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Prospect Analysis: Top 100 NHL Prospects (November Edition)

Jon Litterine

Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Tyler Johnson (F-TB)