. 1 throughout the season.

Teuvo Teravainen‘s rise, however, has been a little more shocking.

Slotted 41st in FC’s October ranking and 30th by the Midterm, Teravainen’s stock has continued to skyrocket with incredible play through March and into April – making the Finn one of the fastest rising prospects available in 2012′s draft and a candidate to go among the first 10 names this June in Pittsburgh.

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Another player trending the right direction is Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Zemgus Girgensons. Considered a first rounder all season, the Latvian is moving closer to being selected in the opening half of the first round.

But perhaps the most surprising rise has come out of Sweden.

Hampus Lindholm makes his debut in the top-30 for the first time all season. The six-foot-two blueliner was ranked as high as 48 at FC’s Midterm. The Swedish defenseman will have ample opportunity to improve on his ranking as well when he represents his country at the World Under-18 Championship later this month.

Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /
1). RW Nail Yakupov, Sarnia, OHL, 5-10.5, 189
2). D Ryan Murray, Everett, WHL, 6-0.5, 200
3). C Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia, OHL, 6-1, 185
4). C Mikhail Grigorenko, Quebec, QMJHL, 6-3, 200
5). LW Filip Forsberg, Leksand, Swe., 6-2, 180
6). D Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw, WHL, 5-11.5, 190
7). D Matt Dumba, Red Deer, WHL, 5-11.5, 180
8). D Jacob Trouba, USNTDP U18, USHL, 6-2, 195
9). D Cody Ceci, Ottawa, OHL, 6-2.5, 210
10). RW Teuvo Teravainen, Jokerit Jr., Fin Jr., 5-11, 165
11). D Griffin Reinhart, Edmonton, WHL, 6-4, 205
12). D Derrick Pouliot, Portland, WHL, 5-11, 185
13). C Radek Faksa, Kitchener, OHL, 6-3, 200
14). RW Sebastian Collberg, Frolunda Jr., Swe Jr., 5-11, 175
15). D Ludvig Bystrom, Modo Jr., Swe Jr., 6-1, 205
16). C Zemgus Girgensons, Dubuque, USHL, 6-1.5, 200
17). LW Pontus Aberg, Djurgarden, SEL., 5-11, 195
18). D Matt Finn, Guelph, OHL, 6-0, 195
19). C Brendan Gaunce, Belleville, OHL, 6-2, 215
20). D Slater Koekkoek, Peterborough, OHL, 6-2, 185
21). G Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa, MHL, 6’-3.5”, 205
22). D Olli Maatta, London, OHL, 6-1.5, 190
23). D Dalton Thrower, Saskatoon, WHL, 5-11.5, 190
24). C Tomas Hertl, Slavia Praha, Czech Rep, 6-2, 195
25). D Hampus Lindholm, Rogle Jr., Swe Jr. 6-2, 195
26). RW Tom Wilson, Plymouth, OHL, 6-4, 205
27). G Oscar Dansk, Brynas Jr., Swe Jr., 6-2.5, 185
28). LW Stefan Matteau, USNTDP U18, USHL, 6-1.5, 210
29). C Phil Di Giuseppe, Michigan, CCHA, 6-0, 180
30). D Brady Skjei, USNTDP U18, USHL, 6’-3, 200

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