As we know in sports, drafting players is a crapshoot. Not every first-round pick pans out while gems are unearthed in the later rounds. Not every athlete is can't-miss. Not every undrafted player deserves that label.
It boils down to having the necessary talent and work ethic to make it to the next level.
For the New York Rangers, outside of Chris Kreider, who showed he can handle the NHL in a small sample size during the 2012 NHL playoffs and looks to have a spot on the team next year, they have solid pipeline of prospects on the way.
J.T. Miller looks every bit of the word impressive, Brady Skjei could be the next Ryan McDonagh down the road and Michael St. Croix could develop into an exciting offensive talent.
But what about the fringe prospects who had higher expectations, haven't met them yet and are getting close to being on the outside looking in with the organization?
Let's take a look at three of those prospects.
Note: This whole article is predicated on there not being a work stoppage in the NHL and the season starting on time.