NHL Entry Draft Combine Results

The annual NHL Entry Draft combine assessment involves interviews, medical screenings, and fitness tests over a four-day period. The combine has been held since 1993, though only the results from the most recent years have been made public.

We have the top 10 results for the most important tests for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Results from 2008 have not yet been found. There is also a summary of results from 2004 and 2005. We also have a list of results but don't know what year it is from, maybe 2002.

Below are some of the average and best results for the fitness assessments over the last 10 years. Only limited data has been published online, so the information is not complete. The information here has been retrieved from several sources, and may not be completely accurate. If you have any information to add or corrections to make, it will be very welcome (contact).

Wingspan

Year Ave Score
(inches)
Best Score Player Notes
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009 74.10 80.0 Taylor Doherty & Brian Dumoulin
2010 74.46 83.0 DYLAN MCILRATH
2011 74.80 81.0 LAURENT BROSSOIT
2012 74.40 81.0 Anthony Stolarz goalie from Corpus Christi (NAHL)
2013   81.0 Seth Jones & Jonathan Ismael-Diaby Portland (WHL) & Victoriaville (QMJHL)
2014   81.0 Beau Starrett  

Skinfolds / Body Fat

Year Ave Score
(sum of 6 sites & %)
Lowest Score Player(s) Notes
2004 61.6 mm, 9.4%
2005 64.3 mm, 9.9% 31.1 mm, 6.6%
2006
2007
2008 7.1% Peter Delmas
2009 63.6 mm, 9.8% 36 mm, 6.0% TONI RAJALA and Brian Dumoulin
2010 57.0 mm, 9.2% 32.2 mm, 6.8% IVAN TELEGIN
2011 55.2 mm, 9.0% 32.8 mm, 6.8% RYAN TESINK & ROCCO GRIMALDI
2012 61.4 mm, 9.6% 35.0 mm, 7.0% Matt Tomkins & Kenton Helgesen from Sherwood Park (AJHL) and Calgary (WHL)
2013 - 7.3% Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau & Jan Kostalek Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) & Rimouski (QMJHL)
2014   25.2 mm / 6.1 % Robert Fabbri  

Grip Strength

Right Hand Grip Strength (lbs)

Year Ave Score (lbs) Best Score Player Notes
2004 129
2005 129 174
2006
2007
2008
2009 127.6 167 Jared Cowen SPOKANE (WHL)
2010 129.7 185 DANNY BIEGA
2011 125.2 177 JOSEPH MORROW
2012 128 167 Morgan Rielly from Moose Jaw (WHL)
2013   169 Hudson Fasching USA U-18 (USHL)
2014   171 Alexander Peters  

Left Hand Grip Strength (lbs)

Year Ave Score (lbs) Best Score Player Notes
2004 125
2005 126 158
2006
2007
2008
2009 123.6 156 Carter Ashton LETHBRIDGE (WHL)
2010 124.2 176 DANNY BIEGA
2011 119.2 162 MARK MCNEILL
2012 123 155 Andrey Vasilevskiy & Chris Calnan from Ufa 2 (RUS-JR.) and Nobles (HIGH-MA)
2013   166 Ryan Pulock Brandon (WHL)
2014   164 Alexander Peters  

Upper Body Push Strength

Year Ave Score
(lb)
Best Score Player Notes
2004 233
2005 229 315
2006
2007
2008 424 Brandon Burlon
2009 241.1 352 Carter Ashton
2010 237.3 329 DANNY BIEGA
2011 228.1 366.0 MARK MCNEILL
2012 222 333 Jake Pateson from Saginaw (OHL)
2013   341 Tyler Lewington Medicine Hat (WHL)

Upper Body Pull Strength

Year Ave Score Best Score Player Notes
2004 258
2005 258 425
2006
2007
2008 305 Brandon Burlon
2009 230.7 309 Kyle Palmieri
2010 253.6 328 DANNY BIEGA
2011 241.6 323 TYLER BIGGS
2012 251 312 Thomas Wilson & Branden Troock from Plymouth (OHL) & Seattle (WHL)
2013   344 Viktor Crus Rydberg Linkoping Jr. (SWE-JR)

Bench Press Reps (at 150 lbs.)

Year Ave Score Best Score Player Notes
2004 10
2005 8 19
2006
2007 Yannick Weber
2008 21 Colin Wilson
2009 10.7 18 Jordan Szwarz, Ryan O'Reilly and Carl Klingberg
2010 10.8 20 DANNY BIEGA
2011 6.5 13 ADAM CLENDENING, LUKE LOCKHART, TOMAS JURCO & MARK MCNEILL
2012 7 17 Mike Winther from Prince Albert (WHL)
2013   16 Tyler Lewington Medicine Hat (WHL)
2014   19 JULIEN PELLETIER  

Curls Ups (maximum number)

Year Ave Score Best Score Player Notes
2004 24
2005 25 82
2006
2007
2008 76 Jacob Deserres goaltender
2009 19.6 72 Sami Vatanen JYP JR. (FINLAND-JR.)
2010 16.1 48 CURTIS HAMILTON
2011 24.1 70 MIIKKA SALOMAKI
2012 ?
2013  
2014  

