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UFFS Scouts Finalize Consensus Rankings for 2021 NHL Draft

This was the last call — the last chance for UFFS hockey scouts to cast their final rankings for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Seven, including director of scouting Larry Fisher, were up to the challenge and submitted their top 64, while several others opted out — not wanting to show their hand ahead of the UFHL Entry Auction. Scouts are always secretive around draft time and the UFHL is no exception. Even after ensuring those rankings wouldn’t be revealed — as they were for the preliminary rankings in December and the midseason rankings in April — many still preferred to keep their lists confidential and internal while finalizing auction plans with their affiliated franchises. This is serious business, after all — not just some fantasy draft. This is real world scouting and the stakes are high in the Ultimate Fantasy Hockey League! Before we get into the numbers, we should highlight those seven contributors who shared their final rankings to make this consensus list possible: Larry Fisher (director of scouting) High Level Scouting (Craig Button) Fantalytica.tech (Ed Palumbo & Ash Glover) Five Eyes Scouting Services (Trevor Zimmer) Dultak Scouting Service (Gur Dultak) Azteca Scouting (Bryan Hernandez) Many thanks for their efforts and cooperation in putting a bow on this draft year. These consensus rankings also serve a purpose, updating the Entry Auction algorithm for a third time. That algorithm, which will be finalized with the official draft results, provides a ballpark on minimum bids for each draft spot, so the franchises can prepare and budget accordingly for the 2021 UFHL Entry Auction. By The Numbers 5 — consensus top 10 prospects 18 — consensus first-round prospects (top 32) 35 — consensus top 64 prospects 115 — total prospects ranked in the top 64 Those are the four numbers that immediately stand out from this consensus list. Two of the consensus top 10 were ranked as low as 10th — Brandt Clarke once and Jesper Wallstedt twice. Owen Power, Matty Beniers and William Eklund were also locks for the top 10, according to those seven UFFS scouts. Two of the consensus first-rounders were ranked as low as 32nd — Russian forwards Fyodor Svechkov and Nikita Chibrikov.




The latter two numbers speak to the unpredictability of this draft year and the parity of this draft class — only 35 prospects were ranked in the top 64 by all seven scouts, while 115 different prospects were ranked in the top 64 at least once by the same scouts. That is telling us there is no real consensus outside the top 10 and certainly not beyond the first round. Digging a little deeper, here are some more numbers of note: 14 of the top 64 were Open Market adds on the UFFS platform, while the other 50 — including all 32 first-rounders — were in the Futures Auction last August. That includes Svechkov (15), Danila Klimovich (56) and Artyom Grushnikov (58), who sold for the minimum as Futures. The 14 Open Market adds were Jack Peart (38), Olen Zellweger (39), William Stromgren (40), Brent Johnson (47), Aryton Martino (49), Ville Koivunen (50), Alexander Kisakov (51), Wyatt Johnston (52), Evan Nause (53), Roman Schmidt (57), Matthew Knies (60), overager Josh Doan (62), Tristan Broz (63) and Aleksi Heimosalmi (64). The six highest sellers from that Futures Auction who failed to crack the final top 64 were Joshua Roy, Tristan Lennox, Red Savage, Jimi Suomi, Justin Robidas and Ryder Korczak. That is enough spoilers and adequate suspense, so let’s delve into the big lists — starting with the UFFS consensus final rankings, followed by Fisher’s personal top 160 for the 2021 NHL Draft.



