NHL Draft

Consolidated midterm 2022 NHL Draft rankings

The NHL released their midterm draft rankings this week along with several other notable junior hockey experts. Unlike the 2021 draft, this year’s draft will feature players who actually played hockey this season, and that has allowed the list of draft eligible players to sort itself out.

The 2022 draft has a clear cut number one player in Shane Wright, with a decent crop of players rounding out the first round. There are already teams in the NHL that are clearly focused on securing the first overall selection including the Arizona Coyotes and Montreal Canadiens, and both could use the services of the superstar that Wright projects to be.

One of the most notable observations from this year’s draft class is the top tier talent from overseas. Only five of the top 14 ranked players on our consolidated board play in North America. The first round is filled with high performing players from Sweden, Finland, Slovakia, Czechia, and Russia. It’s interesting to see such a skew this year after the top five selections in 2021 were all from North American teams.

Regardless, the top spot is owned by Wright and everyone else is playing for second. Wright was the number one ranked player in every single rankings list. For context on how clear cut Wright’s first overall selection is, four players were ranked second on at least one board. Ten players received at least one top-five ranking, 17 received at least one top-10 ranking, and 57 received at least one top-32 ranking.

Our rankings include those from Dobber Prospects, Future Considerations, McKeen’s Hockey, EliteProspects, Sportsnet, The Hockey Writers, Bob McKenzie, and Craig Button. If any notable rankings were missed, please let us know and we will adjust our consolidated rankings accordingly.

Without further ado, here’s the full list.

