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Top 100 NHL Prospects - March Update: RotoWire's Top 100 NHL Prospects

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

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March Update

Rank Name Team Pos Age DOB Comments
1 Vladimir Tarasenko STL RW 20 12/13/1991 Almost certain to come to NHL next year
2 Mikael Granlund MIN C 20 2/26/1992 Still pouring it on in Finnish league
3 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA C 18 6/4/1993 Missed major time with broken foot, but 2 PPG
4 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS C 19 5/19/1992 Knee injury fortunately not that serious
5 Tyler Toffoli LOS RW 19 4/24/1992 OHL leader in goals now second in points
6 Nick Bjugstad FLA C 19 7/17/1992 Big guy scoring plenty of goals
7 Sven Baertschi CGY LW 19 10/5/1992 Two goals in first three NHL games; just a stud
8 Dougie Hamilton BOS D 18 6/17/1993 Pace has fallen off, but still putting up huge points
9 Jacob Markstrom FLA G 22 1/31/1990 With Theodore healthy, back to waiting in the wings
10 Emerson Etem ANA C 19 6/16/1992 Almost a goal per game in WHL; looks NHL-ready
11 Mark Stone OTT RW 19 5/13/1992 Big WJC; cleared last year's point total (106) already
12 Chris Kreider NYR LW 20 4/30/1991 Late-season NHL arrival sounds possible
13 Robin Lehner OTT G 20 7/24/1991 AHL stats say he needs more development time
14 Justin Schultz ANA D 21 7/6/1990 Polished puck mover and goal scorer from blue line
15 Ty Rattie STL RW 18 2/5/1993 Star power written all over him
16 Ryan Strome NYI C 18 7/11/1993 Good in WJC; heating up now
17 Mark Scheifele WPG C 19 3/15/1993 Just coming out of a long slump
18 Frederik Andersen CAR G 22 10/2/1989 Destroying SEL: 39 games, 1.67 GAA, .941 SV%
19 Jerome Gauthier-Leduc BUF D 19 7/30/1992 Two games left to hit 30 goals in the Q; he's got 28
20 Gustav Nyquist DET C 22 9/1/1989 Still pulling a point per game in the AHL
21 Jaden Schwartz STL C 19 6/25/1992 Wore the C for Canada in WJC; still crushing college
22 Tomas Jurco DET RW 19 12/28/1992 Had a neck injury, but back now and playing well
23 Kyle Palmieri ANA RW 20 4/16/1991 Delivered two-goal game in brief top-line stay for Ducks
24 Ryan Murphy CAR D 18 3/31/1993 Has recovered from bad start; pulling a point per game
25 Jakob Silfverberg OTT RW 21 10/13/1990 Aggressive ranking, but he's killing it as a pro in SEL
26 Matthew Hackett MIN G 22 3/7/1990 Looks great in the NHL, especially for his age
27 Jordan Weal LOS C 19 4/15/1992 Career-high 116 WHL points; small, but never gets hurt
28 Drew Shore FLA C 21 1/29/1991 Lighting up college more than ever
29 Joe Morrow PIT D 19 12/9/1992 Turning into complete blue line package
30 Brandon Gormley PHO D 20 2/18/1992 No goals in 9 games since being traded to Shawinigan
31 Braden Holtby WAS G 22 9/16/1989 Almost back to his old self, but still needs work
32 John Gibson ANA G 18 7/14/1993 Rounding back into form; missed a month (tonsil surgery)
33 Christian Thomas NYR RW 19 5/26/1992 Slowed by concussion early, but has come on strong
34 Zack Phillips MIN C 19 10/28/1992 Strong year, but not spectacular; good foundation, though
35 Brayden McNabb BUF D 21 1/21/1991 Big kid playing well in AHL since demotion
36 Brendan Smith DET D 23 2/8/1989 With Commodore gone, he's here to stay; looks good
37 Brandon Saad CHI LW 19 10/27/1992 Killing it for Saginaw (OHL) -- 74 points in 42
38 Mika Zibanejad OTT C 18 4/18/1993 Offense coming along slowly; could be back in NHL soon
39 Mark Visentin PHO G 19 8/7/1992 Won 15 straight after WJC; looks right again
40 Joe Colborne TOR LW 22 1/30/1990 Hasn't stuck in NHL; now struggling in AHL
41 Eddie Lack VAN G 23 1/5/1988 Bad luck to be buried behind two studs
42 Mark Barberio TAM D 22 3/23/1990 AHL All-Star pouring it on for Norfolk
43 Martin Jones LAK G 22 1/10/1990 D corps in flux hurting stats, but still looks good
44 Jake Allen STL G 21 7/8/1990 Seems to have elevated his game after Bishop trade
45 Tim Erixon NYR D 21 2/24/1991 Still showing playmaking skills in minors
46 Cory Conacher TAM C 22 12/14/1989 Undersized, but looks like a star in AHL
47 Tyler Bunz EDM G 20 2/11/1992 Dramatically outperforming fifth-round selection
