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. Maximilian Pajpach Europe 6.5 D
5. Roman Will Pro 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mikko Rantanen Europe 8.0 D
2. Nick Magyar CHL 7.0 D
3. Borna Rendulic Pro 6.5 C
4. Garrett Meurs Pro 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. Alexis Pepin CHL 6.5 D
5. Trevor Cheek Pro 6.0 D
6. Samuel Henley Pro 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. Joey Hishon Pro 7.0 C
3. JT Compher NCAA 7.0 C
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 6.0 B

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Chris Bigras Pro 7.5 C
2. Duncan Siemens Pro 7.0 C
3. Will Butcher NCAA 7.0 C
4. Nicolas Meloche CHL 7.0 C
5. Andrei Mironov Europe 7.0 C
6. Mason Geertsen Pro 7.0 D
7. Kyle Wood CHL 7.0 D
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. Ben Storm NCAA 6.0 D
13. Sergei Boikov CHL 6.0 D

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