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2012 NHL Draft Consensus Top 100 - January Update

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Last month it was Cody Ceci's turn to rocket up the rankings. This month, it's another OHL defender - Matt Finn. Finn's ascent up the consensus 100 list has been remarkable: 98-50-32-16. If he keeps this up, he'll be #8 overall by February.

Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus thinks Finn's leap has been based on his remarkable on-ice smarts:

Last year Finn was seen as a great defensive defender, but this year has looked like a different player. Good skater, good puck skills, and really high-end hockey sense as he thinks the game so quickly and so well with his puck-moving and his overall reads. He's a fun player to watch with his skill and yet doesn't try and overdo it. He needs to bulk up a lot though as he's 6'0 and a bit of a beanpole frame.

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 Name HT WT L/R Team Move
1 F Nail Yakupov 5'11 180 L Sarnia Sting 0
2 F Mikhail Grigorenko 6'2 192 L Quebec Remparts 0
3 D Mathew Dumba 5'11 172 R Red Deer Rebels 2
4 F Filip Forsberg 6'1 176 R Leksand 0
5 D Ryan Murray 6'0 182 L Everett Silvertips -2
6 F Alex Galchenyuk 6'0 185 L Sarnia Sting 0
7 D Morgan Rielly 6'0 190 L Moose Jaw Warriors 0
8 D Jacob Trouba 6'1 183 R USA NTDP U18 0
9 F Zemgus Girgensons 6'1 182 L Dubuque Fighting Saints 9
10 D Griffin Reinhart 6'4 202 L Edmonton Oil Kings -1
11 D Cody Ceci 6'2 203 R Ottawa 67's 1
12 F Sebastian Collberg 6'0 180 R Frölunda -2
13 D Derrick Pouliot 5'11 192 L Portland Winterhawks -2
14 F Brendan Gaunce 6'2 205 L Belleville Bulls 2
15 D Slater Koekkoek 6'2 180 L Peterborough Petes -1
16 D Matt Finn 6'0 197 L Guelph Storm 16
17 F Martin Frk 5'11 190 R Halifax Mooseheads -4
18 F Matia Marcantuoni 5'11 185 R Kitchener Rangers -1
19 F Pontus Åberg 5'11 183 R Djurgården 1
20 D Olli Määttä 6'2 198 L London Knights -1
21 F Nicolas Kerdiles 6'1 183 L USA NTDP U18 1
22 D Nick Ebert 6'0 195 R Windsor Spitfires -7
23 D Jordan Schmaltz 6'2 175 R Green Bay Gamblers -2
24 F Andreas Athanasiou 6'0 165 L London Knights 1
25 F Henrik Samuelsson 6'2 192 R Modo -1
26 D Michael Matheson 6'1 175 L Dubuque Fighting Saints -3
27 D Gianluca Curcuruto 6'1 187 L SSM Greyhounds 0
28 F Radek Faksa 6'2 183 L Kitchener Rangers 1
29 F Jarrod Maidens 6'2 170 R Owen Sound Attack -3
30 D Damon Severson 6'1 188 R Kelowna Rockets -2
31 G Andrei Vasilevski 6'3 200 L Ufa 10
32 F Scott Laughton 6'0 174 L Oshawa Generals -2
33 D Ville Pokka 6'0 187 R Kärpät 1
34 F Tom Wilson 6'4 195 R Plymouth Whalers 3
35 D Brady Skeji 6'1 183 L USA NTDP U18 4
36 F Colton Sissons 6'0 173 R Kelowna Rockets -3
37 D Ludvig Bystrom 6'0 176 L Modo 26
38 F Tomas Hertl 6'2 196 L Slavia Praha 12
39 G Oscar Dansk 6'2 183 L Brynäs -8
40 F Cristoval Nieves 6'2 175 L Kent Prep School -5
41 F A.J. Michaelson 6'0 180 L Waterloo Black Hawks -5
42 F Stefan Matteau 6'1 188 L USA NTDP U18 -4
43 D Dalton Thrower 6'0 195 R Saskatoon Blades 5
44 F Emil Lundberg 6'3 198 L Södertälje 10
45 D Jaynen Rissling 6'3 215 L Calgary Hitmen 8
46 F Raphaël Bussières 6'0 183 L Baie-Comeau Drakkar -6
47 F Mathew Campagna 5'11 170 L Sudbury Wolves 8
48 F Teuvo Teräväinen 5'10 161 L Jokerit -5
