Photo: Shea Theodore had a standout junior career, but his AHL production helps him remain the Anaheim Ducks’ top prospect (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
If contenders are built from the goal out, then the league must be a little bit jealous when it comes to the defensive pipeline and the major goaltending prospect the Anaheim Ducks currently hold. It seems like every single year, when everyone would figure the Ducks to go for a forward in the early rounds, they go back to the well and select another highly skilled defenseman.
Photo: Ivan Provorov helped Team Russia to a silver medal at the World Junior Championships in January. (Courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers have some changes to their top-20 prospects, thanks to a solid 2015 draft class. Four players selected in the draft made the list, including top draft choice defenseman Ivan Provorov. Read more»
Photo: Kevin Fiala remains Nashville’s best prospect but might need an exceptional AHL start to propel him into the NHL (courtesy of Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
With the exception of goaltender Magnus Hellberg being traded to the New York Rangers — and some uncertainty about the progress of top defense prospect Jack Dougherty — little has changed in the top half of the Predators Fall Top 20 from the previous list last spring.
Photo: Pavel Zacha was named to the 2014-15 OHL First All-Rookie Team after scoring 34 points in 37 games. (Courtesy of (CHL Images)
The winds of change have swept across the entire New Jersey Devils organization. General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes are relying on the organization’s stash of underrated prospects to rise to the challenge during this transitional period. Most of these players saw this new attack-oriented system firsthand at Development Camp in July, and are all in favor of the change. Read more»
Photo: 2015’s third overall pick Dylan Strome becomes the Arizona Coyotes top prospect after winning the OHL scoring title in his draft season (courtesy of Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Another season in the bottom-half of the standings led to another quality NHL Entry Draft for Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney and his staff. The team also made a pair of high-profile trades at the 2015 trade deadline, adding depth to a club that already boasted one of the best prospect pools in the league. Read more»