This is the first in a series on the top prospects for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, which will be held June 24-25 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Over the next few weeks, I'll post the profiles of the top 30-35 prospects in the draft. These are profiles I put together for myself each year and I post them on the blog.
The first one this year is on center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who played with Red Deer of the Western Hockey League.
Background on 2011 draft prospect Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Note: Rankings are final.