The biggest of insiders, Bob McKenzie, released his much-anticipated September draft rankings and to no one's surprise, Nail Yakupov is ranked first. I'm added McKenzie's take into the list of of services and scouts to come up with a 2012 NHL Draft top 30 consensus list.
|1||F||Nail Yakupov||10/6/1993||5.11||180||L||Sarnia Sting|
|2||D||Ryan Murray||9/27/1993||6||182||L||Everett Silvertips|
|3||F||Mikhail Grigorenko||5/16/1994||6.02||192||L||CSKA Moscow|
|4||F||Alex Galchenyuk||2/12/1994||6||185||L||Sarnia Sting|
|5||D||Nick Ebert||5/11/1994||6||195||R||Windsor Spitfires|
|6||D||Morgan Rielly||3/9/1994||6||190||L||Moose Jaw Warriors|
|8||D||Griffin Reinhart||1/24/1994||6.04||202||L||Edmonton Oil|
|9||D||Mathew Dumba||7/25/1994||5.11||172||R||Red Deer Rebels|
|10||D||Jacob Trouba||2/26/1994||6.01||183||R||USA NTDP U17|
|11||F||Martin Frk||10/5/1993||5.11||190||R||Halifax Mooseheads|
|13||D||Derrick Pouliot||1/16/1994||5.11||192||L||Portland Winterhawks|
|14||D||Slater Koekkoek||2/18/1994||6.02||180||L||Peterborough Petes|
|15||F||Brendan Gaunce||3/25/1994||6.02||205||L||Belleville Bulls|
|16||F||Zemgus Girgensons||1/5/1994||6.01||182||L||Dubuque Fighting Saints|
|17||D||Olli Määttä||8/22/1994||6.01||198||L||D Team / FIN U20|
|19||D||Cody Ceci||12/21/1993||6.02||203||R||Ottawa 67's|
|21||F||Scott Laughton||5/30/1994||6||174||L||Oshawa Generals|
|22||D||Jordan Schmaltz||10/8/1993||6.02||175||R||Sioux City Musketeers|
|23||F||Henrik Samuelsson||2/7/1994||6.02||192||R||USA NTDP U17|
|24||D||Gianluca Curcuruto||2/25/1994||6.01||187||L||SSM Greyhounds|
|25||D||Michael Matheson||2/27/1994||6.01||175||L||Lac St. Louis Lions|
|26||F||Nicolas Kerdiles||1/11/1994||6.01||183||L||USA NTDP U17|
|27||F||Andreas Athanasiou||8/6/1994||6||165||L||London Knights|
|28||F||Jarrod Maidens||3/4/1994||6.02||170||R||Owen Sound Attack|
|29||F||A.J. Michaelson||2/8/1994||6||180||L||Apple Valley Varsity|
|30||F||Stefan Matteau||2/23/1994||6.01||188||L||USA NTDP U17|
- Nail Yakupov is the clear-cut #1 right now. In the 9 lists, he's ranked first overall six times. He's ranked no lower than second by anyone.
- Mikhail Grigorenko is ranked #1 in the other three lists, but he's also ranked as low as 11th, 9th and 6th, so he falls behind Ryan Murray in the overall vote as Murray is ranked no lower than 6th by anyone.
- Only two players get a #1, but six different players are ranked 2nd overall: Nail Yakupov, Ryan Murray, Mikhail Grigorenko, Nick Ebert, Filip Forsberg, Matthew Dumba.
- Nick Ebert is the most divisive player on the list. Everyone's got him ranked in the top 25, but he ranges from 2nd overall to 23rd.
- The Edmonton Oil Kings Griffin Reinhart got no love from Bob McKenzie (14th), but is as high as #4 on two different lists.
- Mathew Dumba is 2nd on McKenzie's list, 3rd on Button's list and no higher than 7th on anyone else's list.