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Bob McKenzie’s final draft rankings are out and you’ll never guess who is at 17th

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We’ve updated our table of rankings from multiple sources so you can see how players are ranked across the board.

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Jake Gardiner, former 17th overall pick is one of the best ever picks at that spot.
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The original table we made of the draft rankings takes Canucks Army’s average ranking from the early spring as a starting point. Since then, many of the sources have updated, but the list includes the most likely names to go at 17th overall. Today’s update is the big one. Bob McKenzie’s final rankings are out.

In our range he has:

15. Kristian Vesalainen, LW, HPK (SM Liiga)

16. Timothy Liljegren, D, Rogle (SWE)

17. Eeli Tolvanen, RW, Sioux City (USHL)

18. Klim Kostin, RW, Moscow (KHL)

19. Ryan Poehling, C, St. Cloud State (NCAA)

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

Eeli Tolvanen is McKenzie’s new number 17! I think we picked him in our mock draft, and he was not ranked out of the top 10 before, so he isn’t even on this table!

Will the real draft work out like that? Maybe. But there’s a lot of other options around number 17. Some players have dramatically dropped since the early part of the season. Others have slid a little.

The other real shock is that McKenzie’s list has Timothy Liljegren at 16. Like Tolvanen, he isn’t even listed here in the table because he was ranked way to high to be considered when it was first made.

Of note to Leafs’ fans is also the pick at number 59. McKenzie’s guy at that number is Matthew Strome.

Toronto’s next pick is outside the scope of the list, but look at some names near the bottom for ideas.

Have the changes on this list made you change your mind? Do you think Tolvanen will be available? Would you rather have Liljegren, the defender, if he’s still on the board? What about the mystery box that is Klim Kostin?

Tell us what you think.