Prospects Analysis: End-of-Season Rankings
Prospects Analysis: End-of-Season Rankings

This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.

With the 2016-17 regular season finished, it's time to update our prospect rankings one final time. Seventeen players graduated from the list and another five dropped off, so nearly a quarter of the list is new additions. The top 10 is very tight and a case can be made to move any of those players up or down a spot or two.

(Notes: - All stats as of April 12; players with 25 games or more of NHL regular season experience are not included)

1. Keller, Clayton (F-ARI)
2. Boeser, Brock (F-VAN)
3. Strome, Dylan (F-ARI): Another stellar season for OHL Erie (75P in 35GP), but appears to be a "safe" prospect as opposed to one with elite upside.
4. Connor, Kyle (F-WPG)
5. Barzal, Mathew (F-NYI)
6. Vrana, Jakub (F-WSH)
7. Samsonov, Ilya (G-WSH)
8. Kaprizov, Kirill (F-MIN)
9. Jost, Tyson (F-COL): Perhaps the only player in the COL organization who is guaranteed to be with the team next season.
10. Sergachev, Mikhail (D-MTL)
11. Sanheim, Travis (D-PHI)
12. Chabot, Thomas (D-OTT): No prospect in the league had his stock rise as much this season.
13. McAvoy, Charlie (D-BOS): Left BU and is set to make NHL debut in Stanley Cup Playoffs.
14. Svechnikov, Evgeni (F-DET)
15. White, Colin (F-OTT)
16. Senyshyn, Zachary (F-BOS)
17. Dubois, Pierre-Luc (F-CBJ): Had a poor QMJHL season (55P in 48GP) split between Cape Breton and Blainville-Boisbriand and was invisible for Team Canada at WJC.
18. Sorokin, Ilya (G-NYI)
19. Shestyorkin, Ilya (G-NYR)

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Jon Litterine
Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.
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