With a number of high picks graduating in recent years the prospect pool has dried up significantly. While the volume of prospects has dwindled there still remains a handful of quality players coming up. 1. Danton Heinen C/LW Boston Bruins. Seeing his first full time NHL opportunity he is not wasting it, producing points beyond expectation for the former 4th rounder from BCHL. Playing second line minutes he is making it hard on the vets to get that scoring line spot back. 2. Libor Hajek D Regina Pats. Lead all WJC U-20 Defensemen in points and assists. Has nearly matched last junior seasons point total in half the games. A rising name and a prospect to keep an eye in the coming years especially in the talented Tampa organization. 3. Michael Rasmussen C Tri City. The monster center is growing into his frame and that will only make him tougher to stop. Offensive numbers are up and he has great potential to be a number one center in the NHL one day. Detroit is n organization known for seasoning their prospects but Rasmussen might be one who pro ready sooner than later. 4. Scott Wedgewood G Arizona Coyotes. After years of waiting in the wings of Martin Brodeur and Cory Schneider and the goalies between him and the NHL fate steps in and hes traded to the desert. Careful what you wish for, going to Arizona meant a starting job but in a shooting gallery its not easy keeping pretty stats. 5. Brendan Lemeiux F Winnipeg Jets. Finally made it the show and scored his first NHL goal in an 8 game stretch. The talent laden Jets are a tough top 6 to crack but he has a great work ethic and a desire to be a NHLer. A plus 3rd liner who can move up lines. 6. Matthew Highmore C Rockford Icedogs. A surprisingly passed over undrafted free agent who is playing with a chip on his shoulder to prove people wrong. has scored 18 goals in his first 42 ahl games in his first pro season. Lots to prove but has an offensive game that could see him on a 2nd line in the NHL but he's going to need to round out his 200 foot game in the AHL first. 7. Michael McNiven G Laval. Experiencing growing pains going from junior to the AHL, going to need to the size and speed of pro shooters. Will need lots of seasoning in order to maximize talent. Could be Carey Price's caddy in a few years. 8. Chris Driedger G Birmingham. This kid can't catch a break, has flashed ability but has been road blocked in the organizationally hierarchy. Can Craig Anderson please retire!! 9. Carsen Twarynski LW Kelowna. Leads the Rockets in goals and is second in points the versatile who has played both defense and forward has found a home on the Rockets top line and is showing the skills worthy of his 3rd round selection. 10. Guillaume Brisbois D Utica. The Canucks are happy to have some young blood coming down the pipe on the blueline. GB has a solid well rounded game that will need fine tuning in the ahl but has all the makings of a future nhl middle pairing defenseman.