UFFS Consensus Final Rankings — Top 115 First Round 1) Owen Power (LD, Canada, Michigan NCAA) 2) Matty Beniers (LC/LW, USA, Michigan NCAA) 3) Brandt Clarke (RD, Canada, Barrie OHL) 4) William Eklund (LW/LC, Sweden, Djurgardens SHL) 5) Luke Hughes (LD, USA, NTDP U18) 6) Dylan Guenther (LW, Canada, Edmonton WHL) 7) Jesper Wallstedt (G, Sweden, Lulea SHL) 8) Simon Edvinsson (LD, Sweden, Frolunda J20) 9) Kent Johnson (LC, Canada, Michigan NCAA) 10) Mason McTavish (LC, Canada, Peterborough OHL) 11) Cole Sillinger (LW/LC, Canada, Sioux Falls USHL/Medicine Hat WHL) 12) Chaz Lucius (RC/RW, USA, NTDP U18) 13) Matt Coronato (LW, USA, Chicago USHL) 14) Fabian Lysell (LW, Sweden, Lulea SHL) 15) Fyodor Svechkov (LC/LW, Russia, Ladia Togliatti VHL) 16) Carson Lambos (LD, Canada, Winnipeg WHL) 17) Aatu Raty (LC, Finland, Karpat Liiga) 18) Brennan Othmann (LW, Canada/Switzerland, Flint OHL) 19) Nikita Chibrikov (F, Russia, SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL) 20) Sebastian Cossa (G, Canada, Edmonton WHL) 21) Logan Stankoven (RC, Canada, Kamloops WHL) 22) Francesco Pinelli (LC, Canada, Kitchener OHL) 23) Corson Ceulemans (RD, Canada, Brooks AJHL) 24) Zachary L’Heureux (LC, Canada, Halifax QMJHL) 25) Oskar Olausson (LW/RW, Sweden, HV71 SHL) 26) Simon Robertsson (RW, Sweden, Skelleftea SHL) 27) Zachary Bolduc (LC, Canada, Rimouski QMJHL) 28) Isak Rosen (LW/RW, Sweden, Leksands SHL) 29) Sasha Pastujov (LW, USA, NTDP U18) 30) Xavier Bourgault (RC, Canada, Shawinigan QMJHL) 31) Samu Tuomaala (RW, Finland, Karpat Liiga) 32) Daniil Chayka (LD, Russia, Guelph OHL) Second Round 33) Zach Dean (LC, Canada, Gatineau QMJHL) 34) Stanislav Svozil (LD, Czech Republic, Kometa Brno Czech) 35) Mackie Samoskevich (F, USA, Chicago USHL) 36) Scott Morrow (RD, USA, Shattuck St. Mary’s U.S. High School) 37) Prokhor Poltapov (F, Russia, Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL) 38) Jack Peart (LD, USA Fargo USHL) 39) Olen Zellweger (LD, Canada, Everett WHL) 40) William Stromgren (LW, Sweden, MODO Allsvenskan) 41) Anton Olsson (LD, Sweden, Malmo SHL) 42) Brett Harrison (LC, Canada, Oshawa OHL) 43) Sean Behrens (LD, USA, NTDP U18) 44) Ben Gaudreau (G, Canada, Sarnia OHL) 45) Dylan Duke (LC, USA/Canada, NTDP U18) 46) Conner Roulette (LW, Canada, Seattle WHL) 47) Brent Johnson (RD, USA, Sioux Falls USHL) 48) Kirill Kirsanov (LD, Russia, SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL) 49) Ayrton Martino (LW, Canada, Omaha USHL) 50) Ville Koivunen (RW/LW, Finland, Karpat U20) 51) Alexander Kisakov (LW, Russia, Dynamo Moskva MHL) 52) Wyatt Johnston (RC, Canada, Windsor OHL) 53) Evan Nause (LD, Canada, Quebec QMJHL) 54) Samu Salminen (LC/LW, Finland, Jokerit U20) 55) Cam Whynot (LD, Canada, Halifax QMJHL) 56) Danila Klimovich (F, Belarus, Team Belarus U20/Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL) 57) Roman Schmidt (RD, USA/Canada, NTDP U18/Kitchener OHL) 58) Artyom Grushnikov (LD, Russia, Hamilton OHL) 59) James Malatesta (LC, Canada, Quebec QMJHL) 60) Matthew Knies (LW, USA/Slovakia, Tri-City USHL) 61) Chase Stillman (RW, Canada/USA, Sudbury OHL) 62) Josh Doan (RW, USA/Canada, Chicago USHL, overager) 63) Tristan Broz (LC, USA, Fargo USHL) 64) Aleksi Heimosalmi (RD, Finland, Assat U20) Honourable Mentions 65) Justin Robidas (RC, Canada/USA, Val-d’Or QMJHL) 66) Shai Buium (LD, USA, Sioux City USHL) 67) Tristan Lennox (G, Canada, Saginaw OHL) 68) Sean Tschigerl (LW, Canada, Calgary WHL) 69) Vincent Iorio (RD, Canada, Brandon WHL) 70) Ryan Ufko (RD, USA, Chicago USHL) 71) Daniil Lazutin (LC, Russia, SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL) 72) Bobby Orr (LC, Canada, Halifax QMJHL) 73) Cole Huckins (LC, Canada/USA, Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL) 74) Aidan Hreschuk (LD, USA, NTDP U18) 75) Isaac Belliveau (LD, Canada, Gatineau QMJHL) 76) Joshua Roy (LC, Canada, Sherbrooke QMJHL) 77) Ryder Korczak (RC/RW, Canada, Moose Jaw WHL) 78) Oliver Kapanen (RC, Finland, KalPa U20) 79) Jack O’Brien (LC, USA, Lincoln USHL/Portland WHL) 80) Kyle Masters (RD, Canada, Red Deer WHL) 81) Jack Bar (RD, Canada, Chicago USHL) 