NHL Prospects

6 players who could ascend to top prospect status in the 2023-24 season

Every season, a handful of prospects take a massive leap. They accelerate past their peers with significant improvements. 

Sometimes, players take the leap because of a collection of little improvements that are greater than the sum of their parts. Others do it from a sudden surge in mechanical ability, like improved skating. Some take a massive leap simply because of a bigger role. 

In this recurring series, we look at a small collection of prospects who could ascend to top prospect status. The rules are simple: No prospects ranked inside our top 100

Some of the players who featured in previous years include Adam Engström and Juuso Pärssinen, two players who have quickly surpassed expectations. So hey, maybe there's something to this. Let's see what this year's crop has to offer.

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