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CHL Top Draft Eligible Scorers

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


With the NHL entry draft garnering focus from fans whose clubs have been eliminated from playoff contention, questions arise from the type of players available come June. Plenty of coverage will be devoted to the upcoming draft class, especially after season's end and the draft lottery has taken place.

In preparation for the event, I took a moment to present the top 30 point scorers in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) for all the draft eligible players in June.

The list below only focuses on the playes that entered the season with draft eligibility. That is, any player born on September 16, 1993 to September 15, 1994. Players that were not chosen in previous drafts (such as Tanner Pearson) are not represented here.


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The breakdown is color-coded, but breaks down as a representation of the CHL:


OHL - 13
WHL - 11
QMJHL - 6
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Broken down by Position

Center - 15
Left Wing - 5
Right Wing - 5
Defense - 5

Mikhail Grigorenko leads the draft class in scoring, while the OHL is well represented. It's no surprise that half the skaters draft class emerging out of the CHL are pivots, while five blueliners also make the list. Three of those five defensemen are from the WHL.

For those interested in the detailed analysis and in-depth scouting reports of the entire 2012 draft class, make sure to take advantage of the McKeen's Hockey Draft Guide. prepared by former Atlanta Thrashers scout and current Director of Amateur Scouting, David Burstyn.

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Players highlighted in dark blue represent the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)

Players highlighted in Gold represent the Western Hockey league (WHL)

Non-highlighted players represent the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)

 

Rnk

Player

Sh

Ht

Wt

DOB

Pos

GP

G

A

PTS

PP

SH

GW

OT

UA

EN

Pt/G

1 Mikhail Grigorenko L 6'02" - 5/16/1994 C 59 40 45 85 8 0 8 0 1 3 1.44
2 Tim Bozon L 6'1 178 3/24/1994 LW 71 36 35 71 9 0 4 0 0 1 1.00
3 Nail Yakupov L 5.1 170 10/6/1993 RW 42 31 38 69 12 1 5 0 5 0 1.64
4 Brendan Gaunce L 6.02 212 3/25/1994 C 68 28 40 68 5 4 4 1 3 2 1.00
5 Radek Faksa L 6.03 202 1/9/1994 C 62 29 38 67 8 3 6 0 5 0 1.08
6 Charles Hudon L 5'10" - 6/23/1994 LW 59 25 41 66 5 0 2 1 4 0 1.12
7 Matej Beran L 6'05" - 11/11/1993 C 68 22 39 61 9 0 2 0 0 1 0.90
8 Gemel Smith L 5.11 161 4/16/1994 C 68 21 39 60 7 2 2 0 4 0 0.88
9 Cody Ceci R 6.03 210 12/21/1993 D 64 17 43 60 8 2 5 0 0 0 0.94
10 Scott Kosmachuk R 6 177 1/24/1994 RW 67 30 29 59 11 0 4 0 1 1 0.88
11 Lukas Sutter L 6'1 202 10/4/1993 C 70 28 31 59 9 1 7 0 0 0 0.84
12 Derrick Pouliot L 6'0 181 1/16/1994 D 72 11 48 59 6 0 2 0 1 1 0.82
13 Brendan Leipsic L 5'9 175 5/19/1994 C 65 28 30 58 10 0 2 0 1 0 0.89
14 Mathew Dumba R 6'0 173 7/25/1994 D 69 20 37 57 9 1 3 1 0 1 0.83
15 Mike Winther R 5'11 170 1/9/1994 C 71 32 24 56 16 4 4 0 0 0 0.79
16 Troy Bourke L 5'10 170 3/30/1994 LW 71 18 38 56 5 1 2 0 2 2 0.79
17 Denis Kamaev L 5'10" - 3/6/1994 RW 67 21 34 55 6 0 1 0 1 0 0.82
18 Christopher Clapperton L 5'09" - 2/22/1994 LW 56 18 37 55 2 0 4 0 4 2 0.98
19 Dane Fox L 6.01 185 10/13/1993 C 62 23 31 54 9 0 4 0 5 1 0.87
20 Dalton Thrower R 6'0 185 12/20/1993 D 66 18 36 54 9 1 2 0 1 2 0.82
21 Coda Gordon R 6'1 179 8/4/1994 LW 66 30 23 53 15 0 1 0 2 1 0.80
22 Connor Brown R 5.11 170 1/14/1994 RW 68 25 28 53 12 1 2 0 3 1 0.78
23 Scott Laughton L 6.01 178 5/30/1994 C 64 21 32 53 6 1 3 0 2 1 0.83
24 Brady Vail L 6.01 190 3/11/1994 C 68 22 30 52 5 2 2 0 2 1 0.76
25 Ryan Rupert L 5.09 186 6/2/1994 C 63 17 31 48 5 1 3 0 2 0 0.76
26 Matt Finn L 6 197 2/24/1994 D 61 10 38 48 5 1 0 0 1 0 0.79
27 Brandon Magee R 5'8 172 1/23/1994 C 65 23 24 47 8 0 2 0 0 0 0.72
28 Christophe Lalancette R 6'00" - 5/6/1994 RW 63 16 31 47 3 0 3 0 2 1 0.75
29 Kristoff Kontos L 6.02 205 12/6/1993 C 66 15 32 47 4 0 0 0 1 0 0.71
30 Steven Hodges L 5'11 167 5/5/1994 C 72 21 25 46 2 2 2 0 5 1 0.64


Gus Katsaros is the Pro Scouting Coordinator with McKeen’s Hockey, publishers of industry leading scouting and fantasy guide, the McKeen’s Annual Hockey Pool Yearbook. He also contributes to popular blog MapleLeafsHotStove.com ... he can be followed on Twitter @KatsHockey
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