2014 NHL Draft Rankings: October Consensus Top 50

He'll be first up on the podium in June. - Bruce Bennett

It's all about Perlini, lini lini.

It's all about David Pastrnak and Brendan Perlini in October.  Pastrnak, the Czech winger playing in the Swedish Allsvenskan for Södertälje SK has racked up 13 points in his first 17 games and as a result has moved from 25th to 16th overall in the October consensus.  Perlini, the big forward playing for the Niagara IceDogs in the OHL, exploded early in the season and much to everyone's surprise has 29 points in 16 games, propelling him from 64th to 29th in the rankings.

The sources for the consensus list are The Scouting Report, Future Considerations, ISS, Red Line Report, Craig Button of TSN, Corey Pronman of ESPN and Bob McKenzie from TSN. Their rankings are weight by their accuracy in ranking previous drafts: Bob McKenzie's rankings carry the most weight as he was the most accurate prognosticator in the group. I may tinker with the model as the draft approaches - McKenzie is the most accurate of the group, but he typically only ranks 75-90 players. Pronman is the most accurate predictor from rounds 4-7, but that isn't reflected in the overall weighting.

# Name Pos Ht, Wt Birthdate Shot Team League Move
1 Sam Reinhart C 6'1, 186 11/6/1995 R Kootenay WHL 0
2 Aaron Ekblad D 6'4, 213 2/7/1996 R Barrie OHL 1
3 Willie Nylander F 5'10, 163 5/1/1996 R Sodertalje SweJE -1
4 Leon Draisaitl C 6'0, 199 10/27/1995 L Prince Albert WHL 0
5 Sam Bennett F 6'0, 165 6/20/1996 L Kingston OHL 1
6 Nicholas Ritchie F 6'3, 218 12/5/1995 L Peterborough OHL 2
7 Anton Karlsson F 6'0, 170 9/3/1996 L Frolunda Swe18 -2
8 Michael Dal Colle F 6'2, 172 6/20/1996 L Oshawa OHL 1
9 Haydn Fleury D 6'3, 202 7/8/1996 L Red Deer WHL 3
10 Kaspari Kapanen F 5'11, 165 7/23/1996 R Kuopio SML 4
11 Jake Virtanen F 6'0, 213 8/17/1996 R Calgary WHL -4
12 Roland McKeown D 6'0, 186 1/20/1996 R Kingston OHL -1
13 Ivan Barbashev F 6'0, 181 12/14/1995 L Moncton QMJHL -3
14 Jakub Vrana F 6'0, 183 2/28/1996 L Linkoping SweJE 2
15 Nick Schmaltz F 5'11, 158 2/23/1996 R Green Bay USHL 4
16 David Pastrnak F 5'11, 165 5/25/1996 L Sodertalje Swe18 9
17 Adrian Kempe C 6'2, 178 9/13/1996 L Modo SweJE 0
18 Jared McCann C 6'0, 175 5/31/1996 L S.S. Marie OHL 0
19 Blake Clarke F 6'1, 190 1/24/1996 L Brampton OHL -4
20 Brycen Martin D 6'1, 178 5/9/1996 L Swift Current WHL 0
21 Nikolai Goldobin F 5'11, 178 10/7/1995 L Sarnia OHL 2
22 Matthew Mistele F 6'2, 183 10/17/1995 L Plymouth OHL -9
23 Oskar Lindblom F 6'2, 187 8/15/1996 L Brynas Swe18 1
24 Anthony DeAngelo D 5'11, 165 Sarnia OHL 12
25 Jack Glover D 6'3, 173 5/17/1996 R USNT USHL -3
26 Conner Bleackley C 6'0, 197 7/2/1996 R Red Deer WHL 5
27 Sonny Milano F 5'11, 183 5/12/1996 L USNT USHL 5
28 Joshua Ho-Sang F 5'11, 166 1/22/1996 R Windsor OHL 0
29 Brendan Perlini F 6'2, 181 4/27/1996 L Niagara OHL 35
30 Brayden Point C 5'9, 170 3/13/1996 R Moose Jaw WHL -9
31 Jacob Middleton D 6'3, 208 1/2/1996 L Ottawa OHL -4
32 Robby Fabbri F 5'10, 166 1/22/1996 L Guelph OHL 6
33 Spencer Watson F 6'0, 172 4/25/1996 L Kingston OHL -7
34 Adam Ollas Mattsson D 6'3, 194 7/30/1996 L Djurgardens Swe18 -5
35 Alexis Pepin F 6'2, 230 4/22/1996 L Charlottetown QMJHL -5
36 Brandon Robinson F 6'3, 200 10/13/1995 L Brampton OHL -1
37 Austin Poganski F 6'1, 195 2/16/1996 R St. Cloud Catholic USHS 0
38 Dylan Larkin F 6'0, 172 7/30/1996 L USNT USHL 15
39 Thatcher Demko G 6'4, 180 Boston College NCAA 30
40 Ryan MacInnis F 6'3, 161 2/14/1996 L USNT USHL -7
41 Tyson Baillie F 5'10, 195 11/16/1995 R Kelowna WHL -7
42 Julius Honka D Swift Current WHL 15
43 Eric Cronel C 6'1/186, Apr. 11/96 Peterborough OHL 32
44 Vladimir Tkachyov F Omsk KHL -3
45 Maxim Lazarev F 5'10, 147 1/29/1996 L Kazan Ak Bars MHLJr -6
46 Ryan Collins D 6'5, 202 5/6/1996 R USNT USHL 16
47 Jack Dougherty D 6'1, 194 5/25/1996 R USNT USHL 3
48 Julius Bergman D 6'1, 187 Frolunda Swe18 -4
49 Shane Gersich C 5'11, 175 7/10/1996 L Holy Family USHS 12
50 Dmitry Sergeev D 6'1, 173 3/26/1996 L Cheliabinsk MHL 8
  • The league breakdown: OHL 17, WHL 9, Sweden 9, USHL 7, KHL 3, QMJHL 2, USHS 2, NCAA 1
  • The top 50 features 8 centres, 28 wings, 13 defensemen and 1 goaltender.  The rankings are extremely forward heavy thus far.
  • NHL.com featured Pastrnak and Jakub Vrana in a prospect profile here.
  • Roland McKeown is featured here.
  • #4 overall Leon Draisaitl is featured in the WHL Radio show this week.

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