FC’s October ranking for 2016 NHL Draft

Press Release2016 Draft Center, Draft Rankings


CALGARY, AB —Auston Matthews of the ZSC Lions tops Future Considerations’ October ranking for the 2016 NHL Draft.

Matthews, who retains his position from FC’s preliminary ranking in June, scored in his professional debut and currently leads the Lions with six goals and eight points in eight games. The native of Scottsdale, AZ, recorded 116 points for the NTDP U18 club in 2014-15, breaking a club record. He also had eight goals and 15 points in seven games at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship and two assists and three points in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

He leads Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting, who is ranked second. Chychrun, the highest-ranked defenseman on the list, has one goal and four points in seven games in the Ontario Hockey League this season. He was recently named the OHL’s top draft eligible prospect in a coaches poll conducted by Sportsnet Magazine.

Jesse Puljujarvi of Karpat, Patrik Laine of Tappara, and Matthew Tkachuk of London round out the top-five.

1Auston MatthewsZSCNLAC6'2"195
2Jakob ChychrunSarniaOHLD6'2"215
3Jesse PuljujarviKarpatLiigaRW6'4"180
4Patrik LaineTapparaLiigaRW6'4"205
5Matthew TkachukLondonOHLLW6'1"195
6Julien GauthierVal-d'OrQMJHLRW6'4"225
7Max JonesLondonOHLLW6'3"205
8Pierre-Luc DuboisCape BretonQMJHLLW6'3"200
9Dante FabbroPentictonBCHLD6'0"190
10Olli JuoleviLondonOHLD6'2"180
11Sam SteelReginaWHLC5'11"175
12Dmitri SokolovSudburyOHLLW6'0"220
13Tyler BensonVancouverWHLLW6'0"205
14Kale ClagueBrandonWHLD6'0"175
15Alexander NylanderMississaugaOHLRW6'1"180
16Charlie McAvoyBoston UniversityNCAAD6'0"210
17Tyson JostPentictonBCHLC5'11"190
18Mikhail SergachyovWindsorOHLD6'3"205
19Clayton KellerNTDP U18USHLC5'10"170
20Kieffer BellowsNTDP U18USHLC6'0"195
21Michael McLeodMississaugaOHLC6'2"190
22Chad KrysNTDP U18USHLD5'11"185
23Logan BrownWindsorOHLC6'6"225
24Luke KuninUniversity of WisconsinNCAAC6'0"195
25Vitali AbramovGatineauQMJHLLW5'9"170
26Libor HajekSaskatoonWHLD6'2"190
27Carl GrundstromMODOSHLLW6'0"195
28Jake BeanCalgaryWHLD6'0"175
29Samuel GirardShawiniganQMJHLD5'10"160
30Brett HowdenMoose JawWHLC6'2"205