Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph
Chris is THW's senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for Chris' regular column "The Next Ones" Prospect Profile series as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphTHW on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com


Recent Articles by Christopher

2015 NHL Draft Guide: The Next Ones

2015 NHL Draft Guide: The Next Ones

THW’s 2015 NHL Draft Guide The Sunshine State, Future is Bright Draft The 2015 edition of the NHL Entry Draft on June 26th–27th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida is one of the […]

by · July 1, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: The generational talent is finally officially a member of the Edmonton Oilers. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft First Round Picks

The first round of the 2015 edition of the NHL Entry Draft is now in the books having been completed at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Oilers selected first overall for […]

by · June 27, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Ilya Samsonov (Photo: www.ak-bars.ru)

Top 10 NHL Mock Draft Disrupting Prospects

Hockey prospects can seem like Wall Street stocks come NHL draft weekend. Rising stocks. Fading stocks. GMs and scouting personnel could also be compared to poker players as they keep […]

Jeremy Bracco [Photo: Tom Sorensen]

NHL Draft Rankings: Top 60 Prospects for Fantasy Hockey

Hand-crafted especially for fantasy hockey junkies, but not exclusive to, the following rankings are based on a prospect’s pure offensive potential. Goalies get no love here. Apologies to the vital […]

Anthony Beauvillier (Judith St-Pierre/Shawinigan Cataractes)

Anthony Beauvillier: The Next Ones 2015 NHL Draft Profile

Anthony Beauvillier THW Close-Up Team: Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) Birthdate: June 8, 1997 Hometown: Sorel-Tracy, QC, CAN Height/Weight: 5-foot-10.8/170 pounds Position: C/LW Shoots: Left NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 first year eligible Draft […]

Nick Merkley: one of the top forwards available for the 2015 NHL Draft. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

2015 NHL Draft War Room Profile: Nick Merkley

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Nick Merkley Ranked #18 – 2015 War Room Final Rankings Hashtag: #MrClutch Team: #10, Kelowna, WHL Position: Right Wing Shoots: […]

The 2015 NHL Draft will be a game-changer for the Buffalo Sabres franchise. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

3 Round NHL Mock Draft: Team by Team Picks

The Next Ones 3 Round NHL Mock Draft Final Edition is now in the books. Come this Friday it will undoubtedly go off the rails faster than a Crazy Train. Because […]

by · June 22, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
The 2014 City of Brotherly Love NHL Draft Floor, Philadelphia (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

2015 NHL Mock Draft: 3 Round Final Edition

NHL Mock Draft: The Sunshine State, Future is Bright Edition “Whether it be the Philadelphia Flyers going off the board to take Samuel Morin, the rapid rise of a Swedish blueliner’s […]

by · June 22, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Sherbrooke Phoenix defenseman Jeremy Roy (Vincent Levesque-Rousseau, Photographe du Phœnix de Sherbrooke)

NHL Draft War Room: Jérémy Roy – “Le QB”

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Jérémy Roy Ranked #17 – THW’s 2015 War Room Final Rankings Hashtag: #LeQB Team: #97, Sherbrooke, QMJHL Position: Defense Shoots: Right […]

Colin White of the USNTDP [Photo: Tom Sorensen]

2015 NHL Draft War Room: The Underappreciated Colin White

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Colin White Ranked #15 – War Room Final Rankings Hashtag: #MrUnderappreciated Team: #27, Team USA U 18 NDTP (USHL) Commit: […]

Beyond McDavid and Eichel: The Next Ones Final Rankings

Beyond McDavid and Eichel: The Next Ones Final Rankings

The 2015 edition of the NHL Entry Draft on June 26th–27th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida promises to be a talent-laden draft with potentially franchise-altering players available, even beyond the McDavid-Eichel […]

by · June 16, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
The Philadelphia Flyers traded up five spots to get the Leafs' 24th overall pick and drafted Travis Konecny. (Photo: OHL Images)

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Travis Konecny – The Professional

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)  NHL Draft War Room: Travis Konecny Ranked #14 – 2015 War Room Final Rankings Hashtag: #TheProfessional Team: #17, Ottawa, OHL Position: Right Wing Shoots: […]