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 Pro 6.5 C
3. Sami Aittokallio Europe 6.5 D
4. Roman Will Pro 6.0 D
5. Maximilian Pajpach Europe 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mikko Rantanen Europe 8.0 C
2. Borna Rendulic Pro 6.5 C
3. Garrett Meurs Pro 6.0 D
4. Nick Magyar CHL 6.0 D
5. Andreas Martinsen Pro 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. A.J. Greer NCAA 7.0 D
2. Dennis Everberg Pro 6.5 B
3. Julien Nantel CHL 6.5 D
4. Trevor Cheek Pro 6.0 D
5. Samuel Henley Pro 6.0 D
6. Alexis Pepin CHL 6.0 D
7. Gustav Olhaver CHL 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Conner Bleackley CHL 7.5 C
2. JT Compher NCAA 7.0 C
3. Joey Hishon Pro 7.0 D
4. Troy Bourke Pro 6.5 C
5. Colin Smith Pro 6.5 C
6. Jean-Christophe Beaudin CHL 6.5 D
7. Freddie Hamilton Pro 5.5 B

Defensemen

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

Barbashev, Gauthier are tops among QMJHL centers

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Ivan Barbashev - Team Russia - 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Moncton Wildcats forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Ivan Barbashev, shown here playing for Russia at the 2015 WJC, has produced 24 points in 15 games for the Wildcats in the 2015 QMJHL playoffs (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The QMJHL might house the lowest amount of future NHL players among the three Canadian junior leagues, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundance of quality prospects – particularly in the middle of the ice. A total of nine NHL-drafted centers played in the ‘Q’ this season, while recent signing Danick Martel rounds out a formidable Top 10. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Hishon nets game-winning goal in Avalanche win

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Joey Hishon - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche forward Joey Hishon celebrates his first NHL goal in the Avalanche’s 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators (courtesy of Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Five years after being chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft, and after missing an entire season and most of another from the effects of a concussion, Colorado Avalanche forward Joey Hishon finally cashed in his first NHL goal – the game-winner – in a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Read more»

NHL Prospect Signings: Minnesota Wild busiest Central Division club

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Zach Palmquist - Minnesota State University-Mankato

Photo: Former Minnesota State University-Mankato defenseman and Minnesota Wild prospect Zach Palmquist completed a four-year NCAA career in which he did not miss a single game (courtesy of Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)

The pace of NHL prospect signings has picked up considerably over the past week, with the Western Conference clubs being the busier group during that stretch. Read more»

Colorado Avalanche NCAA and European prospects are long shots to make NHL club

by Chau Vo
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Anton Lindholm - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche prospect Anton Lindholm has helped his SHL team into the league semi-finals with two points in a first-round sweep. (courtesy of Skelleftea AIK/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

With the exception of Will Butcher, it still remains to be seen just where the Avalanche’s NCAA and European prospects fit into the team’s long-term plans.

Butcher is a big part of the University of Denver Pioneers blueline and has had international success with Team USA in junior tournaments. Ben Storm, however, has not seen much more than bottom pairing minutes with his respective NCAA team. Both get the chance to participate in the NCAA Tournament however.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Hamilton nets eventual game-winner for Avalanche

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Freddie Hamilton - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche forward Freddie Hamilton (C) celebrates his first NHL goal with Daniel Briere (L) and Nick Holden (R) in the Avalanche’s 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes (courtesy of Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

Five years after he was drafted and 18 games into his NHL career, Colorado Avalanche forward Freddie Hamilton notched his first NHL goal – the eventual game-winner – in his club’s 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Read more»

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