Some prospect rankings have come out over the past few weeks. The latest to put out a list is The Hockey News, which ranked the prospects for all 30 teams in its 2013-14 NHL Preview.
All three agree that forward Valeri Nichushkin – the Stars’ No. 1 pick in this summer’s NHL draft – is the team’s top prospect. After that the rankings vary. Brett Ritchie, Jamie Oleksiak, Alex Chiasson, Radek Faksa and Jason Dickinson all show up in the top 10 of all three rankings. Jack Campbell shows up in the top five of two of the lists but not in the rankings for Hockey Prospectus, which usually doesn’t include goaltenders in its rankings.
Anyway, here are the top ten Dallas prospects according to The Hockey News, Hockey Prospectus and NHL.com.
|Rank||Hockey News||Hockey Prospectus||NHL.com|
|1.||Valeri Nichushkin, RW||Valeri Nichushkin, RW||Valeri Nichushkin, RW|
|2.||Brett Ritchie, RW||Brett Ritchie, RW||Alex Chiasson, RW|
|3.||Radek Faksa, C||Jamie Oleksiak, D||Jamie Oleksiak, D|
|4.||Jack Campbell, G||Kevin Connauton, D||Jack Campbell, G|
|5.||Jason Dickinson, C||Radek Faksa, C||Brett Ritchie, RW|
|6.||Jamie Oleksiak, D||Jason Dickinson, C||Radek Faksa, C|
|7.||Alex Chiasson, RW||Alex Chiasson, RW||Jason Dickinson, C|
|8.||Ludwig Bystrom, D||Emil Molin, LW||Devin Shore, C|
|9.||Cameron Gaunce, D||Alex Guptill, LW||Ludwig Bystrom, D|
|10.||Patrik Nemeth, D||Matej Stransky, RW||Patrik Nemeth, D|