Jon Gillies will be making the jump to Providence College for the 2012-2013 hockey season after having a remarkable season with the Indiana Ice of the USHL. (USHL Images)

Jon Gillies – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Big Man On Campus

Jon Gillies THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: January 22, 1994 Place of Birth: South Portland, Maine Height: 6’5″       Weight: 216 lbs. Shoots: Left       Catches: Left Position: G NHL […]

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Devin Shore has been one of Maine University's key offensive contributors this season. (Photo Credit: Whitby Fury)

Devin Shore—The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Devin Shore — THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 19 July 1994 Place of birth: Ajax, ON Ht: 6′ 0″ Wt: 190 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center NHL Entry Draft Eligibility: […]

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A defenceman for MODO's J20 team, Ludvig Byström is ranked eighth among European skaters for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  (Photo: MODOHockey.se)

Ludvig Bystrom — The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile — MODO’s Newest Gem

Ludvig Byström THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: July 20, 1994 Place of Birth: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden Height: 6′     Weight: 187 Shoots: Left Position: Defenceman NHL Draft Eligibility: 1st time eligible […]

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Jarrod Maidens – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Maidens’ Voyage

Jarrod Maidens – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Maidens’ Voyage

Jarrod Maidens THW Close Up: Date of Birth: March 4, 1994 Place of Birth: Grimsby, ON, CAN Ht: 6-1 Wt: 178 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center/Left Wing NHL Draft Eligibility: […]

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Leaf fans have been cheering for Alex Galchenyuk since the end of the regular season (Metcalfe Photography)

2012 NHL Mock Draft Madness

The season of NHL Mock Drafts is in full force as hockey fanatics begin the seven-day countdown to the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Mainstream media personnel, online bloggers, self-proclaimed hockey […]

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Daniil Zharkov – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – The Russian Bull

Daniil Zharkov THW Close-Up: Date of birth: February 6th, 1994 Place of birth: St. Petersburgh, Russia Ht: 6’3″   Wt: 194 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Left wing Draft Eligibility: 2012 It’s […]

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Is Gaunce ready for the NHL?

Brendan Gaunce – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Built for the NHL

Brendan Gaunce THW Close Up: Date of Birth: March 25, 1994 Place of Birth: Markham, ON, CAN Ht: 6-1.75 Wt: 207 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center/Left Wing NHL Draft Eligibility: […]

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Mitch Moroz at home in front of the net (photo by Andy Devlin, Edmonton Oil Kings)

Mitch Moroz – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Mitch Moroz THW Close-Up: Big Power Forward Could be Draft Day Surprise Date of birth:May 3/94 Place of birth: Calgary, AB Ht:6’2  Wt: 208 Shoots: Left Position: Left Wing NHL […]

Cody Ceci eyeing a top ten draft position (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Cody Ceci – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Defending the Nation’s Capital

 Cody Ceci THW Close Up: Date of Birth: December 21, 1993 Place of Birth: Orleans, ON, CAN Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 205 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 […]

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Mathew Dumba (Darren Aucoin/Flickr)

Mathew Dumba – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Mathew Dumba THW Close-Up: *Originally published February 3rd, 2012; updated June 13, 2012 Date of birth: 7/25/1994 Place of birth: Calgary, AB Ht:  6’0″ Wt: 173 Mathew Dumba: Height- 71.5 […]

Scoot Kosmachuk scored 30 goals for the Storm this season (Credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Scott Kosmachuk – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile – Chuk-ing Knuckles

Scott Kosmachuk THW Close-Up: Date of birth: January 24th, 1994 Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario Ht: 6-0 Wt: 185 Shoots: Right Position: Right wing NHL Draft Eligibility: 1st time eligible […]

2012 Draft Eligible Nail Yakupov is one to watch on Team Russia at WJCs {Metcalfe Photography}

Nail Yakupov – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

Nail Yakupov THW Close-Up:
Nail Yakupov. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Taylor Hall. John Tavares. Steven Stamkos.
Detailed hockey analytics are not required to decipher the connection between the above five hockey players.
No matter how hockey media and the experts tried to convince hockey fans, there was ultimately no doubt as to who would get drafted first overall in the past four drafts. Nail Yakupov looks to make it five years running that this trend continues.