The most anticipated pre-draft ranking every season comes courtesy of TSN analyst Bob McKenzie, who polls a number of high-ranking NHL front office types to get a general consensus of the draft order. It's not always a perfect picture of what will happen on draft day, but it usually comes the closest of any ranking out there.
It's no shock to see Connor McDavid ranked first overall followed by Jack Eichel. It's a bit of a surprise that Boston College's Noah Hanifin holds onto the third overall spot ahead of Mitch Marner and Dylan Strome, when amateur opinion seems to have moved Marner and Strome ahead of Hanifin in the second half of the year.
Future college hockey players are well-represented on the list. Players with ties to the NCAA include: 11. Zach Werenski, 13. Kyle Connor 16. Colin White 26. Brock Boeser 34. Jack Roslovic 45. Christian Fischer 52. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson 53. Jeremy Bracco 57. Thomas Novak 62. Jordan Greenway 67. Matej Tomek 74. Dennis Gilbert and 75. Brendan Warren. Will Borgen also received an Honourable Mention.