June 22 2015 05:00PM
Nick Merkley is a fun player to watch. He may be smart and small, but he likes to play hard, work hard, and has some dynamic features to his game.
One of the best players coming out of the WHL this year ranks 15th overall in our list.
June 22 2015 03:25PM
Our top-45 prospect countdown is now 2/3rds complete, so let's take a look back at the players we've ranked in the latter half of the first round.
Continue past the jump to see the players we've ranked between 16th and 30th overall.
June 22 2015 12:00PM
There is a lot of information and analysis to consider when it comes to the NHL entry draft. Hundreds of draft eligible kids, thousands of stats lines, dozens of draft coverage publications/blogs and innumerable opinions about who is going to pick whom.
If you're like me, you probably spend a lot of time clicking from tab-to-tab in your browser, or wasting your time searching for draft reports, mock drafts and consensus rankings. So to make things easier for myself (and for you), I've compiled all the lists, ranks and tools I use to follow the draft.
June 22 2015 11:00AM
Swiss-born Halifax Mooseheads power forward Timo Meier had a nondescript age-16 season, and wasn't generating much of any buzz as a prospect nine months ago. What a change a 90 point season can make.
The thick winger exploded onto the scene this season, scoring 44 goals and adding 90 points in 61 games. He continued to pummel opponents in the postseason, adding 21 points in 14 games on the Mooseheads run in the QMJHL playoffs. Meier's production and his heavy physical game have captured the attention of the hockey world, and it's a near certainty that he'll become the third Swiss-born forward to be drafted in the top-half of the first round since 2010 (joining Nino Niederreiter and Kevin Fiala).
June 22 2015 09:00AM
Lawson Crouse has been one of the more interesting draft eligible forward to track this season. Its been well covered by this blog and others that there is a strong correlation between a prospect's point-per-game and NHL games played, which is why many of us has struggled with getting behind the idea of Lawson Crouse as a top 10 pick after his 51 point, in 56 game season with the Kingston Frontenacs.
.. But when you watch him play, it looks like there's so much more to him than what his boxcars suggest. I'll try to get to the bottom of the curious case of Lawson Crouse after the jump.