I’m a prospect geek. There, I said it.
With NHL.com doing its annual 30-in-30 team previews and every other media outlet preparing for another glorious hockey season, I always take a look at the young players that could have impact seasons coming into the league.
To make it clear, no one on this list will consist of a player drafted in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft—these are all players that have been drafted within the past few years through the Entry Draft. They have paid their dues in the NCAA, Canadian League, East Coast League, or American League. Some have even had time in the NHL with the big club.
But all of these young guns have what it takes to make a career in the major leagues, and possibly even become—dare I say—stars.
Alan Bass is a writer for The Hockey News and THN.com. In addition to writing for Inside Hockey and Pro Hockey News, he has also worked for the Philadelphia Flyers. He is the General Manager of the Muhlenberg College hockey team as well. You can contact him at BergHockey24@gmail.com.