Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Green Projected As 2016 First Rounder

Luke Green is projected to be a late first round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, according to a couple of very early draft rankings.

Both Future Considerations and have released their top 30 for next year’s draft. Green, the first overall pick in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, was ranked 26th by both websites.

In his rookie season with the Sea Dogs, the defenseman lived up to the hype and posted six goals and 30 assists in 60 games.

It’ll be interesting to see if Green can inch up the rankings as the season goes on, much like Thomas Chabot did this year. Saint John’s defense core has plenty of talent with Green, Chabot, Jakub Zboril, Bailey Webster, Oliver Felixson and others.

American forward Auston Matthews was, not surprisingly, ranked first for the 2016 draft by both websites. Also, as you can see in the rankings, it doesn’t look like it will be a strong year for the QMJHL.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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