As part of our Prospect Week at ESPN Insider, we’re breaking down the progress of each team’s prospects, highlighting the player making the most progress and the prospect closest to making an impact at the NHL level. Tuesday's edition focused on the eight teams of the Metropolitan Division.
Here are the thoughts from scouts, GMs and executives on the Pacific Division’s best prospects:
Preseason ranking: The Ducks have been sliding down Corey Pronman’s annual organization rankings as some of the young players have graduated to the NHL level. This year, the Ducks checked in at No. 22, with the additions of Max Jones and Sam Steel in the draft viewed positively.
Prospect making the most progress: