The NHL's 25 Most Untouchable Prospects

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The NHL's 25 Most Untouchable Prospects
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Until their development stalls for too long, or until their first substantial stretch of NHL action proves irrefutably rotten, hockey’s top prospects are worth retaining by their respective teams.

The lone exception may be a proposed trade that involves importing an established player of equal or greater value and more immediate, assured impact. Yet even in that event, relinquishing a potential future VIP is not often advisable.

That general outlook applies to each of the following recent draft choices (or undrafted signees) who have yet to see action in 15 or more NHL regular-season or playoff games.

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