2015- 16

The Hockey News – Ultimate Pool Guide - - Prospects To Plan For -

Con­nor McDavid,

C, 18

There’s just a wee bit of hype sur­round­ing McDavid, an o en­sively dy­namic player who even Sid­ney Crosby said re­minded him of Sid­ney Crosby. Go straight to the NHL, young man.

Jack Eichel,

C, 19

McDavid’s com­pe­ti­tion in the 2015 draft will be in­com­ing Bos­ton Univer­sity fresh­man Eichel. The big, tal­ented cen­ter will likely play just one NCAA sea­son be­fore the NHL calls.

Sam Ben­nett,

LW, 19

His range of tal­ents makes him a can­di­date to jump straight from the draft in 2014-15. But chances are, the Flames won’t risk rush­ing him.

Teuvo Ter­a­vainen,

C, 21

Is it not ‘Teuvo Time’ yet? Per­haps we’ll see the gifted play­maker this sea­son, but Chicago doesn’t plan on rush­ing the Fin­nish star. If it takes a year in AHL Rock­ford, so be it.

An­dre Bu­rakovsky,

LW, 20

The Wash­ing­ton pick could stay in Erie or go to AHL Her­shey, mean­ing the NHL is one more sea­son away. He’s cer­tainly got the puck skills, so he’s in the same boat as Ter­a­vainen.

Michael Dal Colle,

LW, 19

Dal Colle has in­cred­i­ble skills and smarts, but needs sea­son­ing. Plus, his 6-foot-2 frame can hold more pounds so an­other year in Oshawa will help be­fore he cracks the Is­lan­ders’ lineup.

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