Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Defense
  • Goaltending depth
Weaknesses
  • Lack of depth on the wings

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Calvin Pickard Pro 7.0 B
2. Spencer Martin CHL 6.5 C
3. Sami Aittokallio Pro 6.5 D
4. Maximilian Pajpach Europe 6.5 D
5. Roman Will Pro 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nick Magyar CHL 7.0 D
2. Borna Rendulic Pro 6.5 C
3. Garrett Meurs Pro 6.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dennis Everberg Pro 6.5 B
2. Andrew Agozzino Pro 6.5 C
3. Julien Nantel CHL 6.5 D
4. Alexis Pepin CHL 6.5 D
5. Trevor Cheek Pro 6.0 D
6. Samuel Henley Pro 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Conner Bleackley CHL 7.5 C
2. Joey Hishon Pro 7.0 C
3. Troy Bourke Pro 6.5 C
4. Colin Smith Pro 6.5 C
5. Freddie Hamilton Pro 6.0 B
6. Mitchell Heard Pro 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Chris Bigras CHL 7.5 C
2. Duncan Siemens Pro 7.0 C
3. Stefan Elliott Pro 7.0 C
4. Will Butcher NCAA 7.0 C
5. Mason Geertsen Pro 7.0 D
6. Kyle Wood CHL 7.0 D
7. Mat Clark Pro 6.5 C
8. Wilhelm Westlund Europe 6.5 D
9. Cody Corbett Pro 6.5 D
10. Anton Lindholm Europe 6.5 D
11. Gabriel Beaupre Pro 6.0 D
12. Markus Lauridsen Pro 6.0 D
13. Ben Storm NCAA 6.0 D

Hope for the future rests on the shoulders of Colorado Avalanche prospects

by Chau Vo
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Photo: Colorado Avalanche prospect Chris Bigras is expected to bolster the Avs' defense next season. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Photo: Colorado Avalanche prospect Chris Bigras is expected to bolster the Avs’ defense next season. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Avalanche prospect pool isn’t exactly ripe with players ready to make the jump to the NHL. However, there are a few underrated prospects who could blossom into future stars for the team if their development continues on the same track.

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Paterson emerges as top NHL-drafted goaltender in OHL in 2014-15

by Jason Menard
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Jake Paterson - Kitchener Rangers

Photo: Kitchener Rangers goaltender and Detroit Red Wings prospect Jake Paterson has the Rangers in a playoff position after being dealt to the club at the OHL trade deadline by the Saginaw Spirit (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

It’s not a deep pool, but when it comes to NHL-drafted goaltenders in the OHL, quantity takes a back seat to quality.

The OHL is graced by two elite netminders atop the rankings, another one knocking on that lofty door, one middling prospect, and a potentially quality prospect who, unfortunately, has to take an incomplete grade due to an injury. Read more»

Greyhounds’ Nurse the class of this season’s NHL-drafted OHL defensemen

by Jason Menard
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Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman and Edmonton Oilers prospect Darnell Nurse won gold with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship, and he is poised to make a run at the OHL championship with the Greyhounds (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images

The OHL has long been known for providing elite offensive forward talent to the NHL. Defensemen facing that type of player on a regular basis should result in a comparable coterie of elite defensive prospects whose talents have been honed by facing such formidable opposition. Read more»

2014-15 Calder Poll: Forsberg, Gaudreau and Ekblad separate from the pack in January

by Tony Piscotta
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Johhny Gaudreau - Calgary Flames

Photo: Calgary Flames rookie forward Johnny Gaudreau is currently third in scoring for the Flames with 15 goals and 39 points in 52 games (courtesy of Kathleen Hinkel/Icon Sportswire)

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg strengthened his hold on the top spot in the Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy poll in January while the Calgary FlamesJohnny Gaudreau and 18-year-old Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad appear to be his top challengers for the award. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Must-see OT winner by Colin Smith, Hutton’s behind-the-back save, other goals of the week

by David Hahn
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Colin Smith - Lake Erie Monsters; Antoine Bibeau - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Lake Erie Monsters forward and Colorado Avalanche prospect Colin Smith nets an overtime goal against the Toronto Marlies’ Antoine Bibeau to give the Monsters a 4-3 win on Friday night (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Highlights from the NHL right on down through the AHL, college hockey and junior hockey are all part of this week’s Prospect Impressions article featuring notable plays made by NHL prospects in the prior week. Read more»

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