This is my list. The reader will surely think others are better and that’s fine. I had to project a few, and they aren’t in order. Here are the top 20 in my opinion:
Ryan O’Reilly – 33rd overall in 2009 – Colorado – 532 points in 772 games and one
Brady Tkachuk loves hockey. Hockey brings his joy and that joy is passed on to his teammates on and off the ice. You can tell, even as a rookie, that he’s one of the most popular players on the team. Even if he was a mucker and grinder, he’d still
Quinn Hughes learned to skate when he was two. Every member of his family played hockey. His father, Jim, spent six years with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Director of Player Development from 2009-2015. Quinn has the kind of hockey brain that you don’t see every day. A year
Hackensack, NJ -- I was watching a very action-packed game between the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. the Waterloo Black Hawks. The level of play in the USHL continues to get better and Canadian snobs will always say their leagues are better, right now they are but who knows what
Voorhees, NJ - In the final day of camp, tomorrow is the Trial on the Isle, I saw just the 3-on-3 scrimmages. There were two run simultaneously and then there was a final. Don’t expect me to tell you the score. I was strictly watching for attribute.
David Kase – 5th