Boston University forward & projected top pick Macklin Celebrini.
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NHL Central Scouting releases mid-term rankings for 2024 Draft

Published January 12, 2024 at 6:00 PM

January is always a busy month for scouts around the National Hockey League with the World Juniors and CHL Top Prospects Game giving these players a big opportunity to increase their draft stock.

On Friday, the National Hockey League's Central Scouting shared their mid-term rankings for the 2024 Entry Draft, which is set to be held in Las Vegas in late-June.

Leading the way in the North American Skaters category is Boston University forward Macklin Celebrini, who is expected by many to be selected first overall in June. Meanwhile, Finnish forward Konsta Helenius landed in first in the International Skaters category.

Let's take a look at the top-ten in both of the skater categories, as well as the top-five ranked North American and International goaltenders.

North American Skaters
1) Macklin Celebrini.
2) Artyom Levshunov.
3) Cayden Lindstrom.
4) Zeev Buium.
5) Trevor Connolly.
6) Carter Yakemchuk.
7) Sam Dickinson.
8) Cole Eiserman.
9) Berkly Catton.
10) Zayne Parekh.

International Skaters
1) Konsta Helenius.
2) Anton Silayev.
3) Ivan Demidov.
4) Adam Jiricek.
5) Emil Hemming.
6) Michael Brandsegg-Nygard.
7) Aron Kiviharju.
8) Matvei Shuravin.
9) Igor Chernyshov.
10) Lucas Pettersson.

North American Goaltenders
1) Carter George.
2) Nicholas Kempf.
3) Ryderson Leenders.
4) Mikhail Yegorov.
5) Dawson Cowan.

International Goaltenders
1) Kim Saarinen.
2) Eemil Vinni.
3) Ilya Nabokov.
4) Pavel Moysevich.
5) Veeti Louhivaara.

Who do you think will be selected first-overall in June's draft? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below!

January 12   |   300 answers
NHL Central Scouting releases mid-term rankings for 2024 Draft

Who do you think will go first overall in June?

Macklin Celebrini21471.3 %
Cole Eiserman4414.7 %
Ivan Demidov237.7 %
Konsta Helenius196.3 %
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