- Corey Pronman, ESPN Insider
The 2014 draft class shows very well in these rankings, which is not a huge surprise given the number of new No. 1 prospects around the league.
Changes in my ranking philosophy from previous lists include more emphasis on upside, and a little less on older players who are closer to the NHL and have AHL experience. I also value defensive defenders a little more, thus a player like Scott Harrington makes the list in a significant spot after being previously omitted.
The criteria for a player to be no longer eligible for this list are: more than 25 regular-season games played in any one regular season or 50 career NHL regular-season games. For example, Mikhail Grigorenko is eligible, but Beau Bennett and Brett Connolly are not.
As part of this package, we will also have the organization pipeline ranks, and will have the top 10 prospects by team running next week.
Here are my top 100 NHL prospects for the 2014-15 season in list form:
Who are the top prospects in the NHL? Corey Pronman ranks the top 100, led by Jonathan Drouin, Aaron Ekblad and Sam Bennett.