TOP ROOKIES: 2017-18
Here's a quick look at the top rookies for 2017-18.
(The first line under the player's name is his height,weight in pounds and age.)
NICO HISHIER, CENTER, NEW JERSEY
Drafted 1st overall in 2017
2016-17: Quebec(QMJHL)57GP 38G 48A 86PTS 24PIM
Projected- 2nd line, could see some action on 1st power play unit.
CHARLIE MCAVOY, DEFENSE, BOSTON
Drafted 14th overall in 2016
2016-17: Boston U.(HE): 38G 5G 21A 26PTS 51PIM
Was paired with Cdeno Chara on Bruins defense in 2016-17 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Projected- Should be top pair D-man.
CLAYTON KELLER, LW/C, ARIZONA
Drafted 7th overall in 2016.
2016-17: Boston U.(HE): 31G 21G 24A 45PTS 26PIM
Had two assists in a 3-game NHL stint late in 2016-17 with Arizona.
Projected- Will be a top-6 forward for Arizona.
NOLAN PATRICK, CENTER, PHILADELPHIA
Drafted 2nd overall in 2016.
2016-17: Brandon(WHL): 33GP 20G 26A 46PTS 36PIM.
Projected- Will probably assume 2nd line center role with Brayden Schenn traded to St.Louis.
BROCK BOESER, RIGHT WING, VANCOUVER
Drafted 23rd overall in 2015.
2016-17: North Dakota(HCHC) 32GP 16G 18A 34PTS 24PIM
Scored four goals and one assist in nine game late season audition with Vancouver.
Projected: Could play on Canucks top line with Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi.
JOSH HO-SANG, RIGHT WING, NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Drafted 28th overall in 2014.
2016-17: Bridgeport(AHL): 50GP 10G 26A 36PTS 24PIM. Finished season with Islanders (21GP 4G 6A 10PTS 12PM).
Projected: His scoring should increase if he plays on a line with Tavares or gets power play time.
TYSON JOST, CENTER, COLORAD0
Drafted 10th overall in 2016.
2016-17: North Dakota(HCHC): 33GP 16G 19A 35PTS 44PIM
Scored one goal in 6-game late season stint with Rockies.
Projected: Unless Nathan McKinnon- or more likely Matt Duchesne- is traded, Jost will center the third line.
MATHEW BARZAL, NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Drafted 16th overall in 2015.
2016-17: Seattle(WHL): 41GP 10G 69A 79PTS 20PIM
Scoreless in two-game stint with Isles at start of 2016-17.
JOEL ERIKSSON EK, CENTER, MINNESOTA
Drafted 20th overall in 2015.
2016-17: Farjestad(Sweden)- 26GP 8G 8A 16PTS 12PIM
Also had 3 goals and 4 assists in 15 games with Minnesota and one goal in one game with Iowa (AHL).
Projected: Third line center with Wild.
ZACH SENYSHN, RIGHT WING, BOSTON
Drafted 15th overall in 2015.
2016-17: Sault Ste. Marie(OHL): 59GP 42G 23A 65PTS 31PIM