With the conclusion of the 2013 NHL regular season, Grant Sonier provides his final rookie rankings. Montreal's Brendan Gallagher tops Grant's list of Calder Trophy candidates, followed by Chicago's Brandon Saad and Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau.
ESPN Insider scouting guru Grant Sonier ranks his top rookies for the 2013 season. This week, Montreal's Brendan Gallagher retains the top spot while St. Louis' Jake Allen debuts at No. 5 and Chicago's Brandon Saad climbs three spots to No. 4.
ESPN Insider scouting guru Grant Sonier ranks his top rookies early in the 2013 season. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cory Conacher retains the No. 1 spot, while Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund falls to No. 10.
Craig Custance writes why Dallas Stars left wing Valeri Nichushkin could be the most NHL-ready rookie this season. He also looks at how the Stars are easing Nichushkin's transition to the United States.
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.
ESPN Insider Neil Greenberg writes that before Edmonton Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was sidelined with a shoulder injury, the 18-year-old was putting together a season worthy of standing among the best NHL debuts of all time.