Ranking the top NHL draft prospects at six different skills

Nico Hischier was named the CHL's rookie of the year for 2016-17 and is our top rated prospect for the 2017 NHL draft. Where does he rank in terms of skating, shooting, puck handling, passing, physical game and hockey IQ? Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP

I've revealed my top 100 prospects for the 2017 NHL draft, let you behind the curtain to show how I determined which player was my No. 1 and ranked the top 30 prospects of the past five years.

What follows is my attempt to show the top 2017 NHL draft prospects broken down by the attributes that are important to the game of hockey.

I only rank players who I think could plausibly be drafted. In other words, while there might be a speedster or a sniper in junior hockey who could rank ahead of some of the players listed below in that particular skill, if they aren't an NHL prospect, it defeats the purpose to include them.

Here are the top 10 draft prospects in terms of skating, puck handling, shooting, passing, hockey IQ and physical element: