FC releases Final ranking for 2016 NHL Draft

Press Release2016 Draft Center, Draft Rankings

The 2016 NHL Draft is almost upon us.

The final push for draft eligible prospects ended when the London Knights won the Memorial Cup in Red Deer last week. And with that win, the scouting season was put to bed.

But not before some strong performances had scouts taking notice one last time.

The Knights, and the other three squads at the Memorial Cup, each had a handful of prospects that impressed, and none impressed more than London winger Matthew Tkachuk. Tkachuk turned his game up a notch even while playing on a badly sprained ankle. He was a key driving force behind London winning 17 games in a row unbeaten en route to both a J. Ross Robertson Cup and Memorial Cup titles.

He is firmly entrenched as our fifth best prospect in Future Considerations’ final ranking, but Tkachuk could easily be selected as high as fourth overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Chatter exists that he’s even in consideration to be selected third by the Columbus Blue Jackets, behind the consensus top picks of Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine.

The 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship provided a head to head battle between those top two prospects, too.

Both more than acquitted themselves against the spattering of NHL stars present on each of the countries rosters and both no doubt will be high-end NHLers who are just chomping at the bit for the puck to drop next September when they will be in the NHL.

Another showdown, Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi, gave a great glimpse at what’s to come. Both battled in Liiga playoff action, and neither disappointed.

The final take is that the top end of this draft is seriously talented.

And, as it always does, draft day provides plenty of drama and intrigue.

2016 will be no different.

Enjoy the 2016 NHL Draft.



1Auston MatthewsZSCNLAC6'2"200
2Patrik LaineTapparaLiigaRW6'4"210
3Jesse PuljujarviKarpatLiigaRW6'3"200
4Pierre-Luc DuboisCape BretonQMJHLLW6'3"205
5Matthew TkachukLondonOHLLW6'1"195
6Jakob ChychrunSarniaOHLD6'2"205
7Clayton KellerNTDP U18USHLC5'10"170
8Alexander NylanderMississaugaOHLRW6'0"175
9Mikhail SergachevWindsorOHLD6'3"205
10Tyson JostPentictonBCHLC6'0"190
11Olli JuoleviLondonOHLD6'2"185
12Logan BrownWindsorOHLC6'6"220
13Dante FabbroPentictonBCHLD6'0"190
14Charlie McAvoyBoston UniversityNCAAD6'0"205
15Michael McLeodMississaugaOHLC6'2"185
16Kieffer BellowsNTDP U18USHLC6'1"195
17German Rubtsov Russia U18MHLC6'2"175
18Jake BeanCalgaryWHLD6'1"175
19Luke KuninWisconsinNCAAC6'0"195
20Max JonesLondonOHLLW6'3"205
21Julien GauthierVal-d'OrQMJHLRW6'4"225
22Riley Tufte Blaine HSUSHSLW6'5"205
23Pascal Laberge VictoriavilleQMJHLC6'1"170
24Vitali AbramovGatineauQMJHLLW5'9"170
25Alex DeBrincatErieOHLRW5'7"165
26Rasmus Asplund FarjestadSHLC5'11"175
27Samuel GirardShawiniganQMJHLD5'10"165
28William Bitten Flint OHLC5'10"165
29Tyler BensonVancouverWHLLW6'0"205
30Tage Thompson ConnecticutNCAARW6'5"185
31Boris Katchouk Sault Ste. MarieOHLLW6'1"180
32Brett Howden Moose JawWHLC6'3"190
33Jordan Kyrou SarniaOHLC6'0"175
34Adam Mascherin KitchenerOHLC5'9"205
35Sam SteelReginaWHLC5'11"175
36Adam Fox NTDP U18USHLD5'10"185
37Nathan Bastian MississaugaOHLRW6'4"210
38Libor Hajek SaskatoonWHLD6'2"195
39Kale ClagueBrandonWHLD6'0"180
40Cam Dineen North BayOHLD5'11"180
41Ryan Lindgren NTDP U18USHLD6'0"195
42Logan Stanley WindsorOHLD6'7"220
43Janne Kuokkanen Karpat Jr.Jr. A SM-liigaC6'1"180
44Carl GrundstromMODOSHLLW6'0"195
45Carter Hart EverettWHLG6'1"170
46Dillon DubeKelownaWHLC5'10"180
47Luke Green Saint JohnQMJHLD6'1"190
48Artur Kayumov Russia U18MHLLW5'10"160
49Frederic Allard ChicoutimiQMJHLD6'1"180
50Evan FitzpatrickSherbrookeQMJHLG6'2"225
51Dennis CholowskiChilliwackBCHLD6'1"170
52Jonathan Dahlen TimraAllsvenskanC5'11"175
53William Knierim DubuqueUSHLRW6'3"215
54Victor Mete LondonOHLD5'9"175
55Joey AndersonNTDP U18USHLRW5'11"190
56Noah Gregor Moose JawWHLC6'0"180
57Lucas Johansen KelownaWHLD6'1"180
58Taylor Raddysh ErieOHLRW6'2"205
59Aapeli RasanenTappara Jr.Jr. A SM-liigaC6'0"195
60Filip Gustavsson Lulea J20SuperElitG6'2"185
61Chad KrysNTDP U18USHLD5'11"185
62Matt Filipe Cedar RapidsUSHLC6'2"205
63Markus Niemelainen SaginawOHLD6'6"195
64Benjamin GleasonHamiltonOHLD6'0"175
65Cameron Morrison YoungstownUSHLC6'2"205
66Cliff PuLondonOHLRW6'1"185
67Wade AllisonTri-CityUSHLRW6'2"205
68Tyler ParsonsLondonOHLG6'1"185
69Markus NurmiTPS Jr.Jr. A SM-liigaRW6'3"175
70Joseph WollNTDP U18USHLG6'3"190
71Andrew Peeke Green BayUSHLD6'3"200
72Jacob Moverare HV71 J20SuperElitD6'2"200
73Maxime Fortier HalifaxQMJHLRW5'10"175
74Connor BunnamanKitchenerOHLC6'2"205
75Zach Sawchenko Moose JawWHLG6'1"180
76Filip Hronek HK Hradec KraloveCzechD6'0"165
77Jack Kopacka Sault Ste. MarieOHLLW6'2"190
78Jesper Bratt AIKAllsvenskanLW5'10"170
79Henrik BorgstromHIFK Jr.Jr. A SM-liigaC6'3"175
80Linus Lindstrom Skelleftea J20SuperElitC5'11"170
81Trent Frederic NTDP U18USHLC6'2"205
82Josh Mahura Red DeerWHLD6'0"170
83Brandon GignacShawiniganQMJHLC5'11"175
84Eetu Tuulola HPKLiigaRW6'3"225
85Oskar SteenFarjestad J20SuperElitC5'9"190
86Vladimir Kuznetsov Acadie-BathurstQMJHLLW6'2"215
87Jordan StallardCalgaryWHLC6'2"190
88Dmitri SokolovSudburyOHLLW6'0"220
89Max Lajoie Swift CurrentWHLD6'1"185
90Dylan GambrellDenverNCAAC6'0"185
91Sean Day MississaugaOHLD6'2"225
92Tim Gettinger Sault Ste. MarieOHLLW6'6"205
93Vojtech Budik Prince AlbertWHLD6'1"190
94Ross ColtonCedar RapidsUSHLC6'0"195
95Michael O'LearyDubuqueUSHLRW6'2"195
96Lucas CarlssonBrynasSHLD6'0"190
97Tanner KaspickBrandonWHLC6'1"200
98Mikhail MaltsevRussia U18MHLLW6'3"200
99Cole CandellaHamiltonOHLD6'1"185
100Simon Stransky Prince AlbertWHLLW5'11"170