Top 50 NHL prospects at the midseason point

Mitch Marner and Zach Werenski are among the best players currently skating outside the NHL. AP Photo

This is my annual midseason update of the top 50 NHL prospects. The summer top 100 can be viewed here.

I've seen almost all of these prospects live, and most of them within the past six months. Notes used for these evaluations include conversations with scouts and NHL executives. I consider statistical production heavily, adjusted for age, league and other important pieces of context.

Keep in mind there have been a fair amount of graduations from the summer rankings, with about 15 of my previous top 50 currently in the NHL.