A comprehensive list of the Top 5 prospects who have been recently selected in the NHL Draft and now reside in the Pacific Division.
The NHL’s Pacific Division is often overlooked by mainstream hockey media and fans alike. However the team’s on the west coast have an impressive bunch of prospects who are worth staying up late to tune in for.
After an underwhelming couple of years by many of the Pacific Division teams it isn’t that much of a surprise to find out that these clubs have had high draft picks and brought in some high-caliber players in recent years in the hopes of turning their franchises fortunes around.
It’s only a matter of time before we start hearing about these names often in conversations about the Calder Trophy and other accolades awarded to young skaters throughout the league. Especially with teams shifting to relying on younger skaters with cheaper deals.
In most of these cases the skaters named have yet to play a game in the NHL, which means that they haven’t burned a year of their entry-level deals. To clarify a team uses a year of a players entry-level deal if they skate in more than 9 NHL games (playoffs included) in a single season. However there are a couple of examples of players who have already made their way into the pro ranks of North America.
But that isn’t the case for the first name on this Top 5 countdown considering he was just recently selected in the 2019 NHL Draft.