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7 Detroit Prospects Ranked In The Top 123

09/12/2019 at 7:21am EDT

from Corey Pronman of The Athletic,

What follows are my rankings of the best prospects outside the NHL, serving as a conclusion to the summer series looking at the talent in each NHL organization. This is just the top skaters...

23. Filip Zadina

Zadina had an up and down first North American pro season in the AHL with impressive stretches. He has so much talent. His hands are near elite level, and he’s an excellent playmaker. Inside the offensive zone, he’s very dangerous because he makes defenders miss, finds options through a seam and if that fails, he has his shot. He’s a shooter more than a passer even if he’s a very good passer. His shot can beat goalies from a distance consistently. His speed isn’t as dangerous as his skill, but he’s a good skater who will be able to put pressure on NHL defenders. When Zadina decides to lower his shoulder and drive, he’s very dangerous. But often I find he tries to shoot too much from the outside and not attack. Improving that aspect and his defensive play will be important for him going forward. He remains an excellent prospect and a potential top-line forward.

Other Detroit prospects listed in the Top 123 are 30. Moritx Seider, 66. Joe Veleno, 80. Jonatan Berggren, 95. Oliwer Kaski, 110. Robert Mastrosimone and 122. Jared McIsaac.

Read (paid) all about them at The Athletic.

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