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The Athletic's Corey Pronman ranked his Top 31 Prospects of the past five years

by Chris Wescott /

Nico Hischier is in good company. The Athletic's Corey Pronman put him 19th on his list of Top 31 Prospects from the past five years.

In addition, Pronman puts both of the top two projected players in the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft even higher on the list. He has Kaapo Kakko in the seventh spot and Jack Hughes at number four.

Tweet from @coreypronman: New post @TheAthleticNHL: The top 31 NHL draft prospects of the last 5 years

He spoke glowingly of Hughes, writing, "I think he's going to be an elite NHL player and a player the team that drafts him can build around."

The Devils hold the first-overall selection in the upcoming draft and will have the opportunity to select either Hughes or Kakko on June 21, in Vancouver.

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