Photos: The Hockey News top 20 draft list

 

The Ottawa Senators pick 15th overall in the upcoming NHL draft, and with little consensus on who the best players are after projected No. 1 Nail Yakupov, there are many possibilities. Here's how The Hockey News ranks the top 20 players.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">#1: Sarnia Sting Nail Yakupov during OHL action in Ottawa on Friday, January 27, 2012.</div>
 

#1: Sarnia Sting Nail Yakupov during OHL action in Ottawa on Friday, January 27, 2012.

Photograph by: Mike Carroccetto, The Ottawa Citizen

 
<div id="page1">#1: Sarnia Sting Nail Yakupov during OHL action in Ottawa on Friday, January 27, 2012.</div>
#3:  Mikhail Grigorenko (left) of Team Russia digs for the puck under Mattias Backman #5 of Team Sweden during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship Gold Medal game at the Scotiabank Saddledome on January 5, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta.
#4: Canada's Ryan Murray (right) is shadowed by Slovakia's Marcel Hossa during a 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships match Canada vs Slovakia in Helsinki on May 4, 2012.
#5: Calgarian Matt Dumba during the Canadian Under 18 national team inter-squad game on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at the Father Bauer Arena in Calgary.
#6: Moose Jaw Warriors Morgan Rielly (right) keeps the puck away from Andrew Rieder (centre) with the Regina Pats during a WHL game at the Brandt Centre in Regina on March 11th, 2011.
#7:  Alex Galchenyuk #14, Scott Kosmachuk #16 and Miles Koules #8 all of Team White watch action against Team Black during the NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp held at the Mastercard Centre on August 18, 2011 in Etobicoke, Ontario.
#8: Edmonton Oil Kings' Griffin Reinhart (left) is hit in the head by the skate of Moose Jaw Warriors' James Henry (right) during third period WHL Eastern Conference Final in Edmonton on Friday April 27, 2012.
#9: Jacob Trouba of Team USA #8 (second from left) with teammates Kevin Gravel #12 and Emerson Etem #10 harass Team Canada's Michael Bournival #10 of Team Canada during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship game at Rexall Place on December 31, 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta.
#10: Ottawa 67's defenceman #83 Cody Ceci during Game 3 of the OHL eastern conference finals against the Niagara Ice Dogs on Monday, April 23, 2012.
#11: Radek Faksa #16 of Team Czech Republic is held by Martin Gernat #25 of Team Slovakia during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship Fifth Place game at the Scotiabank Saddledome on January 4, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta.
#13: Winterhawks Derrick Pouliot knocks the puck away from the Edmonton Oil Kings' #26 Kristians Pelss.
#14: Swedish forward Sebastian Collberg fends off Russian defenceman Mikhail Naumenkov (left) for the puck during second period action of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships preliminary round on December 31, 2011 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
#16: Zemgus Girgensons #16 of Team Black faces off against Andreas Athanasiou #10 of Team White with additional lines painted on the ice in the face-off circles during the NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp held at the Mastercard Centre August 17, 2011 in Etobicoke, Ontario.
#17: Belleville's Brendan Gaunce (rear) lurks behind teammate Michael Curis (left) and Ottawa 67s Remy Giftopoulos in February 12, 2012 game action.
#18: Matthew Finn #4 of the Quelph Storm in the Ontario Hockey League, skates with the puck at the 2012 Home Hardware CHL NHL Top Prospects Game at Prospera Place on February 1, 2012 in Kelowna, British Columbia.
#19: Sweden's Ludwig Bystrom (right) vies for the puck with USA's defenders and goalkeeper during the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship gold medal game between Sweden and the USA, in Brno, Czech Republic, on April 22, 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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