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Prospects Analysis: RotoWire's Top 100 NHL Prospects

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Rank Name Team Pos Age DOB  
1 Vladimir Tarasenko STL RW 20 12/13/1991 Almost a point-per-game in vet-dominated KHL
2 Mikael Granlund MIN C 19 2/26/1992 New career high in goals already; USA-bound in '12
3 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA C 18 6/4/1993 More than 2 PPG in QMJHL return
4 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS C 18 5/19/1992 Having a better year than Tarasenko at same age
5 Ryan Ellis NAS D 20 2/3/1991 Just called up to NHL
6 Tyler Toffoli LOS RW 19 4/24/1992 On pace to blow by last year's 108 points
7 Brayden Schenn PHI C 20 8/22/1991 Ex-No. 1 repeatedly injured, on deep Flyers team
8 Nick Bjugstad FLA C 19 7/17/1992 Not just a big body anymore; scoring liberally
9 Mark Scheifele WPG C 18 3/15/1993 Nearly 2 PPG in OHL return
10 Dougie Hamilton BOS D 18 6/17/1993 Big and talented; tied for 8th in OHL scoring
11 Sven Bartschi CGY LW 19 10/5/1992 Massive playmaking explosion: 42 A in 25 games
12 Jacob Markstrom FLA G 21 1/31/1990 Only a matter of time now
13 Mark Stone OTT RW 19 5/13/1992 Quiet 106 points last year; leads WHL this year
14 Jack Campbell DAL G 19 1/2/1992 Change of scenery working; WJC will be bellweather
15 Emerson Etem ANA C 19 6/16/1992 Almost a goal per game in WHL; looks NHL-ready
16 Christian Thomas NYR RW 19 5/26/1992 Slowed by concussion early, but has come on strong
17 Robin Lehner OTT G 20 7/24/1991 Like Markstrom, ready to step in
18 Brandon Gormley PHO D 19 2/18/1992  
19 Zack Kassian BUF RW 20 1/24/1991  
20 Nino Niederreiter NYI LW 19 9/8/1992 Just back from concussion; still no NHL-level impact
21 Ty Rattie STL RW 18 2/5/1993 Huge riser pulling a goal per game in WHL
22 Justin Schultz ANA D 21 7/6/1990 Even better than last year
23 Gustav Nyquist DET C 22 9/1/1989 Point-per-game in AHL
24 Chris Kreider NYR LW 20 4/30/1991 Finally getting the chance to star for BC
25 Joe Colborne TOR LW 21 1/30/1990 Blossoming power forward scoring big in AHL
26 Ryan Strome NYI C 18 7/11/1993 Could fall lower if unimpressive at WJC
27 Jaden Schwartz STL C 18 6/25/1992 Canadian WJC team captain raking at Colorado
28 Matthew Hackett MIN G 21 3/7/1990 2nd straight year dominating AHL; good NHL debut
29 Jerome Gauthier-Leduc BUF D 19 7/30/1992 12th in QMJHL scoring race, easily 1st among d-men
30 Vyacheslav Voynov LOS D 21 1/15/1990 Already solid NHL d-man; will reach 25 games soon
31 Braden Holtby WAS G 22 9/16/1989 Having a down year, but I'm cutting some slack
32 John Gibson ANA G 18 7/14/1993 Annihilating OHL competition as a rookie
33 Tomas Jurco DET RW 19 12/28/1992 High-end skill finally translating to big-time scoring
34 Martin Jones LAK G 21 1/10/1990 Too good for AHL; could make Bernier expendable
35 Brandon Pirri CHI C 20 4/10/1991 Conquered AHL in second season
36 Ryan Murphy CAR D 18 3/31/1993 Horrendous start, but 26 goals last year in OHL
37 Zack Phillips MIN C 19 10/28/1992  
38 Jordan Weal LOS C 19 4/15/1992 So small, but so good
39 Joey Hishon COL C 20 10/20/1991 Concussion has him out indefinitely
40 Mark Dekanich CBJ G 25 5/10/1986 If he can get healthy, will seize starting job quickly
41 Alexander Khokhlachev BOS LW 18 9/9/1993 Building nicely on last year's OHL debut
42 Stuart Percy TOR D 18 5/18/1993  
43 Frederik Andersen CAR G 22 10/2/1989 Dane is best goalie in Sweden this year
44 Brendan Gallagher MON RW 19 6/5/1992 Smaller guy, but great nose for the net
45 Brendan Smith DET D 22 2/8/1989  
