2012 NHL Draft Prospects - Top 50 Defensemen

The sources for the consensus list are Bob McKenzie, Redline Report, Future Considerations, ISS, Craig Button, Hockey Prospectus, The Scouting Report, and Win Shares via Nick, A.K.A. Mathletic.

Pos. Rank OV rank Name HT WT Team Nat League
1 4 Ryan Murray 6'0 182 Everett Silvertips CAN WHL
2 5 Mathew Dumba 6'0 172 Red Deer Rebels CAN WHL
3 6 Morgan Rielly 6'0 190 Moose Jaw Warriors CAN WHL
4 8 Jacob Trouba 6'1 183 USA NTDP U18 USA USHL
5 9 Griffin Reinhart 6'4 202 Edmonton Oil Kings CAN WHL
6 12 Cody Ceci 6'2 203 Ottawa 67's CAN OHL
7 16 Matt Finn 6'0 197 Guelph Storm CAN OHL
8 17 Slater Koekkoek 6'2 180 Peterborough Petes CAN OHL
9 18 Derrick Pouliot 5'11 192 Portland Winterhawks CAN WHL
10 19 Olli Määttä 6'2 198 London Knights FIN OHL
11 25 Damon Severson 6'1 188 Kelowna Rockets CAN WHL
12 26 Michael Matheson 6'1 175 Dubuque Fighting Saints CAN USHL
13 27 Brady Skeji 6'1 183 USA NTDP U18 USA USHL
14 29 Jordan Schmaltz 6'2 175 Green Bay Gamblers USA USHL
15 32 Dalton Thrower 6'0 195 Saskatoon Blades CAN WHL
16 35 Ludvig Bystrom 6'0 176 Modo SWE SEL
17 38 Ville Pokka 6'0 187 Kärpät FIN Sm-Liiga
18 45 Nick Ebert 6'0 195 Windsor Spitfires USA OHL
19 49 Dillon Fournier 6'1 160 Lewiston MAINEiacs CAN QMJHL
20 50 Gianluca Curcuruto 6'1 187 SSM Greyhounds CAN OHL
21 54 Adam Pelech 6'2 200 Erie Otters CAN OHL
22 57 Hamphus Lindholm 6'2 180 Rogle SWE SEL
23 60 Jake McCabe 6'0 195 USA NTDP U18 USA USHL
24 61 Patrick Sieloff 6'0 173 USA NTDP U18 USA USHL
25 67 Jaynen Rissling 6'3 215 Calgary Hitmen CAN WHL
26 69 Cody Corbett 6'1 209 Edmonton Oil Kings CAN WHL
27 77 Valeri Vasiliyev 6'1 183 Spartak Moscow RUS KHL
28 78 Jesse Graham 5'11 160 Niagara IceDogs CAN OHL
29 79 Marcus McIvor 6'1 204 Brampton Battalion CAN OHL
30 86 Alex Gudbranson 6'2 204 Kingston Frontenacs CAN OHL
31 91 Brian Cooper 5'9 176 Fargo Force USA USHL
32 92 Dylan Blujus 6'3 184 Brampton Battalion USA OHL
33 95 Dominic Poulin 6'1 185 Chicoutimi Sagueneens CAN QMJHL
34 100 Trevor Carrick 6'2 175 Mississauga St. Mike's Majors CAN OHL
35 108 Calle Andersson 6'1 194 Malmö SWE SEL
36 109 Travis Brown 6'1 179 Moose Jaw Warriors CAN WHL
37 111 Christian Djoos 5'11 150 Brynäs SWE SEL
38 114 Reid Gow 5'11 175 Spokane Chiefs CAN WHL
39 115 Max Iafrate 6'1 198 Kitchener Rangers USA OHL
40 117 Ryan Culkin 6'1 160 Quebec Remparts CAN QMJHL
41 118 Brandon Devlin 6'1 185 Windsor Spitfires CAN OHL
42 119 Julien Leduc 6'0 180 Val d'Or Foreurs CAN QMJHL
43 124 Zach Leslie 6'0 172 Guelph Storm CAN OHL
44 138 Dakota Mermis 5'10 170 Green Bay Gamblers USA USHL
45 140 Nikita Tryamkin 6'6 225 Avto MHL Russia
46 148 Ashton Sautner 5'9 160 Edmonton Oil Kings CAN WHL
47 149 Martin Lefebvre 5'10 170 Quebec Remparts CAN QMJHL
48 157 Jesper Pettersson 5'9 185 Linkopings SWE SEL
49 158 Justin Hache 6'1 190 Shawnigan CAN QMJHL
50 160 Mike McKee 6'4 230 Lincoln Stars USA USHL

  • I'm struck by the Canadian dominance at the top of the list. 10 of the top 12 defensemen are Canadian, with 6 of those 10 playing in the WHL.
  • The breakdown by league:
    OHL - 15
    WHL - 12
    USHL - 9
    QMJHL -6
  • The breakdown by nationality:
    Canada - 30
    United States - 11
    Sweden - 5
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