With the 2011 NHL Entry Draft wrapping up, a new class of draftees enter the long road towards a grinding NHL career.
This year's drafted provided us with many young talents, such as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Gabriel Landeskog, and Adam Larsson. It is without a doubt that these three will join the long list of top-five picks who have become stars in the NHL.
However, it is never too early to take a look at the top candidates for the 2012 NHL Draft. Scouts from many teams have already started eyeing some top prospects across America who their team could draft.
With that in mind, here is a very early version of a mock draft of the top 10 picks in next year's draft.