Ranking the QMJHL Forwards of the NHL 2015 Draft (Statistically)

Pts%: Points divided by total team points
Team Rank: Rank on team by points
Level: Points are scaled up or down to league average
EV: % of points on Even Strength
Goals Created: A factor that balances goals scored and assists with team scoring

Takeaways from the Data:

Connor Garland may turn out to be a steal taken in the 5th round.  He could have been targeted as early as the third round and is a great low risk pick.  I am not arguing that he is 1st or 2nd round talent, but he isn’t that far outside it.

Daniel Sprong had the offensive pedigree to be a first round pick when you look at Beauvillier’s performance in these rankings.  The Penguins picked the player that provided the most value at that position.  Rumors of bad interviews and lack of defensive prowess attributed to his drop.  He’s one of mine to watch on an older, experienced, Islanders team.

Timashov may prove to be a reason to applaud Mark Hunter’s selections in the later rounds.  This 19 year old has performed in every league he has played in.  Scouts may have benefited with more viewings in North America and the Memorial Cup but they did not reach for him.

Anthony Richard may be one of the most overlooked dynamic offensive players in the whole draft. This 40 goal, 90 point center is the heart of a Foreurs team that was QMJHL champions just two years ago.  This kid is a threat to lead the Q in scoring this year which would make the Predators really happy.

QMJHL Players that were overlooked:
1. Kameron Kielly
2. Nathan Noel
3. Alexandre Goulet
(These players ideally would have slotted in the Joseph-Bokondji range)

Feel free to comment and message me on Twitter regarding comments on other prospects or to elaborate on the ones listed.

Image: David Chan, NHL.Com
Statistics calculated personally or by (CHLStats.com)


QMJHL Prospects To Watch

Updated: 08/07/2015

Acadie-Bathurst Titan
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Guillaume Brisebois (D)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Jordan Maher (C) Reilly Pickard (G)
2017 NHL Entry Draft/2015 QMJHL Draft: Antoine Morand (F)

Baie-Comeau Drakkar
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Vaclav Karabacek (RW)
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Nicolas Meloche (D)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Yan Aucion (D)

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Samuel Montembeault (G)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Alexander Katerinanakis (RW) Miguel Picard (C) Olivier Schingh-Gomez (D)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Antoine Crete-Belzile (D) Joel Teasdale (F) Anthony Poulin (F) Anthony Boucher (F)

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Clark Bishop (C) Olivier Leblanc (D)
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Evgeny Svechnikov (RW)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Pierre Luc Dubious (LW) Jeremie Beaudin (D)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Shane Bowers (F) Peyton Holt (F) Kyle Jessiman (G)

Charlottetown Islanders
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Mason McDonald (G)
2015: NHL Entry Draft: Daniel Sprong (RW) Filip Chlapik (C)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Mitchell Balmas (C) Keith Getson (F), Samuel Guilbault (F)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Shawn Boudrias (F) Matthew Welsh (G)

Chicoutimi Saguenéens
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Nicolas Roy (C)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Frederic Allard (D)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Alexander Krief (D) Jeremy Groleau (D) Keenan MacIssac (D) David Noel (D) Nicolas Guay (F)

Drummondville Voltiguers
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Sergei Boikov (D)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Matthieu Sevigny (C)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: William Poririer (F)

Gatineau Olympiques
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Yakov Trenin (C) Alexandre Carrier (D)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Pascal Laberge (C) Matt Satoris (D)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Anthony Gagnon (F) D’Artagnan Joly

Halifax Mooseheads
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Nikolaj Ehlers (LW) Undrafted: Cody Donaghey (D)
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Timo Meier (RW)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Maxime Fortier (C) Morgan Nauss (D) Domenico Argento (D) Brett Crossley (C)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Arnaud Durandeau (F) Walter Flower (D) Ilya Putintsev (F)

Moncton Wildcats:
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Ivan Barbashev (LW)
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Connor Garland (RW)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Liam Murphy (C)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Mika Cyr (F)

Quebec Remparts:
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Vladmir Tkachev (LW) Dmytro Timashov (LW) Callum Booth (G)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Donovan Rehill (LW) Silvio Silvestre (G)

Rimouski Oceanic
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Simon Bourque (D)
2016 NHL Entry Draft Hunter Moreau (LW)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Alex Olivier Voyer (F)

Royun Noranda Huskies
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Francis Perron (LW) Julien Nantel (F)
2015 NHL Entry Draft:  Jean Christopehr Beaudin (C) Martins Dzierkals, Karlis Cukste
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Jacob Neveu (D) Samuel Harvey (G) Danil Dolgushkin (D)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Louis-Filip Cote

Saint John Sea Dogs
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Thomas Chabot (D) Jakub Zboril (D) Adam Marsh (LW)  Samuel Dove-McFalls (LW)  Mathieu Joseph (RW) Spencer Smallamn (RW) Bokondji Imama (LW)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Luke Green (D) Julien Tessier (LW)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Joseph Veleno (F) Alex D’Orio (G) Cederic Pare (F)

Shawinigan Cataractes
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Dennis Yan (LW) Anthony Beauvillier (LW) Alexandre Dergachev
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Samuel Girard (D) Brandon Gignac (C)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Jocktan Chainey (D) Zachary Bouthillier (G) Mikhail Denisov (G)

Sherbrooke Phoenix
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Daniel Audette (C) Alexis Vanier (D), Julien Pelletier (F)
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Jeremy Roy (D), Carl Neill (D)
2016 NHL Entry Draft: Evan Fitzpatrick (G)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Jason Imbeault (F)

Val-d’Or Foreurs
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Nicolas Aube-Kubel (F), Alexis Pepin (LW)
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Anthony Richard (C)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Dereck Baribeau (G) Cole Rafuse (F)

Victoriaville Tigres
2014 NHL Entry Draft: Samuel Blais (LW)
2015 NHL Entry Draft: Gabriel Gagne (RW)
2017 NHL Entry Draft: Maxime Comtois (F) Simon Lefebvre (F)