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2016 NHL Draft: Bob McKenzie has Luke Green slated 60th in final prospect ranking

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TSN’s Bob McKenzie released his final 2016 NHL prospect ranking and the venerable writer/prospect ranker/hockey’s grandpa ranked defender Luke Green 60th overall. The Sharks hold the 60th pick in the draft, as you probably know, so let’s take a closer look at both Green and the rest of McKenzie’s rankings.

Here’s what our friends at The Cannon have to say about Green.

Offense can sometimes be inflated by The Q, but Luke Green is a defenseman who seems at home chipping in offensively. With back-to-back 35-point seasons for Saint John, Green comes into the draft with some second-to-third round scouting grades (#40 in CSS's final NA rankings) after being the #1 overall pick in the QMJHL draft in 2014. He's definitely a defensive work in progress, but shows an offensive awareness to his game that could reward a team taking an early-to-mid round flyer.

It’s worth noting that McKenzie’s list is a ranking not a mock draft, so he’s not guessing who the Sharks will select on Saturday. For what it’s worth, McKenzie has Auston Matthews ranked No. 1 with Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi filling the second and third slots.

Here are the players ranked 55th-65th, to give an idea of some of the guys McKenzie thinks will end up around where the Sharks select.

55. Adam Fox (D)

56. Joey Anderson (RW)

57. Carter Hart (G)

58. Sean Day (D)

59. Cameron Morrison (LW)

60. Luke Green (D)

61. Josh Anderson (D)

62. Jonathan Dahlen (C)

63. Matt Filipe (C/LW)

64. Evan Fitzpatrick (G)

65. Yegor Korshkov (RW)