The London Knights have seen their share of elite prospects come and go over the seasons.
The Knights are the only team from the Ontario Hockey League, in fact, to have at least one player selected in the NHL draft every year since 1983. London also has seen a League-high six players selected in each of the past two NHL drafts. It seems the Knights have been the top destination for the best players, as notable retired numbers include Rob Ramage (5), Dino Ciccarelli (8), Darryl Sittler (9), Brendan Shanahan (19), Brad Marsh (22), Rick Nash (61) and Corey Perry (94).
"The Knights are competitive every year and the facilities are second to none," Central Scouting's Chris Edwards told NHL.com. "There is an excellent coaching staff in place who have developed several players into NHL stars. The players are given every opportunity to be successful on the ice and in life. They're one of the best organizations in the [Canadian Hockey League]."
There are two young players hoping to continue that trend of pipeline dominance this June when the 2014 NHL Draft is held at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Defenseman Santino Centorame and left wing Christian Dvorak are both C-rated skaters on NHL Central Scouting's November players to watch list.