This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.
Before the season began, we looked at the top three prospects from all 30 NHL teams and discussed what was expected this season. With the season nearing its completion, it's time review how the last seven months went for those 90 young players.
(Notes: The prospects are in order that appeared in the original article in September. They wouldn't necessarily be in this order if they were re-ranked today. All stats as of May 11.)
1. Malcolm Subban (G, Boston-NHL/Providence-AHL): A solid season in the AHL for Subban (2.44 GAA, .921 save percentage) earned him a promotion to the NHL. He made one start against the Blues, got absolutely shelled and was sent back down to the minors shortly thereafter. Subban seems to be a prime trade candidate. He's never going to unseat Tuukka Rask as the starter in Boston, and he's too good to spend another year in the AHL. Perhaps a team like the Oilers will attempt to acquire him this summer, but if he remains in the organization, he's the favorite to begin next season as Rask's backup.
2. Matt Grzelcyk (D, Boston University-NCAA): Grzelcyk was Boston University's top defensemen and one of the best in the NCAA all season long. He finished with 38 points in 41 games and showed his playmaking ability on a nightly basis. Grzelcyk also lead all Terrier defensemen with a plus-32 rating. The Bruins wanted to sign him after his season came to a close, but Grzelcyk decided