This is my third annual NHL entry draft rankings. Like in past years I utilise multiple other lists which include TSN, Sportsnet, The Hockey News, Central Scouting, McKeens, Future Considerations, ISS Hockey and Hockeyprospects.com to form my rankings. This is the first year I have decided to separate the Skaters and the Goaltenders. The list is
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Here is how my consensus rankings held up against where players were actually drafted. Pos. Player Ranked Drafted Drafted By Difference F Auston Matthews 1 1 Toronto Maple Leafs None F Patrik Laine 2 2 Winnipeg Jets None F Jesse Puljujarvi 3 4 Edmonton Oilers Down 1 F Matthew Tkachuk 4 6 Calgary Flames Down
To come up with the top 150 prospects for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft I have used an average of 12 different well respected lists including: The Hockey News (Magazine Rankings), The Hockey News (Ryan Kennedy), Sportsnet (Damien Cox), TSN (Craig Button), TSN (Bob McKenzie), ESPN (Corey Pronman *May List), HockeyProspects.com, McKeen’s Hockey, Central Scouting,
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