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If you are looking for a prospect from the 2012 NHL Draft that is the most NHL-ready, you would probably have to look no further than top defensive prospect Ryan Murray of the WHL's Everett Silvertips.
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Each NHL Draft features a handful of players that rise rapidly from the mid-term rankings released in January to the final rankings that are released each April, both of which are compiled by Central Scouting Services (CSS). The 2012 edition of the draft is no different, with several players making a strong impression on the bird dogs working for the NHL's scouting arm.
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For the NHL team that is in the market for a puck-rushing, offensive defenseman at the 2012 NHL Draft, Moose Jaw Warriors rearguard Morgan Rielly just might fit the bill.
With less than a month remaining until the 2012 NHL Draft takes place, the 30 NHL clubs are getting a last opportunity to evaluate a number of the prospects available for the draft. This evaluation comes in the form of the NHL Scouting Combine, which is taking place this week in the Toronto area.
Last year, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins effectively ended the OHL's dominance atop the NHL Draft when he was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers. This year, the Oilers may start a new streak by calling an OHL player's name with the first pick for the fifth time in six years.
Top Prospects: Leagues
- 1. Nick Wolff
Top Prospects: Countries
- 2. Tomas Havlin