48 Nathan Beaulieu MON D 19 12/5/1992 Riding coattails on a great team, but still a huge talent
49 Petr Mrazek DET G 20 2/14/1992 Jimmy Howard's backup in two years
50 Jason Zucker MIN LW 20 1/16/1992 One point off his career high for U. Denver
51 Brock Nelson NYI C 20 10/15/1991 Has shot up the list, as promised
52 Peter Holland ANA C 21 1/14/1991 Nice AHL season -- over 20 goals, will clear 50 points
53 Alexander Khokhlachev BOS LW 18 9/9/1993 Out for the year (lacerated kidney), but looked damn good
54 Brandon Pirri CHI C 20 4/10/1991 Just 2 points in 11 February games in AHL
55 Sam Brittain FLA G 19 5/10/1992 Killing it since return -- .925 SV% in 10 games
56 Brendan Ranford LW PHI 19 5/3/1992 Needs to work on skating, but points are there
57 Brendan Gallagher MON RW 19 6/5/1992 Third straight 40-goal WHL season for Giants' captain
58 Teemu Pulkkinen DET LW 20 1/2/1992 Finishing season well off last year's pace
59 Charlie Coyle MIN RW 20 3/2/1992 Rare college-to-junior hop; he's coming next year
60 Connor Knapp BUF G 21 5/1/1990 1.43 GAA, .943 SV% for Miami of Ohio
61 Kevin Poulin NYI G 21 4/12/1990 Still not flashing '11-12 form, but he's been better
62 Joey Hishon COL C 20 10/20/1991 Concussion still holding him out; seems injury-prone
63 Mark Dekanich CBJ G 25 5/10/1986 Promising season destroyed by injuries; getting old
64 Shane Prince OTT LW 19 11/16/1992 Goal-scoring explosion this year
65 Kirill Petrov NYI LW 21 4/13/1990 NHL next year? Decent KHL stats
66 Tyson Barrie COL D 20 7/26/1991 Great offensive skillset, but D needs work
67 Reilly Smith DAL RW 21 4/1/1991 Big-time goal scorer with Miami (Ohio)
68 Sami Aittokallio COL G 19 8/6/1992 Holding his own against men in Finnish pro league
69 Leland Irving CGY G 21 4/11/1988 Looked solid in handful of NHL appearances
70 Tomas Tatar DET LW 21 12/1/1990 Good, but still looking for that next gear on offense
71 Jack Campbell DAL G 20 1/2/1992 Back to struggling; when can we call him a bust?
72 Chris Terry CAR LW 22 4/7/1989 Tough year, but he's still a major talent
73 Austin Watson NAS C 20 1/13/1992 Move from Peterborough to London (OHL) has helped
74 Greg McKegg TOR C 19 6/17/1992 Whole Erie (OHL) team suffering from awful goalies
75 Patrick Holland CGY RW 20 1/7/1992 Over 100 points; is it him or linemates?
76 J.T. Miller NYR C 19 3/14/1993 Just a point per game in OHL won't cut it
77 Joel Armia BUF RW 18 3/31/1993
78 Erik Haula MIN LW 21 3/23/1991 Finn having a big year for U. Minnesota
79 Jamie Oleksiak DAL D 19 12/21/1992 Almost Chara-sized; offense will come long-term
80 T.J. Tynan CBJ C 20 2/25/1992 Pace has fallen off, but still PPG for Notre Dame
81 Andrew Yogan NYR C 20 12/4/1991 Plus-5 on a team with an .892 SV%; points leader too
82 Carter Ashton TOR LW 20 4/1/1991
83 Mark McNeill CHI C 19 2/22/1993 Has skills, but his team is very bad
84 Tobias Rieder EDM RW 19 1/10/1993 German import has blown up for 40 goals in OHL
85 Rickard Rakell ANA C 18 5/5/1993 Like Miller, just a PPG in OHL won't cut it
86 Beau Bennett PIT RW 20 11/27/1991 Wrist injury
87 Stuart Percy TOR D 18 5/18/1993
88 Matt Puempel OTT LW 19 1/24/1993 Another "meh" PPG guy in the OHL
89 Tyler Johnson TAM C 21 7/29/1990 Undrafted 100-point man having terrific AHL debut
90 Jason Akeson PHI RW 21 6/3/1990 Like Johnson, but a playmaker rather than a scorer
91 Tyson Sexsmith SAN G 23 3/19/1989 AHL All-Star took opening left by Stalock and ran
92 Jonathan Audy-Marchessault NYR C 21 12/27/1990 Small and undrafted, but kid can play
93 Sergei Shirokov FLA LW 26 3/10/1986 Killing KHL; will he ever return to North America?
94 Quinton Howden FLA LW 20 1/21/1992 Hasn't taken that next step
95 Adam Clendening CHI D 19 10/26/1992
96 Scott Wedgewood NJD G 19 8/14/1992 Pretty decent WJC showing raises his status
97 Brett MacLean PHO LW 23 12/24/1988 Changed organizations twice and having a tough year
98 Kyle Beach CHI C 22 1/13/1990 Out since October (upper body); could be done for season
99 Alex Stalock SAN G 24 7/28/1987 Has missed all year with leg injury
100 Anders Lee NYI C 21 7/3/1990 Hasn't been so great last few months



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