The Official High Heels and High Sticks 2015 Draft Ranking

These are our Very Scientifically determined draft rankings, mused over and over. Here at High Heels and High Sticks, we draft not for strenght of slapshot, but for strength of character. So without further ado, here is our reshuffling of the ISS top 30 players:

  1. Jakub Zboril
  2. Jansen Harkins
  3. Garbiel Carlsson
  4. Mathew Barzal
  5. Paul Bittner
  6. Pavel Zacha
  7. Kyle Connor
  8. Mikko Rantenen
  9. Jeremy Bracco
  10. Nick Merkley
  11. Joel Ek Eriksson
  12. Travis Konecny
  13. Ivan Provorov
  14. Jack Eichel
  15. Dylan Strome
  16. Brandon Carlo
  17. Lawson Crouse
  18. Jake Debrusk
  19. Evgeny Svechnikov
  20. Daniel Sprong
  21. Zach Werenski
  22. Connor McDavid
  23. Colin White
  24. Mitchell Marner
  25. Thomas Chabot
  26. Noah Juulsen

Unranked: Noah Hanifin, Timo Meier, Jeremy Roy, and Denis Guryanov

Special shout out to Brock Boesner!

If you can guess our methodology, congratulations! We’ll be taking guesses on our twitter and we’ll reveal the Very Scientific method sometime on Saturday. Enjoy the draft and keep in mind our superior ranking, the most accurate of them all.


It is now Monday, and I feel I can safely reveal the method, which I have already discussed on twitter. While browsing the central scouting site, I noticed the NHL had helpfully included a short questionnaire with most of the prospects about their favorite movie, actor, video game, etc. We decided to rank the prospects on their taste, starting with a base ranking of 15 and adding or subtracting points from there.

We evaluated them based on favorite NHL player, actor, tv show, movie, and video game. Sidney Crosby was an automatic -2 because that made us feel old. Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler were -5 each, and same goes for their movies. NHL 15 was -2. We gave points based on originality or obscurity, or if we felt it was “before their time.” For funsies, know that Jakub Zboril ended up with a total of 32 points, while last place Noah Juulsen had -4. Sorry, Noah.

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