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The HDC Top 62 Draft Prospects for 2018

THE ROAD TO DALLAS will be a long and exciting one for the 217 players set to hear their names called at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

So just who are these hundreds of young men, ages 17 and 18, whose make-or-break draft year could give them an opportunity to play in hockey's greatest league? They come from all over the world, but they share the same goal -- to impress the scouts in what may be the most important year of their lives.

This site exists to help hockey fans learn more about the players on the cusp of NHL careers. The Top 62 candidates are now ranked here, and the rankings will change during the season as the hopefuls raise or lower their stock.

Stick with this site, and by the time June arrives, you'll know a little something about everyone.


 Player of the Month

KellyIt's great when an undrafted player gets a contract offer after an NHL training camp tryout. That's what happened to Parker Kelly, now Ottawa Senators prospect. The center somehow slipped through the 2017 Entry Draft, but was clearly NHL material.

2018 Draft Prospects

2018 NHL Entry DraftThe 2018 NHL Entry Draft in Dallas already promises to be one for the record books. There is an undeniable abundance of talent in the 2018 pool, particularly when it comes to elite Europeans. Check out more than 300 prospect profiles here, and look for many more to come in the months leading up to next June.

Daily Prospect Updates

Rasmus DahlinDuring the 2017-18 season, this site will track daily top performances of players eligible for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. Rasmus Dahlin is just one of nearly 400 our radar for the next nine months, but only the day's best will be listed. Follow HDC on Twitter to be notified when new updates are posted.

Let Me Do the Research for You

Research, Baby!I own a lot of hockey publications, spanning the past 50 years, and I have access to many newspapers online. If you are working on a big research project, my services are available. E-mail me at dan@hockeydraftcentral.com.