82) Dmitriy Zugan (LC, Russia, Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL) 83) Liam Dower Nilsson (LC, Sweden, Frolunda J20) 84) Dmitri Kuzmin (LD, Belarus, Dinamo-Molodechno Belarus/Flint OHL) 85) Jimi Suomi (LD, Finland, Kiekko-Espoo U20/Chicago USHL) 86) Manix Landry (LC, Canada/USA, Gatineau QMJHL) 87) Niko Huuhtanen (RW, Finland, Tappara U20/Everett WHL) 88) Logan Mailloux (RD, Canada London OHL) 89) Cole Jordan (LD, Canada, Moose Jaw WHL) 90) Tyler Boucher (RW, USA, NTDP U18) 91) Jake Martin (RD, USA, NTDP U18) 92) Vladislav Lukashevich (LD, Russia, Loko Yaroslavl MHL) 93) Olivier Nadeau (RW, Canada, Shawinigan QMJHL) 94) Martin Rysavy (LW, Czech Republic, Vitkovice Czech) 95) Nikita V. Novikov (LD, Russia, Dynamo Moskva MHL) 96) Matvei Petrov (RW, Russia, Krylia Sovetov Moskva MHL/North Bay OHL) 97) Samuel Helenius (LC, Finland, JYP Liiga) 98) Ilya Safonov (LC, Russia, Ak Bars Kazan KHL, overager) 99) Florian Elias (LC, Germany, Adler Mannheim DEL, overager) 100) Oscar Plandowski (RD, Canada, Charlottetown QMJHL) 101) Colton Dach (LC, Canada, Saskatoon WHL) 102) Marcus Almquist (RW, Denmark, HV71 J20) 103) Ethan Del Mastro (LD, Canada, Mississauga OHL) 104) Liam Gilmartin (LW, USA, London OHL) 105) Kirill Gerasimyuk (G, Russia, SKA-Varyagi im. Morozova MHL) 106) Topias Vilen (LD, Finland, Pelicans Liiga) 107) Bryce Montgomery (RD, USA, London OHL) 108) Ryan Winterton (RW, Canada, Hamilton OHL) 109) Peter Reynolds (LC, Canada, Saint John QMJHL) 110) Noah Meier (LD, Switzerland, ZSC Lions) 111) Ty Gallagher (RD, USA, NTDP U18) 112) Jayden Grubbe (RC, Canada, Red Deer WHL) 113) Ty Voit (RW/RC, USA, Sarnia OHL) 114) Connor Lockhart (RC, Canada, Erie OHL) 115) Graham Sward (LD, Canada, Spokane WHL)


Prospect Breakdowns NOTE: This breakdown will show the highest and lowest ranking for each of the 115 prospects as well as their average ranking and the total number of times they were ranked in the top 64, plus which scout/agency owns their rights on the UFFS platform. 1) Owen Power (LD, Canada, Michigan NCAA) HIGHEST: 1 LOWEST: 3 AVERAGE: 1.43 TOTAL: 7 — 1 (x5), 2, 3 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 2) Matty Beniers (LC/LW, USA, Michigan NCAA) HIGHEST: 1 LOWEST: 6 AVERAGE: 3.86 TOTAL: 7 — 1, 3 (x2), 4 (x2), 6 (x2) OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 3) Brandt Clarke (RD, Canada, Barrie OHL) HIGHEST: 1 LOWEST: 10 AVERAGE: 4.71 TOTAL: 7 — 1, 2, 3, 5 (x2), 7, 10 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 4) William Eklund (LW/LC, Sweden, Djurgardens SHL) HIGHEST: 3 LOWEST: 7 AVERAGE: 4.86 TOTAL: 7 — 3 (x2), 4, 5, 6 (x2), 7 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 5) Luke Hughes (LD, USA, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 2 LOWEST: 18 AVERAGE: 5.57 TOTAL: 7 — 2 (x3), 4, 5, 6, 18 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 6) Dylan Guenther (LW, Canada, Edmonton WHL) HIGHEST: 2 LOWEST: 12 AVERAGE: 5.86 TOTAL: 7 — 2, 3, 4 (x2), 7, 9, 12 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 7) Jesper Wallstedt (G, Sweden, Lulea SHL) HIGHEST: 2 LOWEST: 10 AVERAGE: 7.71 TOTAL: 7 — 2, 7, 8 (x2), 9, 10 (x2) OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 8) Simon Edvinsson (LD, Sweden, Frolunda J20) HIGHEST: 5 LOWEST: 17 AVERAGE: 8.43 TOTAL: 7 — 5, 6, 7, 8 (x3), 17 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 9) Kent Johnson (LC, Canada, Michigan NCAA) HIGHEST: 4 LOWEST: 14 AVERAGE: 9.00 TOTAL: 7 — 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 10) Mason McTavish (LC, Canada, Peterborough OHL) HIGHEST: 5 LOWEST: 12 AVERAGE: 9.00 TOTAL: 7 — 5, 7, 9 (x2), 10, 11, 12 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 11) Cole Sillinger (LW/LC, Canada, Sioux Falls USHL/Medicine Hat WHL) HIGHEST: 11 LOWEST: 19 AVERAGE: 13.43 TOTAL: 7 — 11 (x2), 12, 13 (x2), 15, 19 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 12) Chaz Lucius (RC/RW, USA, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 7 LOWEST: 25 AVERAGE: 14.86 TOTAL: 7 — 7, 9, 11, 16 (x2), 20, 25 OWNED BY: Prestige Worldwide 13) Matt Coronato (LW, USA, Chicago USHL) HIGHEST: 