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The In Lou We Trust 2015 Prospect Profile Index by Pick

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft concluded on Saturday afternoon. As a closing post on the many picks and trades at this year's draft, this post is an index of every prospect profile published at ILWT for this year's draft class, organized by pick.

The 2015 NHL Draft is over. Before closing the book on it fully at ILWT, here's a list of our prospect profiles by pick.
The 2015 NHL Draft is over. Before closing the book on it fully at ILWT, here's a list of our prospect profiles by pick.
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From May through to mid-June, In Lou We Trust essentially turned into a blog for upcoming prospects and potential picks in the 2015 NHL Draft. The 2015 NHL Draft is now over.  The Devils did their work by turning six picks into five prospects and a NHL player. It could have been better, but it was miles ahead of their 2014 performance.  Some of those prospects were profiled here among other sites on the SB Nation network of hockey blogs.  As a way to wrap up the draft, I want to list all 39 prospect profiles we did this year and organized by selection.

I'd like to personally thank Brian, Mike, Gerard, CJ, and Alex for assisting in this year's effort.  Until the next year, here's who was profiled here.  Quick quips are in parentheses:

First Round Selections (11)

Mitch Marner - 4th overall to Toronto

Pavel Zacha - 6th overall to New Jersey (My reaction post to the selection is here.)

Ivan Provorov - 7th overall to Philadelphia

Zach Werenski - 8th overall to Columbus

Timo Meier - 9th overall to San Jose (Meier snuck into the top ten, CJ was certainly pleased by this.)

Mikko Rantanen - 10th overall to Colorado

Lawson Crouse - 11th overall to Florida (He fell out of the top ten, but just barely.)

Denis Gurianov - 12th overall to Dallas (Another surprise. Brian liked him quite a bit.)

Mathew Barzal - 16th overall to the NY Islanders (He was our mock draft pick at #6, I was surprised he fell this far. Bold move by Garth Snow to trade up to get him.)

Colin White - 21st overall to Ottawa (We initially thought he was a second rounder. Nope. He rose big time.)

Anthony Beauvillier - 28th overall to the NY Islanders (Another thought-to-be-second rounder, though 28th isn't a massive stretch.  Islanders were bold on Friday and fortune does favor the bold.)

Second Round Selections (9)

Christian Fischer - 32nd overall to Arizona (My namesake did not last long on Day 2.)

Gabriel Gagne - 36th overall to Ottawa (a.k.a. The Second Rounder the Devils Initially Had)

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - 45th overall to Boston

Roope Hintz - 49th overall to Dallas

Vince Dunn - 56th overall to St. Louis

Jonas Siegenthaler - 57th overall to Washington

Kevin Stenlund - 58th overall to Columbus

Julius Nattinen - 59th overall to Anaheim

Jeremy Bracco - 61st overall to Toronto (Had we did Oliver Kylington, we would've had a six-pick streak. Alas.)

Third Round Selections (8)

Dennis Yan - 64th overall to Tampa Bay (Bit of a tumble, but not too far out of the second round.)

Blake Speers - 67th overall to New Jersey (Brian did the reaction post; I added some details to it after the fact.)

Adin Hill - 76th overall to Arizona (Yes, our one goalie prospect post turned out to be a draft pick.)

Erik Foley - 78th overall to Winnipeg

Mitchell Vande Sompel - 82nd overall to the NY Islanders (I thought he would've been a fine pick with one of the two second rounders NJ had before the draft began.  Isles got a great prospect who fell quite a bit.)

Jens Looke - 83rd overall to Arizona

Deven Sideroff - 84th overall to Anaheim

Aleksi Saarela - 89th overall to the NY Rangers

Fourth Round Selections (4)

Adam Musil - 94th overall to St. Louis

Colton White - 97th overall to New Jersey (Another one of our profiles turned out to be a Devils pick. Mike got the reaction post up, I updated it later on.)

Chris Martenet - 103rd overall to Dallas (One of the biggest players selected in the entire draft.)

Filip Ahl - 109th overall to Ottawa

Fifth Round Selection (1)

Joseph Cecconi - 133rd overall to Dallas

Sixth Round Selection (1)

Lukas Jasek - 174th overall to Vancouver

Seventh Round Selection (1)

Nikita Korostelev - 185th overall to Toronto

The Undrafted Profiles (4)

Kameron Kielly

Collin Peters

Matt Luff

Trent Fox

I have to say, Brian did a good job in selecting players to profile. Only four ended up not being picked and they weren't projected to necessarily get drafted. We did skew towards more profiles for the first and second round as the Devils had three picks within the first 45 heading into the 2015 NHL Draft.   Regardless, I want to thank Brian for putting most of the list together; Brian, Mike, Gerard, CJ, and Alex for writing as many profiles as they did, and I want to thank you, the reader, for continuing to visit the site for the month-plus the Devils blog wasn't necessarily Devils-related.

With this post, the 2015 NHL Draft coverage is fully complete. The next area to focus on is coming up next: free agency.   Restricted free agency qualifying clauses are due on Monday, buyouts must be done by Tuesday at 5 PM EDT, and free agency frenzy will take place on Wednesday.  The next post will be about the Devils post-draft roster and how they may approach free agency this year.  That may come after 11 AM on Sunday, but it'll be up on Sunday. Thank you for reading.