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

Connor McDavid: Top prize for the NHL draft lottery winner (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

2015 NHL Mock Draft: McDavid a McOiler

The drama of the draft lottery has now played out. We now know Connor McDavid will sport the blue and gold of the Edmonton Oilers. Unless something unforeseen occurs: McDavid pulls […]

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Evgeny Svechnikov: The Soviet Sniper - probable 2015 NHL Draft first rounder (Credit: Mike Sullivan)

Next Generation Russian Rocket, Soviet Sniper Evgeny Svechnikov

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Evgeny Svechnikov Ranked #14 – April 2015 War Room Rankings Could He Be the Guy Who Rockets Your Team Up […]

The 2014 City of Brotherly Love NHL Draft Floor, Philadelphia (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings Combined

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Rationale Behind the Combined Rankings As you are aware, NHL Central Scouting produces a segregated set of rankings. That is, they are separated based on North […]

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

NHL Draft War Room April Rankings: Top 13 Surging Prospects

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) To go with the release of THW’s April War Room Draft Rankings as well as NHL Central Scoutings’ Final Rankings Combined, here are thirteen prospects whose stock […]

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

NHL Draft War Room April Rankings: 7 Sliding Stocks

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) To go with the release of THW’s April War Room Draft Rankings as well as NHL Central Scoutings’ Final Rankings Combined, here are seven prospects […]

Connor McDavid: Top prize for the NHL draft lottery winner (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

2015 NHL Mock Draft: Lottery Edition

This year’s draft lottery unfolds Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m., EST with the results announced live prior the start of Game 2 of the Penguins-Rangers First Round series.   […]

Kyle Connor: The It Factor of the 2015 NHL Draft (Photo: Dan & Margaret Hickling)

Kyle Connor: The It Factor of the 2015 NHL Draft

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)  NHL Draft War Room: Kyle Connor Ranked #13 – March 15, THW’s War Room Rankings View image | gettyimages.com Hashtag: #MrIT Team: #18, Youngstown, […]

Ivan Provorov amongst the top defenseman available for the 2015 NHL entry draft. (Photo: Dan and Margaret Hickling)

Ivan Provorov a Russian Factor in the 2015 NHL Draft

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Ivan Provorov Ranked #12 – March 2015 War Room Rankings Hashtag: #MrNHLReady Team: #9, Brandon, WHL Position: Defense Shoots: Left […]

Power forward Lawson Crouse is regarded very highly as his place in NHL Central Scouting's Midterm rankings depitcts. (OHL Images)

The 2015 NHL Draft’s “Every Coach’s Dream”: Lawson Crouse

 by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Lawson Crouse Ranked #11 – Mar-15 Rankings Hashtag: #EveryCoaches’Dream Team: #67, Kingston, OHL Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left Height: 6’3 […]

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

Is Timo Meier the Top QMJHL 2015 NHL Draft Prospect?

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) NHL Draft War Room: Timo Meier – The Pizza Guy – He Delivers the Works Ranked #10 – March 2015 Rankings Hashtag: #TheWorks Team: #96, Halifax, […]

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: […]