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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the Canadian center, is slated to go as the first round pick in just about every mock draft Google could throw at me. And there's good reason for this.
Nugent-Hopkins plays a mental game commensurate with someone who is an NHL veteran. The marriage of this with his natural ability makes him a surefire contributor next year. A lot of younger players, including big names like Sidney Crosby, played somewhat impulsively in their first season.
On the other hand, Nugent-Hopkins is a player who calculates his every move: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g01t5z_OFn0. In the very first highlight clip, if you listen carefully, you can hear Nugent-Hopkins' age: 15.
The only hitch is that Nugent-Hopkins is a little undersized at 6'0", 160 lbs. With that said, he's just a kid, so there's no doubt in my mind that he'll grow and get bigger.
Look for Nugent-Hopkins to make some big contributions next year; however, it may take him a year or two before he starts delivering on the level people are expecting. Nonetheless, he's the hands-down number 1 for this article.