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

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 (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 [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: […]

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 is one option for an Arizona club in need of some offence. [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 - a solid choice on the blue line - could shake up this year's NHL Draft. (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