Chase is a great prospect, and he reminds me a bit of Vince Trocheck as a smaller guy unafraid to get dirty. If he landed anywhere near the top 15 I would be pumped...Portland is stacked, and they are making a case for a lot of highend US kids as well to come to their team.
As long as Chase gets a bit stronger I hope for top 30 range, but I agree that he is a fiesty skilled player who is very underrated on these boards.
I wouldn't say he's underrated, he's just relatively unknown to the majority. He's playing on a great Winterhawks team, being switched between the third and 2nd line, mostly on the 2nd this year I believe and preforming excellent. Had a great rookie year last year with 30 points, while playing on the third line for the year.
Thank you scoutman for your awesome rankings on future drafts. I have trouble finding news about any prospects beyond 2013 with exception to Conner McDavid. I remember when Nylander and his family were living in my area when he was with the Caps. William was an amazing player to watch when he played for Maryland and I'm glad to see that he's done an incredible job developing in Sweden. My favorite Nylander family story to tell is when Micheal's daughter participated in the "Mites on Ice" during an intermission of a Capitals game I attended with her midget team. In the short time they let the kids play on the Caps home ice, Nylander's daughter scored 4 goals. It was unreal how good she was. There are great hockey genes in that family.
I think Hayden Fleury has a good shot at being a top 3 guy when it is all said and done
Top 3? Wow! I am a big fan of him, but I would wait and see how good his offensive game progresses next season. I currently have him as a late first, early second, but I don't see him as a top 5 prospect from my viewings of him.
Also I agree with BSmith, Point is definite 1st rounder, even if he is like 5'7, fun player to watch.