NHL 2009 Entry Draft: Prospect Watch

Moneypuck -Contributor IJuly 31, 2009

For those of you who do not know, I am a big prospect and a big Draft guy. I follow the current and prospective young guys to enter the farm system closely and usually compilate lists of my top Entry Draft prospects and top current prospects.

During the year, we will revert back to the lists I make to see what so far I've gotten right and what I've gotten wrong. Something people don't do for the CSS and ISS's of the world when they make their rankings.

Without further adieu, here is my top 115 skaters for the 2009 Draft:

1. Victor Hedman, Left Defence, Modo- SweE
2. John Tavares, Centre, London Knights- OHL
3. Matt Duchene, Centre, Brampton Battalions- OHL
4. Evander Kane, Centre, Vancouver Giants- WHL
5. Magnus- Svensson Paajarvi, Left Wing, Timra- SweE
6. Brayden Schenn, Centre, Brandon Wheat Kings- WHL
7. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Left Defence, Leksands- SweAl
8. Jacob Josefson, Centre, Djurgarden- SweE
9. Jared Cowan, Left Defence, Spokane Chiefs- WHL
10. Dmitri Kulikov, Left Defence, Drummondville Voltiguers- QMJHL
11. Jordan Schroeder, Right Wing, Minnesota- WCHA
12. Anton Lander, Left Wing, Timra IK- SweE
13. Calvin de Haan, Left Defence, Oshawa Generals- OHL
14. Scott Glennie, Right Wing, Brandon Wheat Kings- WHL
15. Stefan Elliot, Right Defence, Saskatoon Blades- WHL
16. Kyle Palmieri, Centre, USA U-18 NTDP
17. Peter Holland, Centre, Guelph Storm- OHL
18. Louis LeBlanc, Centre, Omaha Lancers- USHL
19. Tim Erixon, Left Defense, Skelleftea- SweE
20. Nazem Kadri, Centre, London Knights- OHL
21. Jordan Caron, Centre, Rimouski Océanics- QMJHL
22. Ryan O’ Reilly, Centre, Erie Otters- OHL
23. Zach Kasian, Right Wing, Peterborough Petes- OHL
24. Landon Ferraro, Right Wing, Red Deer Rebels- WHL
25. Jeremy Morin, Left Wing, US U-18 NTDP
26. Ethan Werek, Centre, Kingston Frontenacs- OHL
27. Simon Depres, Left Defense, Saint John Sea Dogs- QMJHL
28. Jerry D’Amigo, Right Wing, USA U-18 Team NTDP
29. John Moore, Left Defence, Chicago Steel- USHL
30. Charles-Olivier Roussel, Right Defense, Shawinigan Cataractes- QMJHL
31. Taylor Beck, Left Wing, Guelph Storm- OHL
32. Brayden McNabb, Left Defence, Kootenay Ice- WHL
33. Drew Shore, Centre, US U-18 Team NTDP
34. Taylor Doherty, Right Defence, Kingston Frontenacs- OHL
35. Carter Ashton, Left Wing, Lethbridge Hurricanes- WHL
36. Cody Eakin, Centre, Swift Current Broncos- WHL
37. Toni Rajala, Left Wing, Ilves- FinJrA
38. Ryan Bourque, Centre, USA U-18 Team NTDP
39. David Rundblad, Right Defence, Skelleftea- SweE
40. Benjamin Casavant, Left Wing, P.E.I. Rockets- QMJHL
41. Eric Gelinas, Left Defence, Lewiston Maineiacs- QMJHL
42. Alex Hutchings, Left Wing, Barrie Colts- OHL
43. Ryan Button, Left Defence, Prince Albert Raiders- WHL
44. Andrej Nestrasil, Right Wing, Victoriaville Tigres- QMJHL
45. Ryan Ellis, Right Defence, Windsor Spitfires- OHL
46. Jakob Silfverberg, Centre, Brynas IF. Jr
47. Kenny Ryan, Right Wing, USA U-18 Team NTDP
48. Tomas Tatar, Centre, Zvolen- SvkE
49. Kellan Tochkin, Right Wing, Everett Silvertips- WHL
50. Jimmy Bubnick, Right Wing, Kamloops Blazers- WHL
51. Carl Klingberg, Left Wing, Vastra Frolunda-SweJE
52. William Wrenn, Right Defence, USA U-18 Team NTDP
53. Mike Cichy, Centre, Indiana Ice- USHL
54. Michael Latta- Centre- Guelph Storm- OHL
55. Ryan Howse, Left Wing, Chilliwack Bruins- WHL
