Not only are they the two premier players in one of the deepest draft classes for forwards in several years, but it is reasonable to assume that all 31 teams were unanimously in agreement, since the very beginning of the season, that those two were in a class by themselves. As of today, Hughes remains the consensus No. There is an elite second tier after Hughes-Kakko that is at least 11 to 12 prospects deep. Defenseman Bowen Byram comes in at No.
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