Prospects Analysis: Risers and Fallers
Prospects Analysis: Risers and Fallers

This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.

The spread of the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of the remainder of the NCAA hockey season in addition to many other professional leagues in Europe. The QMHJL has cancelled the remainder of its regular season, with the OHL and WHL likely not far behind. In short, the vast majority of the NHL's prospects have likely played their final game of the season and now is as good a time as any to cover which players' stocks have risen and which have fallen over the past six-plus months. 

RISERS
1- Nick Robertson (F-TOR): No prospect in the league saw their stock skyrocket this season as much as Robertson. The diminutive sniper currently leads the OHL with a whopping 55 goals in 46 games. He was also an effective player for the United States at the World Juniors. It has reached the point where it's difficult to fathom how Robertson – one of the youngest players eligible for the 2019 draft – managed to last until the 53rd overall selection. He would be in the conversation as a potential top-ten pick if a redraft was done today. Robertson's offensive skills are elite, as is his work ethic. He may find the transition to professional hockey a difficult one given his smaller frame, but he has about as much natural ability as any prospect in the game today. 

2- Nils Lundkvist (D-NYR): The Rangers are loaded with quality defensive prospects, but Lundkvist has separated himself from the pack. I, like most others

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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. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.
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