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Rankings: from Sidney Crosby to Morgan Rielly, each NHL team's best active drafted player.

By Allan Muir
June 15, 2016

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With the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24-25 in Buffalo rapidly approaching, we decided to nick an idea by our colleagues on the MLB page and craft a list that recognizes the best player on each roster who was selected and developed by his current team.

We then ranked them, from 1-30, based on the impact they've already had, or could have in the very near future. It's highly subjective, of course, and is weighted toward a body of achievement over potential. Still, some players though have demonstrated so much promise over the past year or two that they can't be denied a higher spot.

As baseball writer Cliff Corcoran, who came up with the concept, wrote, the rankings are intended more to provide a sense of the range of talent, not necessarily to argue that the player ranked No. 11, for instance, is clearly better than the one ranked No. 12. Ultimately, it's a representation of what can be acquired via the draft—as good a player as you can possibly imagine.

The list is top heavy with Stanley Cup champions and Hart and Art Ross Trophy winners, but also features a number of players who've simply displayed consistent excellence. It's also thick with forwards. Just two netminders made the cut—both of whom appear in the top-five—along with six defensemen. That's a fair reflection of how positions are regarded in the first round of the draft.

• Complete order of selection for rounds 1-7 of 2016 NHL Draft

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