McKeen’s 2012 NHL Draft Guide

McKeen’s 2012 NHL draft guide is out and here’s a look at their top-30 rankings along with my thoughts about the publication:

1 Nail Yakupov RW 5-10/190 Sarnia (OHL)
2 Alex Galchenyuk C 6-0/200 Sarnia (OHL)
3 Filip Forsberg C 6-2/180 Leksands (Swe)
4 Ryan Murray D 6-0/195 Everett (WHL)
5 Teuvo Teravainen LW 5-11/165 Jokerit (Fin)
6 Mathew Dumba D 6-0/180 Red Deer (WHL)
7 Griffin Reinhart D 6-4/200 Edmonton (WHL)
8 Morgan Rielly D 5-11/190 Moose Jaw (WHL)
9 Mikhail Grigorenko C 6-3/200 Quebec (QMJHL)
10 Jacob Trouba D 6-2/195 NTDP (USA)
11 Hampus Lindholm D 6-2/195 Rogle (Swe)
12 Cody Ceci D 6-2/205 Ottawa (OHL)
13 Olli Maatta D 6-1/200 London (OHL)
14 Sebastian Collberg RW 5-11/175 Frolunda (Swe)
15 Zemgus Girgensons C 6-1/200 Dubuque (USHL)
16 Radek Faksa C 6-2/200 Kitchener (OHL)
17 Derrick Pouliot D 5-11/190 Portland (WHL)
18 Brendan Gaunce C 6-2/215 Belleville (OHL)
19 Tom Wilson RW 6-3/205 Plymouth (OHL)
20 Matt Finn D 6-0/195 Guelph (OHL)
21 Brady Skjei D 6-3/200 NTDP (USA)
22 Slater Koekkoek D 6-2/185 Peterborough (OHL)
23 Andrei Vasilevski G 6-3/205 Salavat Ufa (Rus)
24 Malcolm Subban G 6-1/190 Belleville (OHL)
25 Scott Laughton C 6-0/180 Oshawa (OHL)
26 Stefan Matteau C 6-1/210 NTDP (USA)
27 Tomas Hertl C 6-2/195 Slavia Praha (Cze)
28 Pontus Aberg LW 5-11/195 Djurgardens (Swe)
29 Colton Sissons C 6-0/190 Kelowna (WHL)
30 Michael Matheson D 6-1/180 Dubuque (USHL)

McKeen’s is less comprehensive than most guides, listing only the top 120-players (ala The Hockey News‘ top-100) with a group of players who get “honourable mentions” (20) and “sleepers” (16), although these are not included in a convenient chart or list.  There’s no discussion of specific NHL teams nor a mock draft.  In terms of their prognostication, I didn’t use McKeen’s in my draft assessments last year so I can’t comment.

There’s no reason to buy the digital copy of this issue, as you are forced to accept redundant material from two newsletters (one from January and the other from March), which inflates the price.  McKeen’s offers less material than all the other guides save THN, but is more expensive than Future Considerations and Hockey Prospect‘s regular draft issue, so it’s not something a draft junkie needs to get hold of.



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