ESPN Insider scouting guru Grant Sonier offers up 10 NHL prospects whose play at the recent IIHF World Under-18 Championship boosted their draft stocks, including goaltender Philippe Desrosiers and defenseman Samuel Morin.
The Colorado Avalanche won the NHL's draft lottery and will select No. 1 overall from what will be a loaded 2013 prospect class. Insider NHL scout Grant Sonier breaks down how he sees the draft selections playing out among the non-playoff teams.
Grant Sonier breaks down the 2013 draft's top 50 prospects, topped by the trio of Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and Seth Jones. But the most intriguing prospect in the draft is Russian Valeri Nichushkin, who could be in the running for No. 1.
Grant Sonier evaluates the five best draft classes for individual teams since 2002, noting that while Sidney Crosby may be the game's best player, the Pens' 2005 haul wasn't quite deep enough to snag the No. 1 spot.
ESPN Insider's Grant Sonier concludes his 12-game, 10-day scouting trip through Ontario and Michigan. As he wraps up his notes, he believes one skater easily stands above the rest in the 2012 draft class.