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

MacKenzie Blackwood: one of the top goalie prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft. (Photo: Dan and Margaret Hickling)

2015 NHL Draft War Room: The Top Five Goalies

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Here are the top five goaltenders eligible for the 2015 draft. Note that none of these lads have really stood out head and shoulders above the […]

by · December 27, 2014 · 2 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Oliver Kylington: one of the top defenseman eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (Photo: Elite Prospects)

2015 NHL Draft War Room: The Top Five Defensemen

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The defensemen have generally met or exceeded pre-season expectations. Although, this could be considered more of a forward year, there are still a number of […]

by · December 27, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
THW’s 2015 NHL Draft Ultimate Prospect Tracker – Holiday Edition

THW’s 2015 NHL Draft Ultimate Prospect Tracker – Holiday Edition

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: This holiday edition brings you the Top 100 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird dog, Eldon MacDonald. The Next […]

by · December 21, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
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 · 5 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: Will Carolina win the lottery? (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: Will Carolina win the lottery? (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: Will Carolina win the lottery? (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 · 12 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: Will Carolina win the lottery? (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 · 5 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