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2017 NHL Draft rankings: 11-31 from a selection of sources

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There's more than one choice for the Leafs this year, so we’re keeping track of the rankings in the neighbourhood of number 17.

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The 2017 NHL entry draft is going to be a mystery for Maple Leafs fans. There is no obvious choice or even much consensus at 17th overall.

To help track potential targets, I put together a table of the likely suspects. To start, I went to Jeremy Davis of Canucks Army for a list of 11th to 31st from his most recent post that averages multiple rankers.

I used his analysis of rankers to select a few that are not far off the board, but aren’t all right on the average either. I began with Bob McKenzie’s list, which is consolidated from the people he polls for opinions. Next, is Future Considerations, who I like for their mix of conservatism at the top, and consistent choices lower down, that aren’t always running with the herd. ISS, McKeen’s and Hockey Prospect are all rankers that have opinions, but not outlandish ones.

I included Craig Button mostly because I talked about him when I looked at his mock draft pick for the Leafs, Pierre-Olivier Joseph. His list is not the same as his mock draft, and it’s the list that’s included here. He’s got strong opinions on players.

Last is Canucks Army’s consolidated rankings list. It’s slightly off from their more recent average because it’s a couple of months old. But it comes from a wide range of sources.

The plan is to update this table when June lists come out in a few weeks. I did not include Corey Pronman’s ranking because it is subscription content when new. The Google Sheets original is available to view if this table doesn’t show up well for you.

2017 NHL Draft Rankings

Canucks Army Average Name Height Weight (lbs) Bob McKenzie's list Future Considerations ISS McKeen's Hockey Prospect Craig Button Canucks Army
Canucks Army Average Name Height Weight (lbs) Bob McKenzie's list Future Considerations ISS McKeen's Hockey Prospect Craig Button Canucks Army
11 Cody Glass 6’1.75″ 177.86 8 10 6 8 7 7 12
12 Elias Pettersson 6’1.75″ 164.62 7 8 20 11 5 12 11
13 Michael Rassmusen 6’5.5″ 221.22 9 16 9 10 15 16 10
14 Lias Andersson 5’11” 200.68 13 13 25 17 16 15 15
15 Klim Kostin 6’2.5″ 207.18 18 14 16 21 23 30 14
16 Ryan Poehling 6’1.75″ 176.55 19 21 15 26 14 9 16
17 Juuso Valimaki 6’1.5″ 211.27 14 12 14 14 19 23 17
18 Kristian Vesalainen 6’3.75″ 209.22 15 17 19 9 32 29 22
19 Callan Foote 6’4″ 214.98 20 25 12 30 17 18 18
20 Kailer Yamamoto 5’7.5″ 146.4 24 15 26 24 22 14 19
21 Nick Suzuki 5’11” 183.2 12 19 11 16 26 10 20
22 Nicolas Hague 6’5.5″ 207.28 25 20 18 27 18 55 21
23 Eric Brannstrom 5’9″ Not recorded 29 18 19 42 45 28
24 Isaac Radcliffe 6’6″ 200.34 27 23 22 18 12 28 25
25 Urho Vaakanainen 6’1.25″ 188.2 22 30 13 25 57 27
26 Maxime Comtois 6’1.25″ 188.2 37 24 30 27 48 23
27 Shane Bowers 32 31 27 29 20 22 24
28 Robert Thomas 5’11.5″ 192.5 21 33 21 15 39 54 29
29 Nikita A. Popugayev 54 51 45 67 26
30 Kole Lind 6’1″ 185 39 38 24 24 34 30
31 Alexei Lipanov 49 43 21 17 31
Date of Ranking Combine June June May June February March March