The Ivan Hlinka Tournament signals the beginning of another year of scouting the next generation of NHL prospects. This year's tournament did not boast the top-ranked players, but the cream of the crop is rising throughout the hockey world.
We are told the 2015 draft is the strongest in years, and it offers at least two generational talents in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. This is going to be a draft worth following, and the race for No. 1 overall begins now.
Here's an early ranking of the 10 best prospects available in the 2015 NHL draft.