NHL Prospects: The Top in the League

Moneypuck -Contributor IJuly 31, 2009

Continuing with the trend I eluded to in the Draft Prospects thread, here is a list (a little smaller) of the NHL's top prospects who are either currently in the farm system or who haven't snagged a significant role on a team yet:

1. Cody Hodgson, Centre, Vancouver Canucks
2. Colin Wilson, Centre, Nashville Predators
3. Alex Pietrangelo, Defence, St.Louis Blues
4. Nikita Filatov, Left Wing, Columbus Blue Jackets
5. Erik Karlsson, Defence, Ottawa Senators
6. Tyler Myers, Defence, Buffalo Sabres
7. John Carlson, Defence, Washington Capitals
8. Jordan Eberle, Centre, Edmonton Oilers
9. Evgeny Grachev, Left Wing, New York Rangers
10. Jonathan Blum, Defence, Nashville Predators
11. Lars Eller, Centre, St.Louis Blues
12. James Van Riemsdyk, Left Wing, Philadelphia Flyers
13. Michael Del Zotto, Defence, New York Rangers
14. Zach Boychuk, Centre, Carolina Hurricanes
15. Tyler Cuma, Defence, Minnesota Wild
16. Joe Colborne, Centre, Boston Bruins
17. PK Subban, Defence, Montreal Canadiens
18. Artem Anisimov, Centre, New York Rangers
19. Logan Couture, Centre, San Jose Sharks
20. Karl Alzner, Defence, Washington Capitals
21. Jamie Benn, Left Wing, Dallas Stars
22. Thomas Hickey, Defence, Los Angeles Kings
23. Eric Tangradi, Left Wing, Pittsburgh Penguins
24. Jake Gardiner, Defence, Anaheim Ducks
25. Mikael Backlund, Centre, Calgary Flames
26. Kevin Shattenkirk, Defence, Colorado Avalanche
27. Nathan Gerbe, Centre, Buffalo Sabres
28. Jamie McBain, Defence, Carolina Hurricanes
29. Patrick Wiercioch, Defence, Ottawa Senators
30. Brett MacLean, Left Wing, Phoenix Coyotes
31. Cameron Gaunce, Defence, Colorado Avalanche
32. Max Pacioretty, Left Wing, Montreal Canadiens
33. Maxim Goncharov, Defence, Phoenix Coyotes
34. Colton Teubert, Defence, Los Angeles Kings
35. Brandon Sutter, Centre, Carolina Hurricanes
36. Ben Maxwell, Centre, Montreal Canadiens
37. Brad Marchand, Centre, Boston Bruins
38. Cody Franson, Defence, Nashville Predators
39. Mitch Wahl, Centre, Calgary Flames
40. Drayson Bowman, Left Wing, Carolina Hurricanes
41. Greg Nemisz, Right Wing, Calgary Flames
42. Mark Mitera, Defence, Anaheim Ducks
43. Ryan McDonaugh, Defence, New York Rangers
44. Riley Nash, Centre, Edmonton Oilers
45. Aaron Ness, Defence, New York Islanders
46. Tyler Ennis, Centre, Buffalo Sabres
47. Cody Goloubef, Defence, Columbus Blue Jackets
48. Shawn Matthias, Centre, Florida Panthers
49. Luke Adam, Left Wing, Buffalo Sabres
50. Ivan Vishnevskiy, Defence, Dallas Stars
51. Derek Stepan, Centre, New York Rangers
52. Jakub Kindl, Defence, Detroit Red Wings
53. Nicklas Bergfors, Right Wing, New Jersey Devils
54. Ryan Stoa, Centre, Colorado Avalanche
55. Jeff Petry,Defence, Edmonton Oilers
56. Maxim Mayorov, Right Wing, Columbus Blue Jackets
57. Kyle Beach, Left Wing, Chicago Blackhawks
58. Yannick Weber, Defence, Montreal Canadiens
59. Jack Skille, Right Wing, Chicago Blackhawks
60. Ian Cole, Defence, St. Louis Blues
61. Vyacheslav Voinov,Defence, Los Angeles Kings
62. Luca Caputi, Left Wing, Pittsburgh Penguins
63. Justin Abdelkader, Centre, Detroit Red Wings
64. Keaton Ellerby, Defence, Florida Panthers
65. Spencer Machacek, Right Wing, Atlanta Thrashers
66. Mattias Tedenby, Left Wing, New Jersey Devils
67. Colton Sceviour, Right Wing, Dallas Stars
68. Chris Summers, Defence, Phoenix Coyotes
69. Patrice Cormier, Centre, New Jersey Devils
70. Matt Corrente, Defence, New Jersey Devils
71. Michael Grabner, Right Wing, Vancouver Canucks
72. Ty Wishart, Defence, Tampa Bay Lightning
73. Bobby Sanguinetti, Defence, New York Rangers
74. Angelo Esposito, Centre, Atlanta Thrashers
75. Ilya Zubov, Centre, Ottawa Senators

Over the next few months, we will be doing notable updates on these prospects...and you can either see what I did right, or hold me accountable for my mistakes.

Also note, I do not rank goalies, if that hasn't been realized yet.