Ryan retains, Jonathan jumps in April Draft ranking

Dan Stewart2013 Draft Center3 Comments

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is ranked first yet again.

But it’s Jonathan Huberdeau’s name that screams loudest in April’s ranking for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Ranked sixth just a month ago, Huberdeau’s draft stock has skyrocketed after an impressive run in the first round of the QMJHL playoffs has complimented an already impressive season which saw the Saint John Sea Dogs standout eclipse the 100-point plateau.

April marks the first month that Drummondville Voltigeurs centre Sean Couturier hasn’t been the top-ranked prospect out of Quebec. With Huberdeau’s rise, Couturier has been pushed to the three-spot, while Swedish defenseman Adam Larsson falls to fourth – his lowest position of the year.

Kitchener Rangers captain Gabriel Landeskog rounds out the top-5.

With Huberdeau’s ascent up the chart, Niagara IceDogs defenseman Dougie Hamilton falls out of the furious five for the first time in 2011. He’s still ranked as the second-best defensive prospect behind Larsson, though, ahead of Ryan Murphy, Nathan Beaulieu and Duncan Siemens, all ranked within the top 10.

Round 1.
Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /

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

Round 2.
Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /

31). G Samu Perhonen, JYP Jr., Finland, 6’-3”, 175 Lbs
32). C Alexander Khokhlachev, Windsor, OHL, 5’-10”, 185 Lbs
33). C Zach Phillips, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-1”, 180 Lbs
34). C Daniel Catenacci, Sault St, Marie, OHL, 5’-9.5”, 175 Lbs
35). LW J.T. Miller, U18, NTDP, 6’-1”, 200 Lbs
36). D Myles Bell, Regina, WHL, 6’-0”, 210 Lbs
37). C Shane Prince, Ottawa, OHL, 5’-10”, 180 Lbs
38). RW Tomas Jurco, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-2”, 195 Lbs
39). D Oscar Klefbom, Farjestad Jr., , Sweden, 6’-3”, 195 Lbs
40). D Adam Clendening, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11”, 185 Lbs
41). LW Phillip Danault, Victoriaville, QMJHL, 6’-0”, 175 Lbs
42). LW Lucas Lessio, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-0.5”, 195 Lbs
43). C Mikka Salomaki, Karpat Jr., Finland, 5’-11”, 185 Lbs
44). RW Rickard Rakell, Plymouth, OHL, 6’-0.5”, 190 Lbs
45). G Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi, QMJHL, 6’-1”, 190 Lbs
46). C Victor Rask, Leksand, Sweden, 6’-1.5”, 195 Lbs
47). C Joseph Labate, Holy Angels, USHS, 6’-4”, 180 Lbs
48). C Gregory Hofmann, Ambri-Piotta, Switzerland, 6’-0”, 175 Lbs
49). C Nick Shore, University of Denver, NCAA, 6’-0”, 190 Lbs
50). RW Stefan Noesen, Plymouth, OHL, 6’-0.5”, 195 Lbs
51). RW Brett Ritchie, Sarnia, OHL, 6’-3”, 210 Lbs
52). LW Mario Lucia, Wayzata, USHS, 6’-2”, 180 Lbs
53). D Stuart Percy, Mississauga, OHL, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
54). LW Adam Lowry, Swift Current, WHL, 6’-3.5”, 185 Lbs
55). C Michael St. Croix, Edmonton, WHL, 5’-11”, 175 Lbs
56). D Ryan Sproul, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL, 6’-3”, 175 Lbs
57). RW Seth Ambroz, Omaha, USHL , 6’-2”, 210 Lbs
58). C Matthew Nieto, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11”, 180 Lbs
59). G Michael Morrison, Kitchener, OHL, 6’-0”, 175 Lbs
60). RW Tobias Rieder, Kitchener, OHL, 5’-10”, 170 Lbs

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