Hockey's Future: McDavid, Eichel and the Race to No. 1 in 2015 NHL Draft

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistAugust 5, 2014

Nine years ago, the NHL had a revolutionary draft that changed the league forever.

That year, Sidney Crosby, the long-heralded wonder from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, was taken No. 1 overall and anointed the Next One.

The 2015 NHL draft has the potential to change the league yet again. Great players, even potential Hall of Famers, have been selected since Crosby, but none like Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ontario; Erie Otters) and Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Boston University). 

The two teenage virtuosos are positioned to be drafted first and second overall in 2015. Both will be battling for that top spot throughout the upcoming season. 

Get a first glimpse in this video at what makes them both so dominant and why organizations are clamoring to use them as cornerstones for years to come.


All game footage courtesy: Rogers SportsNet