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McGee's Final BIG Board for the 2022 NHL Draft!

McGee has Logan Cooley as his #1

DBTB - All 200 (I have closer to 300 players ranked, but I thought that was overkill)!

Mine is WAY different than the illustrious Austin (Brass) or, I'm sure, anyone else here at DBTB who is OCD enough to put these kinds of lists together. And that's what makes it fun! Hopefully you'll enjoy it. Just a reminder for folks - this is not a Mock Draft. These are my own personal rankings, and have about as much value as an old dishtowel, other than to get a conversation going. It's slightly tilted toward the Sabres (as that is the team I am a fan of) but not too heavily. I do not pretend to know anything more than any of you, and we have some very smart hockey people on this Board who follow this stuff – Brassmaster, of course, along with folks like Swords and Skins, Senecanation, Dr. Who, the newly-arrived Don52, among many others – far closer than I, and who can call me out for my crazy ideas. Just my two cents – and probably worth less than that – purely about the players I like, and if someone gave me a job selecting players on Draft Day, who I would go with. I haven’t seen every player there is to see, so if there are a few omissions, I either haven’t seen them or I really don’t like them for some reason.

For those of you who have followed these in the past, you know my general philosophy of how I rank the players, what I look for. Ideally, I want size and speed combinations. A 6’4 guy who can really burn will rise in my rankings. Rare, for sure, but what I look for. Then an elite skill – skating, strength, vision, shot – pushes you toward the top. Skating is vitally important, as are smarts...seeing the ice on both ends, being situationally aware of the players around you. Lastly, effort. I want guys who want to get better, who have a high workrate all over the ice, who will take hits to make plays and will dish out hits if necessary to stop plays from happening. Sometimes I fall right into consensus, other times I’m way out in left field. But I’ve had a pretty decent track record through the years here at DBTB…although I’ve missed on some whoppers too! So take all my rankings with a healthy armful of salt.

Always glad to chat hockey with you folks, and appreciate Melissa, Calvin and the rest of the team for allowing me to spam your site with my blabberings. Talk to you folks soon! And as a long-time DBTB member would say, "Let's Go Buffalo!"