49 L Philip Di Giuseppe 5'11 176 L Michigan -7
50 G Malcolm Subban 6'0 178 L Belleville Bulls -5
51 F Charles Hudon 5'8 165 L Chicoutimi Sagueneens -7
52 F Eric Locke 5'10 171 L Barrie Colts 7
53 F Nikolai Prokhorkin 6'2 183 L CSKA Moscow -7
54 L Gemel Smith 5'11 165 L Owen Sound Attack -3
55 D Jesse Graham 5'11 160 R Niagara IceDogs -6
56 D Adam Pelech 6'2 200 L Erie Otters -4
57 F Brady Vail 6'1 190 L Windsor Spitfires 11
58 F Chandler Stephenson 5'9 170 L Regina Pats 3
59 F Tanner Pearson 6'0
190
L
Barrie Colts N/A
60 F Daniil Zharkov 6'3 195 L Tri-City Storm 19
61 L Anton Slepyshev 6'2 187 R Novokuznetsk -14
62 D Dillon Fournier 6'1 160 L Lewiston MAINEiacs 20
63 F Brendan Leipsic 5'9 155 L Portland Winterhawks 15
64 G Francois Tremblay 6'2 194 L Val d'Or Foreurs -8
65 F Luca Ciampini 5'11 189 L Halifax Mooseheads -5
66 F Coda Gordon 6'2 174 L
Swift Current Broncos -8
67 F Ryan Olsen 6'1 172 R Saskatoon Blades -10
68 F Patrik Machac 5'9 165 L Brampton Battalion -4
69 F Gustav Rydahl 6'2 194 L Färjestad 18
70 F Mike Winther 5'11 170 R Prince Albert Raiders 30
71 D Dominic Poulin 6'1 185 R Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2
72 F Kalle Torniainen 5'10 172 R Djurgården 2
73 D Dylan Blujus 6'3 184 R Brampton Battalion -4
74 D Hamphus Lindholm 6'2 180 L Rogle 11
75 F Andrew Ryan 6'2 193 L Halifax Mooseheads -3
76 D Patrick Sieloff 6'0 173 L USA NTDP U18 4
77 D Jake McCabe 6'0 195 L USA NTDP U18 -15
78 D Marcus McIvor 6'1 204 R Brampton Battalion -2
79 G Jon Gillies 6'5 202 L Indiana Ice -4
80 C Devin Shore 6'0 184 L Whitby 31
81 G Daniel Altshuller 6'3 195 L
Oshawa Generals -4
82 F Troy Bourke 5'10 150 L Prince George Cougars -1
83 G Marek Langhamer 6'2 172 L Pardubice -12
84 D Brian Cooper 5'9 176 L Fargo Force -19
85 R Scott Komachuk 5'11 185 R Guelph Storm -19
86 F Dalton Sward 6'0 165 R Vancouver Giants -3
87 D Travis Brown 6'1 179 L Moose Jaw Warriors 28
88 D Alex Gudbranson 6'2 204 R Kingston Frontenacs -4
89 C Ludvig Nilsson 6'1 173 L Timra -22
90 C Michael Clark 6'1 184 L Windsor Spitfires -20
91 D Julien Leduc 6'0 180 R Val d'Or Foreurs 17
92 F Dominik Volek 6'1 180 L
Regina Pats 21
93 D Cody Corbett 6'1
210
L
Edmonton Oil Kings N/A
94 F Fredric Anderberg 6'0 181 L Djurgården -3
95 F Austin Cangelosi 5'8 165 R Youngstown Phantoms -3
96 F Logan McVeigh 6'0 179 R Kamloops Blazers -8
97 F Austin Farley 5'6 150 L
Fargo Force -4
98 F Mark Jankowski 6'2 170 L Stanstead N/A
99 F Kenny Gillespie 5'10 194 R Omaha Lancers -4
100 D Zach Leslie 6'0 172 L Guelph Storm -11
  • Even with his injury, Nail Yakupov remains firmly in control of the #1 spot. He has 6 of the 8 #1 rankings. Compare that to second-ranked Mikhail Grigorenko who has two #1s, two #2s, two #3s, a #6 and a #7.
  • Nick Ebert's slide is as sure as the day is long. 5 - 10 - 15 - 22 in four months. Is this Ryan Ellis syndrome?
  • Injuries have not affected the rankings of Alex Galchenyuk, Morgan Rielly, or Slater Koekkoek, so it's unlikely they will affect Yakupov.
  • Andrei Vasilevski gets a 10-spot bounce coming off of his World Junior Championship performance; expect that to trend higher at least until June.
  • Ludvig Bystrom is the biggest gainer amongst the top talent in the draft. His WJC performance must have been impressive - he's up 26 spots.