RANKPLAYERMEAN RANKPOSTEAMLEAGUEDOBHTWTS
1Shane Wright1.0CKingston FrontenacsOHLJan 5, 20046’1″187R
2Joakim Kemell3.8RWJYPLiigaApr 27, 20045’11”176R
3Matthew Savoie4.0CWinnipeg IceWHLJan 1, 20045’9″179R
4Logan Cooley4.8CU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPMay 4, 20045’10”174L
5Simon Nemec6.3DHK NitraSlovakiaFeb 15, 20046’1″192R
6Danila Yurov7.0RWMetallurg MagnitogorskKHLDec 22, 20036’1″179L
7Juraj Slafkovsky7.3LWTPSLiigaMar 30, 20046’4″225L
8David Jiricek8.9DHC PlzenCzechiaNov 28, 20036’3″190R
9Brad Lambert9.0C/RWPelicansLiigaDec 19, 20036’0″179R
10Frank Nazar11.0C/RWU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPJan 14, 20045’10”174R
11Conor Geekie13.3CWinnipeg IceWHLMay 5, 20046’4″205L
12Jonathan Lekkerimäki13.8CDjurgårdens IF J20J20 NationellJul 24, 20045’11”172R
13Ivan Miroshnichenko14.5LWOmskie KryliaVHLFeb 4, 20046’1″185R
14Filip Mesar16.1W/CHK PopradSlovakiaJan 3, 20045’10”172R
15Rutger McGroarty17.8CU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPMar 30, 20046’0″205L
16Isaac Howard19.3LWU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPMar 30, 20045’10”183L
17Seamus Casey20.6DU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPJan 8, 20045’10”161R
18Liam Öhgren21.8LWDjurgårdens IF J20J20 NationellJan 28, 20046’1″187L
19Cutter Gauthier21.9C/LWU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPJan 19, 20046’3″194L
20Marco Kasper22.0CRögle BKSHLApr 8, 20046’1″183L
21Ty Nelson22.9DNorth Bay BattalionOHLMar 30, 20045’10”196R
22Noah Östlund23.2CDjurgårdens IF J20J20 NationellMar 11, 20045’11”163L
23Pavel Mintyukov24.9DSaginaw SpiritOHLNov 25, 20036’1″192L
24Kevin Korchinski25.0DSeattle ThunderbirdsWHLJun 21, 20046’2″185L
25Denton Mateychuk25.1DMoose Jaw WarriorsWHLJul 12, 20045’11”187L
26Ryan Chesley25.3DU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPFeb 27, 20046’0″194R
27Tristan Luneau25.4DGatineau OlympiquesQMJHLJan 12, 20046’2″174R
28Nathan Gaucher25.7CQuébec RempartsQMJHLNov 6, 20036’3″207R
29Gleb Trikozov27.4C/RWOmskie KryliaVHLAug 12, 20046’1″185R
30Jimmy Snuggerud29.3FU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPJun 1, 20046’2″185R
31Elias Salomonsson29.8DSkellefteå AIK J20J20 NationellAug 31, 20046’1″172R
32Alexander Perevalov30.8LWLoko YaroslavlMHLApr 16, 20046’0″192R
33Calle Odelius31.1DDjurgårdens IF J20J20 NationellMay 30, 20046’0″185L
34Owen Pickering32.6DSwift Current BroncosWHLJan 27, 20046’4″179L
35Jiri Kulich32.8CHC Karlovy VaryCzechiaApr 14, 20046’0″172L
36Matthew Poitras33.2CGuelph StormOHLMar 10, 20045’11”172R
37Lian Bichsel35.5DLeksands IFSHLMay 18, 20046’5″216L
38Bryce McConnell-Barker36.0CSoo GreyhoundsOHLJun 4, 20046’1″187L
39Filip Bystedt37.3CLinköping HC J20J20 NationellFeb 4, 20046’4″187L
40Jack Hughes38.2CNortheastern Univ.NCAANov 2, 20036’0″165L
41Aleksanteri Kaskimäki38.5CHIFK U20U20 SM-sarjaFeb 6, 20046’0″183L
42Adam Ingram38.7FYoungstown PhantomsUSHLOct 14, 20036’2″174L
43Paul Ludwinski39.7CKingston FrontenacsOHLApr 23, 20045’11”172L
44Rieger Lorenz40.0COkotoks OilersAJHLMar 30, 20046’2″185L
45Danny Zhilkin40.5CGuelph StormOHLDec 19, 20036’2″183L
46Michael Buchinger42.0DGuelph StormOHLApr 25, 20046’0″185L
47Simon Forsmark42.8DÖrebro HK J20J20 NationellOct 17, 20036’2″194L
48Maveric Lamoureux43.0DDrummondville VoltigeursQMJHLJan 13, 20046’7″196R
49Lane Hutson43.4DU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPFeb 14, 20045’8″148L
50Matyas Sapovaliv44.0FSaginaw SpiritOHLFeb 12, 20046’4″190L
51Jani Nyman44.3LWIlves U20U20 SM-sarjaJul 30, 20046’3″207L
52Owen Beck45.0CMississauga SteelheadsOHLFeb 3, 20046’0″190R
53Mats Lindgren45.0DKamloops BlazersWHLAug 26, 20046’0″176L
54Sam Rinzel47.0DChaska HighUSHS-MNJun 25, 20046’4″181R
55Matthew Seminoff47.3RWKamloops BlazersWHLDec 27, 20035’11”183R
56Luca Del Bel Belluz47.3CMississauga SteelheadsOHLNov 10, 20036’1″179L
57Tyler Duke48.0DU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPJul 19, 20045’9″179L
58Hunter Haight48.2CBarrie ColtsOHLApr 4, 20045’10”172R
59Markus Vidicek49.0CHalifax MooseheadsQMJHLMar 21, 20045’10”154L
60Ludwig Persson49.5C/LWFrölunda HC J20J20 NationellOct 8, 20035’11”179L
61Mattias Hävelid50.2DLinköping HC J20J20 NationellJan 1, 20045’10”172R
62Devin Kaplan51.0FU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPJan 10, 20046’3″198R
63Vladimir Grudinin52.8DKrasnaya Armiya MoskvaMHLDec 9, 20035’10”159L
64David Goyette52.8CSudbury WolvesOHLMar 27, 20045’11”174L
65Jordan Gustafson53.7FSeattle ThunderbirdsWHLJan 20, 20045’11”179L
66Tomas Hamara54.0DTappara U20U20 SM-sarjaMar 9, 20046’0″185L
67Kasper Kulonummi54.0DJokerit U20U20 SM-sarjaMar 1, 20046’0″179R
68Artyom Duda54.8DKrasnaya Armiya MoskvaMHLApr 8, 20046’1″181L
69Ryan Greene56.0CGreen Bay GamblersUSHLOct 21, 20036’2″174R
70Jake Karabela56.0CGuelph StormOHLMar 7, 20045’11”170L
71Alexander Suzdalev56.5LWHV71 J20J20 NationellMar 5, 20046’2″172L
72Antonin Verreault57.5LWGatineau OlympiquesQMJHLJul 28, 20045’8″163L
73Julian Lutz58.0FEHC MünchenDELFeb 29, 20046’2″185L
74Brandon Lisowsky58.0FSaskatoon BladesWHLApr 13, 20045’9″172L
75Jorian Donovan59.7DHamilton BulldogsOHLApr 5, 20046’2″181L
76Cruz Lucius60.0RWU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPApr 5, 20046’0″176R
77Ruslan Gazizov61.0FLondon KnightsOHLJan 21, 20045’11”187L
78Jagger Firkus61.5FMoose Jaw WarriorsWHLApr 29, 20045’10”154R
79Pano Fimis61.7CNiagara IceDogsOHLJun 17, 20045’10”174R
80Jordan Dumais62.0RWHalifax MooseheadsQMJHLApr 15, 20045’9″165R
81Tyler Brennan62.5GPrince George CougarsWHLSep 27, 20036’4″190L
82Arseni Koromyslov63.8DSKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHLNov 3, 20036’3″181L
83Spencer Sova65.3DErie OttersOHLJan 10, 20046’1″185L
84Fraser Minten67.0FKamloops BlazersWHLJul 5, 20046’1″185L
85Alexander Pelevin67.0DChaika Nizhny NovgorodMHLMay 16, 20045’11”172L
86Cameron Lund68.0CGreen Bay GamblersUSHLJun 7, 20046’2″185R
87Isaiah George69.5DLondon KnightsOHLFeb 15, 20046’1″194L
88Otto Salin69.5DHIFK U20U20 SM-sarjaMar 7, 20045’11”192R
89Kirill Dolzhenkov71.0LWKrasnaya Armiya MoskvaMHLApr 20, 20046’6″236L
90Colton Smith73.5LWLondon KnightsOHLFeb 9, 20046’2″207L
91Vinzenz Rohrer73.5RWOttawa 67’sOHLSep 9, 20045’11”168R
92Gavin Hayes73.7RWFlint FirebirdsOHLMay 14, 20046’1″176R
93Mathew Ward75.0FSwift Current BroncosWHLJan 24, 20045’8″157L
94Maddox Fleming77.0RWU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPFeb 13, 20046’0″179R
95Marek Hejduk78.0FU.S. National U18 TeamUSDPJan 3, 20046’0″181R
96Reid Schaefer79.0LWSeattle ThunderbirdsWHLSep 21, 20036’3″214L
97Noah Warren79.5DGatineau OlympiquesQMJHLJul 15, 20046’5″214R
98Jack Devine80.0RWUniv. of DenverNCAAOct 2, 20035’11”172R
99Samuel Savoie80.0CGatineau OlympiquesQMJHLMar 25, 20045’10”190L
100Brennan Ali81.0CAvon Old Farms SchoolUSHS-PrepFeb 9, 20046’1″194L
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