Christopher Ralph Christopher Ralph | @ChrisRalphTHW

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

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Recent Articles by Christopher

Connor McDavid is the consensus number one prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft early in the season. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

THW’s 2015 NHL Draft Ultimate Prospect Tracker October Edition

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: October Edition brings you the Top 60 ranked prospects along with the incomparable Ultimate Prospect Tracker as compiled by […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

2015 NHL Draft War Room: October Edition Intro

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: October Edition brings you the Top 60 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird dog, Eldon MacDonald. The Next Ones Early […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
The 2014 City of Brotherly Love NHL Draft Floor, Philadelphia (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

2015 NHL Mock Draft: Next Ones Fall Edition

Whether it be the Coyotes going off the board to take a Blake Wheeler, the Kings selecting Thomas Hickey seemingly out of nowhere or Anthony Duclair slip sliding to the third round, a mock draft can go […]

by · October 18, 2014 · 2 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: Exceptionally talented prospect eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

2015 NHL Draft Rankings: The Next Ones Fall Edition

With the 2014 NHL City of Brotherly Love Draft long since in the books,  let’s take an early season glimpse at some of the talented young guns to keep an eye […]

by · October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: Exceptionally talented prospect eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

THW’s 2015 NHL Draft Ultimate Prospect Tracker

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: First Look brings you the Top 60 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird dog, Eldon MacDonald. The Next Ones Early Look […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 2 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

THW’s 2015 NHL Draft Ultimate Prospect Tracker – Intro

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: First Look brings you the Top 60 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird dog, Eldon MacDonald. The Next Ones Early Look […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: Exceptionally talented prospect eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Suggested NHL Draft System: Honour for Connor

Guest post by Kelvin Eisses edited by Chris Ralph Fail for Nail is Out – Honour for Connor is In A couple of years back I explored several options to […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 10 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: Exceptionally talented prospect eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: First Look

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: First Look brings you the Top 60 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 4 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Leon Draisaitl, Aaron Ekblad, Sam Reinhart (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

2014 NHL Draft War Room: The Picks

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The spreadsheet below has been designed to provide you with a list of your team’s (and all other teams) prospects that were selected in the […]

by · June 29, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Aaron Ekblad is a strong contender for #1 overall in the 2014 NHL Draft (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

2014 NHL Draft Guide: The Next Ones

  THW 2014 NHL Draft Guide City of Brotherly Love Draft The 2014 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 27-28th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With many […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 12 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Haydn Fleury #4, BMO Top CHL Top Prospects Game sandwiched by top forward prospects Sam Reinhart and Leon Draisaitl (Photo by Brad Watson)

2014 NHL Draft War Room: Prospect Profile Index

The following are links to the completed prospect profiles and interviews for the two draft series featured at THW: The Next Ones (click here for Chris’s List – Top 210 […]

Luke Philp #12, Kootenay Ice (Photo: Chris Pullen)

Luke Philp – The Next Ones 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Luke Philp THW Close-Up: Team: #12, Kootenay Ice Date of Birth: 11/06/1995 Nov. 6, 1995 – Happy 18th b-day to @WHLKootenayICE Luke Philp (@lukephilp), who played in his 100th career WHL game […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft