2017 NHL Entry Draft Combine Results

This was the 24th time the annual NHL Draft Combine had been held. The combine assessment involves interviews, medical screenings, and fitness tests over a four-day period.

The world's top ice hockey prospects are invited to the combine, with over 100 draft-eligible players from North American and Europe being tested (the complete list of 2017 combine invitees).

The Combine was held for the second time in Buffalo, from May 29 to June 3 at KeyBank Center and Harbor Center.

Below are the results of the fitness assessments for the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine (see details of the testing procedures). See also a summary of previous NHL Entry Draft Combine Results.

Top 10 Lists

Below are the top 10 fitness test results from available data. Center Joshua Norris was outstanding, finishing first in five categories.

Weight (heaviest)

Rank Weight (lbs) Last Name First Name
1 221 lbs Rasmussen Michael
  221 lbs Martin Luke
3 219 lbs Popugaev Nikita
4 218 lbs Oettinger Jake
5 215 lbs Foote Callan
6 214 lbs Rasanen Eemeli
7 211 lbs Samberg Dylan
  211 lbs Valimaki Juuso
9 209 lbs Vesalainen Kristian
10 208 lbs Howarth Kale
  208 lbs Ruzicka Adam

Height (tallest)

Rank Height Last Name First Name
1 6' 6" Ratcliffe Isaac
2 6' 6.75" Rasanen Eemeli
3 6' 5" Howarth Kale
  6' 5" Petruzzelli Keith
  6' 5" Safin Ostap
6 6' 5.5" Hague Nicolas
  6' 5.5" Rasmussen Michael
8 6' 5.25" Popugaev Nikita
9 6' 4.25" Luukkonen Ukko-Pekka
  6' 4.25" Oettinger Jake

Wingspan

Rank Result (inches) Player
1 81.29 Ratcliffe, Isaac
2 79.50 Petruzzelli, Keith
3 79.25 Rasmussen, Michael
4 79.00 Gallant, Zach
5 78.75 Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
  78.75 Tyszka, Jarret
  78.75 Howarth, Kale
8 78.74 Paquette, Jacob
9 78.50 Scott, Ian
  78.50 Rasanen, Eemeli
  78.50 Hague, Nicolas

Grip Strength

Right Hand

Rank Score (lb) Player
1 175 Mattheos, Stelio
  175 Popugaev, Nikita
3 159 Gadjovich, Jonah
  159 Reedy, Scott
5 154 Frost, Morgan
6 149 Geekie, Morgan
  149 Vaakanainen, Urho
8 145 Fleury, Cale
  145 Ruzicka, Adam
10 144 Paquette, Jacob
  144 Lind, Kole

Left Hand

Rank Score (lb) Player
1 170 Reedy, Scott
2 164 Gadjovich, Jonah
3 160 Popugaev, Nikita
4 159 Ferraro, Mario
5 149 Gallant, Zach
6 145 Geekie, Morgan
  145 Paquette, Jacob
8 144 Walsh, Reilly
9 140 Kotkansalo, Kasper
  140 Robertson, Jason

Bench Press Test (at 70-80% body weight)

Rank Score (reps) Player
1 17 Rasmussen, Dayton
2 16 Brook, Josh
  16 Leschyshyn, Jake
4 15 Norris, Joshua
  15 Rathbone, Jack
  15 Morand, Antoine
  15 Gadjovich, Jonah
  15 Shaw, Mason
  15 Zablocki, Lane
10 14 Joly, D’artagnan
  14 Ferraro, Mario
  14 Westerlund, Filip

Standing Long Jump

Rank Distance (inches) Player
1 118 Norris, Joshua
2 117.5 Scott, Ian
3 114.5 Geekie, Morgan
  114.3 Frost, Morgan
5 113.5 Ratcliffe, Isaac
6 113.3 Rasmussen, Dayton
7 111.8 Jokiharju, Henri
8 111.5 Liljegren, Timothy
9 109.5 Comtois, Maxime
10 109.3 Makar, Cale

