2014 NHL Draft Guide: The Next Ones

THW 2014 NHL Draft Guide

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The 2014 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 27-28th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With many prospects as sons, brothers and nephews of former NHL players or future NHLers, having Philly as the hosts is all the more appropriate for this instalment of the draft.

Consider this your live home page for information for the 2014 NHL entry draft. Bookmark and check back often as it will be constantly updated leading up to hockey’s version of Christmas. THW’s 2014 NHL Entry Draft Guide – The Next Ones is your quintessential draft resource featuring:

  • Detailed unique prospect profiles in The Next Ones and The War Room formats
  • Mock Drafts
  • Exclusive rankings
  • Fantasy based rankings
  • Team Previews
  • Looking ahead to the 2015 draft and beyond






Mock Drafts:

Essential Link:


The Next Ones: Prospect Profiles & Interviews:

(Alphabetical order by surname: click on name/link for detailed prospect profiles)

*Note: The 2014 NHL Draft War Room: Prospect Profile Index  contains all the prospects profiled in the War Room weries as well as those from The Next Ones series plus player interviews that we have conducted. 


  1. Players born between January 1, 1994, and September 15, 1996, are eligible for selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
  2. Additionally, un-drafted, non-North American players born in 1993 are eligible for the draft
  3. As well, those players who were drafted in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but not signed by an NHL team and who were born after June 30, 1994, are also eligible to re-enter the draft.
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Haydn Fleury #4, BMO Top CHL Top Prospects Game sandwiched by top forward prospects Sam Reinhart and Leon Draisaitl (Photo by Brad Watson)


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Alex Nedeljkovic moved up in CSS’s final draft rankings, and there is good reason for the higher listing. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)


Other Draft Feature Articles:


Team Specific Prospect Articles:

  • Anaheim Ducks:


  • Boston Bruins:

  • Buffalo Sabres:

  • Calgary Flames

  • Carolina Hurricanes

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  • Chicago Blackhawks

  • Colorado Avalanche

  • Dallas Stars

  • Detroit Red Wings:

  • Edmonton Oilers:

  • Florida Panthers

  • Los Angeles Kings:

  • Minnesota Wild:

  • Montreal Canadiens

  • Nashville Predators:

  • New Jersey Devils:

  • New York Islanders:

  • New York Rangers:

  • Ottawa Senators:

  • Philadelphia Flyers:

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  • Phoenix (Arizona) Coyotes:

  • Pittsburgh Penguins

  • San Jose Sharks:

  • St. Louis Blues:

  • Tampa Bay Lightning:


The Next, Next Ones – Beyond the 2014 Draft:



Extra Reading:


THW The Next Ones Draft Guide Archives:

For prior year’s detailed draft previews/guides:


Special thanks to fellow THW  writers, prospect profilers, integral contributors:


THW’s The Next Ones prospect profile template design architect: Chris Ralph

Christopher Ralph is THW’s senior prospect & draft analyst & a Managing Editor at THW.


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This document is the intellectual property of Christopher Ralph and cannot be used or duplicated in any way without expressed written consent. Any use of this document without the expressed written consent of Christopher Ralph will result in public exposure and legal prosecution.

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