Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel Lead CSS’ Midterm 2015 NHL Draft Rankings


The midterm 2015 NHL draft rankings from Central Scouting Service were released Tuesday and there aren’t any surprises at the top.

Forwards Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters (OHL) and Jack Eichel of Boston University (NCAA), as well as Noah Hanifin of Boston College are the top three ranked North American skaters, which has been the case throughout the season.

Lawson Crouse, a physical left winger with great size (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) and offensive skill, has moved up in the rankings to No. 4 after a strong performance during Team Canada’s gold medal-winning run in the 2015 World Junior Championship.

London Knights (OHL) center Mitch Marner has 90 points (34 goals, 56 assists) in 42 games, but he wasn’t ranked in the top five.

Here’s a look at the top 10, via

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There’s a total of five Hockey East players in the North American skater rankings:

  • No. 2 — Jack Eichel, C, Boston University
  • No. 3 — Noah Hanifin, D, Boston College
  • No. 71 — AJ Greer, LW, Boston University
  • No. 139 — Brian Diffley, D, Boston University
  • No. 141 — Brett Seney, LW, Merrimack

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