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

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

2015 NHL Mock Draft: Stanley Cup Final Edition – Round 2

The drama of the NHL draft lottery has long since played out. With the Lightning and Blackhawks duelling it out for Lord Stanley’s Cup, the final order of the draft is […]

by · June 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: Top prize for the NHL draft lottery winner - the Edmonton Oilers. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

2015 NHL Mock Draft: Stanley Cup Final Edition – Round 1

The drama of the NHL draft lottery has long since played out. With the Lightning and Blackhawks duelling it out for Lord Stanley’s Cup, the final order of the draft is […]

by · June 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
2014 NHL Entry Draft Floor [photo: Amy Irvin]

2015 NHL Draft War Room: The Sleeper Quiz

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 Sleeper Quiz – The Clues With Twitter and other social media platforms, there doesn’t seem to be any true sleeper picks anymore, other […]

by · May 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Mathew Barzal of the Seattle Thunderbirds entered the season as the WHL's top-ranked prospect for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. His stock has fallen a bit because of injuries, but a strong playoff showing could restore him as a potential top-10 pick. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

NHL Draft Rankings War Room: Top 13 Outliers

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) One of the things I like to see in NHL draft rankings is the reasoning, however brief, behind outlier picks. Here is the rationale behind […]

by · May 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
The 2014 City of Brotherly Love NHL Draft Floor, Philadelphia (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

2015 NHL Draft Rankings: War Room Top 180 May Edition

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The War Room May Rankings The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: May Edition brings you the Top 180 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird dog, Eldon […]

by · May 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Connor McDavid: Top prize for the NHL draft lottery winner - the Edmonton Oilers. (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 copper and blue of the Edmonton Oilers. Unless something unforeseen occurs: McDavid pulls […]

by · April 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Evgeny Svechnikov - The Soviet Sniper - was selected 19th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. (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 is one option for an Arizona club in need of some offence. [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 - the Edmonton Oilers. (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 (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, […]