HF: Skjei tops Rangers prospectsSeptember 3, 2014, by
Leslie Treff at Hockey’s Future has updated her prospect rankings, and Brady Skjei has taken over the top of the list. That is different from Corey Pronman’s rankings, that had Pavel Buchnevich as the top prospect in the system (Skjei was ranked #4). Treff noted that Skjei has found some offensive upside in his game, and he is adding that to his already stellar defensive play. Buchnevich, Anthony Duclair, J.T. Miller, and Brandon Halverson round out the top-five.
Danny Kristo continues his slide, as the former top-ranked prospect barely cracked the top-ten. Dylan McIlrath fell, but mostly because of the serious knee injury he sustained. I do disagree with Treff on his blurb, as she noted the Rangers will likely use him as a third pairing defenseman. The Rangers already have a top-six and a few spare guys to fill that seventh role, so unless there’s an injury, McIlrath will get his much-needed playing time in the AHL."HF: Skjei tops Rangers prospects",