HockeyProspect.com has released their March rankings for the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.
Ranked first is forward Joseph Veleno, an underage player seeking exceptional status. If he is declared eligible for this year’s draft, he is viewed by most as the best player available. He was also born in the year 2000, so let that sink in.
Ranked second is Halifax Macs forward Shane Bowers. HockeyProspect.com said he showed “elite offensive skills” and a strong work ethic with Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Games. He had 52 points in 34 games with the Macs during the regular season.
Bowers was the only Atlantic Canadian ranked in the website’s top 10. Rounding out the top five was forward Maxime Comtois, forward Antoine Morand and goaltender Dereck Baribeau.
HockeyProspect.com’s top 10 rankings can be seen for free here.
The Saint John Sea Dogs or Acadie-Bathurst Titan will select first overall at this year's draft. Saint John is also scheduled to pick 9th and 10th.