Top Prospects: The Defensemen

Below are the Top 50 Under-24 defensemen prospects that are not regular NHL players. There is no set limit for NHL games played before a player is no longer condsidered a prospect, but in general if he has played more than half of a season on an NHL roster he will graduate from this list.

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Note: As an added reference, here is a chart of the prospect scores for players ranked 1 to 75. Various tiers of prospects can be loosely grouped by noticeable drops in scores.For example, players four through eight form a basic tier. Also, notice that the shape of the curve flattens out quickly after about pick 30 or so, meaning that the relative rank becomes less consequential from about 30 to 75. So, as a rule of thumb, there is not a huge disparity between these ranks.

 

TopD 2018

 

Fall 2018 Edition

Last Updated September 12, 2018

 

Rank Previous Rank Player Name Birthdate Position Draft Year Age Height Height (CMs) Weight Draft Position Pre-Draft Ranking Age/Production Score Prospect Score NHL
1 NR Dahlin, Rasmus 4/13/2000 D 2018 18 6'2 188 185 1 1 -3.94 -5.17 BUF
2 1 Heiskanen, Miro 7/18/1999 D 2017 19 6'0 183 174 3 4 -0.96 -4.45 DAL
3 NR Dobson, Noah 1/7/2000 D 2018 19 6'3 191 176 12 8 -2.46 -1.95 NYI
4 NR Bouchard, Evan 10/20/1999 D 2018 19 6'2 188 195 10 9 -3.39 -1.84 EDM
5 3 Makar, Cale 10/30/1998 D 2017 20 5'10 178 176 4 6 -0.69 -1.69 COL
6 NR Hughes, Quinton 10/14/1999 D 2018 19 5'10 178 174 7 7 -2.12 -1.57 VAN
7 NR Boqvist, Adam 8/15/2000 D 2018 18 5'11 180 165 8 10 -1.69 -1.28 CHI
8 4 Brannstrom, Erik 9/2/1999 D 2017 19 5'10 178 172 15 25 -2.49 -1.15 VGK
9 NR Smith, Ty 3/24/2000 D 2018 18 5'10 178 176 17 15 -2.71 -1.11 NJ
10 5 Valimaki, Juuso 10/6/1998 D 2017 20 6'2 188 211 16 15 -2.23 -1.09 CGY
11 6 Foote, Callan 12/13/1998 D 2017 20 6'4 193 210 14 19 -1.50 -0.95 TPA
12 2 Juolevi, Olli 5/5/1998 D 2016 20 6'2 188 185 5 7 -1.50 -0.93 VAN
13 8 Bean, Jake 9/6/1998 D 2016 20 6'1 185 170 13 14 -2.55 -0.87 CAR
14 11 Liljegren, Timothy 4/30/1999 D 2017 19 6'0 183 193 17 14 -1.37 -0.82 TOR
15 15 Hague, Nicolas 12/5/1998 D 2017 20 6'5 196 216 34 29 -1.10 -0.81 VGK
16 10 Timmins, Conor 9/18/1998 D 2017 20 6'2 188 193 32 35 -1.77 -0.75 COL
17 7 Jokiharju, Henri 6/17/1999 D 2017 19 6'1 185 180 29 33 -1.33 -0.74 CHI
18 9 Fabbro, Dante 6/20/1998 D 2016 20 6'1 185 192 17 15 -1.30 -0.74 NAS
