Born: April 12, 1993
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hometown: Burnaby, B.C.
2009-2010 team: Red Deer Rebels — WHL
Player info: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ran away with the BC Major Midget Hockey League scoring title during the 2008-09 season as a member of the eventual champion Vancouver Northwest Giants and also collected six points, including two goals, in five games with the Rebels.
The 17-year-old product of Burnaby, B.C., followed the Ivan Hlinka tournament in early August 2010 with an appearance in an NHL research and development camp in Toronto featuring 33 top prospects for next year’s NHL entry draft.
Nugent-Hopkins was the WHL’s rookie of the year for 2009-10 and faces high expectations in the 2010-11 season.