The Oilers are looking for elite skill, and there is no one at the top of the draft who possesses the same kind of upside as Nugent-Hopkins.
Adam Larsson, Skelleftea HC, SEL
Larsson brings a combination of size, skill, and pedigree to a rebuilding Avalanche squad.
Landeskog gives the Panthers good size at 6’1, 205 pounds, solid two-way play, great leadership, and hockey sense all in a package that can hit the ice in the fall.
New Jersey Devils
Couturier slots in perfectly with the Devils, providing size, strong two-way play, and once he fills out, an effective power game.
New York Islanders
Huberdeau creates a dynamic one-two scoring punch at center for the Islanders.
Mika Zibanejad, Djurgardens IF Stockholms, SEL
Zibanejad is physically ready for the NHL and has the skills and work ethic to allow him to control play at both ends of the rink.
The Thrashers organization has no depth down the middle and Strome supplies them with a strong two-way game and some skill.
Columbus Blue Jackets
At 6’4, Hamilton brings a much needed blend of size, mobility and offensive ability to the Blue Jackets defensive pool.
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
A future powerplay quarterback, Murphy will bring much desired offense and mobility to the Boston blue line.
Joel Armia, Assat Pori, SM-Liiga
The Finnish Armia brings size and skill at center, a combination the Wild do not have an excess of.
Colorado Avalanche (from STL)
Bartschi is a slick goal-scorer who can one day compliment one of the many talented young centers in Colorado.
The team loves the hard-working forwards, and his commitment to conditioning, smarts, and size are exactly what the Canes look for in a player.
Beaulieu can bring a mobile, puck-moving presence to a defensive prospect pool that is lacking in both.
Scheifele brings a blend of size and skill to a group of center prospects that currently needs both.
New York Rangers
Coming off a strong combine performance, Biggs is a strong, talented winger who also brings toughness and character.
Jamie Oleksiak, Northeastern University, Hockey East
At 6’7 Oleksiak is the tallest player eligible for the draft this year and along with current Sabres Tyler Myers, could create one of the most intimidating group of defensemen in the league.
A dynamic center from the QMJHL, Phillips goal-scoring ability will be a welcome addition to a diverse group of forward prospects.
Jenner is a complementary character forward who will could augment the BlackHawks young core in a few years time.
Edmonton Oilers (From LAK)
Siemens brings a combination of size, toughness, and puck-moving ability to the Oilers organization.
Miller possesses the size, skill and speed that the Coyotes have been lacking and is also an extremely hard working player at both ends of the rink.
Jensen brings size, strong skating, and goal-scoring ability to a Senators squad short on blue-chip forward talent.
The puck-moving Morrow brings additional back-end depth to a team currently transitioning to a younger roster.
The Pittsburgh native would bring a large scoring presence to the wing as well as a strong net-front presence.
Detroit Red Wings
Oscar Klefbom, Farjestads BK Karlstad, SEL
Klefbom has impressive measurables and would be a great addition to an aging Detroit defense.
Toronto Maple Leafs (From PHI)
The sniper for the Peterborough Petes will bring a goal-scoring presence to the first or second line for the Leafs.
Barely eligible for the 2011 draft, the 17-year-old Khokhlachev brings a great combination of skill and grit to the center position.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Jonas Brodin, Farjestads BK Karlstad, SEL
One of the top defensive prospects left on the board, the strong-skating Brodin brings a two-way puck-moving presence to the Lightning.
San Jose Sharks
Rattie is a great offensive prospect and could down the road be a nice complement to a lot of the tougher big-bodied forwards in the Sharks lineup.
Toronto Maple Leafs (From BOS)
Stuart Percy, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, OHL
The mobile puck-moving blueliner will address the organization need for offensively inclined defensemen.
Jurco brings a much needed goal-scoring presence to a team lacking a true sniper in their prospect pool.