Top prospects by team: Pacific

A deeper look at each team's system, including impact on the 2014-15 season

Originally Published: August 21, 2014
By Corey Pronman | ESPN Insider

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As part of the prospect rankings series this summer, we've looked at the top 100 overall prospects, top 10 goalie prospects and the ranking of all 30 NHL teams in order of their prospect pipelines.

We continue with a deeper look at the state of each team's pipeline, as I identify the top 10 prospects for each organization. Included in the analysis is an overview of the system, what kind of an impact will be made by the prospect group in 2014-15, and a particularly noteworthy player from each system.

A reminder that my rankings are determined by conversations with scouts, coaches and executives, as well as my own viewings. My assessment of forwards leans toward puck-possession skills, and I tend to favor those players more than defensemen or goalies, whose development is harder to project.

The tour around the league finishes on Thursday with the seven teams of the Pacific Division:

Top 10s by team: Atlantic | Metro | Central | Pacific

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.