The 2013 NHL draft is about seven months away, but NHL Central Scouting has already put out its mid-season ratings in preparation for the big day.
It's still not clear how the league will determine the draft order in the event the season gets canceled by the lockout, but if that happens, it could be done by lottery and all 30 teams may have a shot at the No. 1 pick.
Here is an early look at 15 players who are at the top of the draft boards at this point. Feel free to comment about any of these players or a few prospects you think we may have missed.