Below is a ranking of the neutral-zone risk/reward ratings of 2011 NHL draft-eligible players I've scouted. Keep in mind that these are one-game ratings calculated using a risk/reward system I've created, and are not a reflection of how these players should be ranked overall.
Neutral-zone risk/reward rating is the difference between positive events in the neutral-zone per minute of ice-time and negative events in the neutral-zone per minute of ice time. For example, a player with a neutral-zone risk/reward rating of 2.00 averages 3 positive plays (successful pass, won puck-battle, etc) for every 1 negative play (unsuccessful pass, lost puck-battle, etc) for every minute they are on the ice.
Neutral-zone risk/reward is a reflection of a player's play in the neutral-zone. Theoretically, the higher the rating, the better the neutral-zone player. Players who carry the puck with speed and confidence tend to have the higher neutral-zone risk/reward rating.