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The Octopus' 2014 Draft Rankings

I know there has been a deluge of draft opinion on this site lately which is fantastic. Kudos to the many great fanposts that have been posted out there already. You should read them.

This is going to be a bit different. I have compiled the draft rankings from 6 different publications and put together an average of all of those lists. My sources are ISS, Bob McKenzie, Craig Button, ESPN, The Scouting Bureau, and Future Considerations. Bob McKenzie's list has historically been the most accurate so I have weighted his list more heavily in my averages. Since some of these publications require either subscriptions or to be purchased I feel uncomfortable sharing the complete data, thus I have only shared the order they slotted into as well as the average ranking.

Basically the idea is to try and narrow the list down to 10 names or so that should be available around the 23rd pick where the Avs will select. I have included up to the 90th ranked player as I wanted to give some options for the 3rd round but not all of the publications rank 90 players. From there, we should be able to get a good discussion going on the pros and cons of each player. Overall 166 names were on at least one of the rankings.

I hope people find this list helpful. It has been interesting looking at the differences in opinion among the services. My goal is to keep this information and repeat next year to see who is the most accurate over time.

Prospect Average
1 Aaron Ekblad 1.38
2 Sam Reinhart 2.13
3 Sam Bennett 2.75
4 Leon Draisaitl 4.75
5 Michael Dal Colle 5.38
6 William Nylander 6.50
7 Nikolaj Ehlers 8.13
8 Haydn Fleury 8.88
9 Nick Ritchie 9.63
10 Brendan Perlini 11.88
11 Kasperi Kapanen 13.25
12 Jake Virtanen 13.25
13 Kevin Fiala 14.75
14 Robby Fabbri 15.63
15 Dylan Larkin 16.13
16 Jared McCann 16.38
17 Sonny Milano 18.25
18 Alex Tuch 19.38
19 Ivan Barbashev 19.63
20 Jakub Vrana 20.38
21 David Pastrnak 20.86
22 Julius Honka 21.86
23 Adrian Kempe 24.00
24 Nikita Scherbak 24.50
25 Josh Ho-Sang 26.38
26 Travis Sanheim 26.75
27 Connor Bleackley 27.63
28 Roland McKeown 28.88
29 Nick Schmaltz 29.88
30 Nikolai Goldobin 30.38
31 Thatcher Demko 30.83
32 Anthony DeAngelo 31.14
33 Vladislav Kamanev 37.25
34 Brendan Lemieux 37.57
35 Brayden Point 38.71
36 Eric Cornel 38.71
37 Marcus Pettersson 39.43
38 John Quenneville 39.71
39 Alex Nedeljkovic 40.17
40 Jack Dougherty 41.29
41 Linus Soderstrom 43.00
42 Anton Karlsson 44.00
43 Ryan MacInnis 44.29
44 Mason McDonald 45.33
45 Jack Glover 46.33
46 Sebastian Aho 48.00
47 Brett Pollock 48.43
48 Brycen Martin 48.86
49 Ryan Donato 50.86
50 Spencer Watson 52.20
51 Vladimir Tkachev 52.75
52 Joshua Jacobs 53.00
53 Jayce Hawryluk 53.14
54 Justin Kirkland 55.00
55 Ondrej Kase 56.33
56 Michael Prapavessis 57.00
57 Vaclav Karabacek 57.29
58 Jonathan MacLeod 58.67
59 Chase de Leo 59.60
60 Ryan Mantha 60.00
61 Dominik Masin 60.14
62 Emil Johansson 61.33
63 Nicolas Aube-Kubel 61.86
64 Shane Eieserman 64.00
65 Dysin Mayo 64.50
66 Aaron Haydon 64.75
67 Jake Walman 64.86
68 Olivier Leblanc 65.00
69 Alex Peters 65.00
70 Ryan Collins 65.80
71 Andreas Englund 65.80
72 Kaapo Kahakonen 67.00
73 Alexis Vanier 67.00
74 Ben Thomas 67.67
75 Vladislav Gavrikov 69.00
76 Hunter Smith 69.00
77 Edgars Kulda 71.00
78 Luc Snuggerud 71.50
79 Nick Magyar 71.80
80 Blake Siebernaler 72.00
81 Oskar Lindblom 72.75
82 Pavel Kraskovsky 73.00
83 Gavin Bayreuther 73.00
84 Ville Husso 75.50
85 Aaron Irving 76.33
86 Reid Gardiner 77.00
87 Warren Foegele 77.14
88 Michael Bunting 79.00
89 Daniel Bagenda 80.00
90 Daniel Audette 80.40

MileHighHockey.com is a fan community, allowing members to post their own thoughts and opinions on the Colorado Avalanche and hockey in general. These views and thoughts may not be shared by the editors of MileHighHockey.com.

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