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Prospect Analysis: Top 100 NHL Prospects (November Edition)

Jon Litterine

Jon Litterine

A native of Long Island and graduate of U Mass-Lowell, Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead NHL Prospect Analyst. When he isn't watching his Rangers or Mets struggle, his other passion is MMA.

It is difficult for a player to really change his prospect status in only a month of play. For that reason, there hasn't been a ton of movement from last month's list. That being said there have been a few players who have risen up the rankings. Without further adoÖ

(Note: Stats through October 28th play. Players with 25 games or more of regular season NHL experience are not included)

1) Evgeny Kuznetsov (F-WSH)
2) Nathan MacKinnon (F-COL)
3) Seth Jones (D-NSH): Has handled 25 minutes-per-game without issue
4) Jonathan Drouin (F-TB)
5) John Gibson (G-ANA): Top goaltending prospect in NHL; Itís not close
6) Aleksander Barkov (F-FLA)
7) Tomas Hertl (F-SJ): Calder Trophy favorite after the first month
8) Jacob Trouba (D-WPG)
9) Ryan Murray (D-CBJ)
10) Ryan Strome (F-NYI): Major disappointment not cracking NHL roster
11) Mark Scheifele (F-WPG)
12) Morgan Rielly (D-TOR)
13) Oscar Klefbom (D-EDM)
14) Sean Monahan (F-CGY): Has exceeded expectations of just about everyone
15) Valeri Nichushkin (F-DAL): Big Russian has just two points (no goals) in first 10 NHL games
16) Teuvo Teravainen (F-CHI)
17) Hampus Lindholm (D-ANA)
18) Mathew Dumba (D-MIN): Probably heading back to WHL at some point soon
19) Ryan Murphy (D-CAR)
20) Anthony Mantha (F-DET): Ridiculous 19 goals and 39 points in his first 15 QMJHL games
21) Darnell Nurse (D-EDM)
22) Tyler Toffoli (F-LA)
23) John Gaudreau (F-CGY)
24) Derrick Pouliot (D-PIT)
25) Jon Merrill (D-NJ)
26) Joel Armia (F-BUF)
27) Danny Kristo (F-NYR): Handled demotion to AHL well with six goals and nine points in first nine games
28) Max Domi (F-PHO)
29) Filip Forsberg (F-NSH)
30) Griffin Reinhart (D-NYI): Started season in NHL, never played a game
31) Elias Lindholm (F-CAR)
32) Andrei Vasilevskiy (G-TB)
33) Nick Bjugstad (F-FLA)
34) Ty Rattie (F-STL)
35) Nathan Beaulieu (D-MTL)
36) Boone Jenner (F-CBJ)
37) Danny DeKeyser (D-DET)
38) Nikita Zadorov (D-BUF): Forcing Sabres to consider keeping him around
39) Rasmus Ristolainen (D-BUF)
40) Jake Allen (G-STL)
41) Malcolm Subban (G-BOS): First pro season off to dreadful start (0-2-0, 4.09 GAA)
42) Jamie Oleksiak (D-DAL)
43) Dmitrij Jaskin (F-STL)
44) Alexander Wennberg (F-CBJ)
45) Matthew Nieto (F-SJ): Has made the most of his chance in San Jose
46) Bo Horvat (F-VAN)
47) Nicklas Jensen (F-VAN)
48) Brock Nelson (F-NYI)
49) Radek Faksa (F-DAL)
50) Tom Wilson (F-WSH)
51) Nikita Kucherov (F-TB): Leads AHL rookies in scoring with six goals and 11 points in seven games
52) Calle Jarnkrok (F-DET)
53) Cody Ceci (D-OTT)
54) Andrej Sustr (D-TB)
55) Erik Haula (F-MIN)
56) Scott Laughton (F-PHI)
57) Rocco Grimaldi (F-FLA)
58) Mike Matheson (D-FLA)
59) Brett Ritchie (F-DAL)
60) Tanner Pearson (F-LA): Ready for NHL action
61) Zachary Fucale (G-MTL)
62) Martin Marincin (D-EDM)
63) Scott Harrington (D-PIT)
64) Sebastian Collberg (F-MTL)
65) Brandon Gormley (D-PHO)
66) Olli Maatta (D-PIT): Has made surprisingly seamless transition from OHL to NHL
67) Nicolas Kerdiles (F-ANA)
68) Samuel Morin (D-PHI)
69) Victor Rask (F-CAR)
70) Curtis Lazar (F-OTT)
71) Michael McCarron (F-MTL)
72) Sami Vatanen (D-ANA)
73) Joe Morrow (D-BOS)
74) Alexander Khokhlachev (F-BOS)
75) Mark McNeill (F-CHI): Eight points in first 10 pro AHL games
76) Dylan McIlrath (D-NYR)
77) Kerby Rychel (F-CBJ)
78) Vincent Trocheck (F-FLA)
79) Torey Krug (D-BOS)
80) Henrik Samuelsson (F-PHO)
81) Andre Burakovsky (F-WSH): Excelling in OHL while playing with 16-year-old phenom Connor McDavid
82) Stefan Matteau (F-NJ)
83) Johan Larsson (F-BUF)
84) Hunter Shinkaruk (F-VAN)
85) Josh Morrissey (D-WPG)
86) Brady Skjei (D-NYR)
87) Xavier Ouellet (D-DET)
88) Mark Jankowski (F-CGY): Sophomore season at Providence (four goals, five points in five games) going much better than freshman campaign
89) Austin Watson (F-NSH)
90) Ryan Sproul (D-DET)
91) Oscar Lindberg (F-NYR)
92) Mark Pysyk (D-BUF)
93) Zack Phillips (F-MIN)
94) Kevin Roy (F-ANA): Seven goals and 12 points in first 5 games for Northeastern
95) Teemu Pulkkinen (F-DET)
96) Jon Gillies (G-CGY)
97) Reid Boucher (F-NJ)
98) Joey Hishon (F-COL): One big hit away from retirement
99) Danny O'Regan (F-SJ)
100) Frank Corrado (D-VAN)

JUST MISSED
Connor Murphy (D-PHO)
Ryan Hartman (F-CHI)
Derek Forbort (D-LA)
Drew LeBlanc (F-CHI)
Colton Sissons (F-NSH)
Connor Hellebuyck (G-WPG)

BIGGEST RISER
Anthony Mantha (F-DET): +24 (44 to 20)

BIGGEST FALLER
Joey Hishon (F-COL) -23 (72 to 95)

NEW ADDITIONS
Kevin Roy (F-ANA)
Reid Boucher (F-NJ)
Danny O'Regan (F-SJ)

FELL OFF
Jesper Fast (F-NYR)
Quinton Howden (F-FLA)

GRADUATED
Tyler Johnson (F-TB)