Hot 100- 2006 Draft

Seeing as the Entry Draft is coming up, I’ve decided to post a list compiled by the witers of THN, listing the top 100 prospects in the NHL Entry Draft, in order of their predicted place of selection.

2006 NHL Draft Order

1. St. Louis Blues

2. Pittsburgh Penguins

3. Chicago Blackhawks

4. Washington Capitals

5. Boston Bruins

6. Columbus Blue Jackets

7. New York Islanders

8. Phoenix Coyotes

9. Minnesota Wild

10. Florida Panthers

11. Los Angeles Kings

12. Atlanta Thrashers

13. Toronto Maple Leafs

14. Vancouver Canucks

The order for the other 16 teams will be determined after the playoffs.

The Hockey News Hot 100 Prospect Rankings

1. Erik Johnson D, USA NTDP

2. Phil Kessel C, Minnesota, WCHA

3. Jonathan Toews C, North Dakota, WCHA

4. Jordan Staal C, Peterborough, OHL

5. Nicklas Backstrom C, Brynas, Swe.

6. Peter Mueller C, Everett, WHL

7. Derick Brassard C, Drummondville, QMJHL

8. Jiri Tlusty LW, Kladno, Cze.

9. Bryan Little C, Barrie, OHL

10. Kyle Okposo RW, Des Moines, USHL

11. Nigel Williams D, USA NTDP

12. Michael Frolik RW, Kladno, Cze.

13. James Sheppard C, Cape Breton, QMJHL

14. Chris Stewart RW, Kingston, OHL

15. Bob Sanguinetti D, Owen Sound, OHL

16. Ty Wishart D, Prince George, WHL

17. Jonathan Bernier G, Lewiston, QMJHL

18. Ryan White C, Calgary, WHL

19. Patrik Berglund C, Vasteras Jr., Swe.

20. Mark Mitera D, Michigan, CCHA

21. Ben Maxwell C, Kootenay, WHL

22. Cory Emmerton C, Kingston, OHL

23. Chris Summers D, USA NTDP

24. Mike Forney LW, Thief River High, Minn.

25. David Fischer D, Apple Valley High, Minn.

26. Ivan Vishnevsky D, Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL

27. Joe Ryan D, Quebec, QMJHL

28. Alexander Vasyunov LW, Yaroslavl, Rus.

29. Michael Grabner RW, Spokane, WHL

30. Ondrej Fiala C, Everett, WHL

31. Vladimir Zharkov RW, Central Army, Rus.

32. Nick Foligno LW, Sudbury, OHL

33. Brady Calla RW, Everett, WHL

34. Artem Anisimov C, Yaroslavl, Rus.

35. Dennis Persson D, Vasteras, Swe.

36. Tomas Marcinko C, Kosice, Slo.

37. Leland Irving G, Everett, WHL

38. Yuri Alexandrov D, Cherepovets, Rus.

39. John Armstrong C, Plymouth, OHL

40. Francois Bouchard LW, Baie-Comeau, QMJHL

41. Jesse Joensuu RW, Assat, Fin.

42. Codey Burki C, Brandon, WHL

43. Tony Lagerstrom C, Sodertalje, Swe.

44. Bobby Hughes C, Kingston, OHL

45. Kevin Montgomery D, USA NTDP

46. Riku Helenius G, Ilves, Fin.

47. David Ruzicka D, Kladno, Cze.

48. Ryan Hillier LW, Halifax, QMJHL

49. John de Gray D, Brampton, OHL

50. Tomas Kana RW, Vitkovice, Cze.

51. Ben Shutron D, Kingston, OHL

52. Jamie McGinn LW, Ottawa, OHL

53. Simon Danis-Pepin D, Maine, HE

54. Ryan Flynn RW, USA NTDP

55. Blake Geoffrion LW, USA NTDP

56. Matt Beleskey LW, Belleville, OHL

57. Michal Neuwirth G, Sparta Prague, Cze.

58. Mike Weber D, Windsor, OHL

59. Jan-Mikael Juutilainen C, Jokerit, Fin.

60. Claude Giroux RW, Gatineau, QMJHL

61. Brian Strait D, USA NTDP

62. Jhonas Enroth G, Sodertalje, Swe.

63. Mathieu Carle D, Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL

64. Mike Ratchuk D, USA NTDP

65. Tysen Dowzak D, Kelowna, WHL

66. Igor Makarov RW, Soviet Wings, Rus.

67. Oskar Osala C, Mississauga, OHL

68. Theo Peckham D, Owen Sound, OHL

69. Semen Varlamov G, Yaroslavl, Rus.

70. Cal Clutterbuck RW, Oshawa, OHL

71. Matthew Corrente RW, Saginaw, OHL

72. Billy Sauer G, Michigan, CCHA

73. Luke Lynes C, Brampton, OHL

74. Bud Holloway C, Seattle, WHL

75. Constantin Braun LW, Berlin, Ger.

76. Niko Hovinen G, Jokerit, Fin.

77. Trevor Lewis C, Des Moines, USHL

78. Michael Caruso D, Guelph, OHL

79. Joe Palmer G, USA NTDP

80. Ben Wright RW, Lethbridge, WHL

81. Andrei Popov RW, Chelyabinsk, Rus.

82. Joonas Lehtivuori D, Ilves, Fin.

83. Bryce Swan RW, Halifax, QMJHL

84. Eetu Heikkinen D, Assat, Fin.

85. Reto Berra G, Zurich, Switz.

86. Kaspars Daugavins F, Riga, Belarus

87. Carl Sneep RW, Lincoln, USHL

88. Martin Latal RW, Kladno, Cze.

89. Eric Gryba D, Green Bay, USHL

90. Igor Zubov D, Yaroslavl, Rus.

91. Christian Olsen RW, Erie, OHL

92. Robert Nyholm RW, Helsinki, Fin.

93. David Kveton RW, Vestin, Cze.

94. Joonas Kemppainen C, Assat, Fin.

95. Benjamin Breault C, Baie-Comeau, QMJHL

96. Marek Troncinsky D, Kladno, Cze.

97. Marcel Muller RW, Berlin, Ger.

98. Andreas Nodl RW, Sioux Falls, USHL

99. Martin Bartos LW, Saint John, QMJHL

100. Ryan Turek C, Omaha, USHL

I dont agree with the order in the top ten. Here is my top ten.

1. Erik Johnson D, USA NTDP

2. Jordan Staal C, Peterborough, OHL

3. Jonathan Toews C, North Dakota, WCHA

4. Derick Brassard C, Drummondville, QMJHL

5. Nicklas Backstrom C, Brynas, Swe.

6.Phil Kessel C, Minnesota, WCHA

7.Peter Mueller C, Everett, WHL

8. Michael Frolik RW, Kladno, Cze.

9. Bryan Little C, Barrie, OHL

10. Kyle Okposo RW, Des Moines, USHL

Do you agree? Post your top ten, if you want.


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