Grading each NHL team's 2014 draft

How each of the 30 franchises did at this year's draft

Updated: June 29, 2014, 2:32 PM ET
By Corey Pronman and Frank Provenzano | ESPN Insider

Sam ReinhartBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDrafting Sam Reinhart No. 2 overall was just the beginning of a very successful weekend for Buffalo.

PHILADELPHIA -- The NHL draft is first and foremost about distributing the league's future talent among its franchises, but it's also an opportunity for each team to assess its overall needs and set the course of the organization for the coming weeks and months. With that in mind, we set to grade each team's efforts at the hockey-palooza that is the draft weekend. Each team received a grade for the talent they managed to acquire and another grade for how well the team's fortunes fared in the same 48 hours.

Corey Pronman provided the talent grades and emptied his notebook (including re-printing each first-rounder's scouting report from Friday's live blog) to give you a comprehensive glimpse at each team's future, while Frank Provenzano graded each front office's weekend.


Corey Pronman is ESPN's NHL Draft and Prospects analyst. He provides analysis on the top draft-eligible players, prospects drafted by NHL teams and all other relevant prospect information. He lives in New York.