8 LOWEST: 36 AVERAGE: 15.57 TOTAL: 7 — 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 36 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 14) Fabian Lysell (LW, Sweden, Lulea SHL) HIGHEST: 11 LOWEST: 27 AVERAGE: 15.86 TOTAL: 7 — 11, 13 (x2), 14, 15, 18, 27 OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 15) Fyodor Svechkov (LC/LW, Russia, Ladia Togliatti VHL) HIGHEST: 6 LOWEST: 32 AVERAGE: 17.43 TOTAL: 7 — 6, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21, 32 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 16) Carson Lambos (LD, Canada, Winnipeg WHL) HIGHEST: 14 LOWEST: 21 AVERAGE: 17.57 TOTAL: 7 — 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 (x2), 21 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 17) Aatu Raty (LC, Finland, Karpat Liiga) HIGHEST: 12 LOWEST: 29 AVERAGE: 18.86 TOTAL: 7 — 12, 16, 18, 19 (x3), 29 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 18) Brennan Othmann (LW, Canada/Switzerland, Flint OHL) HIGHEST: 16 LOWEST: 27 AVERAGE: 21.14 TOTAL: 7 — 16, 18 (x2), 22 (x2), 25, 27 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 19) Nikita Chibrikov (F, Russia, SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL) HIGHEST: 10 LOWEST: 32 AVERAGE: 21.43 TOTAL: 7 — 10, 14, 21, 23, 24, 26, 32 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 20) Sebastian Cossa (G, Canada, Edmonton WHL) HIGHEST: 11 LOWEST: 35 AVERAGE: 23.14 TOTAL: 7 — 11, 17, 19, 26 (x2), 28, 35 OWNED BY: Prestige Worldwide 21) Logan Stankoven (RC, Canada, Kamloops WHL) HIGHEST: 12 LOWEST: 36 AVERAGE: 23.57 TOTAL: 7 — 12, 15, 18, 21, 28, 35, 36 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 22) Francesco Pinelli (LC, Canada, Kitchener OHL) HIGHEST: 9 LOWEST: 33 AVERAGE: 23.86 TOTAL: 7 — 9, 18, 23, 25, 28, 31, 33 OWNED BY: Brennen Kopp 23) Corson Ceulemans (RD, Canada, Brooks AJHL) HIGHEST: 16 LOWEST: 52 AVERAGE: 24.57 TOTAL: 7 — 16, 19, 20, 21, 22 (x2), 52 OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 24) Zachary L’Heureux (LC, Canada, Halifax QMJHL) HIGHEST: 12 LOWEST: 39 AVERAGE: 25.43 TOTAL: 7 — 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 37, 39 OWNED BY: Brennen Kopp 25) Oskar Olausson (LW/RW, Sweden, HV71 SHL) HIGHEST: 14 LOWEST: 39 AVERAGE: 26.43 TOTAL: 7 — 14, 22, 23, 26, 30, 31, 39 OWNED BY: Fantalytica.tech (Rob Love) 26) Simon Robertsson (RW, Sweden, Skelleftea SHL) HIGHEST: 13 LOWEST: 48 AVERAGE: 27.43 TOTAL: 7 — 13, 17, 22, 27, 28, 37, 48 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 27) Zachary Bolduc (LC, Canada, Rimouski QMJHL) HIGHEST: 17 LOWEST: 57 AVERAGE: 28.00 TOTAL: 7 — 17, 21 (x2), 24, 27, 29, 57 OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 28) Isak Rosen (LW/RW, Sweden, Leksands SHL) HIGHEST: 23 LOWEST: 34 AVERAGE: 28.29 TOTAL: 7 — 23, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 29) Sasha Pastujov (LW, USA, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 20 LOWEST: 49 AVERAGE: 32.00 TOTAL: 7 — 20, 23, 24, 30, 38, 40, 49 OWNED BY: Dave Drinkwalter 30) Xavier Bourgault (RC, Canada, Shawinigan QMJHL) HIGHEST: 23 LOWEST: 43 AVERAGE: 33.29 TOTAL: 7 — 23, 26, 28, 29, 41, 43 (x2) OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 31) Samu Tuomaala (RW, Finland, Karpat Liiga) HIGHEST: 20 LOWEST: 58 AVERAGE: 33.86 TOTAL: 7 — 20, 28, 30 (x2), 35, 36, 58 OWNED BY: Alpine Prospects Scouting Agency (Jeff Rea) 32) Daniil Chayka (LD, Russia, Guelph OHL) HIGHEST: 22 LOWEST: 49 AVERAGE: 34.14 TOTAL: 7 — 22, 24, 25, 34, 38, 47, 49 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 33) Zach Dean (LC, Canada, Gatineau QMJHL) HIGHEST: 26 LOWEST: 45 AVERAGE: 37.00 TOTAL: 7 — 26 (x2), 37, 41, 42 (x2), 45 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 34) Stanislav Svozil (LD, Czech Republic, Kometa Brno Czech) HIGHEST: 24 LOWEST: 53 AVERAGE: 39.00 TOTAL: 7 — 24, 29, 32, 35, 48, 52, 53 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 35) Mackie Samoskevich (F, USA, Chicago USHL) HIGHEST: 14 LOWEST: Not Ranked (NR) AVERAGE: 39.14 TOTAL: 6 — 14, 27, 33, 40, 41, 54 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 36) Scott Morrow (RD, USA, Shattuck St. Mary’s U.S. High School) HIGHEST: 17 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 39.29 TOTAL: 6 — 17, 23, 33, 37, 42, 58 OWNED BY: Horse Lake Scouting 37) Prokhor Poltapov (F, Russia, Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL) HIGHEST: 31 LOWEST: 54 AVERAGE: 42.29 TOTAL: 7 — 31, 38 (x2), 40, 46, 49, 54 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 38) Jack Peart (LD, USA Fargo USHL) HIGHEST: 25 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 46.29 TOTAL: 6 — 25, 36, 42, 44, 51, 61 OWNED BY: Fantalytica.tech (Rob Love) 39) Olen Zellweger (LD, Canada, Everett WHL) HIGHEST: 25 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 46.57 TOTAL: 5 — 25, 31, 34, 43, 63 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 40) William Stromgren (LW, Sweden, MODO Allsvenskan) HIGHEST: 33 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 47.57 TOTAL: 6 — 33, 37, 46, 47, 51, 54 OWNED BY: Horse Lake Scouting 41) Anton Olsson (LD, Sweden, Malmo SHL) HIGHEST: 32 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 47.71 TOTAL: 6 — 32 (x2), 45, 48, 49, 63 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 42) Brett Harrison (LC, Canada, Oshawa OHL) HIGHEST: 29 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 48.00 TOTAL: 4 — 29, 32, 36, 44 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 43) Sean Behrens (LD, USA, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 33 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 49.71 TOTAL: 5 — 33, 34, 40, 51, 60 OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 44) Ben Gaudreau (G, Canada, Sarnia OHL) HIGHEST: 31 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 49.86 TOTAL: 5 — 31, 32, 45, 48, 63 OWNED BY: Wise Guys Prospects 45) Dylan Duke (LC, USA/Canada, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 37 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 51.29 TOTAL: 5 — 37, 43, 46, 48, 55 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 46) Conner Roulette (LW, Canada, Seattle WHL) HIGHEST: 14 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 51.71 TOTAL: 5 — 14, 45, 51, 60, 62 OWNED BY: Prestige Worldwide 47) Brent Johnson (RD, USA, Sioux Falls USHL) HIGHEST: 34 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 51.86 TOTAL: 6 — 34, 40, 44, 57, 59, 64 OWNED BY: Fantalytica.tech (Rob Love) 48) Kirill Kirsanov (LD, Russia, SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL) HIGHEST: 27 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 52.14 TOTAL: 4 — 27, 39, 49, 55 OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 49) Ayrton Martino (LW, Canada, Omaha USHL) HIGHEST: 34 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 52.86 TOTAL: 5 — 34, 41, 48, 54, 63 OWNED BY: Horse Lake Scouting 50) Ville Koivunen (RW/LW, Finland, Karpat U20) HIGHEST: 29 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 53.00 TOTAL: 3 — 29, 35, 47 OWNED BY: Easton’s Scouting Solutions 51) Alexander Kisakov (LW, Russia, Dynamo Moskva MHL) HIGHEST: 30 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 54.71 TOTAL: 3 — 30, 37, 56 OWNED BY: Fantalytica.tech (Rob Love) 52) Wyatt Johnston (RC, Canada, Windsor OHL) HIGHEST: 39 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 54.86 TOTAL: 4 — 39, 41, 52, 57 OWNED BY: Swamp Scouting 53) Evan Nause (LD, Canada, Quebec QMJHL) HIGHEST: 43 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 55.14 TOTAL: 6 — 43, 52 (x2), 53, 60, 61 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 54) Samu Salminen (LC/LW, Finland, Jokerit U20) HIGHEST: 39 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 55.29 TOTAL: 5 — 39, 50 (x2), 54, 64 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 55) Cam Whynot (LD, Canada, Halifax QMJHL) HIGHEST: 41 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 56.00 TOTAL: 4 — 41, 47, 50, 59 OWNED BY: Brennen Kopp 56) Danila Klimovich (F, Belarus, Team Belarus U20/Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL) HIGHEST: 31 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 56.43 TOTAL: 2 — 31, 39 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 