The 2013 NHL Draft brought an influx of talent into the league's pool of future stars. The likes of Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin join Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ryan Strome and Mark Scheifele as some of the best young prospects who are working their way toward becoming regulars in the best pro hockey league in the world.
Where does this new blood rank among the old guard?
These players represent not only the future of their respective teams, but the league as a whole. Eventually, it will be these guys fans pay hard-earned dollars to see. In the case of some of them, folks have been dropping cash to witness them play in the minors and major junior leagues over the past couple of years.
Regardless of their backgrounds, these 50 players represent the best of the best when it comes to up-and-coming NHL talent.