Being anointed a team's "top prospect" can be both a blessing and a jinx. Many past prospects have used this added pressure as fuel to become bona fide NHLers.
On the flip side, some have crumbled under the intense scrutiny and have never really panned out for their respective NHL teams.
Pavel Brendl, anyone?
There is no doubt that some of the players on this list will emerge as legitimate superstars in the NHL, for others, this may be the last time you hear of them.
When compiling the eligible players for this list, only prospects who have played less than 25 games in the NHL were considered.
With that said, let's take a look at the top prospects for each team in the NHL.