Vertical Jump

Rank Height (inches) Player
1 26.19 Norris, Joshua
2 25.56 Rasmussen, Dayton
3 24.63 Frost, Morgan
4 24.40 Geekie, Morgan
5 23.69 Makar, Cale
6 23.63 Formenton, Alex
7 23.45 Scott, Ian
8 22.84 Jokiharju, Henri
9 22.62 Chytil, Filip
10 22.54 Salo, Robin

Pull Ups

Maximum number of consecutive pull ups

Rank Score Player
1 13 Rathbone, Jack
  13 Hischier, Nico
  13 Morand, Antoine
4 12 Ferraro, Mario
  12 Gallant, Zach
  12 Yamamoto, Kailer
7 11 Gadjovich, Jonah
  11 Geekie, Morgan
  11 Heponiemi, Aleksi
  11 Phillips, Clayton
  11 Martin, Luke
  11 Lipanov, Alexei
  11 Chmelevski, Alexander
  11 Patrick, Nolan
  11 Miller, Thomas
  11 Norris, Joshua

Pro-Agilty Test

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Rank Time (seconds) Player
1 4.19 Norris, Joshua
2 4.38 Yamamoto, Kailer
3 4.45 Valimaki, Juuso
4 4.46 Reedy, Scott
  4.46 Ferraro, Mario
  4.46 Geekie, Morgan
7 4.50 Foote, Callan
8 4.52 Makar, Cale
9 4.55 Ratcliffe, Isaac
  4.55 Miller, Thomas

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Rank Time (seconds) Player
1 4.19 Norris, Joshua
2 4.20 Yamamoto, Kailer
3 4.39 Makar, Cale
4 4.41 Reedy, Scott
  4.41 Geekie, Morgan
6 4.42 Ferraro, Mario
7 4.46 Comtois, Maxime
  4.46 Lodnia, Ivan
9 4.48 Joseph, Pierre-Olivier
10 4.51 Studnicka, Jack

Wingate Test - Average Power Output (watts/kg)

Rank Score(watts/kg) Player
1 12.8 Frost, Morgan
2 12.7 Norris, Joshua
3 12.5 Pettersson, Elias
4 12.4 Yamamoto, Kailer
  12.4 Samberg, Dylan
  12.4 Tyszka, Jarret
7 12.3 Joseph, Pierre-Olivier
  12.3 Studnicka, Jack
9 12.2 Shaw, Mason
  12.2 Ferraro, Mario
  12.2 Heponiemi, Aleksi

Wingate Test - Peak Power Output (watts/kg)

Rank Score (watts/kg) Player
1 19.5 Norris, Joshua
2 17.6 Boqvist, Jesper
3 17.1 Yamamoto, Kailer
4 16.9 Valimaki, Juuso
5 16.6 Mismash, Grant
  16.6 Studnicka, Jack
7 16.4 Pettersson, Elias
  16.4 Frost, Morgan
  16.4 Ferraro, Mario
10 16.3 Gadjovich, Jonah

Wingate Test - Fatigue Index

Rank Score (watts/kg) Player
1 22.8 Stelio Mattheos
2 33.8 Gabriel Vilardi
3 34.9 Martin Necas
4 35.9 Ukko-Pekka
5 36.1 Casey Mittelstadt
6 36.8 Erik Brannstrom
7 37.4 Filip Chytil
8 37.5 Cale Makar
9 37.7 Kristian Vesalainen
  37.7 Scott Reedy

AEROBIC FITNESS - VO2max test max

Rank Score (ml/kg/min) Player
1 68 Yamamoto, Kailer
2 66 Reedy, Scott
3 64 Ratcliffe, Isaac
4 63 Bowers, Shane
  63 Ferraro, Mario
  63 Frost, Morgan
7 62 Eriksson Ek, Olle
  62 Heponiemi, Aleksi
9 59 Suzuki, Nick
  59 Brook, Josh

AEROBIC FITNESS - VO2max test duration

Rank Time (min:sec) Player
1 16:45 Bowers, Shane
2 16:11 Vesalainen, Kristian
3 16:00 Rasmussen, Michael
4 16:00 Foote, Callan
5 15:57 Valimaki, Juuso
6 15:43 Chytil, Filip
7 15:30 Gallant, Zach
8 15:25 Mattheos, Stelio
9 15:15 Suzuki, Nick
  15:15 Reedy, Scott

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