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Couturier tops FC’s November Draft Rankings
November 17, 2010, 8:10 pm
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From Dan Stewart and Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

Sean Couturier is still the top dog.

The Drummondville Voltigeurs standout is ranked first among available draftees in Future Considerations’ November rankings for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Couturier, who represented Team QMJHL in the Subway Super Series, has 14 goals and 34 points in 26 games this season.

But by no means is Couturier the consensus top pick.

He’s followed closely by Swedish defender Adam Larsson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Red Deer Rebels and Kitchener Rangers standout Gabriel Landeskog.

Larsson, who has drawn comparisons to both Victor Hedman and Niklas Lidstrom, is considered the next big Swedish blueliner. He represented a talented Swedish club at the 2010 World Junior Championship at 16 and could go first overall if the team holding the top pick covets a defenseman.

Nugent-Hopkins has 25 assists and 30 points in 22 games this season and is representing Team WHL in the Subway Super Series. The slick playmaker boasts an impressive shot and could find himself on Team Canada in Buffalo at the upcoming World Junior Championship.

Nugent-Hopkins should face import Gabriel Landeskog of the Kitchener Rangers at the event. The Swedish captain has 17 goals and 31 points in 20 games in his second season in the Ontario Hockey League.

Ryan Murphy, Landeskog’s teammate in Kitchener, rounds out the top five. The Aurora, ON. native has 35 points in 20 games while patrolling the Rangers blueline.

For all your 2011 NHL Entry Draft information, be sure to visit Future Considerations and follow FC on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FCHockey. Also, stay tuned as we unveil the new Future Considerations website in the near future!

Round 1.

Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /
1). C/LW Sean Couturier, Drummondville, QMJHL, 6’-4”, 190 Lbs
2). D Adam Larsson, Skelleftea, SEL, 6’-3”, 215 Lbs
3). C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer, WHL, 6’-0”, 165 Lbs
4). RW Gabriel Landeskog, Kitchener, OHL, 6’-1”, 205 Lbs
5). D Ryan Murphy, Kitchener, OHL, 5’-10.5”, 170 Lbs
6). D Dougie Hamilton, Niagara, OHL, 6’-4.5”, 195 Lbs
7). RW Brandon Saad, Saginaw, OHL, 6’-2”, 210 Lbs
8). LW Matt Puempel, Peterborough, OHL, 6’-0”, 190 Lbs
9). C Victor Rask, Leksand, Sweden, 6’-1”, 195 Lbs
10). D David Musil, Vancouver, WHL, 6’-3.5”, 205 Lbs
11). D Duncan Siemens, Saskatoon, WHL, 6’-3”, 195 Lbs
12). RW Ryan Strome, Niagara, OHL, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
13). LW Lucas Lessio, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-1”, 200 Lbs
14). C Rocco Grimaldi, U18, NTDP, 5’-6.5”, 160 Lbs
15). D Nathan Beaulieu, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-3”, 185 Lbs
16). D Adam Clendening, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11”, 185 Lbs
17). RW Joel Armia, Assat, SM-Liiga, 6’-3”, 195 Lbs
18). RW Seth Ambroz, Omaha, USHL , 6’-3”, 215 Lbs
19). D Scott Mayfield, Youngstown, USHL, 6’-4”, 175 Lbs
20). RW Ty Rattie, Portland, WHL, 6’-0”, 170 Lbs
21). LW Tomas Jurco, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-0”, 180 Lbs
22). C Alexander Khokhlachev, Windsor, OHL, 5’-10”, 170 Lbs
23). C Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-1”, 160 Lbs
24). C Boone Jenner, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-2”, 195 Lbs
25). LW Nicklas Jensen, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-3”, 185 Lbs
26). D Jesse Forsberg, Prince George, WHL, 6’-1”, 195 Lb
27). RW Vladislav Namestnikov, London, OHL, 6’-0”, 165 Lbs
28). D Scott Harrington, London, OHL, 6’-1”, 200 Lbs
29). C Matthew Nieto, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11”, 180 Lbs
30). C Mark McNeill, Prince Albert, WHL, 6’-2”, 205 Lbs

Round 2.

Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /
31). RW Shane McColgan, Kelowna, WHL, 5’-9”, 165 Lbs
32). D Myles Bell, Regina, WHL, 6’-0”, 200 Lbs
33). RW Tyler Biggs, U18, NTDP, 6’-2”, 205 Lbs
34). C Michael St. Croix, Edmonton, WHL, 5’-11”, 175 Lbs
35). C Joachim Nermark, Linkoping, Swe Jr20, 6’-0”, 170 Lbs
36). C Daniel Catenacci, Sault St, Marie, OHL, 5’-10”, 180 Lbs
37). D Oscar Klefbom, Skare, Swe 2, 6’-3”, 195 Lbs
38). LW J.T. Miller, U18, NTDP, 6’-0”, 185 Lbs
39). D Connor Murphy, U18, NTDP, 6’-3”, 190 Lbs
40). D Patrick Koudys, RPI, NCAA, 6’-4”, 195 Lbs
41). D Dillon Simpson, North Dakota, NCAA, 6’-1”, 195 Lbs
42). RW Dmitrij Jaskin, Slavia Jr., Czech Rep., 6’-1”, 195 Lbs
43). D Joe Morrow, Portland, WHL, 6’-0”, 195 Lbs
44). C Vincent Trocheck, Saginaw, OHL, 5’-11”, 175 Lbs
45). LW Phillip Danault, Victoriaville, QMJHL, 5’-11”, 165 Lbs
46). LW Sven Baertschi, Portland, WHL, 5’-10”, 175 Lbs
47). D Stuart Percy, Mississauga, OHL, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
48). D Jonas Brodin, Farjestad, SEL, 6’-1”, 165 Lbs
49). RW Tobias Rieder, Kitchener, OHL, 5’-9”, 165 Lbs
50). D Robbie Russo, U18, NTDP, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
51). C Zach Phillips, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-0”, 180 Lbs
52). RW Maxim Shalunov, Chelyabinsk, MHL, 6’-3”, 185 Lbs
53). LW Marek Tvrdon, Vancouver, WHL, 6’-2”, 195 Lbs
54). RW Philippe Hudon, Choate-Rosemary, USHS, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
55). C Mika Zibanejad, Djurgardens, Swe Jr, 6’-1”, 180 Lbs
56). C Nick Shore, University of Denver, NCAA, 6’-0”, 190 Lbs
57). LW Michael Curtis, Belleville, OHL, 6’-0”, 175 Lbs
58). G Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi, QMJHL, 6’-1”, 190 Lbs
59). LW Mario Lucia, Wayzata, USHS, 6’-2”, 180 Lbs
60). D Mike McKee, Kent School, USHS, 6’-4”, 225 Lbs
Aaron Vickers is the managing editor of Future Considerations and can be found on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/VickersFC. Follow the latest Future Considerations news and posts, follow FC’s Official Twitter Feed at http://www.twitter.com/FCHockey.

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Good job, Im already looking forward to the draft guide.

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