* Alex Tuch, RW, USA U-18
Tuch moves surprisingly well for his 6-4, 213-pound frame and put up over a point per game with the American U-18 squad last season. He will be a handful for opposing defensemen and will spend next season refining his game at Boston College, along with linemate Sonny Milano.
* Sonny Milano, LW, 18, USA U-18
Milano has some of the silkiest hands in the year's draft and the 5-11 winger will learn a more complete game when he plays for Jerry York's Eagles starting this fall. After playing a college game that requires defensive responsibility more than skill, Milano should emerge a dynamic big-league threat.
* Dylan Larkin, LW, USA U-18
Larkin lit the lamp 31 times last season for the United States U-18 team and gets extra credit for being the only U.S. National Development Team player on this list who wasn't linemates with Jack Eichel, a projected top-three pick in 2015. Larkin has the potential to be a smooth-skating, relentless, two-way forward in the mold of Mike Richards.
* Robby Fabbri, C, Guelph Storm (OHL)
The OHL's playoff MVP, Fabbri was a dangerous player in the clutch, with 13 goals and 28 points in Guelph's run to an OHL title. The 5-11 center is a bit undersized, but he's touted as one of the best skaters in the draft and isn't afraid of battling in the trenches. With 45 goals in 58 regular-season games, he's got a scoring touch as well.