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by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
A look at where they rank in the '06 Draft


There are over 500 hopefuls in the NHL Entry Draft this year and only 210 picks scattered between the 30 clubs in the league. In an attempt to cut through the clutter, the NHL's Central Scouting Service ranks the top players eligible to be drafted in four different categories: European Goalies, European Skaters, North American Goalies and North American Skaters.

 

Here's Central Scouting's top-30 North American skaters:

 

RANKPLAYERLEAGUETEAMPOSSBIRTHHTWT
1ERIK JOHNSONUSAUS NAT'L U-18DR3/21/886'4"222
2JORDAN STAALOHLPETERBOROUGHCL9/10/886'4"215
3JONATHAN TOEWSWCHAU OF N. DAKOTAC/WL4/29/886'1.5"195
4DERICK BRASSARDQMJHLDRUMMONDVILLECL9/22/876'0.5"172
5PHIL KESSELWCHAU OF MINNESOTACR10/02/876'0"189
6PETER MUELLERWHLEVERETTCR4/14/886'2.5"205
7BRYAN LITTLEOHLBARRIECR11/12/875'10"190
8CHRIS STEWARTOHLKINGSTONRWR10/30/876'1.5"228
9JAMES SHEPPARDQMJHLCAPE BRETONCL4/25/886'1.5"204
10CORY EMMERTONOHLKINGSTONC/LWL6/01/885'11.5"177
11KYLE OKPOSOUSHLDES MOINESRWR4/16/886'0"195
12BOBBY SANGUINETTIOHLOWEN SOUNDDR2/29/886'1"174
13NIGEL WILLIAMSUSAUS NAT'L U-18DL4/18/886'4.5"226
14ONDREJ FIALAWHLEVERETTCL11/04/876'1"183
15MICHAEL GRABNERWHLSPOKANERWL10/05/876'0"170
16BEN SHUTRONOHLKINGSTONDR6/14/885'11.5"186
17BRYCE SWANQMJHLHALIFAXRWR10/06/876'2"191
18CODEY BURKIWHLBRANDONCL11/17/876'0.5"190
19NICK FOLIGNOOHLSUDBURYLWL10/31/876'0"188
20MARK MITERACCHAU OF MICHIGANDL10/22/876'3"202
21TY WISHARTWHLPRINCE GEORGEDL5/19/886'4.5"205
22BRIAN STRAITUSAUS NAT'L U-18DL1/04/886'0.5"200
23RYAN HILLIERQMJHLHALIFAXLWL1/25/885'11.5"179
24CAL CLUTTERBUCKOHLOSHAWARWR11/18/875'10.5"196
25BOBBY HUGHESOHLKINGSTONCL11/11/875'10.5"170
26CARL SNEEPUSHSWBRAINERDDR11/05/876'4"210
27RYAN WHITEWHLCALGARYCR3/17/885'11.5"200
28BRADY CALLAWHLEVERETTRWR3/14/886'0"190
29DAVID FISCHERUSHSWAPPLE VALLEYDR2/19/886'3"185
30TREVOR LEWISUSHLDES MOINESCR1/08/876'1"192

 

 

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