The Sports Center

Bob McKenzie's Final 2016 NHL Draft Rankings

TSN analyst Bob McKenzie released his final ranking list for the 2016 NHL Draft. McKenzie’s list is based on a survey of scouts and other management and is typically one of the most accurate lists in terms of what the actual first round of the Draft will look like.

Here is the link to the complete list.

A few thoughts on the noteworthy items on the list…

-Overall, this is mostly what one would expect. I can’t spot many rankings that are way off from the conventional wisdom.

-8/10 scouts picked Auston Matthews as the top overall pick in the Draft over Patrik Laine.

-Clayton Keller rose up to 8th in the rankings. I still think he’s good enough to go higher. It appears he’s pretty likely to go in the top-10, which is better than most mock drafts I’ve seen.

-The ranking of the top defensemen available has been interesting to watch all spring. McKenzie’s list has them like this: 1. Juolevi(6th) 2. Sergachev(9th) 3. Bean(12th) 4. Chychrun(13th) 5. McAvoy(14th) 6. Fabbro(16th)

-Dennis Cholowski has consistently been sneaking into the first round of many mock drafts, and coming in at 25th on this list is a good sign for him to become the first St. Cloud State player selected in the first round.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *