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Top prospects for New York Rangers

Andersson could be third-line center this season, DeAngelo aims to crack top six on defense

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the New York Rangers.

The New York Rangers went four years without a first-round draft pick before making two of the first 21 selections in the 2017 NHL Draft on June 23.

They selected Sweden-born center Lias Andersson with the No. 7 pick, which they acquired in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes, and center Filip Chytil from the Czech Republic at No. 21.

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Top prospects for New York Islanders

Pulock, Barzal, Ho-Sang could make major contributions this season

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the New York Islanders.

With spots available among their top six forwards and top four on defense, the New York Islanders likely are turning to younger players to fill those positions.

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Top prospects for New Jersey Devils

No. 1 pick Hischier expected to make impact in rookie season

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the New Jersey Devils.

Rick Kowalsky, coach of the New Jersey Devils' American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton, couldn't help but be impressed with the amount of talent at development camp this year. At the top of the list was Nico Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

"You don't want to get too excited at development camp and obviously there are lots of eyes on [Hischier], but there's no question he's a special talent," Kowalsky said. "The speed at which he does everything is what really stands out to me. This year's group is by far the best-skilled group we've had at a development camp."

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Top prospects for Nashville Predators

Kamenev, Carrier could work way into NHL lineup this season

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Nashville Predators.

The Nashville Predators have a long history of drafting and developing talented defensemen for the NHL, a trend that appears to be continuing with their current pipeline.

Despite placing a heavier emphasis on drafting forwards since Peter Laviolette was hired as coach May 6, 2014, the Predators have some elite defense prospects to go along with a deep group of forwards.

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Top prospects for Montreal Canadiens

Hudon has scoring ability, could make jump this season

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Montreal Canadiens.

The Montreal Canadiens traded their top prospect, defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, to the Tampa Bay Lightning on June 15, but that was the price to acquire forward Jonathan Drouin.

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Trade to Rangers could open door for DeAngelo

Offensive defenseman needs to round out game to earn roster spot at training camp

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

VOORHEES, N.J. -- A chance to spend a full season in the NHL had defenseman Anthony DeAngelo excited to learn he'd been traded to the New York Rangers.

"I think it'll be good," DeAngelo said Friday. "I think there's changes going on there. They're still a good hockey team. I just have to go in there and try to make the team out of [training] camp and keep moving forward."

The 21-year-old was traded to the Rangers with the seventh pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Arizona Coyotes for center Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta on June 23.

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Top prospects for Minnesota Wild

Eriksson Ek, Kunin can add depth to forward group this season

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Minnesota Wild.

The pipeline of prospects for the Minnesota Wild is promising. Four forwards played a key role for their respective country in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Forwards Luke Kunin and Jordan Greenway helped the United States win the gold medal, forward Kirill Kaprizov of Russia won bronze, and center Joel Eriksson Ek was a top scorer for Sweden. Kunin, Kaprizov and Eriksson Ek each served as captain of his team, and there's a good chance Eriksson Ek and Kunin will earn a role with the Wild this season.

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Leetch, Chelios to coach at All-American Prospects Game

Tkachuk, Hughes expected to be among top U.S. prospects for 2018 NHL Draft at event

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Hockey Hall of Fame defensemen Chris Chelios and Brian Leetch will be the coaches for the 2017 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

The game, which will feature 42 of the top United States-born prospects for the 2018 NHL Draft, will be played at Key Bank Center in Buffalo on Sept. 21.

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Top prospects for Los Angeles Kings

LaDue, Kempe expected to have full-time roles this season

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. 

The Los Angeles Kings were not shy about using rookies last season. Four played at least 22 games: defensemen Derek Forbort (82), Kevin Gravel (49) and Paul LaDue (22), and forward Adrian Kempe (25). Two others, center Jonny Brodzinski (6) and goaltender Jack Campbell (1) also played in the NHL.

Ultimately, that experience could bode well in the attempt to inject youthful energy into the lineup.

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Top prospects for Florida Panthers

Borgstrom, Tippett lead retooled forward group

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Florida Panthers.

The Florida Panthers have built their roster around homegrown players in recent years, and they appear to have successfully replenished their prospect pool.

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