FC’s December ranking for 2016 NHL Draft

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

Matthews, who is expected to represent Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, continues to claim the top spot in the ranking, having retained his position from Future Considerations’ Preliminary ranking. The 18-year-old Lions standout has 11 goals and 20 points in 19 games in Switzerland’s top men’s league. Matthews was also named to Team USA’s entry for the Deutschland Cup but has been unable to play after sustaining a back injury he’s since returned from.

Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting trails Matthews. Like Matthews, Chychrun has retained his spot as the highest-ranked defenseman for the 2016 NHL Draft since Future Considerations’ initial ranking. He has five goals and 22 points in 28 games for Sarnia this season, and is currently auditioning to represent Canada at the World Juniors.

Matthew Tkachuk of the London Knights is third in the ranking. Tkachuk, the son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk, has shredded the opposition in the Ontario Hockey League, amassing 45 assists and 59 points through the first 29 games of the season.

Jesse Puljujarvi, fourth, has five goals and 12 points in 31 games for Karpat. Patrik Laine of Tappara retains his fifth spot in the ranking. Laine has eight goals and 16 points in 24 games this season.

Tkachuk, Puljujarvi and Lane are also in World Junior camps.

Here are the top-100 ranked players in Future Considerations’ November ranking for the 2016 NHL Draft:

