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November 13, 2009
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The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge has always been a coming-out party for NHL draft prospects, and the 2010 tournament in Timmins should be no different as some of the top players eligible for the 20 NHL Entry Drafts hit the ice in northern Ontario.

On October 15, International Scouting Services released its latest Top 30, a listing of prospective first-rounders at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and the list was heavy with U17 alumni – 23 of the 30 listed played at either the U17 tournament in 2008 in London, Ont., or 2009 in Port Alberni, B.C., including the top eight prospects.

1. Taylor Hall – 2008, Ontario

2. Cam Fowler – 2008, United States

3. Tyler Seguin – 2009, Ontario

4. Kirill Kabanov – 2008, Russia

5. Brandon Gormley – 2008 & 2009 – Atlantic

6. John McFarland – 2009, Ontario

7. Brett Connolly – 2009, Pacific

8. Mikael Granlund – 2008, Finland

10. Erik Gudbranson – 2009, Ontario

12. Mark Pysyk – 2009, Pacific

13. Joey Hishon – 2008, Ontario

14. Quinton Howden – 2009, West

15. Derek Forbort – 2009, United States

17. Alexander Burmistrov – 2008, Russia

20. Jeffrey Skinner – 2009, Ontario

21. Evgeny Kuznetsov – 2009, Russia

22. Teemu Pulkkinen – 2008 & 2009, Finland

23. Jarred Tinordi – 2009, United States

25. Ryan Spooner – 2009, Ontario

26. Jason Zucker – 2009, United States

27. Maxim Kitsyn – 2008, Russia

29. Emerson Etem – 2009, United States

30. Tom Kuhnhackl – 2008 & 2009, Germany


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