Drouin = Kane/Giroux Hybrid
Mac= Skating reminds me of Bure, plays like Sequin but with more physicality, and Taylor Hall
Jones = 2000's version of Pronger, watered down sort of speak on the physical side compared to Chris
I'm the biggest Jones fan around but comparing him to Pronger is just waaaay off. He doesn't have that mean and physical element on consistent basis like Pronger had. He can lower the boom, but he's not a huge physical player.
I would actually argue that he's closer to Lidstrom then Pronger in regards to comparables.
I still like the Pietrangelo one myself...even Rob Blake is better than a Pronger comparison.
Valeri Nichushkin - Rick Nash (big, speedy playmaker who drives the net well and has great hands)
Aleksander Barkov - Anze Kopitar/Joe Thornton type (hulking two-way playmaker, great vision and passing)
Elias Lindholm - Henrik Zetterberg's two-way ability, speed, and playmaking, but more physical.
Sean Monahan - I know people like to say Toews, but I'd say more of an Eric Staal type. More of a playmaker than a shooter, and doesn't have Toews' speed.
I've seen Mackinnon and Drouin play about 12 times live and more times on tv. I couldn't think of who to compare Mackinnon to other than Tyler Seguin, but like others said Mackinnon is better in the corners/physically but Seguin is more of a sniper. Is that Taylor Hall? So be it.
Drouin is definitely the most like Patrick Kane, i don't know if he'll hit that level in the NHL but that's his upside. His defensive play has really improved on the last year in the Q.
I've only seen Jones once live and 1 or 2 times on tv. To be honest he reminded me of Lidstrom. He's not going to be as good as Lidstrom, so pick an NHLer who plays like Lidstrom but just isn't as good. He is much more Lidstrom than Pronger. Someone said Pietrangelo with a Yandle rush, sounds about right.