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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: Omissions

With the Top 100 prospects for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look at other angles of the draft class. There had been quite a few comments of players that we excluded that were found in other rankings. First off, our goal is to find prospects that are underrated…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #1 Rasmus Dahlin

In the most shocking twist of these draft rankings, we have Frolunda defenceman Rasmus Dahlin ranked as the premier prospect in this year’s draft class. All jokes aside, Dahlin is in a league in his own for this group and will make his way to the podium as the first overall pick in just over…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #3 Filip Zadina

Firmly in the third overall spot is the Czech winger, Filip Zadina A dynamic goal scorer with fantastic skating skill, Zadina impressed throughout the entire 2017-18 season with the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads. Sure, it’s his performance at the World Junior Hockey Championships that caught everyone’s attention, but he’s shined all season regardless of the stage….

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #11 Isac Lundestrom

Landing in the 11th spot is Swedish centre Isac Lundestrom. A mainstay for the Swedish junior teams throughout his junior career, Lundstrom has been a regular in the SHL for the past two seasons and now has 91 games of experience at level. He ended the year with 15 points in 42 games this year…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #14 Joel Farabee

The third member of the dynamic top line for the USNTDP, Joel Farabee lands in the 14th spot of the CanucksArmy prospect rankings. Farabee is a reliable two-way player who doesn’t blow you away with his play but just seems to get things done all the time with some really creative plays. He complimented fellow…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #15 Akil Thomas

Akil Thomas is a driven kid. Not only has he completed high school and taking college classes already, he started a clothing line in his spare time. All of this while tearing up the OHL as a playmaking centre who likes to shoot the puck as well. He’s a leader on and off the ice…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #18 Rasmus Kupari

Rasmus Kupari had a strong performance at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament that saw him post seven points in four games for the Finns. It created some hype around him as a prospect entering his draft season but four of those points came against the Slovaks. He entered the year as a consensus top 10…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #19 Ryan McLeod

Landing in the 19th spot of the 2018 draft class is playmaking centre, Ryan McLeod. At the junior level, McLeod has shown signs of being an effective two-way player that keeps is play tidy in the defensive zone while being a creative play-maker on the attack. He does feel like a player that hasn’t reached…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #20 Jonatan Berggren

Jonatan Berggren is one of the players that saw their stock rise considerably to close out the season. Many saying that they saw his skill earlier in the year and it was just a matter of time before his notoriety met that talent. Berggren tore up the SuperElit in Sweden and got a cup of…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #21 Vitali Kravtsov

Vitali Kravtsov had a fantastic KHL playoffs that has seen his stock rise considerably heading into this draft. Playing so well to close out the year that he stole the Best Rookie of the Year Award from Eeli Tolvanen, although he still probably shouldn’t have won it. The young Russian winger possesses an intriguing skill…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #22 Alexander Alexeyev

Landing in the 22nd overall spot in the CanucksArmy prospect rankings is the well-rounded Russian defenceman Alexander Alexeyev. Unfortunately, Alexeyev has suffered some injury issues over the last two seasons which has cast some doubt on his overall outlook., but the Rebels defenceman has such a complete two-way game that makes it feel like he…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #23 Calen Addison

Landing in the 23rd spot of the CanucksArmy prospect rankings is Lethbridge Hurricanes defenceman, Calen Addison. Known for his dynamic offensive abilities, Addison leaves a little bit to be desired in the defensive zone. Obviously, being a defender, it’s something that he needs to improve going forward but it could be simply be something that…