Top 3 Prospects per NHL Team

2014 NHL Draft - Round 1

Its that time of year again – with the regular season about to get going Hockeyland Canada brings you once again our rundown of the top-3 prospects per team. Like always, to qualify in our rankings a player must have played less than 35 NHL games. Our rankings take weight into how quickly a player will expect to step in and help a team, along with their peak potential.

Anaheim Ducks

1. John Gibson 2. Nick Ritchie 3. Rickard Rakell

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Arizona Coyotes

1. Brandon Gormley 2. Henrik Samuelsson 3. Max Domi

Boston Bruins

1. Malcolm Subban 2. Ryan Spooner 3. David Pastrnak

Buffalo Sabres

1. Sam Reinhart 2. Rasmus Ristolainen 3. Nikita Zadorov

Calgary Flames

1. Johnny Gaudreau 2. Sam Bennett 3. Emile Poirier

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Carolina Hurricanes

1. Haydn Fleury 2. Victor Rask 3. Alex Nedeljkovic

Chicago Blackhawks

1. Teuvo Teravainen 2. Adam Clendening 3. Nick Schmaltz

Colorado Avalanche

1. Chris Bigras 2. Duncan Siemens 3. Joey Hishon

Columbus Blue Jackets

1. Alexander Wennberg 2. Kerby Rychel 3. Oscar Dansk

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Dallas Stars

1. Jack Campbell 2. Brett Ritchie 3. Julius Honka

Detroit Red Wings

1. Anthony Mantha 2. Petr Mrazek 3. Dylan Larkin

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Edmonton Oilers

1. Leon Draisaitl 2. Darnell Nurse 3. Oscar Klefbom

Florida Panthers

1. Aaron Ekblad 2. Vincent Trocheck 3. Mike Matheson

Los Angeles Kings

1. Tanner Pearson 2. Derek Forbort 3. Valentin Zykov

Minnesota Wild

1. Mathew Dumba 2. Christian Folin 3. Alex Tuch

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Montreal Canadiens

1. Jarred Tinordi 2. Nathan Beaulieu 3. Zach Fucale

Nashville Predators

1. Filip Forsberg 2. Calle Jarnkrok 3. Kevin Fiala

New Jersey Devils

1. Stefan Matteau 2. Reid Boucher 3. Damon Severson

New York Islanders

1. Griffin Reinhart 2. Michael Dal Colle 3. Ryan Pulock

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New York Rangers

1. Kevin Hayes 2. Brady Skjei 3. Anthony Duclair

Ottawa Senators

1. Curtis Lazar 2. Cody Ceci 3. Mark Stone

Philadelphia Flyers

1. Scott Laughton 2. Shayne Gostisbehere 3. Robert Hagg

Pittsburgh Penguins

1. Derrick Pouliot 2. Kasperi Kapanen 3. Scott Harrington

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San Jose Sharks

1. Mirco Mueller 2. Nikolay Goldobin 3. Chris Tierney

St. Louis Blues

1. Jake Allen 2. Ty Rattie 3. Jordan Binnington

Tampa Bay Lightning

1. Jonathan Drouin 2. Andrei Vasilevskiy 3. Vladislav Namestnikov

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Toronto Maple Leafs

1. William Nylander 2. Frederik Gauthier 3. Josh Leivo

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Vancouver Canucks

1. Bo Horvat 2. Jake Virtanen 3. Thatcher Demko

Washington Capitals

1. Evgeny Kuznetsov 2. Andre Burakovsky 3. Jakub Vrana

Winnipeg Jets

1. Nikolaj Ehlers 2. Josh Morrissey 3. Adam Lowry

We are expecting some great debate on our rankings – especially from Flames fans as we have ranked Johnny Hockey ahead of IQ Sam. Let us know what you think and goodluck to any of you in rookie/keeper leagues.

For Hockeyland Canada,

RK, Esq.

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