My Personal 2014 Draft List

Here is what I'll be clutching onto with my sweat-drenched hands as I nervously watch Bergevin and Timmins step up to the podium to make their first selection in the Draft. It's a list of which prospects I would draft first. Therefore, the worst player on my list that could be BPA when we pick 26th overall is Dylan Larkin - the previous 25 players on my list would have to be taken by that point. However, that is very unlikely to happen, so Dylan Larkin will probably not be the BPA on my list at 26.

Obviously, this list is probably very different than what most of you have in mind in terms of prospect quality and potential. I've been painstakingly fiddling with it for the past few weeks, and I'll probably be making minor changes right up until 7PM tonight. You can ignore the letters on the right of each name, as I couldn't be bothered to delete those. They represent my projected ceiling for each player. Obviously this is very uncertain, and I used it simply as a rough guide for my rankings. I've only posted my top-50 because things get very uncertain after that, and the players I had on my list past 50 had pretty low ceilings. Hopefully there will be at least one player on this list still available when the Habs pick in the third round (although even if that player is available, Bergevin most likely won't pick him).

Feel free to discuss this list in the comments below. I will take your discussion into account, but I don't know if I want to make major overhauls to my list this close to the Draft. In any case, it's not like it matters. Bergevin and Timmins will have their own list, and that's the one we should be concerned about.

1. Aaron Ekblad 1D

2. Sam Reinhart 1C

3. Sam Bennett 1C

4. Leon Draisaitl 1C

5. Michael Dal Colle 1L

6. Nikolaj Ehlers 1L

7. Robby Fabbri 1C

8. William Nylander 1C/R

9. Nick Ritchie TL

10. Jake Virtanen TR

11. Brendan Perlini TL

12. Kasperi Kapanen TR

13. Ivan Barbashev TL/C

14. Julius Honka 2D

15. Nikita Scherbak TR

16. Nikolay Goldobin 1R?

17. Sonny Milano TL

18. Haydn Fleury 4D

19. Roland McKeown 4D

20. Anthony De Angelo 2D?

21. Kevin Fiala 1L??

22. David Pastrnak TL/R

23. Alex Tuch TR/C

24. Joshua Ho-Sang TR?

25. Travis Sanheim 4D?

26. Dylan Larkin 2C

27. Adrian Kempe 2C/L

28. Nick Schmaltz TC?

29. Jakub Vrana 2R

30. Jared McCann 2C

31. Vladislav Kamenev 2C/L

32. Anton Karlsson 2R/L

33. Spencer Watson 2R

34. Brycen Martin 4D

35. Brayden Point TC?

36. Conner Bleackley 2C

37. Chase De Leo 2C

38. Jack Glover 4D

39. Jack Dougherty 4D

40. Alexis Vanier 4D?

41. Thatcher Demko G

42. Brendan Lemieux 2L

43. Jayce Hawryluk 2C

44. John Quenneville 2C

45. Marcus Pettersson 4D?

46. Eric Cornel 2C/R

47. Dysin Mayo 4D

48. Alex Nedeljkovic G

49. Brett Pollock 2C/L

50. Blake Siebenaler 4D?

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