North American Skater
Canada
RyanNugent-Hopkins
POSITION: Centre
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 164
LAST CLUB TEAM: Red Deer, WHL
BIRTHDATE: 12 April 1993
MID RANK: 3
HOMETOWN: Burnaby, BC
FINAL RANK: 1
BORN IN: Burnaby, BC, CAN
NHL Central Scouting’s B.J. MacDonald
“(Nugent-Hopkins) has very good puck-handling capabilities. His on-ice awareness is very good. He's one of those guys that knows where everyone is and where they should be and where the puck should go . . . He can dish both right or left, either on his backhand or forehand with that kind of vision. But not just the vision, but the fact he can lay that puck between the skate boot and the skate blade -- that's hard to find.”

NHL Central Scouting’s Peter Sullivan
“A couple of people high up -- and not naming names -- said Hopkins has the best vision since No. 99 (Wayne Gretzky). That's the highest compliment you can get. But the other thing is the way he competes. He never takes a night off and he works as hard in his own end as he does in the offensive zone and that takes a special player with a special set of skills to do that.”