2015 NHL Draft Guide

The 2015 NHL Draft on June 26th–27th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida is one of the most highly touted drafts in years. This draft class possesses a plethora of talent with potentially franchise-altering players available, even beyond the McDavid-Eichel (McEichel) dynamic duo – the two game-changing players that the Oilers and Sabres will officially soon name their own.

Connor McDavid Jack Eichel 2015 NHL Draft picks
Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel (THW Archives)

Consider this your live home page for information for the 2015 NHL entry draft. Bookmark and check back often as it will be constantly updated leading up to hockey’s version of Christmas. THW’s 2015 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 2016 draft and beyond



This year, THW has something extra special for fans of the future of the game:

Hot Off the Press

After the draft weekend, morphs form NHL Draft Preview to Review mode with post-draft insight and analysis. Here are some of the articles with more to be found in the team specific sections later in this online guide.

2015 NHL Draft Day Essentials

Other Articles you just have to read:


2015 NHL Draft Rankings: Beyond McDavid and Eichel: The Next Ones Final Rankings

  • a.k.a. Chris’s List
  • The Top 120
  • Spreadsheet and PDF versions
  • Prospect Profiler Notes on all players

Other THW Rankings:

  • HFBoards.com has a well maintained 2015 NHL Entry Draft Index highlighting other great resources for guides, rankings, and the NHL Combine information.


Mock Drafts

2015 NHL Mock Draft: 3 Round Final Edition

Team by Team Picks Notes on all 91 picks

2015 NHL Draft: The Writers Mock Draft

Larry Fisher’s 4th Annual NHL Mock Draft: 2015, Round 1 (with links to Round 2 &  3)


The Next Ones/War Room: Prospect Profiles & Interviews

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


  1. Players born between January 1, 1995, and September 15, 1997, are eligible for selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
  2. Additionally, un-drafted, non-North American players born in 1994 are eligible for the draft
  3. As well, those players who were drafted in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but not signed by an NHL team and who were born after June 30, 1995, are also eligible to re-enter the draft.
Connor McDavid - 2015 NHL Draft
Connor McDavid (courtesy OHL Images)
Jack Eichel - 2015 NHL Draft
Jack Eichel(Photo: Dan and Margaret Hickling )


Historical Essential Reads


More Unique Insight


Team Specific Prospect Articles

  • Anaheim Ducks:
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • 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:

  • Ottawa Senators:

  • Philadelphia Flyers:

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  • Pittsburgh Penguins

  • San Jose Sharks:

  • St. Louis Blues:

  • Tampa Bay Lightning:

  • Vancouver Canucks:

  • Washington Capitals:

  • Winnipeg Jets:


The Next, Next Ones – Beyond the 2015 Draft:


Extra Reading:


THW The Next Ones Draft Guide Archives:

For prior year’s detailed draft previews/guides: