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O’Reilly, Thomas move up the NHL Network Top Center rankings

NHL Network is working through the summer doldrums with their annual Top 20 (and Top 50) series. Last night’s edition focused on the top 20 centers, and the Blues were well represented.

Last season, Ryan O’Reilly finished 26th; this season he’s up to 15th. Robert Thomas, who didn’t even rank last year, finished at 20th overall. Thomas finished the season with 20 goals and 57 assists, while O’Reilly wrapped up his year with 21 goals and 37 assists. The company that they keep on the list is impressive:

  1. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
  2. Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning
  3. Nazem Kadri, Free Agent
  4. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
  5. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks
  6. Robert Thomas, St.