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NHL Draft: 2014-15 Draft Preview

Jon Litterine

Jon Litterine

A native of Long Island and graduate of U Mass-Lowell, Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead NHL Prospect Analyst. When he isn't watching his Rangers or Mets struggle, his other passion is MMA.

NHL Draft: 2014 Entry Draft Preview
By, Jon Litterine

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 27-28 in Philadelphia. The Florida Panthers hold the first overall selection in a draft that figures to be amongst the most unpredictable in recent memory. Our annual top 30 ranked players are listed below.

1) Aaron Ekblad (D, Barrie-OHL): There are several players who can make a case to be the top player in the draft, but due to the fact that he has the greatest probability of making a high impact at the NHL level, Ekblad gets the top spot on our list. There have been comparisons to Drew Doughty, although I think that is a bit of a reach. I think the best comparison for Ekblad is more along the lines of a Brent Seabrook type. A big, strong guy, who can play 25 minutes a game and can help in both ends of the rink. He doesn't figure to be a pure shutdown defenseman or a true power play quarterback, although he should be able to help in

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