With the 2015 NHL draft in the books, everyone's attention now turns to how their respective teams fared over the weekend. The NHL draft is all about the future talent of the league, and the names called over the past couple of days have the opportunity to make an impact within their respective organizations.
Below I've assigned a grade to each of the 30 teams for the talent they managed to acquire, along with a scouting report on their top pick and their Day 2 selections.
Note: These grades are based solely on the picks made, based on my evaluations of the players, and from any trades or other moves made during the weekend. Total value is the basis for the grade. We do not assess teams' alternative options at a slot or their fit into an organization in this grade.
To navigate to a specific team directly, select the name below:
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Edmonton Oilers | Grade: A
Organizational assessment: The Oilers could have probably drafted a tree, a puck, two posts and a hockey stick after Connor McDavid and still would have had a good shot at an A, but adding solid defense prospects such as Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones was the icing on the cake. This draft has the potential to finally, finally bring the organization out of the dark ages.