The NHL draft is drawing closer, and with the World Junior Championships behind us, there is movement in the 2016 rankings.
Some of the surging prospects used the World Junior tournament to increase their profile, while others rocketed up the rankings by dominating junior leagues back in North America. We are seeing the emergence of a solid top seven in this year's draft, and there is still some time for prospects to improve their final rankings.
Here are the eight NHL prospects whose stock is rising most as we enter the second half of the 2015-16 season.
Note: This list does not represent a ranking of the top players in the 2016 NHL draft, only the ones who are trending in a good direction.