FC releases April ranking for 2015 Draft

Press Release2015 Draft Center, Draft Rankings


CALGARY, AB – Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters tops Future Considerations’ April ranking for the 2015 NHL Draft, presented by FASTHockey.

McDavid has held the top spot at Future Considerations since the Preliminary ranking was released last May and hasn’t shown any desire to relinquish that role. The Richmond Hill, ON native recorded 44 goals and 120 points in 47 regular season games and helped the Erie Otters advance to the second round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs, adding three goals and nine points to dispatch the Sarnia Sting in five games.

Boston University’s Jack Eichel continues to trail McDavid.

The 18-year-old forward has 24 goals and 67 points in 37 games with Boston University this season and is the first freshman to be nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in 12 years. He has already been named the Hockey East scoring champion, rookie of the year, player of the year, first team Hockey East all-star and a member of the all-rookie team.

The North Chelmsford, MA native was also named the most valuable player at the Hockey East playoff tournament and could become the first freshman to capture the Hobey Baker since University of Maine forward Paul Kariya in 1993.

Noah Hanifin of Boston College and Dylan Strome, McDavid teammate in Erie, are ranked third and fourth respectively. Mitchell Marner of the London Knights is fifth.

The biggest downward movement in April’s ranking includes Lawson Crouse from six to nine, Oliver Kylington‘s continued fall from 12 to 19, Jansen Harkins from 21 to 25. Those trending upward include Mikko Rantanen from 11 to seven, Kyle Connor from 17 to 12, Timo Meier from 20 to 16, Jakub Zboril from 26 to 22 and Paul Bittner from 28 to 24.

Jacob Larsson (29th) and Jake DeBrusk (27th) are among those that have climbed into Future Considerations’ first round ranking.

1Connor McDavidErieOHLC6'1"190Canada
2Jack EichelBoston UniversityNCAAC6'2"195USA
3Noah HanifinBoston CollegeNCAAD6'2"205USA
4Dylan StromeErieOHLC6'3"185Canada
5Mitchell MarnerLondonOHLC5'11"160Canada
6Zachary WerenskiU of MichiganNCAAD6'2"205USA
7Mikko RantanenTPSLiigaRW6'4"210Finland
8Ivan ProvorovBrandonWHLD6'0"200Russia
9Lawson CrouseKingstonOHLLW6'4"215Canada
10Travis KonecnyOttawaOHLRW5'10"170Canada
11Mathew BarzalSeattleWHLC6'0"180Canada
12Kyle ConnorYoungstownUSHLC6'1"185USA
13Pavel ZachaSarniaOHLC6'3"215Czech Rep.
14Jérémy RoySherbrookeQMJHLD6'0"185Canada
15Daniel SprongCharlottetownQMJHLRW6'0"190Canada
16Timo MeierHalifaxQMJHLRW6'1"201Swiss
17Nick MerkleyKelownaWHLC5'10"190Canada
18Yevgeni SvechnikovCape BretonQMJHLLW6'3"205Russia
19Oliver KylingtonFärjestadSHLD6'0"180Sweden
20Colin WhiteNTDP U18USDPC6'0"185USA
21Thomas ChabotSaint JohnQMJHLD6'2"180Canada
22Jakub ZborilSaint JohnQMJHLD6'1"185Czech Rep.
23Brandon CarloTri-CityWHLD6'5"185USA
24Paul BittnerPortlandWHLLW6'4"200USA
25Jansen HarkinsPrince GeorgeWHLC6'1"180Canada
26Jeremy BraccoNTDP U18USDPC5'9"165USA
27Jake DeBruskSwift CurrentWHLLW6'0"180Canada
28Brock BoeserWaterlooUSHLC6'1"195USA
29Jacob LarssonFrölundaSHLD6'2"180Sweden
30Anthony BeauvillierShawiniganQMJHLC5'10"180Canada