Prospect Progress Report: Central Division

The Wild's Joel Eriksson-Ek has shown signs he's ready to contribute at the NHL level. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

As part of our Prospect Week at ESPN Insider, we’re breaking down the progress of each team’s prospects, highlighting the player making the most progress and the prospect closest to making an impact at the NHL level. We've previously detailed the teams of the Metropolitan Division, the Pacific Division, and the Atlantic Division.

Here are the thoughts from scouts, GMs and executives on the Central Division’s best prospects: