Nugent-Hopkins retains top spot in March draft rankings

Dan Stewart2013 Draft Center6 Comments

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins remains the the top-ranked prospect for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Nugent-Hopkins, who topped the 100-point plateau this year with the Red Deer Rebels, has been a mainstay a top Future Considerations’ draft chart in 2011 after wrestling the position from Drummondville Voltigeurs forward Sean Couturier.

Couturier, the only other player to be ranked first this season, sits second. Swedes Adam Larsson and Gabriel Landeskog and Niagara IceDogs defenseman Dougie Hamilton round out the top-5.

Northeastern defenseman Jamie Oleksiak jumped from the second round to 25th overall, while Leksand’s Victor Rask fell out of the first round to 49th.

Round 1.

Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /
1). C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer, WHL, 6’-0.5”, 170 Lbs
2). C/LW Sean Couturier, Drummondville, QMJHL, 6’-4”, 195 Lbs
3). D Adam Larsson, Skelleftea, SEL, 6’-3”, 205 Lbs
4). RW Gabriel Landeskog, Kitchener, OHL, 6’-1”, 205 Lbs
5). D Dougie Hamilton, Niagara, OHL, 6’-4.5”, 195 Lbs
6). C Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-1”, 165 Lbs
7). D Ryan Murphy, Kitchener, OHL, 5’-10.5”, 175 Lbs
8). RW Ryan Strome, Niagara, OHL, 6’-0.5”, 185 Lbs
9). D Nathan Beaulieu, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-2”, 185 Lbs
10). D Duncan Siemens, Saskatoon, WHL, 6’-3”, 200 Lbs
11). RW Brandon Saad, Saginaw, OHL, 6’-1.5”, 210 Lbs
12). RW Joel Armia, Assat, SM-Liiga, 6’-3”, 195 Lbs
13). C Mark McNeill, Prince Albert, WHL, 6’-1”, 205 Lbs
14). LW Matt Puempel, Peterborough, OHL, 6’-0”, 200 Lbs
15). C Mika Zibanejad, Djurgardens Jr., Sweden, 6’-1.5”, 185 Lbs
16). RW Tyler Biggs, U18, NTDP, 6’-2”, 210 Lbs
17). D Jonas Brodin, Farjestad, SEL, 6’-1”, 165 Lbs
18). C Rocco Grimaldi, U18, NTDP, 5’-6”, 165 Lbs
19). D David Musil, Vancouver, WHL, 6’-3.5”, 200 Lbs
20). RW Ty Rattie, Portland, WHL, 5’-11”, 170 Lbs
21). LW Nicklas Jensen, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-2.5”, 185 Lbs
22). C Mark Scheifele, Barrie OHL, 6’-1.5”, 175 Lbs
23). RW Vladislav Namestnikov, London, OHL, 5’-11.5”, 170 Lbs
24). G John Gibson, U18, NTDP, 6’-3”, 205 Lbs
25). D Jamieson Oleksiak, Northeastern, NCAA, 6’-7”, 240 Lbs
26). LW Sven Baertschi, Portland, WHL, 5’-10.5”, 175 Lbs
27). C Boone Jenner, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-1”, 195 Lbs
28). RW Dmitrij Jaskin, Slavia Jr., Czech Rep., 6’-1”, 195 Lbs
29). D Scott Mayfield, Youngstown, USHL, 6’-3.5”, 200 Lbs
30). D Myles Bell, Regina, WHL, 6’-0”, 210 Lbs

Round 2.

Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /
31). C Alexander Khokhlachev, Windsor, OHL, 5’-10”, 185 Lbs
32). RW Tomas Jurco, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-2”, 195 Lbs
33). C Daniel Catenacci, Sault St, Marie, OHL, 5’-9.5”, 175 Lbs
34). LW Phillip Danault, Victoriaville, QMJHL, 6’-0”, 175 Lbs
35). C Mikka Salomaki, Karpat Jr., Finland, 5’-11”, 185 Lbs
36). C Nick Shore, University of Denver, NCAA, 6’-0”, 190 Lbs
37). C Zach Phillips, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-1”, 180 Lbs
38). G Samu Perhonen, JYP Jr., Finland, 6’-3”, 175 Lbs
39). D Oscar Klefbom, Farjestad Jr., , Sweden, 6’-3”, 195 Lbs
40). LW Lucas Lessio, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-0.5”, 195 Lbs
41). D Adam Clendening, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11”, 185 Lbs
42). RW Rickard Rakell, Plymouth, OHL, 6’-0.5”, 190 Lbs
43). C Shane Prince, Ottawa, OHL, 5’-10”, 180 Lbs
44). C Matthew Nieto, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11”, 180 Lbs
45). C Michael St. Croix, Edmonton, WHL, 5’-11”, 175 Lbs
46). LW J.T. Miller, U18, NTDP, 6’-1”, 200 Lbs
47). LW Mario Lucia, Wayzata, USHS, 6’-2”, 180 Lbs
48). D Joe Morrow, Portland, WHL, 6’-0.5”, 195 Lbs
49). C Victor Rask, Leksand, Sweden, 6’-1.5”, 195 Lbs
50). RW Stefan Noesen, Plymouth, OHL, 6’-0.5”, 195 Lbs
51). C Joachim Nermark, Linkoping Jr., Sweden, 6’-1”, 180 Lbs
52). C Gregory Hofmann, Ambri-Piotta, Switzerland, 6’-0”, 175 Lbs
53). D Stuart Percy, Mississauga, OHL, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
54). LW Michael Mersch, U. of Wisconsin, NCAA, 6’-2”, 200 Lbs
55). C Joseph Labate, Holy Angels, USHS, 6’-4”, 180 Lbs
56). RW Philippe Hudon, Choate-Rosemary, USHS, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
57). D Robbie Russo, U18, NTDP, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
58). RW Seth Ambroz, Omaha, USHL , 6’-2”, 210 Lbs
59). C Vincent Trocheck, Saginaw, OHL, 5’-10”, 185 Lbs
60). RW Tobias Rieder, Kitchener, OHL, 5’-10”, 170 Lbs

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