1. Logan Cooley, 5'11 C, US NTDP

2. Shane Wright, 6'0 C, OHL

3. Juraj Slafkovsky, 6'4 LW, FIN

4. Matthew Savoie, 5'10 C/W, WHL

5. Danila Yurov, 6'1 LW, RUS

6. Cutter Gauthier, 6'3 C/LW, US NTDP

7. Marco Kasper, 6'1 C, SWE

8. Simon Nemec, 6'1 RHD, SVK

9. David Jiricek, 6'4 RHD, CZE

10. Jimmy Snuggerud, 6'2 C/W, US NTDP

11. Noah Ostlund, 5'10 C, SWE

12. Owen Pickering, 6'4 LHD, WHL

13. Connor Geekie, 6'4 C, WHL

14. Denton Mateychuk, 5'11 LHD, WHL

15. Jiri Kulich, 6'0 C/W, CZE

16. Joakim Kemell, 5'9 RW, FIN

17. Pavel Mintyukov, 6'1 LHD, OHL

18. Filip Mesar, 5'11 W, SVK

19. Jonathan Lekkerimaki, 5'10 C/W, SWE

20. Alexander Perevalov, 6'0 RW, RUS

21. Nathan Gaucher, 6'3 C, QMJHL

22. Owen Beck, 6'0 C, OHL

23. Ryan Chesley, 6'0 RHD, US NTDP

24. Luca Del Bel Belluz, 6'1 C, OHL

25. Frank Nazar, 5'9 RW, US NTDP

26. Noah Warren, 6'5 RHD, QMJHL

27. Viktor Neuchev, 6'2 W, RUS

28. Sam Rinzel, 6'4 RHD, US HS

29. Tristan Luneau, 6'2 RHD, QMJHL

30. Julian Lutz, 6'2 RW, GER

31. Artyom Duda, 6'1 LHD, RUS

32. Tomas Hamara, 6'0 LHD, FIN

33. Jani Nyman, 6'3 LW, FIN

34. David Goyette, 5'11 C, OHL

35. Matyas Sapovaliv, 6'4 C/LW, OHL

36. Mattias Havelid, 5'10 RHD, SWE

37. Jagger Firkus, 5'10 W, WHL

38. Lian Bischel, 6'5 LHD, SWISS

39. Filip Bystedt, 6'4 C, SWE

40. Lane Hutson, 5'9 LHD, US NTDP

41. Gleb Trikozov, 6'1 C/W, RUS

42. Liam Ohgren, 6'1 C/W, SWE

43. Kevin Korchinski, 6'2 LHD, WHL

44. Devin Kaplan, 6'3 RW, US NTDP

45. Cameron Lund, 6'2 C, USHL

46. Ike Howard, 5'10 RW, US NTDP

47. Elias Salomonsson, 6'2 RHD, SWE

48. Adam Sykora, 6'0 C/W, SVK

49. Rutger McGroarty, 6'0 C/LW, US NTDP

50. Jack Hughes, 6'0 C/W, NCAA

51. Calle Odelius, 6'0 LHD, SWE

52. Gavin Hayes, 6'1 RW, OHL

53. Paul Ludwinski, 6'0 C, OHL

54. Maveric Lameroux, 6'7 RHD, QMJHL

55. Seamus Casey, 5'10 RHD, US NTDP

56. Adam Ingram, 6'2 C, USHL

57. Fabian Wagner, 6'0 RW, SWE

58. Mats Lindgren, 5'10 LHD, WHL

59. Ryan Greene, 6'2 C, USHL

60. Fraser Minten, 6'1 C/RW, WHL

61. Aleksanteri Kaskimaki, 6'0 C, FIN

62. Matthew Seminoff, 5'11 RW, WHL

63. Regier Lorenz, 6'3 C, AJHL

64. Alexander Suzdalev, 6'2 RW, SWE

65. Topi Ronni, 6'1 C, FIN

66. Kasper Kulonummi, 6'0 RHD, FIN

67. Dimitri Buchelnikov, 5'10 LW, RUS **

68. Jordan Dumais, 5'9 RW, QMJHL

69. Nicolas Moldenhauer, 5'11 C/RW, USHL

70. Topias Leinonen, 6'5 G, FIN

71. Miko Mattikaa, 6'3 RW, FIN

72. Dylan James, 6'2 RW, USHL

73. Michael Fisher, 6'2 RHD, US HS

74. Jake Karabela, 5'11 C, OHL

75. Liam Arnsby, 5'11 C, OHL

76. Quinn Finley, 6'0 C, USHL

77. Danny Zhilkin, 6'2 C, OHL

78. Charlie Leddy, 6'3 RHD, US NTDP

79. Ty Nelson, 5'9 RHD, OHL

80. Spencer Sova, 6'1 LHD, OHL

81. Simon Forsmark, 6'2 LHD, SWE

82. Brennan Ali, 6'2 C, US HS

83. Jordan Gustafson, 5'11 C, WHL

84. Tyler Brennan, 6'4 G, WHL

85. Kirill Dolzhenkov, 6'7 W, RUS

86. Garrett Brown, 6'3 RHD, USHL

87. David Spacek, 6'0 RHD, QMJHL**

88. Christian Kyrou, 5'10 RHD, OHL

89. Josh Niedermeyer, 6'0 LHD, BCHL

90. Danill Ivanov, 6'4 LHD, RUS

91. Ludwig Persson, 5'11 C/W, SWE

92. Vladimir Grudinen, 5'10 LHD, RUS

93. Ilya Kvochko, 5'9 C, RUS

94. Oskar Pettersson, 6'2 RW, SWE

95. Ryan Healey, 6'3 RHD, US HS

96. Ayrtom Barabosha, 6'3 RHD, RUS

97. Josh Filmon, 6'2 LW, WHL

98. Jack Devine, 5'11 RW, NCAA

99. Maxim Arefyev, 6'3 G, RUS

100. Reid Schaefer, 6'3 RW, WHL

101. Marek Alscher, 6'3 LHD, WHL

102. Georges Fegaras, 6'2 RHD, OJHL

