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5 mind-blowing stats from potential first-rounders

While scouting is No. 1 when it comes to drafting, but statistics are playing more and more of a role in analysis. With that, posted advanced stats on the CHL's Top 25 prospects.

Here are 5 that will blow your mind...or something:

5) 30

Even Strength Goals that potential first-round picks Robby Fabbri and Jake Virtanen are tied for most in the CHL

Nikolaj Ehlers: 27
Sam Bennett: 23
Josh Ho-Sang: 22
Leon Draisaitl: 22
Nick Ritchie: 22
Sam Reinhart: 20
Michael Dal Colle: 20

4) 77.3%, 66.6%

The estimated percentage of total power play and penalty kill minutes played by Sam Reinhart, which is the most total of any top 25 prospect.

Top PP:

Anthony DeAngelo: 82.4%
Michael Dal Colle: 80.7%
Sam Reinhart: 77.3%
Nikolaj Ehlers: 76.0%
Ivan Barbashev: 76.0%
Aaron Ekblad: 70.3%
Leon Draisaitl: 61.6%
Josh Ho-Sang: 59.8%
Sam Bennett: 49.1%

Top PK:

Aaron Ekblad: 54.8%
Leon Draisaitl: 38.8%
Sam Bennett: 32.3%
Nikolaj Ehlers: 24.4%
Brendan Perlini: 23.8%

3) 69

Sam Reinhart leads all top 25 prospects with 69 assists in 60 games.

Leon Draisaitl: 67
Michael Dal Colle: 56
Nikolay Goldobin: 56
Anthony DeAngelo: 56
Nikolaj Ehlers: 55
Sam Bennett: 55
Josh Ho-Sang: 55

2) 20

Aaron Ekblad is fifth of six top 25 defenseman prospects in even-strength points. Julius Honka is no. 1 with 32.

Anthony DeAngelo: 31
Haydn Fleury: 25
Roland McKeown: 23
Travis Sanheim: 20

1) 91.7%

The percentage of points that Leon Draisaitl contributed either a goal or an assist – the highest for all draft-eligible CHL’ers.

Sam Reinhart: 90.0%
Michael Dal Colle: 85.7%
Josh Ho-Sang: 80.6%
Nick Ritchie: 76.7%
Ivan Barbashev: 76.6%
Sam Bennett: 73.7%
Robby Fabbri: 70.9%
Nikolaj Ehlers: 70.9%
Brendan Perlini: 69.6%

How do you feel about the Bills not having a first round pick?
  It has wiped out my usual pre draft excitement.
  It isn't a problem since they did so much via free agency/trades.
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