46 Brayden McNabb BUF D 20 1/21/1991 Former WHL standout just scored first NHL goal
47 Mika Zibanejad OTT C 18 4/18/1993 Strong skater, hard hitter, but I question the offense
48 Eddie Lack VAN G 23 1/5/1988 Bad luck to be buried behind two studs
49 Brandon Saad CHI LW 19 10/27/1992 Short NHL trial seems to have elevated his game
50 Jake Allen STL G 21 7/8/1990 Former elite prospect falling hard
51 Tim Erixon NYR D 20 2/24/1991 Killer in AHL, but not NHL-ready
52 J.T. Miller NYR C 18 3/14/1993 Fits Rangers' M.O., but not a star
53 Teemu Pulkkinen DET LW 19 1/2/1992 Scoring has fallen off some this year
54 Kyle Palmieri ANA C 20 4/16/1991 Almost a goal per game in AHL before call-up
55 Petr Mrazek DET G 19 2/14/1992  
56 Jason Zucker MIN LW 19 1/16/1992  
57 Drew Shore FLA C 20 1/29/1991  
58 Nathan Beaulieu MON D 19 12/5/1992  
59 Tyler Bunz EDM G 19 2/11/1992 Dramatically outperforming fifth-round selection
60 Charlie Coyle SAN RW 19 3/2/1992 Would like to see more goals
61 Quinton Howden FLA LW 19 1/21/1992 Not outperforming like you'd like to see
62 Kevin Poulin NYI G 21 4/12/1990 Never been this bad; will bounce back
63 Chris Terry CAR LW 22 4/7/1989 34-goal scorer in AHL last year has just five this year
64 Carter Ashton TAM LW 20 4/1/1991  
65 Kirill Petrov NYI LW 21 4/13/1990 NHL next year?
66 Kyle Beach CHI C 21 1/13/1990 Out since October (upper body); could be 'til March
67 Anders Lee NYI C 21 7/3/1990 Size and consistency -- nice
68 Carl Hagelin NYR LW 23 8/23/1988 Already one of the NHL's fastest skaters
69 Eric Tangradi PIT C 22 2/10/1989 Good in AHL; concerning that he can't stick in NHL
70 Zac Dalpe CAR C 22 11/1/1989 Same deal as Tangradi
71 Sam Brittain FLA G 19 5/10/1992 Out all year; expected back in late January
72 Joe Morrow PIT D 19 12/9/1992 Showing new goal-scoring dimension this year
73 Tomas Tatar DET LW 21 12/1/1990 Good, but still looking for that next gear on offense
74 Greg McKegg TOR C 19 6/17/1992 Whole Erie (OHL) team suffering from awful goalies
75 Mark Visentin PHO G 19 8/7/1992 Inexplicably soft this year
76 Roman Josi NAS D 21 6/1/1990  
77 Adam Clendening CHI D 19 10/26/1992  
78 Calvin De Haan NYI D 20 5/9/1991  
79 Peter Holland ANA C 20 1/14/1991  
80 Joel Armia BUF RW 18 3/31/1993  
81 Jamie Oleksiak DAL D 19 12/21/1992 Almost Chara-sized; offense will come long-term
82 T.J. Tynan CBJ C 19 2/25/1992 Mighty mite outperforming last year's scoring pace
83 Louis Leblanc MON C 20 1/26/1991 Hasn't looked wholly out of place in NHL
84 Brendan Ranford LW PHI 19 5/3/1992 Needs to work on skating
85 Brock Nelson NYI C 20 10/15/1991 Found his scoring touch; could shoot up this list
86 Rickard Rakell ANA C 18 5/5/1993 Quietly solid growth season
87 Beau Bennett PIT RW 20 11/27/1991  
88 Mark Pysyk BUF D 19 1/11/1992  
89 Matt Puempel OTT LW 18 1/24/1993  
90 Tyler Johnson TAM C 21 7/29/1990 Undrafted 100-point man having solid AHL debut
91 Jason Akeson PHI RW 21 6/3/1990 Like Johnson, but a playmaker rather than a scorer
92 Brett MacLean PHO LW 23 12/24/1988 Good player; don't know why he never gets a shot
93 Jonathan Audy-Marchessault NYR C 21 12/27/1990 Small and undrafted, but kid can play
94 Mark McNeill CHI C 18 2/22/1993  
95 Sergei Shirokov VAN LW 25 3/10/1986 Killing KHL; will he ever return to North America?
96 Scott Wedgewood NJD G 19 8/14/1992 May be Canada's best goalie at WJC, sadly
97 Jeremy Morin CHI C 20 4/16/1991  
98 Alex Stalock SAN G 24 7/28/1987 Has missed all year with leg injury
99 Ryan Howse CGY LW 20 7/6/1991 Still looking for first AHL point
100 Scott Glennie DAL C 20 2/22/1991 More AHL production than Howse, but still awful