19 NR Miller, K'Andre 1/21/2000 D 2018 19 6'3 191 198 22 25 -0.12 -0.72 NYR
20 NR Sandin, Rasmus 3/7/2000 D 2018 19 5'11 180 185 29 27 -1.98 -0.70 TOR
21 NR Merkley, Ryan 8/14/2000 D 2018 18 5'11 180 167 21 35 -3.00 -0.69 SJ
22 12 Vaakanainen, Urho 1/1/1999 D 2017 20 6'1 185 187 18 24 0.49 -0.68 BOS
23 NR Beaudin, Nicolas 10/7/1999 D 2018 19 5'10 178 172 27 42 -2.23 -0.63 CHI
24 NR Alexeyev, Alexander 11/15/1999 D 2018 19 6'3 191 195 31 34 -1.53 -0.63 WSH
25 17 Joseph, Pierre-Olivier 7/1/1999 D 2017 19 6'2 188 168 23 32 -1.17 -0.62 ARZ
26 NR McIsaac, Jared 3/27/2000 D 2018 18 6'1 185 188 36 30 -1.37 -0.59 DET
27 13 Clague, Kale 6/5/1998 D 2016 20 6'0 183 181 51 37 -1.03 -0.58 LAK
28 NR Wilde, Bode 1/24/2000 D 2018 19 6'2 188 198 41 22 -0.86 -0.58 NYI
29 NR Lundkvist, Nils 7/27/2000 D 2018 18 5'11 180 173 28 36 -0.71 -0.55 NYR
30 19 Zboril, Jakub 2/21/1997 D 2015 22 6'2 188 190 13 19 -1.37 -0.53 BOS
31 NR Addison, Calen 4/11/2000 D 2018 18 5'10 178 178 53 40 -2.34 -0.52 PIT
32 27 Andersson, Rasmus 10/27/1996 D 2015 22 6'0 183 209 53 60 -2.08 -0.50 CGY
33 NR Woo, Jett 7/27/2000 D 2018 18 6'0 183 200 37 46 -0.98 -0.50 VAN
34 16 Fox, Adam 2/17/1998 D 2016 21 5'10 178 183 66 49 -1.67 -0.48 CGY
35 20 Hronek, Filip 11/2/1997 D 2016 21 6'0 183 178 53 63 -1.99 -0.47 DET
36 23 Cholowski, Dennis 2/15/1998 D 2016 21 6'1 185 200 20 32 0.17 -0.46 DET
37 18 Aho (D), Sebastian 2/17/1996 D 2014 23 5'9 175 165 250 56 -1.02 -0.46 NYI
38 NR Samuelsson, Mattias 3/14/2000 D 2018 19 6'4 193 218 32 36 -0.51 -0.46 BUF
39 25 Myers, Philippe 1/25/1997 D 2015 22 6'5 196 202 35 35 1.09 -0.45 PHI
40 24 Johansen, Lucas 11/16/1997 D 2016 21 6'2 188 182 28 38 -1.08 -0.43 WAS
41 28 Vande Sompel, Mitchell 2/11/1997 D 2015 22 5'10 178 190 82 52 -2.75 -0.41 NYI
42 33 Dineen, Cam 6/19/1998 D 2016 20 5'11 180 185 68 64 -2.11 -0.39 ARZ
43 21 Krys, Chad 4/10/1998 D 2016 20 6'0 183 185 45 78 -1.39 -0.39 CHI
44 42 Roy, Jeremy 5/14/1997 D 2015 21 6'0 183 185 31 25 -2.31 -0.39 SJS
45 30 Meloche, Nicolas 7/18/1997 D 2015 21 6'3 191 205 40 43 -1.78 -0.38 COL
46 40 Hajek, Libor 2/4/1998 D 2016 21 6'2 188 210 37 38 0.11 -0.36 NYR
47 NR Bernard-Docker, Jacob 6/30/2000 D 2018 18 6'0 183 186 26 44 -0.15 -0.36 OTT
48 NR Durzi, Sean 10/21/1998 D 2017 20 6'0 183 188 52 52 -2.42 -0.35 TOR
49 35 Mitchell, Ian 1/18/1999 D 2017 20 5'11 180 175 57 62 0.40 -0.35 CHI
50 39 Capobianco, Kyle 8/13/1997 D 2015 21 6'2 188 196 63 97 -1.09 -0.34 ARZ
 

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