Ekblad, Bennett lead the OHL pack for the 2014 NHL Draft
The Ontario Hockey League loves to bill itself as the marquee developmental league for the National Hockey League. It’s a statement that’s at the core of its recruiting and marketing tactics for players throughout the province, into the U.S., and around the world. And 2014 is shaping up to be another banner year — led by an “exceptional” player that hockey watchers have been anxiously awaiting.
Here, then, is a look at the top 10 prospects out of the OHL for the 2014 NHL Draft heading into the season's final third.
1. Aaron Ekblad, D, Barrie, 6’4”, 220 (Central Scouting Services — 3; ISS Hockey – 1)
The big defender was the first of three granted exceptional player status by the OHL in consecutive years — post-Tavares.… read more