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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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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 Pro 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. Julien Nantel CHL 6.5 D
3. Trevor Cheek Pro 6.0 D
4. Samuel Henley Pro 6.0 D
5. Alexis Pepin CHL 6.0 D
6. Gustav Olhaver CHL 6.0 D


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. Chris Wagner Pro 6.5 B
5. Troy Bourke Pro 6.5 C
6. Colin Smith Pro 6.5 C
7. Jean-Christophe Beaudin CHL 6.5 D
8. Ben Storm NCAA 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brandon Gormley Pro 7.5 C
2. Chris Bigras Pro 7.5 C
3. Duncan Siemens Pro 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. Will Butcher NCAA 7.0 D
8. Kyle Wood CHL 7.0 D
9. Wilhelm Westlund Europe 6.5 D
10. Anton Lindholm Europe 6.5 D
11. Gabriel Beaupre Pro 6.0 D
12. Cody Corbett Pro 6.0 D
13. Sergei Boikov CHL 6.0 D

Taste of NHL action has Monsters’ Hishon wanting more

by Tony Androckitis

Joey Hishon - Lake Erie Monsters

Photo: Lake Erie Monsters forward and Colorado Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon (#38) is currently 8th in scoring for the Monsters (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)


Not every hockey player drafted in the first round goes straight into the NHL. Some head back to their respective junior team looking to build off of recent success, while others maybe head to the American Hockey League (AHL) to fine-tune their game and get into NHL-ready condition. Read more»

AHL Western Conference Notebook, December, 2014

by Tony Androckitis

Teemu Pulkkinen - Grand Rapids Griffins

Photo: Grand Rapids Griffins forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen is currently third overall in scoring in the AHL (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)


It’s been a total upheaval in the standings in the AHL‘s Western Conference from last spring through the first third of the 2014-15 season. Two of the top four teams in the conference last season aren’t even in the top nine currently – Grand Rapids (9th) and Toronto (12th) – leaving the Western Conference wide open as teams head into the middle third of the schedule amidst the height of injuries and call-ups. Read more»

Colorado Avalanche giving multiple prospects a shot at the NHL

by Chau Vo

Photo: Colorado Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon started slowly but is finding his game again (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Colorado Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon started slowly but is finding his game again (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

The narratives down in Lake Erie and Fort Wayne are a lot different than in Denver. In the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche is struggling to stay out of the basement and currently sits in last place in the Central Division after claiming the title last year. In Cleveland, the Monsters are ninth in the AHL’s Western Conference but only four points away from fifth place with games in hand. In Fort Wayne, the Komets are at the top of the ECHL.

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Four Colorado Avalanche Junior prospects honored with Subway Super Series selection

by Chau Vo

Photo: Kyle Wood (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Photo: Kyle Wood has the size and offensive skill to be a true two-way defenseman someday for the Avalanche (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The annual Subway Super Series is an early season six-game exhibition between a select team of junior aged Russian players against three all-star teams formed from the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL. This year, the Colorado Avalanche were represented by four of their prospects including Chris Bigras, a favorite to represent Team Canada in the upcoming U20 World Junior Championship, as well as Conner Bleackley, Kyle Wood, and Spencer Martin.

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Team Rankings: Deep group of young defensemen raises status of Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect pool

by HF Staff

Robert Hagg - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Robert Hagg is one of several promising defensive prospects for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers drafted seven defensemen in the past two seasons including Hagg, as well as first round picks Sam Morin and Travis Sanheim. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Below is the 21-30 segment of the Hockey’s Future 2014-15 Fall NHL team rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by members of the HF staff. For reference purposes, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF’s prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Each team’s rank from the previous rankings is listed in parentheses. Read more»

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