Top 10 Prospects for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft

Tyler Benson – LW

The Vancouver Giants selected Benson with the 1st overall pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. In 2012-13, he broke the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League scoring record with 146 points in 33 games.

Mitchell Balmas – F

In 2012-13, the Nova Scotia native scored 33 goals and added 31 assists in 31 games with the Breton Cougars. Balmas will be one of the top picks in the 2014 QMJHL Draft.

Kale Clague – D

Clague had 77 points in 33 games with Lloydminster and broke the AMBHL scoring record by a defenseman previously held by Dion Phaneuf with 65 points. Clague was selected 6th overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

Sean Day – D

Day became the fourth player to be granted Exceptional Player Status by Hockey Canada allowing him enter the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. He was selected 4th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads.

David Quenneville – D

Quenneville also broke Dion Phaneuf’s previous AMBHL scoring record by a defenseman with 72 points in 32 games with the SSAC Lions but finished 5 points behind Kale Clague. Medicine Hat selected Quenneville 10th overall in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

Luke Kirwan – LW

Missing the 2015 NHL Draft by just over a week, Kirwan will be joining the USNTDP for the 2013-14 season.

Michael Campoli – D

At 6’2” and 185 lbs, Campoli is expected to be one of the top selections in the 2014 QMJHL Draft and will challenge Balmas for the first overall pick.

Dimitry Sokolov – F

At only 5’3”, Sokolov will need to add some size by the 2016 NHL Draft but he is currently the best 1998 born prospect from Russia.

Jesse Puljujarvi – F

Puljujarvi recorded 51 points in 42 games with Karpat in Finland and was named the 2012-13 Jr. B SM-sarja Rookie of the Year.

Jaeger White – F

In 58 games with the Burnaby Bantam team in 2012-13, White scored 72 goals and added 93 assists for 165 points.