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2018 NHL Entry Draft Final Top-50

With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft less than a week away, here is out final rankings for the top-50 prospects

We are now within a week of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. What we know right now is that Ramus Dahlin is going to go first overall, Andrei Svechnikov is going to follow him, and after that, it’s anyone’s guess. With a massive jumble of prospects from three to 31, it has become impossible to come up with a consensus opinion beyond the agreement that Friday night could get wacky. It’s going to be impossible to predict who will round out the top-5 let alone try to guess which prospects will be available to the Colorado Avalanche at pick 16.

Reports out of Montreal is that the Canadiens are locked in on Swedish Forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi at No. 3. If that’s the case, things could get really wacky really quickly. Should Filip Zadina still be on the board when Ottawa is on the clock at No. 4, there is no doubt that their phone will be ringing off the hook with teams trying to move up to select the sniping winger. The Senators could move down. They could pick Zadina. They could take someone else. Heck, the Sens could still decide to relinquish the pick to the Avalanche to complete the Matt Duchene trade.

Where will Brady Tkachuk get drafted? How far will Zadina slip? Who will be the guy expected to go in the top-10 that is going to fall to the second half of the first round? There are so many unanswerable questions. Add to that the fact that one of the best defensemen in the NHL might get traded, and you’ve got must-watch TV for just about every fanbase in the NHL.

The first round of this year’s draft stands to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. With that said, here is a look at my final Top-50 prospects for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft:

2018 NHL Entry Draft Top-50

Rank Name Position Team Previous Rank
Rank Name Position Team Previous Rank
1 Rasmus Dahlin LD Frolunda HC (SHL) 1
2 Andrei Svechnikov RW Barrie Colts (OHL) 2
3 Filip Zadina LW Halifax Mooheads (QMJHL) 3
4 Oliver Wahlstrom C/RW USNTDP U18 4
5 Quinton Hughes LD University of Michigan (NCAA) 5
6 Joseph Veleno C Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) 10
7 Brady Tkachuk C/LW Boston University (NCAA) 7
8 Jesperi Kotkaniemi C Ässät U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) 9
9 Adam Boqvist RD Brynas IF J20 (SuperElit) 6
10 Noah Dobson RD Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) 12
11 Joel Farabee LW USNTDP U18 11
12 Ty Smith LD Spokane Chiefs (WHL) 15
13 Evan Bouchard RD London Knights (OHL) 8
14 Barrett Hayton C Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 14
15 Vitali Kravtsov RW Chelyabinsk (KHL) 24
16 Rasmus Kupari C Karpat U20 (Jr Liiga) 16
17 Dominik Bokk W Vaxjo Lakers (SHL) 22
18 Jonatan Berggren C/RW Skellefteå AIK (SHL) 21
19 K'Andre Miller LD USNTDP Juniors (USHL) 30
20 Ty Dellandrea C Flint Firebirds (OHL) 23
21 Ryan McLeod C Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) 25
22 Serron Noel RW Oshawa Generals (OHL) 26
23 Bode Wilde RD USNTDP U18 13
24 Isac Lundestrom C/LW Lulea HF (SHL) 17
25 Martin Kaut RW HC Dynamo Pardubice 49
26 Grigori Denisenko LW Loko Yaroslavl (MHL) 36
27 Calen Addison RD Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) 18
28 Ryan Merkley RD Guelph Storm (OHL) 20
29 Rasmus Sandin LD Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 19
30 Allan McShane C Oshawa Generals (OHL) 27
31 Jett Woo RD Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) 28
32 Nils Lundqvist RD Luleå HF 34
33 Jared McIsaac LD Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 31
34 Jack McBain C Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) 32
35 Alexander Alexeyev LD Red Deer Rebels (WHL) 39
36 Cameron Hillis C Guelph Storm (OHL) 38
37 Akil Thomas C Niagara Icedogs (OHL) 29
38 Mattias Samuelsson LD USNTDP Juniors (USHL) 35
39 Cole Fonstad F Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) 43
40 Nicolas Beaudin LD Drumondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) NR
41 Oliver Okuliar LW HK Dukla Trencin U20 37
42 Jakub Lauko C Pirati Chomutov (Czech) 42
43 Liam Foudy C London Knights (OHL) 45
44 Filip Hallander F Timra IK (Allsvenskan) 33
45 Jonathan Tychonick LD Penticton Vees (BCHL) 47
46 Adam Ginning LD Linköping HC (SHL) 50
47 Yesse Ylonen RW Espoo Finland 48
48 Jakub Skarek G HC Dukla Jihlava 44
49 Jake Wise C USNTDP U18 NR
50 Jacob Olofsson C Timra IK (Allsvenskan) 46