FC releases Preliminary Ranking for 2015

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CALGARY, AB — Over the past three years, Future Considerations has been watching the ’97 birth year class develop and mature en route to the 2015 NHL Draft and what looks like a stellar collection of future NHL talent.

The future looks good.

At this stage, the top of the 2015 NHL Draft crop is as exciting as it’s been in recent memory with Erie Otters standout Connor McDavid topping the class, chased furiously by Jack Eichel, who spent the 2013-14 season with the US National Team Development Program. Not far behind the pair of centers is defenseman Noah Hanifin, who served as Eichel’s teammate this year.

But the class doesn’t stop there.

Not only have names like McDavid, Eichel and Hanifin been making big impressions over that time, but strong, difference-making talent seems to be added to the count for this draft class on what seems like a weekly basis.

With the draft still a year away, there is even some hope that we will be seeing the best NHL Draft class ever and that the next wave of NHL superstars will soon be upon us. The North American crop, specifically, looks amazing and the Americans are surely the ones leading the charge. Early indications are that the depth south of the border could challenge the depth normally seen from the CHL.

With that in mind, here is Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking for the 2015 NHL Draft:

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1Connor McDavidCErieOHL6'0185
2Jack EichelCNTDP U18USHL6'2195
3Noah HanifinDNTDP U18USHL6'3195
4Travic KonecnyCOttawaOHL5'10165
5Colin WhiteCNTDP U18USHL6'0180
6Oliver KylingtonDFarjestadSHL6'0180
7Mathew BarzalCSeattleWHL5'11175
8Dylan StromeCErieOHL6'2175
9Rasmus AnderssonDMalmoAllsvenskan6'0210
10Pavel ZachaCLiberecCzech Extra6'3200
11Daniel SprongRWCharlottetownQMJHL5'10165
12Kyle ConnorCYoungstownUSHL6'0165
13Ryan PilonDBrandonWHL6'2200
14Jordan GreenwayLWNTDP U17USHL6'4205
15Fredrik ForsbergRWLeksand J20SuperElit5'11165
16Zach WerenskiDNTDP U17USHL6'2190
17Nicolas RoyRWChicoutimiQMJHL6'4175
18Matthew SpencerDPeterboroughOHL6'2190
19Jeremy RoyDSherbrookeQMJHL6'0180
20Lawson CrouseLWKingstonOHL6'4205
21Kirill PilipenkoRWHC MVD Jr.MHL5'11175
22Mitch MarnerCLondonOHL5'10165
23Evgeni SvechnikovLWBars KazanMHL6'1185
24Mikko RantanenRWTPSSM-Liiga6'2180
25Paul BittnerLWPortlandWHL6'4195
26Jeremy BraccoCNTDP U17USHL5'9155
27Nathan NoelCSaint JohnQMJHL5'11170
28Aleksi SaarelaCLukkoSM-Liiga5'10190
29Robin KovacsRWAIK J20SuperElit6'0175
30AJ GreerLWKimball Union USHS6'4185