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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.
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.
|2||Jack Eichel||Boston University||NCAA||C||6'2"||195||USA|
|3||Noah Hanifin||Boston College||NCAA||D||6'2"||205||USA|
|6||Zachary Werenski||U of Michigan||NCAA||D||6'2"||205||USA|
|13||Pavel Zacha||Sarnia||OHL||C||6'3"||215||Czech Rep.|
|18||Yevgeni Svechnikov||Cape Breton||QMJHL||LW||6'3"||205||Russia|
|20||Colin White||NTDP U18||USDP||C||6'0"||185||USA|
|21||Thomas Chabot||Saint John||QMJHL||D||6'2"||180||Canada|
|22||Jakub Zboril||Saint John||QMJHL||D||6'1"||185||Czech Rep.|
|25||Jansen Harkins||Prince George||WHL||C||6'1"||180||Canada|
|26||Jeremy Bracco||NTDP U18||USDP||C||5'9"||165||USA|
|27||Jake DeBrusk||Swift Current||WHL||LW||6'0"||180||Canada|