2019 NHL Fantasy Draft Rankings Countdown: 100-81
Welcome to the Fantrax HQ 2019 NHL Draft Rankings, where we’ll be going over the top 100 prospects! These rankings aren’t solely based on where we think each player will be selected. The main priority of this list is to order the prospects based on how impactful we think they will be in fantasy leagues.
Today we’ll start the countdown with the players ranked 81 to 100.
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NHL Draft Rankings
- Cade Webber, D, Rivers School (NH. HS)
Webber has a big frame standing at 6’6″, but that doesn’t hold back his skating ability. He’s a good puck carrier with offensive instincts.
99. Reece Newkirk, C, Portland (WHL)
Newkirk’s point total jumped from 11 to 59 points in his second season in Portland. A competitive player relied upon in all situations.
98. Max Crozier, D, Sioux Falls (USHL)
Crozier was named best defenseman and MVP for his team. He’s an overager, but boasts some size and racks up the penalties.
97. Josh Williams, RW, Medicine Hat/Edmonton (WHL)
Williams has shown flashes of being a gifted sniper but has mostly underwhelmed this past season. The tools are there, and can make him an impact player one day should he get it all together.
96. Adam Beckman, LW, Spokane (WHL)
Beckman has taken great strides over the past few seasons, resulting in him being seventh in WHL scoring among players in his draft class.
95. Semyon Chistyakov, D, Tolpar (MHL)
Chistyakov brings both offense and physicality to the blue line. He has a dangerous shot, despite his low goal total.
94. Layton Ahac, D, Prince George (BCHL)
Ahac is a smooth skating reliable defenseman, who could rise if he develops his shot further and plays more physical.
93. Simon Lundmark, D, Linkoping (SWE)
Lundmark is a good puck moving defender that led his team in points by a defenseman.
92. Quinn Olson, LW, Okotoks (AJHL)
Olson is quick on his feet, plays hard around the boards, and has quality playmaking abilities.
91. Michael Gildon, LW, U.S. NTDP (USHL)
Gildon has quick hands, allowing him to generate scoring chances in the tighter areas on the ice.
90. Patrick Moynihan, C, U.S. NTDP (USHL)
Moynihan doesn’t bring elite level offense but plays a solid all-around game. He likes to play physical and isn’t afraid to block a shot.
89. Alexei Protas, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
Protas is the first player since 1996 to score a hat trick in back-to-back WHL playoff games. He’s a big body (6’5″) that can skate well.
88. Valentin Nussbaumer, C, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
Nussbaumer has good stick handling abilities and plays a sound 200-foot game.
87. Graeme Clarke, RW, Ottawa (OHL)
Clarke was forced into a secondary role due to playing on a stacked 67’s team. High offensive upside and would put up more notable numbers if given the ice time.
86. Domenick Fensore, D, U.S. NTDP (USHL)
Fensore is an offensively talented blueliner. It’s becoming the norm for smaller players to find success, but at 5’7″ he’s a boom or bust pick.
85. Daniil Gutik, LW, Loko (MHL)
Gutik is a sizeable winger at 6’3″ and has soft hands to boot. He could use some work on his skating though.
84. Albert Johansson, D, Farjestad (SWE)
Johansson is a slick skating defenseman with good vision on the ice. He has some trouble winning puck battles but makes up for it with his puck moving skills.
83. Mattias Maccelli, LW, Dubuque (USHL)
Maccelli was third in USHL scoring, and first among 18-year-olds. He’s undersized and not the fastest skater, but has good hands and hockey sense.
82. Justin Bergeron, D, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
Bergeron is an overager by a matter of hours, but his performance during his team’s Memorial Cup run will prevent him being overlooked again. He’s a good skater and puck handler but lacks physicality.
81. Ronnie Attard, D, Tri-City (USHL)
Attard was named both USHL player of the year and defenseman of the year. His 30 goals set the USHL record of most goals by a defenseman.
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