57) Roman Schmidt (RD, USA/Canada, NTDP U18/Kitchener OHL) HIGHEST: 24 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 56.86 TOTAL: 2 — 24, 49 OWNED BY: Dave Drinkwalter 58) Artyom Grushnikov (LD, Russia, Hamilton OHL) HIGHEST: 46 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 57.14 TOTAL: 3 — 46 (x2), 48 OWNED BY: Spitfire Scouting 59) James Malatesta (LC, Canada, Quebec QMJHL) HIGHEST: 35 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 57.29 TOTAL: 3 — 35, 45, 61 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 60) Matthew Knies (LW, USA/Slovakia, Tri-City USHL) HIGHEST: 41 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 57.57 TOTAL: 4 — 41, 42, 61, 64 OWNED BY: Horse Lake Scouting 61) Chase Stillman (RW, Canada/USA, Sudbury OHL) HIGHEST: 28 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 58.29 TOTAL: 2 — 28, 55 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 62) Josh Doan (RW, USA/Canada, Chicago USHL, overager) HIGHEST: 33 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 58.57 TOTAL: 2 — 33, 52 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 63) Tristan Broz (LC, USA, Fargo USHL) HIGHEST: 42 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 58.71 TOTAL: 2 — 42, 44 OWNED BY: Horse Lake Scouting 64) Aleksi Heimosalmi (RD, Finland, Assat U20) HIGHEST: 38 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 59.00 TOTAL: 2 — 38, 50 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 65) Justin Robidas (RC, Canada/USA, Val-d’Or QMJHL) HIGHEST: 38 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 59.14 TOTAL: 3 — 38, 57, 59 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 66) Shai Buium (LD, USA, Sioux City USHL) HIGHEST: 36 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 59.29 TOTAL: 3 — 36, 57, 62 OWNED BY: Prestige Worldwide 67) Tristan Lennox (G, Canada, Saginaw OHL) HIGHEST: 42 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 59.57 TOTAL: 3 — 42, 52, 63 OWNED BY: Prestige Worldwide 68) Sean Tschigerl (LW, Canada, Calgary WHL) HIGHEST: 35 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 59.71 TOTAL: 2 — 35, 58 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 69) Vincent Iorio (RD, Canada, Brandon WHL) HIGHEST: 34 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 59.86 TOTAL: 2 — 34, 60 OWNED BY: Brennen Kopp 70) Ryan Ufko (RD, USA, Chicago USHL) HIGHEST: 40 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 60.14 TOTAL: 3 — 40, 59, 62 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 71) Daniil Lazutin (LC, Russia, SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL) HIGHEST: 33 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 60.43 TOTAL: 1 — 33 OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 72) Bobby Orr (LC, Canada, Halifax QMJHL) HIGHEST: 46 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 60.71 TOTAL: 2 — 46, 54 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 73) Cole Huckins (LC, Canada/USA, Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL) HIGHEST: 49 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 60.71 TOTAL: 2 — 49, 51 OWNED BY: Dave Drinkwalter 74) Aidan Hreschuk (LD, USA, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 47 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 60.86 TOTAL: 2 — 47, 54 OWNED BY: Dave Drinkwalter 75) Isaac Belliveau (LD, Canada, Gatineau QMJHL) HIGHEST: 36 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 60.86 TOTAL: 1 — 36 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 76) Joshua Roy (LC, Canada, Sherbrooke QMJHL) HIGHEST: 38 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 61.00 TOTAL: 2 — 38, 64 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 77) Ryder Korczak (RC/RW, Canada, Moose Jaw WHL) HIGHEST: 50 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 61.14 TOTAL: 4 — 50, 58, 61, 64 OWNED BY: Prestige Worldwide 78) Oliver Kapanen (RC, Finland, KalPa U20) HIGHEST: 39 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 61.14 TOTAL: 2 — 39, 64 OWNED BY: Alpine Prospects Scouting Agency (Andrew Grover) 79) Jack