Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals
Kuznetsov is one of the most talented prospets in the world, but he has decided to remain in Russia instead of joining the Washington Capitals after the team selected him with the 26th pick in the 2010 draft.
In 51 games for Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL last season, the 21-year-old winger tallied 44 points (19 goals, 25 assists).
As one of the most highly-skilled forwards not in the NHL, hockey fans across North America will be in for a treat when Kuznetsov finally arrives to the Capitals. His skill set includes impressive speed, fantastic goal-scoring ability, good hands and polished stick handling.
He needs to become a better defensive player to take his game to the next level, but there's no question that Kuznetsov has the potential to become one of the NHL's most exciting goal scorers in the near future.
Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning
Drouin has the ability to score 40 goals consistently in the NHL and become the best player of the 2013 draft class.
His accurate wrist shot, stick-handling ability and great skating allows him to capitalize on scoring chances anywhere in the offensive zone. He tallied an astounding 105 points in just 49 games last season alongside No. 1 overall pick Nathan MacKinnon on the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL.
Playing with an elite offensive center in Steven Stamkos should expedite Douin's development as a top-six forward. He's a perfect fit in the Lightning's high-powered offense.
Tampa Bay is going to be one of the most exciting teams to watch next year if it decides to put Drouin on the NHL roster and not send him back to junior for another season.
John Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
The Calgary Flames will be expecting a lot from Gaudreau in the next few years because he's one of the top players in a prospect pool that lacks elite talent and depth.
Gaudreau is a fun player to watch because of his quickness, playmaking skills and ability to score clutch goals in NCAA tournament games or during international competitions. He was one of the most important players on Boston College's national championship team in 2011-12, and he tallied 51 points (21 goals, 30 assists) in just 35 games for the Eagles last year.
Gaudreau plays an exciting brand of hockey that includes goal scoring, physical play and plenty of intensity on each shift. It won't take him long to be a fan favorite in Calgary.