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Top 30 NHL Affiliated Prospects


TSN Scout Craig Button has ranked the top prospects in hockey already affiliated with NHL teams. The ranking is an amalgamation of a player's potential as well as how well they are playing over the course of the past year, including this season.

The Top 30 - as of December 14, 2012

RK Player DOB Pos. S Ht/Wt NHL Team Current Team
1. Justin Schultz Jul. 6/90 D R 6'2/185 Edmonton Oklahoma (AHL)
2. Evgeny Kuznetsov May 19/92 C L 6'3/187 Washington Traktor (KHL)
3. Vladimir Tarasenko Dec. 13/91 RW L 6'0/201 St. Louis Saint Petersbury (KHL)
4. Morgan Rielly Mar. 9/94 D L 6'0/200 Toronto Moose Jaw (WHL)
5. Nail Yakupov Oct. 6/93 RW L 5'11/183 Edmonton Neftekhimik (KHL)
6. Alex Galchenyuk Feb. 12/94 C L 6'0/194 Montreal Sarnia (OHL)
7. Mark Scheifele Mar. 15/93 C R 6'3/187 Winnipeg Barrie (OHL)
8. Sven Baertschi Oct. 5/92 RW L 5'11/189 Calgary Abbotsford (AHL)
9. Jonathan Huberdeau Jun. 4/93 LW L 6'1/176 Florida Saint John (QMJHL)
10. Ryan Strome Jun. 11/93 C R 6'1/192 NY Islanders Niagara (OHL)
11. Brett Ritchie Jul. 1/93 RW R 6'4/218 Dallas Niagara (OHL)
12. Dougie Hamilton Jun. 17/93 D R 6'5/205 Boston Niagara (OHL)
13. Mikael Granlund Feb. 26/92 C L 5'10/180 Minnesota Houston (AHL)
14. Nick Bjugstad Jul. 17/92 C R 6'5/212 Florida Minnesota (WCHA)
15. Malcolm Subban Dec. 21/93 G L 6'1/195 Boston Belleville (OHL)
16. Jakob Silfverberg Oct. 13/90 RW R 6'0/197 Ottawa Binghamton (AHL)
17. Jonas Brodin Jul. 12/93 D L 6'1/170 Minnesota Houston (AHL)
18. Oscar Klefbom Jul. 20/93 D L 6'3/201 Edmonton Farjestads (SWE)
19. Calle Jarnkrok Sept. 25/91 C R 6'0/176 Detroit Brynas (SWE)
20. John Gaudreau Aug. 13/93 LW L 5'8/153 Calgary Boston College (HE)
21. Jacob Trouba Feb. 26/94 D R 6'2/187 Winnipeg USNDTP (USHL)
22. Austin Watson Jan. 13/92 C R 6'3/202 Nashville Milwaukee (AHL)
23. Mika Zibanejad Apr. 18/93 C R 6'2/200 Ottawa Binghamton (AHL)
24. Andrei Vasilevski Jul. 25/94 G L 6'3/210 Tampa Bay Tolpar (MHL)
25. Hampus Lindholm Jan. 20/94 D L 6'3/195 Anaheim Norfolk (AHL)
26. Ryan Muray Sept. 27/93 D L 6'0/199 Columbus Everett (WHL)
27. Filip Forsberg Aug. 13/94 LW R 6'1/188 Washington Leksands (SWE)
28. Mikhail Grigorenko May 16/94 C L 6'3/200 Buffalo Quebec (QMJHL)
29. Jaden Schwartz Jun. 25/92 RW L 5'9/190 St. Louis Peoria (AHL)
30. Boone Jenner Jun. 15/93 C L 6'2/205 Columbus Oshawa (OHL)


Podcasts

TSN 1050: The Draftcentre Podcast: Episode 6 - May 20

Craig reminisces: Jamie Langenbrunner and Jeff Friesen draft stories. Plus Ho-Sang, Reinhart and scouting short lists.

TSN 1050: The Draftcentre Podcast with Matt Cade and Craig Button - March 20th, 2014

Craig explains his projected top 5, and Ryan Jankowski talks about building the U17, U18 and U20 Teams Canada.

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: Richard Griffin- Mar. 11

Richard Griffin speaks about the Blue Jays’ pursuit of starting pitcher Ervin Santana, the health of Melky Cabrera and Jose Reyes, and more.


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