Ranking the NHL’s Best Prospects, Skaters 25-1

We’re less than a week away from the draft, so what better time than now to take stock of the best prospects already tied down with an NHL franchise?

This exercise starts with a look at the prospects ranked 75-51, as determined by a combination of statistical and qualitative measurements in a meeting held just last weekend with a handful of our scouts.

We’ll continue this series with a look at the skaters ranked 25-1, and then finally with a look at the 25 best affiliated prospects. Eventually, our goalie-specific analyst Catherine Silverman is going to offer an exhaustive breakdown of the 15 best goaltenders outside of the NHL.

You’ll note a few different statistical outputs on each individual player card.

The first one to comprehend is Future Value, a statistical measure that Mitch Brown

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