NHL Draft War Room: Dylan Larkin

Dylan Larkin

THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings (E-Mac): #22 (Feb 2014)

THW’s NHL Draft Rankings – The Next Ones Edition (aka Chris’s List): #28 (March 2014)

Dylan Larkin

Dylan Larkin – USNTDP (USHL) (Photo: Tom Sorensen)

  • Hashtag: #MrPro
  • Team: #19, US U18 NDTP, USHL
  • Position: Left Wing
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 190 lb.
  • Born: Waterford, MI, 30-Jul-96
  • Twitter: @Dylanlarkin39


Other Rankings

16 – Future Considerations, Feb-14

17 – HockeyProspect.com, Feb-14

19 – Craig Button, Jan-14

20 – Bob MacKenzie, Jan-14

21 – NHL Combined – Mid-term, Jan-14

23 – ISS, Feb-14

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[For all prospects profiled in the THW NHL Draft War Room series:

2014 NHL Draft War Room: Prospect Profile Index]



  • Chris Dilks at SBNCollegeHockey.com, “He’s a smooth skater that is very strong on his skates, and while he’s not as flashy as Schmaltz, he was nearly as effective in terms of creating offense. He plays like a pro player already. There’s become a bit of a bias against NCAA players in the first round of the draft, which could push Larkin towards the very edge of the first round, but he’ll be a steal for whichever team takes him.”

From the THW War Room

  • Eldon MacDonald, THW: A few words on Dylan Larkin:
    • Mr. Pro – Dylan Larkin just looks like a pro. He has that north/south style which would scream “power forward” if only he were just a little bit bigger. Add to that a pro defensive game and a high level of determination and intensity and you know you are making a safe draft choice with this guy.
    • Skills – Skating, passing, combined with those intangibles called drive, grit and vision and you have yourselves a hockey player.
    • Draft placement – Mid teens to mid twenties on most lists. He is  kind of like the Curtis Lazar of this draft (on and off the ice) – not producing high end points but doing the little things that make a good pro. Curtis Lazar looks like he will be all right; same with Dylan Larkin. For the record, Curtis Lazar went at 17 to Ottawa in 2013.


About NHL Draft War Room Series

This series is compiled by Eldon MacDonald and edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)

Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph

Managing Editor/Lead Prospect &Draft Analyst at THW
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
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