With the 27th overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…
Though he’s not eligible to be drafted for another 27 days, Petan has just as much — if not more — upside than those ranked 27th overall by Future Considerations in previous years.
As a 17-year-old, Petan finished with a share of the Canadian Hockey League scoring race with Portland Winterhawks teammate Brendan Leipsic. Petan, who had just 35 points a year ago as a WHL rookie, exploded for 46 goals and 120 points, leading all Major Junior draft eligibles.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound forward added 28 points in 21 playoff games, helping the Winterhawks to a WHL title.
FC’s 27th Ranked Players By Year
2008: Mitch Wahl (CGY, 48th overall)
2009: Jordan Caron (BOS, 25th overall)
2010: Riley Sheahan (DET, 21st overall)
2011: Zack Phillips (MIN, 28th overall)
2012: Olli Maatta (PIT, 22nd overall)
2013: Nic Petan
For six seasons, Future Considerations has been bringing you the best in NHL Draft eligible content. To celebrate the NHL Draft — our sixth, we’re going back through our previous rankings to identify who was the best of the best at each pick, starting with all our 30th overalls and working to our top picks.