NHL Central Scouting has ranked Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward Pierre-Luc Dubois the No. 1 North American skater for this year’s draft.
NHL Central Scouting released their final rankings today. There were 25 QMJHL skaters on the list along with three goaltenders.
Dubois made the jump to No. 1 after being ranked seventh in the midterm listings. London’s Matthew Tkachuk, who was ranked first in the midterms, was second.
Three Saint John Sea Dogs made the list. Defenseman Luke Green was ranked 40th, forward Nathan Noel 171st and defenseman Oliver Felixson 189th. Noel was passed over in last year’s NHL Draft. This is the first time Green and Felixson have been eligible.
As the Sea Dogs’ press release notes, prospects defenseman Marshall Rifai (123rd) and forward Jamie Armstrong (124th) were also ranked.
Auston Matthews, who is the top ranked European skater, is expected to be taken first overall. The NHL Draft takes place June 24-25 in Buffalo.