June 23 2015 02:54PM
Oliver Kylington is one of the most interesting draft stories of the year, and quite possibly one of the toughest players for teams to project in the first round. In 2013-14, he played with Farjestad in the SHL - only the second defensemen in league history to play full time in the SHL at that age. The last defensemen to do so was Calle Johansson, a 17 year NHL veteran who played mainly with the Washington Capitals.
While it looked like Kylington would be a slam dunk top 10 pick, and potentially top 5 if he continued on the trajectory he appeared to be on, his 2014-15 season raised a ton of questions, and many scouts project he could slip out of the first round entirely.
After the jump, I'll try to tackle one of the biggest questions of the 2015 draft: "What is Oliver Kylington?"
June 23 2015 10:00AM
Though some might consider him "undersized" at six feet tall, Jeremy Roy's game is anything but small. The offensively dazzling defender is also rock-steady in his own zone, and may be one of the smartest players available in this year's draft.
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.