O’Brien (LC, USA, Lincoln USHL/Portland WHL) HIGHEST: 43 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 61.14 TOTAL: 2 — 43, 60 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 80) Kyle Masters (RD, Canada, Red Deer WHL) HIGHEST: 40 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 61.43 TOTAL: 1 — 40 OWNED BY: Fantalytica.tech (Jordan Shedletzky) 81) Jack Bar (RD, Canada, Chicago USHL) HIGHEST: 55 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 61.86 TOTAL: 3 — 55, 56, 62 OWNED BY: Horse Lake Scouting 82) Dmitriy Zugan (LC, Russia, Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL) HIGHEST: 43 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 61.86 TOTAL: 1 — 43 OWNED BY: Azteca Scouting 83) Liam Dower Nilsson (LC, Sweden, Frolunda J20) HIGHEST: 53 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.00 TOTAL: 3 — 53, 59, 62 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 84) Dmitri Kuzmin (LD, Belarus, Dinamo-Molodechno Belarus/Flint OHL) HIGHEST: 50 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.00 TOTAL: 2 — 50, 59 OWNED BY: Wise Guys Prospects 85) Jimi Suomi (LD, Finland, Kiekko-Espoo U20/Chicago USHL) HIGHEST: 44 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.00 TOTAL: 1 — 44 OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 86) Manix Landry (LC, Canada/USA, Gatineau QMJHL) HIGHEST: 44 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.00 TOTAL: 1 — 44 OWNED BY: Azteca Scouting 87) Niko Huuhtanen (RW, Finland, Tappara U20/Everett WHL) HIGHEST: 44 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.00 TOTAL: 1 — 44 OWNED BY: Horse Lake Scouting 88) Logan Mailloux (RD, Canada London OHL) HIGHEST: 56 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.14 TOTAL: 3 — 56, 58, 61 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 89) Cole Jordan (LD, Canada, Moose Jaw WHL) HIGHEST: 53 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.14 TOTAL: 2 — 53, 57 OWNED BY: Brennen Kopp 90) Tyler Boucher (RW, USA, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 45 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.14 TOTAL: 1 — 45 OWNED BY: Horse Lake Scouting 91) Jake Martin (RD, USA, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 45 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.14 TOTAL: 1 — 45 OWNED BY: Fantalytica.tech (Rob Love) 92) Vladislav Lukashevich (LD, Russia, Loko Yaroslavl MHL) HIGHEST: 46 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.29 TOTAL: 1 — 46 OWNED BY: Easton’s Scouting Solutions 93) Olivier Nadeau (RW, Canada, Shawinigan QMJHL) HIGHEST: 55 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.43 TOTAL: 2 — 55, 57 OWNED BY: Fantalytica.tech (Rob Love) 94) Martin Rysavy (LW, Czech Republic, Vitkovice Czech) HIGHEST: 47 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.43 TOTAL: 1 — 47 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 95) Nikita V. Novikov (LD, Russia, Dynamo Moskva MHL) HIGHEST: 47 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.43 TOTAL: 1 — 47 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 96) Matvei Petrov (RW, Russia, Krylia Sovetov Moskva MHL/North Bay OHL) HIGHEST: 55 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.57 TOTAL: 2 — 55, 58 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 97) Samuel Helenius (LC, Finland, JYP Liiga) HIGHEST: 53 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.86 TOTAL: 2 — 53, 62 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 98) Ilya Safonov (LC, Russia, Ak Bars Kazan KHL, overager) HIGHEST: 50 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 62.86 TOTAL: 1 — 50 OWNED BY: Easton’s Scouting Solutions 99) Florian Elias (LC, Germany, Adler Mannheim DEL, overager) HIGHEST: 51 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.00 TOTAL: 1 — 51 OWNED BY: Alpine Prospects Scouting Agency (Andrew Grover) 100) Oscar Plandowski (RD, Canada, Charlottetown QMJHL) HIGHEST: 51 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.00 TOTAL: 1 — 51 OWNED BY: Easton’s Scouting Solutions 101) Colton Dach (LC, Canada, Saskatoon WHL) HIGHEST: 53 