Here's what we know about Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones.
He's not only No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2013 NHL Draft, but was regarded as the consensus first pick in three mock drafts conducted by NHL.com staffers.
We also know Jones takes great pride in his skating and powerful shot, in addition to his propensity to transition quickly.
"I think your ability to move the puck quickly and overall skating are the two most important qualities you need to have as an NHL defenseman today," Jones told NHL.com.
He can create offense, as evidenced by his 56 points in 61 regular-season games this season, his first in the Western Hockey League, and he also has been praised for his ability to consistently shut down top opposition forwards.