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We're back for the 2nd annual CDC Draft Rankings!

General Information

As per normal, the vote will be specific to the team drafting in that slot, you will have 10 players to choose from in the vote

(starting with the top 10 players ranked in the ISS Top 30 draft eligible players) . Make your choice not only by skill, but by team needs as well. Every couple of days I will create a new thread with the results of the vote, and a new vote for the next team. I will also post information about the next 5 players in the ISS top 30. Below the team's logo, you can click to see their current prospects over at Hockey's Future to have more organizational insight. Enjoy and make sure to come back for each vote!

(Remember that you're voting for what team will pick who in their position. Not just what team should draft what player.)

Congratulations to Denis Guryanov for being selected 22nd overall by the Washington Capitals!

Who will the Vancouver Canucks select 23rd overall?


Current Canucks Prospects

According to the ISS Rankings, these are the next top 5 draft eligible players.


A very competitive center who uses his size, skill, and skating to power to the net and create scoring chances. Possesses an elite-level shot, great vision, and slick puckhandling skills; as a result, it's no surprise that he has a natural knack for scoring big goals. Offensive catalyst, but also defensively responsible. Plays a creative, 200-foot game. All-in-all, an intelligent, scoring center that is productive at both ends of the ice. Source


Brandon Carlo is an industrious, shift-by-shift defenceman who lets the game come to him rather than chasing the play; he is able to quickly adapt to the pace of the game on the fly. Through maneuvering his way around the ice and making high-percentage, skilled decisions in all three zones, he is able to shut opposition offense down before it begins to take shape. Carlo is a smooth skater who can control the puck very well and get into open areas for scoring chances; that being said, he does and will need help finding offense due to his natural defensive style of play. All-in-all, a towering, defensive d-man that has very few holes in his game and is physically ready to make the next step. Source


Age: 18

Birthplace: Longueuil, QC,CAN

Position: Defence

Height: 6'0

Weight: 187 lbs

Current League: QMJHL: Sherbrooke Phoenix

Player Info: Jeremy Roy is a gifted two-way defenceman that establishes his presence on the ice through playing authoritative hockey, with and without the puck. His absolute and total awareness of other players' positions on the ice is a testament to his incredible knowledge of the game. Roy possesses the intangibles of maturity and character that can't be taught, as well as the individual skill that turns heads every time he is on the ice. All-in-all, a highly intelligent defenceman that plays high-percentage hockey and is a catalyst for positive plays in all three zones. When talking to scouts about Jeremy Roy, the name Duncan Keith often shows up in the same sentence; the offensive and defensive traits embodied by the Chicago Blackhawks star defenseman seem to be akin to what the young Roy aspires to. Source


Age: 18

Birthplace: Amsterdam, NED

Position: Rightwing

Height: 6'0

Weight: 183 lbs

Current League: QMJHL: Charlottetown Checkers

Player Info: A prolific scoring winger who possesses an elite-level skillset: has dynamic skating ability, is a creative passer, and has incredible puckhandling ability. While he is offensively dominant, he is also defensively responsible. A very hard working player who strives to improve all aspects of his game. Absolutely electric. Source

Jake Debrusk

Age: 18

Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, CAN

Position: Left Wing

Height: 6'0

Weight: 176 lbs

Current League: WHL: Swift Current Broncos

Player Info: A two-way winger with good mobility and scoring ability. Willing to battle in the dirty areas and can always find the puck and make the smart play below the hashmarks. Shows good creativity and deception with the puck. Good individual skills and makes good use of any time and space found. DeBrusk won't beat you up physically, but he can definitely beat you up on the scoreboard. All-in-all, a competitive two-way winger with the natural goal scorer's instincts. Source

Draft Order

1. Edmonton - Connor McDavid

2. Buffalo - Jack Eichel

3. Arizona - Dylan Strome

4. Toronto - Noah Hanifin

5. Carolina - Mitchell Marner

6. New Jersey - Matthew Barzal

7. Philadelphia - Lawson Crouse

8. Columbus - Ivan Provorov

9. San Jose - Mikko Rantanen

10. Colorado - Zack Werenski

11. Florida - Pavel Zacha

12. Dallas - Timo Meier

13. Los Angeles - Kyle Connor

14. Boston - Travis Konecny

15. Calgary - Yevgeni Svechnikov

16. Edmonton - Thomas Chabot

17. Winnipeg - Paul Bittner

18. Ottawa - Colin White

19. Detroit - Jansen Harkins

20. Minnesota - Nick Merkley

21. Buffalo - Jakub Zboril

22. Washington - Denis Guryanov

23. Vancouver -

24. Toronto -

25. Winnipeg -

26. Montreal -

27. Anaheim -

28. Tampa Bay -



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Plenty D will be around in the 2nd round no need to pick a D in the 1st round.

That is the attitude that has our defensive core in shambles because its riddled with 4/5 defenceman from top to bottom.

Jeremy Roy is easily the top pick for this team out of those options, particularly considering that Benning is looking for a character player with maturity.

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That is the attitude that has our defensive core in shambles because its riddled with 4/5 defenceman from top to bottom.

Jeremy Roy is easily the top pick for this team out of those options, particularly considering that Benning is looking for a character player with maturity.

Benning is looking for the best player available.

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Really Cause McKenzie Has Eriksson rated higher (23) than Roy (29). McKenzie is the draft ranking King.

Eriksson Ek might be better than Roy, but it's not by enough to ignore positional need IMO.

Eriksson Ek has been compared to Kopitar. However, he is described as a goal scorer and his playmaking ability is only briefly mentioned. I don't believe he'll ever be as good of a playmaker, which keeps him from being a 1st liner center. So he could easily end up being a good two-way 2C, but we have 2 or 3 guys who fill that role in our prospect pool.

I like Roy the best out of all the options, but there's a bunch of defensemen I would be okay with that aren't in the poll, like Vince Dunn, Rasmus Andersson, Ryan Pilon, and maybe Oliver Kylington. And I'm probably forgetting a few too. Just goes to show how wide open the draft could be.

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Roy is solid at 23, but I haven't been all that impressed with his big game performances. I feel like Erikkson Ek has the fire to make it in the NHL no matter what.

Boeser is the one I might take a flyer on. Could be a Wayne Simmons type.

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