TSN hockey analyst Bob McKenzie has announced his list of the top 60 prospects for this June's NHL Draft. McKenzie's list is a bit different from all other draft lists in that it is based solely on the opinions of NHL scouts/management. As it result, his lists tend to come closest to what NHL teams are actually thinking.
Here is the Top 60, as compiled by McKenzie.
In no surprise, American Auston Matthews tops the list. Though the talented Finnish duo of Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi made a strong push after this year's World Juniors, Matthews remained the number pick of every scout surveyed.
NCAA-eligible players to make the list include: 13. Tyson Jost(North Dakota commit), 14. Charlie McAvoy(Boston University) 15. Clayton Keller(BU commit) 17. Dante Fabbro(BU commit) 18. Kieffer Bellows(BU commit) 19. Luke Kunin(Wisconsin) 21. Riley Tufte(UMD commit) 28. Tage Thompson(UConn) 39. Dennis Cholowski(SCSU commit) 47. Chad Krys(BU commit) 51. Trent Frederic(Wisconsin commit) 56. Ryan Lindgren(Minnesota commit) and 59. Adam Fox(Harvard commit)