A Team USA product heading to OHL Windsor, Kirwan is a gifted power forward with a late birthday who will go straight from the draft after two seasons with the Spitfires.
The third member of the insane triumvirate at the top of the 2015 draft, Hanifin is a franchise D-man who will likely play two years at Boston College before jumping to the NHL.
The Czech star will be seeing more time with the pros in the Swedish League, so why not let him develop there? Once he’s ready, Vrana brings a wicked shot and great speed.
A No. 1 pick in the WHL bantam draft, Barzal is a playmaker who will rack up points in Seattle as he prepares his 5-foot-11 frame for the pro ranks.
Scouts love this 2014 pick’s responsible nature and talent, but the son of Al MacInnis needs to get stronger. The good news is that once he does, he’ll have a 6-foot-4 man’s body.