TSN Delivers Hockey Insider BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING Special, this Thursday (Sept. 22) at 11:30 a.m. ET

— September 21, 2016

– TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reveals the Top 15 prospects in lead-up to the 2017 draft and the quest to go #1 overall –
– TSN’s annual draft ranking special features host James Duthie’s interview with Brandon Wheat Kings centre and top prospect Nolan Patrick –
– TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button delivers prospect analysis –
– McKenzie’s full list will be available on TSN Digital properties Thursday at 12-noon ET –

TORONTO (September 21, 2016) – With the NHL pre-season puck drop just days away, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie unveils his annual pre-season prospect rankings in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, airing Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN5. McKenzie’s full list of the Top 15 prospects will be available on TSN.ca and the TSN GO mobile app following the Thursday morning broadcast. On Thursday evening, TSN recaps the list in primetime with an encore of BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN. BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING special is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers on TSN.ca and through the TSN GO mobile app. James Duthie hosts TSN’s studio coverage alongside McKenzie as they reveal the Top 15 draft prospects. McKenzie and Duthie are joined by TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button, who adds his in-depth analysis of the best undrafted young players in the game. BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING also features Duthie interviewing top-ranked prospect Nolan Patrick from the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Brandon Wheat Kings. Patrick looks to become the first player from the WHL to be drafted first overall since Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in 2011. TSN Digital TSN Digital Platforms – including TSN.ca’s dedicated DRAFTCENTRE page and the TSN GO mobile app – deliver comprehensive coverage of prospects leading up to the 2017 draft, with exclusive features and interviews. Additional highlights include:
  • McKenzie’s Top 15 prospects list with additional insight and analysis
  • TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button’s analysis of each of the 15 prospects
  • Complete player bios and stats
  • CRAIG’S LIST: Button’s prospect ranking, updated throughout the season
  • On-demand viewing of BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING special
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