This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.
This is the second in a four-part series covering our top-100 prospects for the 2015-16 season. Each piece will cover 25 prospects and then we will have a second four-part feature that will cover the top-10 prospects of each individual team by division. Now, onto the rankings.
(Note: Only players with less than 25 games played are included.)
51. Adam Erne (F, Tampa Bay Lightning): Erne, who was the QMJHL playoff MVP, keeps chugging along. Between the regular season and playoffs this past season, he had 62 goals in 82 games for Quebec (QMJHL). The number is even more impressive when you take into account that his running mate Anthony Duclair spent the first half of the season in the NHL. His defensive game is underrated and he skates well for a kid who is well over 200 pounds. If everything breaks right, there's no reason to think that Erne can't turn into a second line, goal-scoring winger. He could be in the NHL sooner than people think. He should open next season in the AHL.
52. Ilya Samsonov (G, Washington Capitals): The Caps were planning for the future when they spent the 22nd overall pick this past June on Samsonov. He was the best goaltending prospect in the draft by a mile, but there's a real chance that he won't come to North America until 2018. His KHL contract reportedly runs for three more seasons. A big (6-3, 205), agile keeper, Samsonov simply needs more experience. He has all