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Ranking the 2016 NHL draft prospects at each skill

Patrik Laine is the No. 1 overall NHL draft prospect. But where does he rank in terms of skating, shooting, hockey IQ and the physical game? AP

We've looked at the top 100 NHL draft prospects -- including my explanation for ranking Patrik Laine over Auston Matthews at No. 1 -- and we've also examined the prospects whose stocks are trending up or down after the scouting combine.

But it's also useful to look at which prospects are best at each skill, as NHL teams have been doing the same thing. What follows is my ranking of the top 10 prospects in terms of skating, puck handling, shooting, passing, hockey IQ and physical game.