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Making the cut: Top 60 prospects composite rankings

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In order to find out who could be the next stars in the NHL, we unveil NHL.com's Top 60 Prospect Rankings.

The list is a composite drawn from three NHL.com staff writers, Adam Kimelman, Mike Morreale and Corey Masisak, as well as three anonymous NHL scouts.

The only rule the voters were given was that players have to enter the 2014-15 season with Calder Trophy eligibility.

First-place votes on the list were valued at 60 points, second-place votes at 59 points, and it continued down through the No. 60 player on each list receiving one point.

Ties were broken based on which player appeared on more ballots. The second tiebreaker was the player with the highest individual ballot placing.

KIMELMAN MORREALE MASISAK
1. Sam Reinhart, C, BUF 1. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL 1. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL
2. John Gibson, G, ANA 2. Teuvo Teravainen, C, CHI 2. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS
3. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL 3. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA 3. Teuvo Teravainen, C, CHI
4. Jake Allen, G, STL 4. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH 4. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
5. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH 5. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ 5. Anthony Mantha, RW, DET
6. Anthony Mantha, RW, DET 6. Sam Reinhart, C, BUF 6. John Gibson, G, ANA
7. Teuvo Teravainen, C, CHI 7. Sam Bennett, C, CGY 7. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
8. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL 8. John Gibson, G, ANA 8. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM
9. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH 9. Griffin Reinhart, D, NYI 9. Sam Bennett, C, CGY
10. Tanner Pearson, LW, LAK 10. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL 10. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH
11. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA 11. Filip Forsberg, C, NSH 11. William Nylander, C, TOR
12. Max Domi, C, ARI 12. Nikita Zadorov, D, BUF 12. Curtis Lazar, C, OTT
13. Filip Forsberg, C, NSH 13. Derrick Pouliot, D, PIT 13. Leon Draisaitl, C, EDM
14. Nikita Zadorov, D, BUF 14. Bo Horvat, C, VAN 14. Sam Reinhart, C, BUF
15. Griffin Reinhart, D, NYI 15. Leon Draisaitl, C, EDM 15. Johnny Gadreau, LW, CGY
16. Leon Draisaitl, C, EDM 16. Max Domi, C, ARI 16. Nikita Zadorov, D, BUF
17. Matt Dumba, D, MIN 17. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH 17. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG
18. Scott Laughton, C, PHI 18. Anthony Mantha, RW, DET 18. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ
19. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY 19. Jake Allen, G, STL 19. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
20. Mirco Mueller, D, SJS 20. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM 20. Derrick Pouliot, D, PIT
21. Curtis Lazar, C, OTT 21. Dmitrij Jaskin, RW, STL 21. Jake Virtanen, RW, VAN
22. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM 22. Michael Dal Colle, LW, NYI 22. Juuse Saros, G, NSH
23. Sam Bennett, C, CGY 23. Scott Laughton, C, PHI 23. Filip Forsberg, C, NSH
24. Ty Rattie, RW, STL 24. William Nylander, C, TOR 24. Tanner Pearson, LW, LAK
25. Kasperi Kapanen, RW, PIT 25. Curtis Lazar, C, OTT 25. Rickard Rakell, C, ANA
26. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ 26. Kasperi Kapanen, RW, PIT 26. Matt Dumba, D, MIN
27. William Nylander, C, TOR 27. Joshua Morrissey, D, WPG 27. Brandon Gormley, D, ARI
28. Jon Gillies, G, CGY 28. Brandon Gormley, D, ARI 28. Riley Barber, RW, WSH
29. Jake Virtanen, RW, VAN 29. Jacob De La Rose, LW, MTL 29. Joshua Morrissey, D, WPG
30. Robert Hagg, D, PHI 30. Calle Jarnkrok, C, NSH 30. Max Domi, C, ARI
31. Dmitrij Jaskin, RW, STL 31. Ryan Spooner, C, BOS 31. Jacob De La Rose, LW, MTL
32. Nicolas Kerdiles, LW, ANA 32. Rickard Rakell, C, ANA 32. Martin Jones, G, LAK
33. Bo Horvat, C, VAN 33. Tanner Pearson, LW, LAK 33. Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM
