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Prospects Analysis: NHL Top 100 Prospects

Jon Litterine

Jon Litterine

Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005 as well as contributed to He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.

TOP 100 NHL Prospects: End of Season Edition

The 2013-14 regular season has come and gone. It's time to unveil our end of the year rankings. The next update will come after the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has taken place at the end of June. This is just a reminder to keep an eye out for both our Draft Preview and Draft Review features that will be posted.

(Notes: Players with 25 games or more of regular season NHL experience are not included. All stats are as of April 20, 2014.)

1) Jonathan Drouin (F-TB)
2) Evgeny Kuznetsov (F-WSH)
3) Anthony Mantha (F-DET): Finished his breakout season with 57G and 120P in 57 QMJHL games.
4) Teuvo Teravainen (F-CHI)
5) John Gibson (G-ANA): Will be the full time starter in Anaheim sooner rather than later.
6) Johnny Gaudreau (F-CGY): Will be an impact player in Calgary starting next season.
7) Andrey Vasilevskiy (G-TB)
8) Derrick Pouliot (D-PIT)
9) Griffin Reinhart (D-NYI)
10) Darnell Nurse (D-EDM)
11) Andre Burakovsky (F-WSH)
12) Alexander Wennberg (F-CBJ)
13) Oscar Klefbom (D-EDM): Looked much better after recall to Oilers than he did in AHL.
14) Mathew Dumba (D-MIN)
15) Nikita Zadorov (D-BUF)
16) Dmitrij Jaskin (F-STL): Ready for NHL, just no room at the inn.
17) Bo Horvat (F-VAN)
18) Max Domi (F-PHO)
19) Oscar Dansk (G-CBJ)
20) Jake Allen (F-STL)
21) Nic Kerdiles (F-ANA): Left Wisconsin after his sophomore year to sign with Ducks.
22) Calle Jarnkrok (F-NSH)
23) Filip Forsberg (F-NSH)
24) Kerby Rychel (F-CBJ)
25) Danny Kristo (F-NYR): 25G in first pro season in AHL, but inconsistent at times.
26) Shayne Gostisbehere (D-PHI): Epic performance led Union to NCAA Championship. Has since signed with Flyers.
27) Michael Matheson (D-FLA)
28) Curtis Lazar (F-OTT)
29) Ty Rattie (F-STL)
30) Malcom Subban (G-BOS)
31) Josh Morrissey (D-WPG)
32) Zachary Fucale (G-MTL)
33) Vladislav Namestnikov (F-TB)
34) Joel Armia (F-BUF): Rough first pro season in North America in AHL (7G, 27P in 54GP)
35) Radek Faksa (F-DAL)
36) Nathan Beaulieu (D-MTL)
37) Connor Hellebuyck (G-WPG): Best goalie in NCAA left U-Mass Lowell after his sophomore season to sign with Jets.
38) Kevin Roy (F-ANA)
39) Jon Gillies (G-CGY): Has decided to return to Providence for his junior season.
40) Rocco Grimaldi (F-FLA)
41) Scott Laughton (F-PHI)
42) Brett Ritchie (F-DAL)
43) Brady Skjei (D-NYR)
44) Teemu Pulkkinen (F-DET)
45) Nic Petan (F-WPG)
46) Shea Theodore (D-ANA): 79P in 70G in WHL from blueline.
47) Matt Grzelcyk (D-BOS)
48) Samuel Morin (D-PHI)
49) Vincent Trocheck (F-FLA)
50) Danny O'Regan (F-SJ)
51) Jamie Oleksiak (D-DAL)
52) Ryan Hartman (F-CHI)
53) Hunter Shinkaruk (F-VAN)
54) Nicklas Jensen (F-VAN)
55) Anthony Duclair (F-NYR): Brilliant season was ended early due to a concussion.
56) Scott Harrington (D-PIT)
57) Ian McCoshen (D-FLA)
58) Jake McCabe (D-BUF): Left Wisconsin, signed with Sabres and has since already made his NHL debut.
59) Mark McNeill (F-CHI)
60) Adam Erne (F-TB)
61) Damon Severson (D-NJ)
62) Steve Santini (D-NJ)
63) Brandon Gormley (D-PHO): Finally made NHL debut after long wait.
64) Max Reinhart (F-CGY)
65) Reid Boucher (F-NJ)
66) Pavel Buchnevich (F-NYR)
67) Henrik Samuelsson (F-PHO)
68) Mark Jankowski (F-CGY)
69) Adam Clendening (D-CHI): Monster year in AHL with 59P in 74GP.
70) Alexander Khoklachev (F-BOS)
71) Hudson Fasching (F-BUF)
72) Devin Shore (F-DAL)
73) Andreas Athanasiou (F-DET)
74) Colton Sissons (F-NSH)
75) Marko Dano (F-CBJ)
76) Stefan Matteau (F-NJ)
77) Kevin Hayes (F-CHI)
78) Joe Morrow (D-BOS): Stock has really fallen the last couple seasons.
79) JT Compher (F-BUF)
80) Frank Corrado (D-VAN)
81) Mario Lucia (F-MIN)
82) Ryan Pulock (D-NYI)
83) Bill Arnold (F-CGY)
84) Tristan Jarry (G-PIT)
85) Charles Hudon (F-MTL)
86) Emile Poirier (F-CGY): Very good season in QMJHL from a guy I thought was a major reach at 22nd overall last year.
87) Anthony Stolarz (G-PHI)
88) Victor Rask (F-CAR)
89) TJ Tynan (F-CBJ)
90) Seth Griffith (F-BOS)
91) Oliver Bjorkstrand (F-CBJ)
92) Stephen Johns (D-CHI)
93) Jordan Schmaltz (D-STL)
94) Vince Hinostroza (F-CHI)
95) Connor Brown (F-TOR): OHL's leading scorer had 45G, 128P in 68GP this season for Erie.
96) Christian Folin (D-MIN)
97) Mike Reilly (D-CBJ)
98) Brendan Leipsic (F-NSH)
99) Riley Barber (F-WSH)
100) Austin Watson (F-NSH)


Joey Hishon (F-COL)
Sebastian Collberg (F-NYI)
Brendan Gaunce (F-VAN)


Ryan Strome (F-NYI)
Rasmus Ristolainen (D-BUF)
Riley Sheahan (F-DET)
Tomas Jurco (F-DET)
Tanner Pearson (F-LA)