RankPlayerTeamLeaguePos.Ht.Wt.
1Auston MatthewsZSCNLAC6'2"195
2Jakob ChychrunSarniaOHLD6'2"215
3Matthew TkachukLondonOHLLW6'1"195
4Jesse PuljujarviKarpatLiigaRW6'4"195
5Patrik LaineTapparaLiigaRW6'4"205
6Julien GauthierVal-d'OrQMJHLRW6'4"225
7Alexander NylanderMississaugaOHLRW6'1"180
8Clayton KellerU.S. National U18USHLC5'10"170
9Pierre-Luc DuboisCape BretonQMJHLLW6'3"200
10Dante FabbroPentictonBCHLD6'0"190
11Mikhail SergachyovWindsorOHLD6'3"205
12Tyson JostPentictonBCHLC5'11"190
13Michael McLeodMississaugaOHLC6'2"190
14Olli JuoleviLondonOHLD6'2"180
15Max JonesLondonOHLLW6'3"205
16Kieffer BellowsU.S. National U18USHLC6'0"195
17Alex DeBrincatErieOHLRW5'7"160
18Charlie McAvoyBoston UniversityNCAAD6'0"210
19Tyler BensonVancouverWHLLW6'0"205
20Logan BrownWindsorOHLC6'6"225
21Samuel GirardShawiniganQMJHLD5'10"160
22Vitali AbramovGatineauQMJHLLW5'9"170
23Luke KuninUniversity of WisconsinNCAAC6'0"195
24Sam SteelReginaWHLC5'11"175
25Jake BeanCalgaryWHLD6'0"175
26Chad KrysU.S. National U18USHLD5'11"185
27German Rubtsov Team Russia U18MHLC6'2"175
28Carl GrundstromMODOSHLLW6'0"195
29Kale ClagueBrandonWHLD6'0"175
30Rasmus Asplund Färjestad BKSHLC5'11"175
31Brett Howden Moose Jaw WarriorsWHLC6'2"195
32Dmitri SokolovSudburyOHLLW6'0"220
33Libor Hájek Saskatoon BladesWHLD6'2"185
34Nathan Bastian Mississauga SteelheadsOHLRW6'4"205
35Carter Hart Everett SilvertipsWHLG6'1"175
36William Bitten Flint FirebirdsOHLC5'10"170
37Riley Tufte Fargo ForceUSHLLW6'5"205
38Jacob Moverare HV71 J20SuperElitD6'2"200
39Dillon Dubé Kelowna RocketsWHLC5'10"180
40Pascal Laberge Victoriaville TigresQMJHLC6'1"165
41Jacob Cederholm HV71 J20SuperElitD6'3"185
42Sean Day Mississauga SteelheadsOHLD6'2"225
43Max Lajoie Swift Current BroncosWHLD6'1"185
44William Knierim Dubuque Fighting SaintsUSHLRW6'3"205
45Victor Mete London KnightsOHLD5'9"175
46Maxime Fortier Halifax MooseheadsQMJHLRW5'10"175
47Tim Gettinger Sault Ste. Marie GreyhoundsOHLLW6'5"205
48Taylor Raddysh Erie OttersOHLRW6'2"205
49Markus Niemeläinen Saginaw SpiritOHLD6'5"190
50Tage Thompson Univ. of ConnecticutNCAARW6'5"185
51Adam Mascherin Kitchener RangersOHLC5'9"205
52Noah Gregor Moose Jaw WarriorsWHLC5'11"180
53Jonathan Dahlén Timrå IKAllsvenskanC5'11"175
54Ryan Lindgren U.S. National U18 TeamUSDPD5'11"200
55Josh Mahura Red Deer RebelsWHLD6'0"180
56Boris Katchouk Sault Ste. Marie GreyhoundsOHLLW6'1"180
57Lucas Johansen Kelowna RocketsWHLD6'1"175
58Otto Mäkinen Tappara U20Jr. A SM-liigaF6'1"180
59Andrew Peeke Green Bay GamblersUSHLD6'3"210
60Filip Gustavsson Luleå HF J20SuperElitG6'2"185
61Otto Somppi Halifax MooseheadsQMJHLC6'1"180
62Jesper Bratt AIKAllsvenskanLW5'10"170
63Vojtech Budik Prince Albert RaidersWHLD6'1"190
64Janne Kuokkanen Kärpät U20Jr. A SM-liigaC6'1"175
65Cameron Morrison Youngstown PhantomsUSHLC6'2"205
66Adam Fox U.S. National U18 TeamUSDPD5'10"185
67Kristians Rubins VIK Västerås HKAllsvenskanD6'4"215
68Vladislav Sukhachyov Chelyabinsk/National U18MHLG5'10"180
69Oskar SteenFärjestad BK J20SuperElitC5'9"185
70Tobias Eder EC Bad TölzGermany3C6'0"175
71Trent Frederic U.S. National U18 TeamUSDPC6'2"205
72Gabriel Bilodeau Gatineau OlympiquesQMJHLD6'1"185
73Jordan Kyrou Sarnia StingOHLC6'0"180
74Joey AndersonU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPRW5'11"190
75Filip Hronek HK Hradec KraloveCzechD6'0"165
76Logan Stanley Windsor SpitfiresOHLD6'7"220
77Travis Barron Ottawa 67'sOHLLW6'1"195
78Givani Smith Guelph StormOHLLW6'1"205
79Luke Green Saint John Sea DogsQMJHLD6'0"190
80Tarmo Reunanen TPS U20Jr. A SM-liigaD6'0"175
81Eetu Tuulola HPKLiigaRW6'2"225
82Zach Sawchenko Moose Jaw WarriorsWHLG6'0"180
83Frédéric Allard Chicoutimi SaguenéensQMJHLD6'0"175
84Jacob Neveu Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHLD6'1"205
85Tim WahlgrenMODO Hockey J20SuperElitC6'0"180
86Cam Dineen North Bay BattalionOHLD5'11"185
87Matt Filipe Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHLC6'2"200
88Simon Stransky Prince Albert RaidersWHLLW5'11"170
89Mikhail MeshcheryakovTeam Russia U18MHLC5'11"165
90David BernhardtDjurgarden J20SuperElitD6'3"190
91Linus Lindström Skellefteå AIK J20SuperElitC5'11"165
92Yevgeni Mityakin Avto YekaterinburgMHLRW6'3"205
93Cole CandellaHamilton BulldogsOHLD6'1"190
94Adam BrizgalaHC Sparta Praha U20Czech U20G6'0"210
95Artur Kayumov Team Russia U18MHLLW5'10"160
96Jack Kopacka Sault Ste. Marie GreyhoundsOHLLW6'2"190
97Evan Cormier Saginaw SpiritOHLG6'3"200
98Vladimir Kuznetsov Acadie-Bathurst TitanQMJHLLW6'2"210
99Dennis CholowskiChilliwack ChiefsBCHLD6'1"170
100Ryan Edquist Madison CapitolsUSHLG6'0"175

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