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

Zach Werenski models his game after Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets although Coach Red Berenson states he is a unique defenseman in his own right difficult to compare to former University of Michigan blueliners. [Photo: Amy Irvin]

Is Zach Werenski the Top Defenceman in the 2015 NHL Draft?

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Zach Werenski Ranked #9 – March 2015 Rankings Hashtag: #MrPotential Team: 13, University of Michigan, Big Ten Position: Defense Shoots: […]

Pavel Zacha (Photo: OHL Images)

NHL Draft War Room: Pavel Zacha – Czech Mate

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Pavel Zacha: Ranked #8 – March Rankings Hashtag: #TheCzechAltercator Team: #14, Sarnia Sting, OHL Position: Centre/Left Wing Shoots: Left Height: 6’3 Weight: 210 lb. Born: […]

Mikko Rantanen: 2015 NHL Draft’s Top European Prospect

Mikko Rantanen: 2015 NHL Draft’s Top European Prospect

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Mikko Rantanen Ranked #7 – March 2015 THW’s War Room Rankings View image | gettyimages.com   Hashtag: #TheFinnishHavoc Team: #96, […]

Mathew Barzal: one of the top average-sized forwards available for the 2015 NHL Draft. (Photo: Christopher Mast)

Mathew Barzal: NHL Draft War Room Profile

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Mathew Barzal: Ranked #6 – March 2015 Rankings Hashtag: #MrSkillWithGritOnIt Team: #13, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL Position: Centre Shoots: Right Height: 6’0 Weight: 177 lb. Born: […]

Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters [photo: OHL Images]

Dylan Strome: NHL Draft War Room Prospect Profile

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)  Dylan Strome – Ranked #5 – March 2015 Rankings Hashtag: #MrBestIsYetToCome Team: #19, Erie Otters, OHL Position: Centre Shoots: Left Height: 6’3 Weight: 187 […]

Noah Hanifin (Photo: Ellen Delucia/USA Hockey)

Noah Hanifin: The Next Great American Defenseman

Noah Hanifin, Can He Read Through Your Offense? by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Noah Hanifin – Ranked #4 (Mar/15 Rankings) View image | gettyimages.com   […]

Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads [Photo: David Chan]

NHL Draft War Room: March Madness Risers and Fallers 

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The regular seasons are winding up in the CHL and have already wound up in many other leagues, particularly overseas. Except for the U18 Worlds […]

2015 NHL Draft Rankings: War Room March Madness Edition

2015 NHL Draft Rankings: War Room March Madness Edition

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: This March Madness edition brings you the Top 120 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird dog, Eldon MacDonald. The Next Ones Midterm […]

by · March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads [Photo: David Chan]

2015 NHL Mock Draft: March Madness Edition

“Whether it be the Philadelphia Flyers going off the board to take Samuel Morin, the rapid rise of a Swedish blueliner’s stock, or Anthony Duclair slip sliding to the third round, […]

by · March 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Mitch Marner: The Magician of the 2015 NHL Draft (OHL Images)

Magical Mitch Marner: McDavid’s Malkin?

“In my opinion, next to McDavid, Mitch Marner has the best vision and creativity of anyone available in the draft. “

Daniel Audette (Photo: Dan and Margaret Hickling)

NHL Trade Deadline: 10 Prospects to Dangle

  GMs of teams that have emerged as buyers leading up to the NHL trade deadline might have to dangle valuable commodities to land the perceived difference making players they desire […]

Jack Eichel: destined to be the number two selection in the 2015 NHL Draft; American superstar potential (Photo: Dan and Margaret Hickling )

Jack Eichel: Hockey’s Ultimate Consolation Prize

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Jack Eichel THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings – Jan-14: #2 Hashtag: #TheNextGreatAmericanHockeyPlayer Team: #9, Boston University, Hockey East Position: Centre […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 8 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects