The EP Rinkside affiliated prospect rankings are back ahead of another season, here to get you up to speed on your favourite team’s future, starting with a countdown of the top 100 skater prospects that are yet to establish themselves as full-time NHLers.
For the purposes of this exercise, we’ve determined that a prospect is any player who is eligible for the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s best rookie in a given season.
For as much fun as we have with this series, it’s a pretty challenging project, too. There’s a great deal of subjectivity baked into every evaluation and sometimes you’re splitting hairs from one player to the next. Frankly, the gap between each prospect from about 60 onward is pretty much negligible, as expressed by the Future Value (FV) tier that houses them.