THW’s 2015 NHL Draft Ultimate Prospect Tracker October Edition

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)

The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: October Edition brings you the Top 60 ranked prospects along with the incomparable Ultimate Prospect Tracker as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird dog, Eldon MacDonald. The Next Ones  Fall Rankings (a.k.a. Chris’s List) can be found here.

Connor McDavid - 2015 NHL Draft eligible
Connor McDavid is the consensus number one prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft early in the season. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Update: Prospects Covered Expanded from 400 to 575

This update expands the previous list of prospects covered from 400 to 575, updates the projected 2014-15 teams for many of the prospects and also updates the height and weight for most of the major junior prospects – OHL, QMJHL, USHL, WHL.


2015 NHL Draft War Room Top 60

Along with the Ultimate Prospect Tracker you get E-Mac’s exclusive War Room rankings in the same worksheet.

[Click here for introduction to the prospect rankings/tracker

and expanded Top 15 coverage]


Ultimate Prospect Tracker Spreadsheet Notes

  • The table (Tab 1) displays approximately 30-40 of the prospects at a time; simply scroll down to view the other prospects.
  • Only a portion of the table displays by default; you can scroll over to see the rest of the player demographics and statistics or select “View full-size workbook” option, which is the icon in the bottom right hand corner, to view the full table.
  • The beauty of the above option is that you can then download the file to your computer and play with it or adjust it anyway you like.
  • Be sure to scroll over to see E-Mac’s War Room commentary (currently for the Top 45 prospects.
  • The 1st column (Oct) is Eldon MacDonald’s October rankings. (Not to be confused with THW’s official The Next Ones rankings {Chris’s List})
  • The 2nd column features E-Mac’s preseason rankings
  • Column 3 through 8 conveniently highlight the latest rankings from Bob McKenzie, Craig Button, Future Considerations,, ISS and NHL Central Scouting, respectively. Click on column heading for link to each ranking’s home page.
  • A link to Elite Prospects statistics for most of the players is also included (click on individual player name).
  • Tab 2 sorts the prospects by Country of Origin.
  • Tab 3 sorts the prospects by League.
  • The spreadsheet is searchable; simply click on the spreadsheet and utilize CTRL/Command “F”

A little dated as Connor McDavid continues to explode out of the dates, but USA Today highlighting the battle for number one:

Stay tuned for updates to the 2015 NHL Draft Ultimate Prospect Tracker throughout this season.