A hyperintelligent puckmoving blueliner, Benning is already the best defenceman in the entire AJHL and he isn't even 18 years old.
Tim Stutzle has been off to a hot start in the DEL this season. Read more about him as he continues to climb NHL draft rankings.
Anton Lundell is the kind of player who will certainly be going high in the draft due to his well-roundedness at such an early stage in his career (yes, he is 18, but 18 is still very young in a player's development). He's already put it together as far as enabling himself to perform physically in the way he clearly envisions on the ice. Both on and off the puck he's got his wits about him, and will be NHL-ready or very close from the first game of the season.
Cormier is flying under the radar (assumedly the result of his lack of exposure to date), but his body of work in QMJHL play as a rookie and through his first few games as a sophomore reflects that of a clear top 31 selection, potentially as high as the top 20.
A versatile, multi-threat sniper, Holtz can be relied on as a consistent producer of offence. He penetrates dangerous areas with his instincts, hands, and skating ability, darting and dangling his way into the slot for high-quality opportunities. And with his lethal finishing ability, a lot of those shots end up in the back of the net.