|NHL Draft Tracker|
Most explosive offensive player in the draft. He can burn goalies with his shot and defensemen with his passing skills.
Murray was often asked to do far too much this season for a weak Everett team. Missed 26 games to a high ankle sprain but finished the season on a high note.
Few players exhibit as much character and commitment to all three zones as Galchenyuk does. Missed all but two games of the regular season with a torn ACL
|C||Sarnia (OHL)||United States|
Comes from good hockey bloodlines; his father played 11 NHL seasons. Massive rearguard who does a little bit of everything and helped the Oil Kings win the WHL title.
Can flat out intimidate with his speed and he has better hands than most forwards available in this year's draft. Small in stature but is a dynamic puck rusher.
|D||Moose Jaw (WHL)||Canada|
A virtual unknown to start the season, Lindholm got progressively better as the season wore on culminating in helping his Rogle team get a promotion to the Elitserien.
|D||Rogle Jr. (Sweden)||Sweden|
Although he's undersized, he does not play like it. His hits change the complexion of a game. He's an excellent skater.
|D||Red Deer (WHL)||Canada|
Played a pivotal role on Portland (WHL) this season helping the Winterhawks advance to the league final. Had an extremely productive CHL Top Prospects game
A physical specimen who can make plays with the puck, bang bodies and provide stability on the back end. Already has two World Under-18 gold medals
|D||US-U18 (USHL)||United States|
Before a shoulder injury (sustained in early December) he was one of the top-scoring defensemen in the OHL. He played upward of 35 minutes for a young Petes team
Enjoyed a modest season in the Allsvenskan, Sweden's second-highest pro league, but thrived when playing amongst his own peer group
When he is on, he can flat out take over a game. However, consistency and lack of intensity have plagued him all season.
Few players offer the size and defensive commitment Faksa brings. He might arguably be one of the best defensive forwards available and is an absolute tyrant on the boards.
Girgensons offers a dynamic very few players in this draft bring -- an honest physical center who can score and punish the opposition.
Ceci has the Four S's -– size, skill, skating and shot. He played ample minutes this year for the Ottawa 67's in the OHL and helped them advance to the semifinals.
Tough, physical defensive player with a rocket shot. Tremendous hitter. He also loves to drop the gloves. He scored 27 points last season.
An extremely effective offensive player who is pesky as much as he is skilled. Hertl shined at the World Juniors
|C||Slavia (Czech)||Czech Republic|
He might possess the best hands in the draft; he can create instantly as soon as he steps over the blue line. Had a productive season in the SM-liiga, the top league in Finland.
His spellbinding performance at the World Junior A Challenge followed by his World Juniors play vaulted him high on the draft scene. He was absolutely brilliant at the World Juniors
Laughton's standout performance at the World Under-18 Championships improved his draft stock considerably; he was one of the best Canadian forwards.
Classic late bloomer grew six inches this season and emerged out of virtually nowhere to lead the MPHL in scoring. Jankowski very raw at this point but has an impressive skill set
A tough defeneseman that TSN ranks in the Top 10. Projects as a top two defenseman who really understands both sides of the game.
Matheson had a terrific postseason, where he displayed his slick skating skills and maturing offensive game. Cut more in a defensive defenseman mold
The younger brother of Montreal defenseman PK did not pick up the position of goalie until he was 12.
Mobile, puck moving D-man that has decent size. Helped the Green Bay Gamblers win the 2012 USHL championship under his leadership.
|D||Green Bay (USHL)||United States|
He was the leading scorer for Belleville in the OHL and played for Team Canada at World Juniors. Highest rated Canadian forward by central scouting.
Son of former Boston Bruins Ulf Samuelsson. Ranked the No. 75 North American skater. Big, powerful forward who isn't afraid to use his body.
|RW||Edmonton (WHL)||United States|
A transitional puck-moving defenseman, he can explode out of his zone to make a play, yet his point totals were surprisingly low.
|D||US-18 (USHL)||United States|
Another member of the United States Under-18 team from the USHL. Son of Rangers hero Stephane Matteau who scored a game-winning goal against Devils in 1994 playoffs.
|C||US-18 (USHL)||United States|
He has a wicked shot that gives goaltenders nightmares. Dangerous in scoring areas and made scouts notice him
No. 8 - Pittsburgth receives Carolina's 2012 1st round pick, Brandon Sutter and Ryan Dumoulin for Jordan Staal.
No. 11 - Washington receives Colorado's 2012 1st round pick and a 2012 or 2013 2nd round pick (Capitals choice) for Semyon Varlamov.
No. 14 - Buffalo receives Calgary's 2012 1st round pick for Buffalo's 2012 1st Round pick (No. 21) and 2012 2nd round pick (No. 42)
No. 19 - Tampa Bay receives Detroit's 2012 1st round pick and Sebastien Piche for D Kyle Quincey.
No. 21 - Buffalo receives Nashville's 2012 1st round pick for Paul Gaustad and 2012 4th round pick.
No. 30 - Columbus has option to receive Los Angeles' 2012 1st round pick and Jack Johnson for Jeff Carter.