This is the second installment of our draft rankings of Ontario Hockey League players eligible for the National Hockey League Draft in June 2013. Today we begin to look at the top 40 skaters beginning with those ranked in the 20-40 range. We previously looked at the top goaltenders available from the OHL.

Once again, this list is comprised of players eligible for the first time. Players passed over in previous drafts are not included. The list doesn’t go into as much detail as the top 20 has and will. You will see the players stats as well as where they were ranked in the OHL by NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings.

Our final rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft will come out at the conclusion of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

Goalie Rankings

Skaters 21-40

40. Stephan Nosad – Peterborough Petes

Central Scouting:  40

Date of Birth: January 25, 1995

Height: 5’11

Weight: 188

Hometown: Tottenham, Ontario

Stats: 62GP 10G 19A 29PTS

Position: Right Wing

39. Anthony DiFruscia – Niagara Ice Dogs

Central Scouting:  39

Date of Birth: October 6, 1994

Height: 6’2

Weight: 214

Hometown: Ekaterinburg, Russia

Stats: 68GP 14G 16A 30PTS

Position: Left Wing

38. Tyler Bertuzzi – Guelph Storm

Central Scouting: 43

Date of Birth: February 24, 1994

Height: 6’

Weight: 171

Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario

Stats: 43GP 13G 9A 22Pts

Position:  Left Wing

37. Greg Betzold – Peterborough Petes

Central Scouting:  37

Date of Birth: March 11, 1995

Height: 6’2

Weight: 195

Hometown:  Bel Air, MD

Stats: 67GP 9G 23A 32PTS

Position: Left Wing

36. Trevor Murphy – Windsor Spitfires

Central Scouting:  Not ranked

Date of Birth: July 17, 1995

Height: 5’10

Weight: 173

Hometown:  Windsor, Ontario

Stats:  65GP 9G 19A 28PTS

Position:  Defence

35. Sergey Kuptsov – Ottawa 67’s

Central Scouting:  32

Date of Birth:  October 6, 1994

Height:  6’2

Weight:  204

Hometown:  Ekateringburg, Russia

Stats:  61GP 10G 18A 28Pts

Position:  Left Wing

34. Dominik Kubalik – Sudbury Wolves

Central Scouting:  33

Date of Birth:  August 21, 1995

Height:  6’1

Weight:  195

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Stats:  67GP 17G 17A 34PTS

Position:  Left Wing

33. Dominik Kahun

Central Scouting:  Not ranked

Date of Birth:  July 2, 1995

Height:  5’9

Weight:  160

Hometown:  Plan, Czech Republic

Stats:  58GP 13G 27A 40PTS

Position:  Left Wing

32. Kyle Platzer – London Knights

Central Scouting:  28

Date of Birth:  March 4, 1995

Height:  5’11

Weight: 184

Hometown:  Waterloo, Ontario

Stats:  65GP 5G 17A 22PTS

Position:  Center


31. Brody Silk – Sudbury Wolves

Central Scouting:  27

Date of Birth:  November 30, 1994

Height:  6’

Weight:  185

Hometown:  Iroqouis Falls, Ontario

Stats:  55GP 12G 24A 36PTS

Position:  Center

30. Brent Pedersen – Kitchener Rangers

Central Scouting: 31

Date of Birth:  July 5, 1995

Height:  5’11

Weight:  181

Hometown:  Arthur, Ontario

Stats:  67GP 14G 16A 30PTS

Position:  Left Wing

29. Erik Bradford – Barrie Colts

Central Scouting:  30

Date of Birth:  October 19, 1994

Height: 6’3

Weight: 194

Hometown:  Orangeville, Ontario

Stats:  68GP 18G 15A 33PTS

Position: Center

28. Carter Varhaeghe – Niagara Ice Dogs

Central Scouting: 29

Date of Birth:  August 14, 1995

Height: 6’1

Weight:  180

Hometown:  Waterdown, Ontario

Stats:  67GP 18G 26A 44PTS

Position:  Center

27. Nick Betz – Erie Otters

Central Scouting:  26

Date of Birth: July 18, 1995

Height: 6’5

Weight:  210

Hometown:  Clinton Township, MI

Stats:  44GP 4G 5A 12PTS

Position:  Right Wing

26. Miles Liberati – London Knights

Central Scouting:  22

Date of Birth:  June 21, 1995

Height: 6’

Weight:  195

Hometown:  Cheswick, PA

Stats:  42GP 9G 6A 15PTS

Position:  Defence

25. Nicholas Paul – Brampton Battalion

Central Scouting:  24

Date of Birth: March 20, 1995

Height: 6’2

Weight: 205

Hometown:  Mississauga, Ontario

Stats:  66GP 12G 16A 28PTS

Position:  Left Wing

24. Josh Burnside – Mississauga Steelheads

Central Scouting:  23

Date of Birth:  February 11, 1995

Height:  5’11

Weight:  176

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Stats:  68GP 12G 16A 28PTS

Position: Left Wing

23. Jeff Corbett – Sudbury Wolves

Central Scouting:  17

Date of Birth: September 20, 1994

Height:  6’1

Weight:  180

Hometown: Uxbridge, Ontario

Stats:  45GP 3G 10A 13PTS

Position: Center/Left Wing

22. Remi Ellie – London Knights

Central Scouting:  15

Date of Birth:  April 16, 1995

Height:  6’1

Weight:  200

Hometown:  Green Valley, Ontario

Stats:  65GP 7G 10A 17 PTS

Position:  Left Wing


21. Sergey Tolchinsky – Soo Greyhounds

Central Scouting:  35

Date of Birth:  February 3, 1995

Height:  5’7

Weight:  160

Hometown:  Moscow, Russia

Stats:  62GP 26G 25A 51 PTS

Position:  Right Wing

There are three players making NHL Central Scouting’s list that didn’t make the cut here: Jean Dupuy of the Kingston Frontenacs, Mark Raycroft of the Brampton Battalion and Michael Webster of the Barrie Colts. Sergey Tolchinsky (ranked 21st) was the only player to drop out of the top 20 that was on our last top 20 list.

Players just on the bubble that could move up after the playoffs: Chris Carlisle of the Oshawa Generals, and Cory Genovese of the Sudbury Wolves.