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Prospects Analysis: Top 100 Prospects

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.

The 2014-15 trade deadline has come and gone and it's time to update our rankings for the final time this season. Ten prospects have graduated (including our No. 1 man) and several new faces have joined the ranks, so there has been a lot of movement since our last update in December.

(Note: Players with 25 games or more of regular season NHL experience are not included. All stats as of March 1, 2015)

1. Nikolaj Ehlers (F-WPG) -- Has points in 34 of his last 35 games for Halifax (QMJHL)
2. Max Domi (F-ARI)
3. Sam Bennett (F-CGY) -- Recently made season debut after undergoing shoulder surgery
4. John Gibson (G-ANA)
5. Andrei Vasilevskiy (G-TB)
6. Anthony Mantha (F-DET)
7. Teuvo Teravainen (F-CHI) -- Being used totally incorrectly by 'Hawks
8. William Nylander (F-TOR) -- 9 points in 16 games since joining Marlies (AHL)
9. Michael Dal Colle (F-NYI)
10. Darnell Nurse (D-EDM) -- Team Canada's best defensemen at WJC
11. Josh Morrissey (D-WPG)
12. Sonny Milano (F-CBJ)
13. Pavel Buchnevich (F-NYR) -- Expected to come to North America next season
14. Robby Fabbri (F-STL) -- Still out with high-ankle sprain suffered at WJC
15. Sam Reinhart (F-BUF)
16. Anthony Duclair (F-ARI) -- Idea of Domi/Duclair pairing was too much for ARI to pass up
17. Kevin Fiala (F-NSH) -- 12 points in 15 games since joining Milwaukee (AHL)
18. Derrick Pouliot (D-PIT)
19. Griffin Reinhart (D-NYI)
20. Shea Theodore (D-ANA)
21. Jake Virtanen (F-VAN)
22. Connor Hellebuyck (G-WPG) -- 25-16-4, 2.42 GAA, .927 save% in first AHL season
23. Brady Skjei (D-NYR)
24. Nick Ritchie (F-ANA)
25. Kerby Rychel (F-CBJ)
26. Jakub Vrana (F-WSH)
27. Travis Sanheim (D-PHI) -- 55 points in 58 games for Calgary (WHL); 29 in 67 last year
28. Kasperi Kapanen (F-PIT)
29. Nicolas Kerdiles (F-ANA)
30. Dylan Larkin (F-DET) -- Easily Team USA's best player at WJC
31. Nicolas Petan (F-WPG)
32. Anthony DeAngelo (D-TB) -- 39 points in 20 games since trade to S.S. Marie (OHL)
33. Josh Ho-Sang (F-NYI)
34. Teemu Pulkkinen (F-DET) -- Finally getting shot in DET after dominating AHL last two years
35. Ty Rattie (F-STL)
36. Christian Dvorak (F-ARI) -- 2014 second-round pick has 40 goals, 103 points in 58 games for London (OHL) after 14 points last season
37. Alex Tuch (F-MIN)
38. Samuel Morin (D-PHI) -- Team Canada's weakest defensemen at WJC
39. Jon Gillies (G-CGY)
40. Shayne Gostisbehere (D-PHI)
41. Madison Bowey (D-WSH)
42. Mike Matheson (D-FLA)
43. Malcolm Subban (G-BOS)
44. Oscar Dansk (G-CBJ) -- Struggles this season led to stint in ECHL
45. Brendan Perlini (F-ARI)
46. Ryan Pulock (D-NYI)
47. Nikita Scherbak (F-MTL)
48. Haydn Fleury (D-CAR) -- Absolutely dreadful for Red Deer (WHL)
49. Julius Honka (D-DAL)
50. Danny O'Regan (F-SJ) -- Back on map as a legitimate prospect
51. Brett Ritchie (F-DAL)
52. Ville Pokka (D-CHI)
53. Nikolai Goldobin (F-SJ)
54. Adam Erne (F-TB) -- Quebec's (QMJHL) best player all season
55. Kevin Roy (F-ANA)
56. Charles Hudon (F-MTL)
57. Danny Kristo (F-NYR) -- Talent is undeniable, but running out of time
58. Oliver Bjorkstrand (F- CBJ) -- 48 goals in 49 games for Portland (WHL)
59. Ivan Barbashev (F-STL)
60. Nick Schmaltz (F-CHI)
61. Ryan Hartman (F-CHI) -- Recently made NHL debut
62. Mark McNeill (F-CHI)
63. Hunter Shinkaruk (F-VAN)
64. Rocco Grimaldi (F-FLA)
65. Emile Poirier (F-CGY)
66. Joel Armia (F-WPG) -- Dealt to Jets in Evander Kane deal
67. Hudson Fasching (F-BUF)
68. Steve Santini (D-NJ) -- Missed WJC with wrist injury
69. Nick Paul (F-OTT)
70. Mike Reilly (D-CBJ) -- 37 points in 32 games in junior season at University of Minnesota
71. Marko Dano (F-CBJ)
72. Remi Elie (F-DAL) -- Playing alongside Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome in Erie (OHL)
73. Sven Andrighetto (F-MTL)
74. William Karlsson (F-CBJ) -- Traded to Columbus in James Wisniewski deal
75. Robert Hagg (D-PHI)
76. J.T. Compher (F-BUF)
77. Thatcher Demko (G-VAN)
78. Zach Fucale (G-MTL) -- .884 save% in QMJHL this season. Not good
79. Ville Husso (G-STL)
80. Ian McCoshen (D-FLA)
81. Juuse Saros (F-NSH)
82. Brayden Point (F-TB) -- Carved out major role on Team Canada after starting tournament as team's 13th forward
83. Vladislav Kamenev (F-NSH)
84. Henrik Samuelsson (F-ARI)
85. Adam Tambellini (F-NYR) -- 44 goals, 76 poiints in 62 games with Calgary (WHL)
86. Alexander Khokhlachev (F-BOS)
87. Jason Dickinson (F-DAL)
88. Michael McCarron (F-MTL)
89. Connor Brown (F-TOR) -- Terrific first season in AHL (44 points in 55 games)
90. Valentin Zykov (F-LA.
91. Sergey Tolchinsky (F-CAR)
92. Adrian Kempe (F-LA)
93. Adam Clendening (D-VAN)
94. Brandon Halverson (G-NYR) -- 28-1-2 in last 31 games for S.S. Marie (OHL)
95. Jimmy Vesey (F-NSH) -- College hockey's best player this year not named Jack Eichel
96. Mark Jankowski (F-CGY)
97. Morgan Klimchuk (F-CGY)
98. Jake McCabe (D-BUF)
99. Pontus Aberg (F-NSH)
100. Scott Wilson (F-PIT)


Scott Harrington (D-PIT)
Mario Lucia (F-MIN)
Nicklas Jensen (F-VAN)


Jonathan Drouin (F-TB)
Alexander Wennberg (F-CBJ)
Bo Horvat (F-VAN)
David Pastrnak (F-BOS)
Curtis Lazar (F-OTT)
Mirco Mueller (D-SJ)
John Klingberg (D-DAL)
Kevin Hayes (F-NYR)
Seth Griffith (F-BOS)
Scott Laughton (F-PHI)