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Unlock the secrets of the 2024 NHL Draft with the ultimate guide to the NHL’s future stars!

Our scouts have spent thousands of hours watching hundreds of games to provide YOU with insight and analysis on over 400 players in the 2024 NHL Draft Guide.

This year’s jam-packed guide includes detailed scouting reports on over 130 ranked players, graded across six key metrics, to go along with long-term projections, and analytical tracking data. We’ve also provided write-ups on players who didn’t quite make our ranking, but continue to be discussed in draft meetings around the league.

The NHL Draft Guide also includes interactive links to each prospect’s player profile page on EliteProspects.com, related content on EP Rinkside and the Elite Prospects Official YouTube channel. You’ll even be able to hear directly from our scouts during their draft meetings as they debate and discuss the top prospects in this year’s class.

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New Features in this Years NHL Draft Guide

The Elevator Pitch

A brief explanation of the prospect's potential is provided in the player card section of their page, alongside tool grades, comparisons, and other details.

Two Separate Editions

Light Version

  • Ranked prospects list: Players are ranked and listed alphabetically; click their hyperlinked name to visit their page.
  • Meet the Team: An introduction of the scouting team
  • Glossary
  • Rating and Grading System Explainer
  • Player profiles: NO game reports, no draft analytics, and no links and media section — just the bare bones writeup

Full Version

  • Ranked prospects list: Players are ranked and listed alphabetically; click their hyperlinked name to visit their page.
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgements
  • Meet the Team
  • Glossary
  • Rating and Grading System Explainer
  • Making of the Draft Board: An article within the guide that explains the process of creating our draft board
  • Scout’s Poll
  • Player profile: Complete with game reports, draft analytics, links and media section… everything!
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2024 NHL Draft Prospects

The 2024 NHL Draft is a unique one. There is the standout, can’t-miss prospect at the top of the list. But after that, it’s a guessing game. Do teams prefer the large, mobile defenders? The smaller, puck-moving backs? Or will it be the dynamic forwards who see their stock rise late? Will Ivan Demidov be punished for playing in Russia or will a team take a chance on his electric skillset early?

On top of the intrigue around positions and projections, we also have a large cohort of NHL bloodlines to consider. Not just one or two players who have family connections to former NHLers, but a whole smorgasbord. From Tij Iginla to Aatos Koivu and Ryder Ritchie, the name recognition will be high this year.

Who are the Top Prospects for the 2024 NHL Draft?

Set for June 28-29 in Las Vegas, the 2024 NHL Draft is anticipated to highlight an array of rising hockey stars poised to make their mark in the NHL. Among the notable players is Macklin Celebrini, a forward from Boston University, renowned for his potential as a game-changing first-line center. Celebrini, along with other top prospects like Artyom Levshunov and Cayden Lindstrom, exemplifies the high caliber of talent available in this draft.

Dive into the Elite Prospects Draft Guide to discover our scouts' evaluations and rankings of these and many more players eligible for the draft.

Previous Draft Guides:
2023 NHL Draft Guide 2022 NHL Draft Guide 2021 NHL Draft Guide 2020 NHL Draft Guide