This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.
This is the third 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.)
26. Jakub Vrana (F, Washington Capitals): A highly skilled winger, Vrana will give Washington coach Barry Trotz another elite offensive option once he arrives in the NHL. Vrana played last year in Sweden before finishing the season in Hershey (AHL). He was productive for both teams and is a sleeper to make the Caps roster out of camp. It wouldn't surprise if Vrana's career path follows that of fellow Capitals youngster Andre Burakovsky. That said, he makes the roster out of camp, plays some games, is scratched others and ultimately spends more time in the AHL. I don't think it's the right game plan, but I can certainly see it happening. Vrana has all the offensive ability in the world and he needs to player regularly – no matter where that is.
27. Timo Meier (F, San Jose Sharks): San Jose's prospect pool has long been amongst the worst in the league, but the selection of Meier with the ninth overall pick this past June was certainly a step in the right direction. Meier was one of my favorite players available. He's a physically mature kid who has a chance to