By DraftPro Staff

From start to finish Boston University center Macklin Celebrini was at the top of the list of names for prospective first overall selections in 2024. Going back over two years, it was Finnish two-way defender Aron Kiviharju, American sniper Cole Eiserman, skilled Russian puck wizard Ivan Demidov, and the smart two-way Canadian Celebrini all at the top battling it out.

The San Jose Sharks won the 2024 NHL Draft lottery and with that the right to pick who they want at the No.1 spot, and it is all but automatic that the Crosby-like play of Celebrini has cemented his selection in that place.

But the 2024 NHL Draft is not just the aforementioned names, as there is a good amount of other top of the lineup future NHL players waiting to hear their names called by NHL teams, specifically a plethora of strong defensive prospects looking to make their dream of pulling on an NHL jersey come true later this month at the sphere in Vegas.

So after hundreds of scouting reports and months of evaluating each prospects development path, we as a group have come up with our final rankings on who we believe will be the best prospects selected at the position we have them slotted.

So, without further ado, here is Draft Prospect Hockey’s Final Top 100 Ranking assessment as compiled by our evaluators for the 2024 season.

For more in-depth information, a final 240 ranking, prospect profiles, and a look at future drafts be sure to pick up your comprehensive DraftPro 2024 NHL Draft Guide in either digital or physical copy format.