No OHL list is complete without Alexander Chmelevski (1999, 5'11, 170, Honeybaked U16) in the 1 to 10 range! He's a world class set up man, elite scorer, excellent two way player, physically strong on puck and in is, in our opinion, a future NHL draft pick who makes his teammates around him better players!
Our Quebec scouting crew is literally in a frenzy of excitement this year over the upside of Joseph Veleno (F, 2000, Quebec) and we would not lie to you; it's highly contagious to see so many people find themselves on the same page and tout a young 2000 DOB prospect as the best thing since sliced bread (exact words) to happen on the QMJHL draft frontline over the last five years! In our opinion, Valeno may one day surpass Jonathan Drouin's accomplishments on the NHL draft front! YES, he is THAT good!
WHL teams that put a premium on recruiting big, nails-tough and physical 2000s who project to pan out as power forwards of the future need to give Minnesota born and bred prospect Jaxon Nelson (6'2", 180, Luverne High School, 2000, F) serious consideration for a top ten 2015 WHL draft slot (if, of course, he's willing to report to the Western Hockey League).