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Morgan Rielly, Defenseman, Toronto Maple Leafs
Rielly was drafted fifth overall last year after playing in just 18 games because of a serious knee injury. He proved that his durability is not a concern this season by tallying 54 points (12 goals, 42 assists) in 60 games for the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors.
The 19-year-old defenseman is a slick passer with his impressive playmaking skills, good vision and puck-moving ability. He's also a smooth skater and able to quarterback a power play.
Expect Rielly to compete for a spot on the Leafs blue line when training camps open after the summer.
Ryan Strome, Center, New York Islanders
Strome was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft and has spent four seasons in the OHL for the Niagara IceDogs.
Last season, the 19-year-old center tallied 94 points (34 goals and 60 assists) in 53 games for the IceDogs and also added seven points (two goals, five assists) in 10 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.
Strome has proven that he's ready for a third line center role on the Islanders next season because of his phenomenal goal scoring ability and playmaking skills. He makes his teammates better and will bring even more speed and skill to an Islanders offense that ranked seventh in goals scored in 2013. He is the most NHL-ready prospect in the world.
Griffin Reinhart, Defenseman, New York Islanders
Reinhart is the stay-at-home defenseman with top-pairing ability that the Islanders have lacked for years.
He positions himself well, uses his stick to break up passes, wins puck battles with his strength and is willing to block shots. At 6'4" and 204 pounds, Reinhart also has the size needed to compete against top lines at the NHL level.
From an offensive standpoint, Reinhart isn't going to provide a ton of scoring from the blue line, but he will make an impact with his powerful point shot and high hockey IQ. He tallied 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists) in 59 games for the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings this year.
After three full seasons in the WHL, Reinhart is ready to compete for a permanent spot on New York's blue line next season.