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.29 TOTAL: 1 — 53 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 102) Marcus Almquist (RW, Denmark, HV71 J20) HIGHEST: 53 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.29 TOTAL: 1 — 53 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 103) Ethan Del Mastro (LD, Canada, Mississauga OHL) HIGHEST: 59 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.57 TOTAL: 2 — 59, 61 OWNED BY: Easton’s Scouting Solutions 104) Liam Gilmartin (LW, USA, London OHL) HIGHEST: 55 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.57 TOTAL: 1 — 55 OWNED BY: High Level Scouting 105) Kirill Gerasimyuk (G, Russia, SKA-Varyagi im. Morozova MHL) HIGHEST: 56 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.71 TOTAL: 1 — 56 OWNED BY: Alpine Prospects Scouting Agency (Jeff Rea) 106) Topias Vilen (LD, Finland, Pelicans Liiga) HIGHEST: 56 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.71 TOTAL: 1 — 56 OWNED BY: Fantalytica.tech (Rob Love) 107) Bryce Montgomery (RD, USA, London OHL) HIGHEST: 56 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.71 TOTAL: 1 — 56 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 108) Ryan Winterton (RW, Canada, Hamilton OHL) HIGHEST: 56 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 63.71 TOTAL: 1 — 56 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 109) Peter Reynolds (LC, Canada, Saint John QMJHL) HIGHEST: 58 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 64.00 TOTAL: 1 — 58 OWNED BY: CanWest Scouting Agency 110) Noah Meier (LD, Switzerland, ZSC Lions) HIGHEST: 60 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 64.29 TOTAL: 1 — 60 OWNED BY: Easton’s Scouting Solutions 111) Ty Gallagher (RD, USA, NTDP U18) HIGHEST: 60 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 64.29 TOTAL: 1 — 60 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 112) Jayden Grubbe (RC, Canada, Red Deer WHL) HIGHEST: 62 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 64.57 TOTAL: 1 — 62 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 113) Ty Voit (RW/RC, USA, Sarnia OHL) HIGHEST: 63 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 64.71 TOTAL: 1 — 63 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects 114) Connor Lockhart (RC, Canada, Erie OHL) HIGHEST: 63 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 64.71 TOTAL: 1 — 63 OWNED BY: Dultak Scouting Service 115) Graham Sward (LD, Canada, Spokane WHL) HIGHEST: 64 LOWEST: NR AVERAGE: 64.86 TOTAL: 1 — 64 OWNED BY: Pipeline Prospects


Fisher’s Final Rankings — Top 160 What started out as a real mystery class has become clearer with every passing month and, like most scouts in most years, I’m feeling relatively confident in my final rankings. It starts at the top with Owen Power in his own tier, separating himself from the pack with a standout performance for Canada at the men’s world championships. Power went wire-to-wire as my No. 1 — from the preliminary rankings in December through the midseason rankings in April — and I believe he has the potential to become a No. 1 defenceman in the NHL. Victor Hedman is the popular comparable but, as Vegas progressed through the playoffs, some started comparing Power to Alex Pietrangelo and I could see him being that type of impact player in his prime — maybe not the most offensive but a minute-munching, all-situations rearguard that is as reliable as he is effective.



After Power, the rest of the top 10 is almost interchangeable and I shuffled the deck in that 2-10 tier more times than I’d like to admit this year. It had been 2-9 until Mason McTavish forced his way into that tier with a strong showing at the U18 worlds. This year’s toughest decision was settling on my top forward for 2021, changing my mind for all three rankings — from Kent Johnson (No. 2 preseason) to Dylan Guenther (No. 3 midseason) to William Eklund, who wound up leading that trio in my 3-5 range. Matty Beniers is right there too, with McTavish bringing up the rear in that top forward tier. I prefer Luke Hughes as the next-best blueliner following Power — they could b