34. Joseph Morrow, D, BOS 34. Mirco Mueller, D, SJS 34. Emile Poirier, LW, CGY
35. Henrik Samuelsson, C, ARI 35. Riley Barber, RW, WSH 35. Teemu Pulkkinen, LW, DET
36. Brandon Gormley, D, ARI 36. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY 36. Dmitrij Jaskin, RW, STL
37. Alexander Khoklachev, C, BOS 37. Matt Dumba, D, MIN 37. Haydn Fleury, D, CAR
38. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS 38. Mark Stone, RW, OTT 38. Slater Koekkoek, D, TB
39. Stefan Matteau, LW, NJD 39. Brett Ritchie, RW, DAL 39. Jake Allen, G, STL
40. Teemu Pulkkinen, LW, DET 40. Malcolm Subban, G, BOS 40. William Karlsson, C, ANA
41. Calle Jarnkrok, C, NSH 41. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG 41. Calle Jarnkrok, C, NSH
42. Chris Bigras, D, COL 42. Ty Rattie, RW, STL, RW 42. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
43. Joshua Morrissey, D, WPG 43. Haydn Fleury, D, CAR 43. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA
44. Derrick Pouliot, D, PIT 44. Kevin Fiala, LW, NSH 44. Zachary Fucale, G, MTL
45. Ryan Pulock, D, NYI 45. Vladislav Namestnikov, C, TBL 45. Michael Dal Colle, LW, NYI
46. Brendan Gaunce, C, VAN 46. Chris Bigras, D, COL 46. J.T. Compher, LW, BUF
47. Valentin Zykov, LW, LAK 47. Jakub Vrana, LW, WSH 47. Nicolas Kerdiles, LW, ANA
48. Malcolm Subban, G, BOS 48. Adam Clendening, D, CHI 48. Griffin Reinhart, D, NYI
49. Sonny Milano, LW, CBJ 49. Michael Matheson, D, FLA 49. Sonny Milano, LW, CBJ
50. Xavier Ouellet, D, DET 50. Brendan Gaunce, C, VAN 50. Kevin Hayes, RW, NYR
51. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG 51. Reid Boucher, RW, NJD 51. Alexander Khokhlachev, C, BOS
52. Christian Folin, D, MIN 52. Ryan Pulock, D, NYI 52. Nicolas Petan, C, WPG
53. Zachary Fucale, G, MTL 53. Brady Skjei, D, NYR 53. Pavel Buchnevich, LW, NYR
54. Riley Barber, RW, WSH 54. Alexander Khoklachev, C, BOS 54. Shea Theodore, D, ANA
55. Hudson Fasching, RW, BUF 55. Brendan Perlini, LW, ARI 55. Nikolay Prohorkin, LW, LAK
56. Adam Clendening, D, CHI 56. Jake Virtanen, RW, VAN 56. Anthony Duclair, LW, NYR
57. Ville Pokka, D, NYI 57. Valentin Zykov, LW, LAK 57. Mirco Mueller, D, SJS
58. Derek Forbort, D, LAK 58. Stefan Matteau, LW, NJD 58. Hudson Fasching, RW, BUF
59. Emile Poirier, LW, CGY 59. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA 59. Valentin Zykov, LW, LAK
60. Jordan Binnington, G, STL 60. Hudson Fasching, RW, BUF 60. Thatcher Demko, G, VAN
SCOUT A SCOUT B SCOUT C
1. John Gibson, G, ANA 1. John Gibson, G, ANA 1. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
2. Sam Reinhart, C, BUF 2. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA 2. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL
3. Griffin Reinhart, D, NYI 3. Sam Reinhart, C, BUF 3. Teuvo Teravainen, C, CHI
4. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA 4. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL 4. John Gibson, G, ANA
5. Leon Draisaitl, C, EDM 5. Teuvo Teravainen, C, CHI 5. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
6. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL 6. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH 6. Leon Draisaitl, C, EDM
7. Sam Bennett, C, CGY 7. Sam Bennett, C, CGY 7. Sam Bennett, C, CGY
8. Nikita Zadorov, D, BUF 8. Filip Forsberg, C, NSH 8. Sam Reinhart, C, BUF
9. Nick Ritchie, LW, ANA 9. William Nylander, C, TOR 9. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH
10. Dmitrij Jaskin, RW, STL 10. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ 10. Kevin Fiala, LW, NSH
11. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH 11. Andrei Vaselevskiy, G, TBL 11. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG
12. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM 12. Leon Draisaitl, C, EDM 12. Filip Forsberg, C, NSH
13. Anthony Mantha, RW, DET 13. Nikita Zadorov, D, BUF 13. Kevin Hayes, RW, NYR
14. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ 14. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG 14. Anthony Mantha, RW, DET
15. William Nylander, C, TOR 15. Anthony Mantha, RW, DET 15. Curtis Lazar, C, OTT
16. Teuvo Teravainen, C, CHI 16. Sonny Milano, LW, CBJ 16. Christian Folin, D, MIN
17. Michael Dal Colle, LW, NYI 17. Dmitrij Jaskin, RW, STL 17. Derrick Pouliot, D, PIT
18. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY 18. Joshua Morrissey, D, WPG 18. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
19. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG 19. Derrick Pouliot, D, PIT 19. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI
20. Ty Rattie, RW, STL 20. Calle Jarnkrok, C, NSH 20. Shea Theodore, D, ANA
21. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL 21. Mirco Mueller, D, SJS 21. Joshua Morrissey, D, WPG
22. Curtis Lazar, C, OTT 22. Jake Virtanen, RW, VAN 22. Nikita Zadorov, D, BUF
23. Joshua Morrissey, D, WPG 23. Michael Dal Colle, LW, NYI 23. Mirco Mueller, D, SJS
24. Filip Forsberg, C, NSH 24. Griffin Reinhart, D, NYI 24. Michael Dal Colle, LW, NYI
25. Derrick Pouliot, D, PIT 25. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM 25. Jake Virtanen, RW, VAN
26. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH 26. Haydn Fleury, D, CAR 26. Jakub Vrana, LW, WSH
27. Dylan Larkin, C, DET 27. Nick Ritchie, LW, ANA 27. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
28. Anders Lee, C, NYI 28. Dylan Larkin, C, DET 28. Scott Laughton, C, PHI
29. Jake Virtanen, RW, VAN 29. Jake Allen, G, STL 29. Alex Tuch, RW, MIN
30. Bo Horvat, C, VAN 30. Michael Matheson, D, FLA 30. William Nylander, C, TOR
31. Haydn Fleury, D, CAR 31. Scott Laughton, C, PHI 31. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ
32. Max Domi, C, ARI 32. Curtis Lazar, C, OTT 32. Jason Dickinson, C, DAL
33. Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM 33. Alex Tuch, RW, MIN 33. Nick Ritchie, LW, ANA
34. Brandon Gormley, D, ARI 34. Jakub Vrana, LW, WSH 34. Jacob De La Rose, LW, MTL
35. Samuel Morin, D, PHI 35. Ian McCoshen, D, FLA 35. Linus Ullmark, G, BUF
36. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA 36. Bo Horvat, C, VAN 36. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
37. Jake McCabe, D, BUF 37. Julius Honka, D, DAL 37. Malcolm Subban, G, BOS
38. Jake Allen, G, STL 38. Matt Dumba, D, MIN 38. Zachary Fucale, G, MTL
39. Mirco Mueller, D, SJS 39. Rickard Rakell, C, ANA 39. Robert Hagg, D, PHI
40. Scott Laughton, C, PHI 40. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA 40. Marko Dano, C, CBJ
41. Adam Clendening, D, CHI 41. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH 41. Dylan Larkin, C, DET
42. Michael Matheson, D, FLA 42. Max Domi, C, ARI 42. Haydn Fleury, D, CAR
43. Jason Dickinson, C, DAL 43. Hudson Fasching, RW, BUF 43. Kasperi Kapanen, RW, PIT
44. Gustav Olofsson, D, MIN 44. Matt Puempel, LW, OTT 44. Robby Fabbri, C, STL
45. Kasperi Kapanen, RW, PIT 45. Malcolm Subban, G, BOS 45. Nikita Scherbak, RW, MTL
46. Brett Ritchie, RW, DAL 46. Brandon Gormley, D, ARI 46. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
47. Henrik Samuelsson, C, ARI 47. Reid Boucher, RW, NJD 47. Michael Matheson, D, FLA
48. Fredrik Gauthier, C, TOR 48. Jacob De La Rose, LW, MTL 48. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
49. Adam Lowry, LW, WPG 49. Shea Theodore, D, ANA 49. Adam Clendening, D, CHI
50. Ian McCoshen, D, FLA 50. Jake McCabe, D, BUF 50. Jiri Sekac, LW, MTL
51. Jack Campbell, G, DAL 51. Ty Rattie, RW, STL 51. Michael Downing, D, FLA
52. Emile Poirier, LW, CGY 52. Rocco Grimaldi, C, FLA 52. Philippe Desrosiers, G, DAL
53. Alexey Marchenko, D, DET 53. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY 53. Max Domi, C, ARI
54. Patrik Nemeth, D, DAL 54. Derek Forbort, D, LAK, D 54. Sonny Milano, LW, CBJ
55. Matt Dumba, D, MIN 55. Brendan Perlini, LW, ARI 55. Thatcher Demko, G, VAN
56. Jacob De La Rose, LW, MTL 56. Brady Skjei, D, NYR 56. Mike Reilly, D, CBL
57. Laurent Brossoit, G, EDM 57. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI 57. Henrik Samuelsson, C, ARI
58. Tyler Graovac, C, MIN 58. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS 58. Nicholas Paul, LW, OTT
59. Kevin Hayes, RW, NYR 59. Kevin Hayes, RW, NYR 59. Nikolay Goldobin, RW, SJS
60. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI 60. Kevin Fiala, LW, NSH 60. Mark Jankowski, C, CGY

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