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2015 NHL Draft Guide – Top 5 Hockey Sense

Best Hockey Sense

As is often the case with generational talents like Connor McDavid, hockey sense is a key component to the superstar DNA.  "He sees the ice and processes the play at another level," explains one NHL crossover scout. "He is two or three moves ahead of everyone else in his mind."  

  Marner is another special talent when it comes to seeing everyone on the ice and anticipating what's happening next. Provorov has an innate ability to read the play properly and react accordingly...few defencemen step into the CHL and dominate like he did.  What Strome lacks in foot speed he more than makes up in on-ice awareness, while Merkley thinks the game at both ends of the ice as well as any prospect 

Mitchell Marner of the London Knights. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images1. Connor McDavid
2. Mitch Marner
3. Ivan Provorov
4. Dylan Strome
5. Nick Merkley


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