56. Linden Vey, Right Wing, Medicine Hat Tigers- WHL
57. Chris Brown, Left Wing, USA U-18 NTDP
58. Colin Bowman, Right Defence, Kelowna Rockets- WHL
59. Marcus Johansson, Centre, Farjestad- SweE
60. Philip Varone, Centre, London Knights- OHL
61. Simon Bertilsson, Left Defence, Brynas Jr.- SweJE
62. Dylan Olsen, Left Defence, Camrose Kodiaks- AJHL
63. Jordan Szwarz, Right Wing, Saginaw Spirit- OHL
64. Seth Helgeson, Left Defence, Sioux City Musketeers- USHL
65. Byron Froese, Centre, Everett Silvertips- WHL
66. Tyler Randell, Right Wing, Kitchener Rangers- OHL
67. Philippe Lefebvre, Right Wing, Drummondville Voltiguers- QMJHL
68. Joonas Nattinnen, Centre, Espoo- FinJrA
69. Corban Knight, Centre, Okotoks Oilers- AJHL
70. Josh Birkholz, Right Wing, Fargo Force- USHL
71. Chris McCarthy, Forward, USA U-18 Team NTDP
72. Rasmus Rissanen, Defence, Kuopia- FinJrA
73. Michael Hlinka, Right Wing, Chicoutimi Saguenéens- QMJHL
74. Philippe Paradis, Centre, Shawinigan Cataractes-QMJHL
75. Richard Panik, Right Wing, Trinec- CzeJR
76. Brandon Pirri, Centre, Georgetown Raiders –OPJHL
77. Patrick Wey, Right Defence, Waterloo Blackhawks- USHL
78. Tomas Vincour, Centre Edmonton Oil Kings- WHL
79. Burke Gallimore, Right Wing, Saskatoon Blades- WHL
80. Garrett Wilson, Left Wing, Owen Sound Attacks- OHL
81. Curtis McKenzie, Left Wing, Penticton Vees- BCHL
82. David Savard, Defence, Moncton Wildcats- QMJHL
83. Matt Clark, Right Defence, Brampton Battalions- OHL
84. Matt Brown, Left Wing, Moncton Wildcats- QMJHL
85. David Gilbert, Centre, Quebec Remparts- QMJHL
86. Brendan Rempel, Defence, USA U-18 Team NTDP
87. Kris Foucault, Left Wing, Calgary Hitmen- WHL
88. Gleason Fournier, Left Defence, Rimouski Océanics- QMJHL
89. Tyson Barrie, Right Defence, Kelowna Rockets- WHL
90. Kyle Clifford, Left Wing, Barrie Colts- OHL
91. Brian Dumoulin, Left Defense, New Hampshire Monarchs- EJHL
92. Sergei Chvanov, Forward, Cherepovets- RusDi
93. Jesse Blacker, Defence, Windsor Spitfires- OHL
94. Ben Hanowski, Right Wing, Little Falls- USHS
95. Kevin Connauton, Defence, Western Michigan- CCHA
96. Brendan Dillon, Left Defence, Seattle Thunderbirds- WHL
97. Levko Koper, Left Wing, Spokane Chiefs- WHL
98. Garrett Mitchell, Right Wing, Regina Pats- WHL
99. Stepan Novotny, Right Wing, Kelowna Rockets- WHL
100. Marcus Foligno, Left Wing, Sudbury Wolves- OHL
101. Adam Polasek, Left Defence, HC Vitkovice- Czech U20
102. Brodie Melnychuk, Defence, Brandon Wheat Kings- WHL
103. Michael Fine, Centre, Soo Grehounds- OHL
104. Anton Myllari, Right Defence, Vastera- SweAl
105. Stephen Anthony, Centre, Saint John Sea Dogs- QMJHL
106. Nicolas Deslauriers, Left Defence, Rouyn- Noranda Huskies- QMJHL
107. David Valek, Right Wing. USA U-18 Team NTDP
108. Gabrielle Dumont, Left Wing, Drummondville Voltiguers- QMJHL
109. Alex Chiasson, Right Wing, Des Moines Buccaneers- USHL
110. Ryan Daugherty, Right Wing, Omaha Lancers- USHL
111. David Gerths, Right Wing, Lincoln Stars- USHL
112. Scott Valentine, Left Defence, Oshawa Generals- OHL
113. Ondrej Havlicek, Forward, Usti- CzeJr
114. Riley Smith, Right Wing, St. Michaels Buzzers- OPJHL
115. Gabriel Lemieux, Left Defence, Shawinigan Cataractes- QMJHL

Notables from that list are names like Anton Lander, Mike Cichy and Jerry D'Amgio, the latter two who both went in the very late rounds, and Kellan Tochkin who went undrafted and signed as a free agent with Vancouver.