103. Hannes Hellberg, 6'1 W, SWE

104. Jakub Hujer, 6'4 W, QMJHL

105. Servac Petrovsky, 6'0 C, OHL

106. Alex Bump, 6'1 C/LW, USHL

107. Gustav Karlsson, 6'1 C, SWE

108. Ivan Zhigalov, 6'3 G, QMJHL **

109. Jacob Guevin, 5'11 RHD, USHL**

110. Adam Engstrom, 6'2 LHD, SWE

111. Vincenze Rohrer, 5'11 C/RW, OHL

112. Mike Buchinger, 6'0 LHD, OHL

113. Otto Hokkanen, 6'2 C, FIN

114. Grayden Siepmann, 5'11 RHD, WHL

115. Angus Booth, 6'1 LHD, QMJHL

116. Ben King, 6'3 RW, WHL **

117. Tyson Dyck, 6'0 W, BCHL

118. Jere Lassila, 5'9 C, FIN

119. Dylan Silverstein, 6'0 G, US NTDP

120. Leo Gruba, 6'2 RHD, US HS

121. Owen Van Steensel, 5'11 C, OHL

122. Otto Salin, 6'0 RHD, FIN

123. Alex Sotek, 6'0 RW, SVK

124. Joel Jonsson, 5'9 RW, SWE

125. Nolan Collins, 6'3 RHD, OHL

126. Tyson Jugnauth, 5'11 LHD, BCHL

127. Santeri Sulku, 6'4 C/RW, FIN

128. Owen Mehlenbacher, 6'3 W, USHL

129. Petr Hauser, 6'3 W, CZE

130. Dominik Rymon, 5'10 C, CZE

131. Graham Sward, 6'3 LHD, WHL **

132. Kent Anderson, 6'3 RHD, USHL

133. Luke Mittelstadt, 5'11 LHD, NCAA **

134. Ruslan Gazizov, 5'11 W, OHL

135. Marcel Marcel, 6'4 RW, CZE

136. Rasmus Ruudslatt, 6'0 LW, FIN

137. Colin Kessler, 5'11 C, US HS

138. Connor Kurth, 5'11 RW, USHL **

139. Jace Weir, 6'2 RHD, WHL

140. Jack Harvey, 5'10 W, USHL **

141. Arseni Koromyslov, 6'3 LHD, RUS

142. Adam Cardona, 6'2 RHD, USHL

143. Sergei Murashov, 6'0 G, RUS

144. Filip Nordberg, 6'4 LHD, SWE

145. Maros Jedlicka, 6'1 W, CZE **

146. Jake Furlong, 6'1 LHD, QMJHL

147. Jorian Donovan, 6'2 LHD, OHL

148. David Gucciardi, 6'1 LHD, NCAA **

149. Tyler Dunbar, 6'4 LHD, USHL

150. Sandis Vilmanis, 6'1 LW, SWE

151. Reid Dyck, 6'4 G, WHL

152. Tristan Sarsland, 6'0 RHD, US HS

153. Theo Keilin, 5'11 C/LW, SWE

154. Cameron Whitehead, 6'4 G, USHL **

155. Logan Morrison, 6'0 C, OHL **

156. Niklas Kokko, 6'3 G, FIN

157. Jake Martin, 6'1 RHD, NCAA **

158. Slava Sapunov, 6'0 RHD, RUS

159. Cole Knuble, 5'10 RW, USHL

160. Niks Feneko, 6'1 LHD, QMJHL

161. Ben Hemmerling, 5'10 W, WHL

162. Tyler Muszelik, 6'2 G, US NTDP

163. Michael Mastrodomenico, 6'3 RHD, USHL

164. Ian Blomqvist, 6'2 G, SWE **

165. Ilya Rogovsky, 5'11 W, RUS

166. Jackson Dorrington, 6'2 LHD, USHL

167. Tyson Duke, 5'10 LHD, US NTDP

168. Vsevolod Komarov, 6'1 RHD, QMJHL

169. Rodwin Dionicio, 6'2 LHD, OHL

170. Bennett Zmolek, 6'3 RHD, NCAA **

171. Jack Sparkes, 6'8 RHD, OJHL

172. Kaz Sobieski, 6'1 RHD, US HS

173. Ben MacDonald, 6'0 C, US HS

174. Quinn Hutson, 5'11 RW, USHL**

175. Hunter Height, 5'10 C, OHL

176. Noah Grueter, 6'1 RW, SWISS

177. Josh Davies, 5'10 RW, WHL

178. Beau Jelsma, 5'10 RW, OHL

179. Luka Hauf, 5'11 C, GER

180. Elias Pettersson, 6'2 LHD, SWE

181. Kasper Lundell, 5'11 C/W, FIN

182. Josh Davies, 5'10 RW, WHL

183. Jozef Kmec, 6'3 RHD, WHL

184. Parker Bell, 6'4 RW, WHL

185. Ty Young, 6'3 G, AJHL

186. Mikey Milne, 5'11 LW, WHL **

187. Lucas Edmonds, 5'11 RW, OHL **

188. Jiri Tichacek, 5'9 LHD, CZE **

189. Theo Wallberg, 6'4 LHD, USHL

190. Kocha Delic, 5'11 W, OHL

191. Nick Malik, 6'3 G, FIN **

192. Jake Livanavage, 5'10 LHD, USHL

193. James Stefan, 5'11 RW, WHL **

194. Ryan Hopkins, 6'2 RHD, BCHL

195. Jan Spunar, 6'3 G, CZE

196. Nolan Dann, 5'10 W, OHL**

197. Vinny Borgesi, 5'9 RHD, USHL

198. Daniil Davydov, 6'0 C, RUS

199. Lukas Gustafsson, 5'10 LHD, USHL **

200. Axel Mangbo, 6'3 G, USHL

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