Push Ups (maximum number)

Year Ave Score Best Score Player Notes
2004 24
2005 24 41
2006
2007
2008 49 Brandon Burlon
2009 26.1 41 Kyle Palmieri USA U-18 (USDP)
2010 26.2 40 MICHAEL BOURNIVAL
2011 29.9 45 MICHAEL MORRISON
2012 30 52 Chandler Stevenson from Regina (WHL)
2013 - 42 Tyler Lewington Medicine Hat (WHL)

Seated Medicine Ball Throw (4kg)

Year Ave Score
(inches)
Best Score Player Notes
2004 200
2005 181.89 238
2006
2007
2008
2009 200.2 243 Matt Clark
2010 207.1 261 DANNY BIEGA
2011 198.7 248 ADAM CLENDENING
2012 198 253 Dane Fox from Erie (OHL)
2013   246 Nick Moutrey Saginaw (OHL)

Standing Long Jump

Year Ave Score
(inches)
Best Score Player Notes
2004 100
2005 96.9 110
2006
2007
2008
2009 103.3 119 Mac Bennett. HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT)
2010 102.8 116 JOHN MCFARLAND
2011 103.8 119.3 JONATHAN RACINE
2012 103.8 119 Michael Matheson from Dubuque (USHL)
2013   117 Zach Nastasiuk Owen Sound (OHL)
2014   118 SHANE GERSICH  

Vertical Jump (no pause)

Year Ave Score
(inches)
Best Score Player Notes
? 23.6
2004 25
2005 22 28
2006
2007
2008
2009 26.1 34.0 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT)
2010 ? 31.8 MARK ALT
2011 24.7 30.5 MAXIMILIEN LE SIEUR
2012 24.7 32.5 Chris Calnan Nobles (HIGH-MA)
2013   ?    
2014   35.0 SHANE GERSICH  

Hand-Eye Coordination

Year Ave Score Best Score Player Notes
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009 36.2 26.9 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL)
2010 37.6 31.6 SAM BRITTAIN
2011 31.5 22.4 CHRISTOPHER GIBSON
2012 28.6 21.4 Francois Tremblay from Val-d'Or (QMJHL)
2013   ?    
2014   12.3 SHANE GERSICH the score for this test was much lower than previously, may the test protocol had changed.

Wingate Test

Peak Power Output

Year Ave Score
(watts/kg)
Best Score Player Notes
2004 12.0
2005 11.1 14.9
2006
2007
2008 13.2
2009 13.4 15.6 Jordan Szwarz SAGINAW (OHL)
2010 13.4 16.2 JOHN MCFARLAND
2011 13.4 15.9 TY RATTIE & JONATHAN RACINE
2012 13.2 15.6 Alex Galchenyuk from Sarnia (OHL)
2013 - 15.8 Samuel Morin & Shea Theodore Rimouski (QMJHL) & Seattle (WHL)
2014   17.5 WILLIAM NYLANDER  

Wingate Test: Mean Power Output (watts/kg)

Year Ave Score Best Score Player Notes
2004 9.4
2005 9.1 11.7
2006
2007
2008 10.2
2009 10.3 11.8 Burke Gallimore SASKATOON (WHL)
2010 10.2 11.7 MARK PYSYK
2011 10.2 11.9 LUCAS LSSIO
2012 10.1 11.4 Chris Calnan Nobles (HIGH-MA)
2013   ?    
2014   11.6 WILLIAM NYLANDER  

Wingate Test: Fatigue Index

Year Ave Score
(%)
Best Score Player Notes
2004 39.6
2005 35.7 18.0
2006
2007
2008
2009 50.3 37.1 BRAYDEN MCNABB KOOTENAY (WHL)
2010 57.0 28.5 MAXIM KITSYN
2011 49.5 33.7 NICK COUSINS
2012 49.7 32.3 James Melindy from Moncton (QMJHL)
2013   ?    
2014   37.3 CHRISTIAN DVORAK  

AEROBIC FITNESS

VO2max

Year Ave Score
(ml/kg/min)
Best Score Player Notes
2004 57.8
2005 53.4 65.5
2006
2007
2008 56.3
2009 56.8 68.9 Sami Vatanen JYP JR. (FINLAND-JR.)
2010 56.3 72.3 JAKUB CULEK
2011 56.4 68.7 SVEN BAERTSCHI
2012 55.9 65.7 Tomas Hertl Slavia (CZREP)
2013   ?    
2014   67.4 MICHAEL BUNTING  

VO2max test duration (min:sec)

Year Ave Score Best Score Player Notes
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009 11:33
2010 11:18.1 14:15 MARTIN MARINCIN
2011 10:24.6 14:00 DAVID MUSIL & ADAM LARSSON
2012 10:31 14:40 Hampus Lindholm from Rogle JR. (SWE-JR.)
2013 - 14:30 Mirco Mueller & Chris Bigras Everett (WHL) & Owen Sound (OHL)
2014   15:00 Clark Bishop  

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