At Puck Prospectus, Corey Pronman ranked his top 50 players under 23 years of age.
Ranked 28th is Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto.
He writes that the people he talks to “rave” about Del Zotto’s ability to create offense and do so off the rush.
Pronman adds, “His defense still needs some work, but that area is steadily coming along, and given what he has done in the NHL so far, I have reason to be confident that he will be fine in that area at his peak while being a top of the line offensive producer.”
Defensemen ranked ahead of Del Zotto on this list are: Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo, Erik Karlsson, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Victor Hedman, Cam Fowler, Adam Larsson, Justin Faulk, Tyler Myers, Travis Hamonic, Zach Bogosian, John Carlson and Nick Leddy.