EXCLUSIVE: EliteProspects Top 93 Skaters 2019 NHL Draft Ranking
With the Under-18 World Hockey Championships right around the corner, now seems as good a time as any to take stock of the prospects that will have a significant part to play in 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
The top-end of this year’s class is ripe with potential franchise centres and wingers of nearly equal quality. What the defence lacks in quality — it’s especially dire through the first 15 or so picks, relative to most years — it makes up for with quantity in a mid-round flurry of potential sure to reveal a handful of diamonds in the rough.
An all-time crop of players from the United States National Team Development Program remains punctuated with an exclamation mark in the form of Jack Hughes as the first overall selection. Though the temptation to elevate Kaapo Kakko to the throne has mount
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