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Breaking down the WHL’s 2020 NHL Draft midterm rankings

Friends, the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Service has released their midterm rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft. As you can imagine, there’s a pretty large Western Hockey League contingent on the rankings.

For handy reference, here’s a quick rundown of how the WHL stacks up at the midway point. Feel free to compare with my personal rankings of available WHLers.

The WHL draft class, at a glance

Skaters in the Top 100

Rank Player Pos Team
7 Kaiden Guhle D Prince Albert
8 Braden Schneider D Brandon
12 Connor Zary C Kamloops
14 Ozzy Wiesblatt RW Prince Albert
19 Seth Jarvis C Portland
22 Daemon Hunt D Moose Jaw
23 Justin Soudif RW Vancouver
25 Ridly Greig C Brandon
30 Jake Neighbours LW Edmonton
43 Connor McClennon RW Winnipeg
46 Jack Finley C Spokane
50 Christoffer Sedoff D Red Deer
61 Simon Knak RW Portland
63 Ilya Usau C Prince Albert [second year eligible]
65 Cross Hanas LW Portland
73 Ronan Seeley D Everett
80 Bear Hughes D Spokane [second year eligible]
84 Kasper Puutio D Everett
86 Luke Prokop D Calgary
89 Pavel Novak RW Kelowna
92 Gage Goncalves C Everett [second year eligible]
95 Simon Kubicek D Seattle

22 WHL players are represented in the top 100 North American skaters.