The honest reality of the NHL is a player is going to have training camps, rookie camps and being called up to make an impression on the GM and the Head Coach. To do that you likely have to possess a skill or group of skills that really stand out. This could be playmaking ability, scoring ability, skating ability, toughness, high compete, etc. However, players with a skill set to hang their hat on have a higher chance of getting a shot in the league. Some players on the list, particularly on the bottom half, have 1 or 2 traits that are NHL caliber and that could get them a shot at the NHL but they’ll have to improve the rest of their game to stay there.
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