On the eve of the NHL Draft Lottery, ISS Hockey has released their April ranking of the top 30 prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft. And, as a result of some strong playoff performances by a pair of players, there has been some re-shuffling at the top of the order since the March edition of this list.
Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau is the Hockey's Future Prospect of the Month for March. The player known as "Johnny Hockey" was a standout last month, managing six goals and eight assists through six games, including a six-point night against the University of Denver on March 29th.
The Western Hockey League continues to develop high-end talent among defenseman, players that ultimately wind up patrolling the bluelines for NHL teams or as professionals around the world.
In the 2013-14 season regular season, the WHL featured a talented variety of wingers that are currently NHL prospects. The focus of this article is on the those WHL wingers that are currently property of a National Hockey League team, six of whom have signed NHL contracts. Our ranking consists of seven Canadians and three imports. Seven toiled in the WHL’s Western Conference, and our ranking contains a couple sets of teammates.
- Leon Draisaitl
- Sam Reinhart
- Haydn Fleury
- Jake Virtanen
- Julius Honka
- Brycen Martin
- Nikita Scherbak
- Chase De Leo
- Conner Bleackley
- John Quenneville
- Reid Gardiner
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