Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Offensive, puck-moving defensemen
  • Two-way awareness among forwards
  • Strong character players
  • Depth at left wing in the minors
  • Little high-end scoring potential from forward group
  • Very few shutdown defenders

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. Mantas Armalis Europe 7.5 D
2. Fredrik Bergvik Europe 6.5 D
3. Aaron Dell Pro 6.5 D
4. Jake Kupsky NCAA 6.5 D
5. Troy Grosenick Pro 6.0 C
6. Mike Robinson Junior 6.0 D
7. Joel Rumpel Pro 5.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Timo Meier CHL 8.0 C
2. Nikolay Goldobin Pro 7.5 C
3. Kevin Labanc CHL 7.5 D
4. Noah Rod Europe 7.0 C
5. Marcus Sorensen Europe 6.5 B
6. Daniil Tarasov Europe 6.5 F
7. Alex Schoenborn CHL 6.0 C
8. Ryan Carpenter Pro 6.0 F
9. Chris Crane Pro 3.5 B

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nikita Jevpalovs Pro 7.0 D
2. Rudolfs Balcers Europe 7.0 D
3. Adam Helewka CHL 6.5 C
4. Emil Galimov Europe 6.5 F
5. Petter Emanuelsson Pro 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dan O'Regan Pro 7.0 C
2. Rourke Chartier CHL 7.0 C
3. Jeremy Langlois Pro 6.0 C
4. Marcus Vela NCAA 5.5 C
5. Colin Blackwell NCAA 5.5 D
6. Jake Jackson NCAA 4.5 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mirco Mueller Pro 7.5 C
2. Jeremy Roy CHL 7.5 D
3. Dylan DeMelo Pro 7.0 C
4. Michael Brodzinski Pro 7.0 C
5. Joakim Ryan Pro 6.5 C
6. Karlis Cukste Junior 6.5 C
7. Julius Bergman Pro 6.5 D
8. Adam Parsells Junior 6.5 D
9. Cavan Fitzgerald CHL 6.5 D
10. Alexis Vanier CHL 6.0 C
11. Patrick McNally Pro 6.0 D
12. Gage Ausmus NCAA 5.5 C
13. Cliff Watson NCAA 4.0 C

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by Craig Fischer
Alex Schoenborn - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks prospect Alex Schoenborn finished second on the Winterhawks in scoring and earned an entry-level contract (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)



2015-16 was a strong development season for many of the San Jose Sharks’ best prospects. Up front the Sharks look to have a few more top-six potential players in their midst than previously thought, and on the back end the team looks poised to continue its steady stream of mobile, puck-moving, bottom-pairing defenders. In net there are still major questions, but with the confident play of Martin Jones up in San Jose, the organization can manage to take its time. Collectively it was a great season for the Sharks prospects.

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Photo: Niagara IceDogs goaltender and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Alex Nedeljkovic turned in a strong season in the OHL once he was moved from the troubled Flint Firebirds club to Niagara (courtesy of CHL Images)



In this special edition of Prospect Impressions, we kick off the first of our “Best of the Year” series with some of the best saves of the season. Goaltenders were featured heavily throughout the season, with a number of fine saves making their way into our highlight articles in 2015-16. There were a number of special efforts, including one goalie who made a save on his stomach, another who stymied a 2-on-0 breakaway, and a few glove saves that should be investigated for robbery. Read more»

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by Sean Shapiro
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Photo: Lake Erie Monsters goaltender and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Joonas Korpisalo was a top performer for the Monsters in their opening round sweep of the Rockford IceHogs in the 2016 AHL playoffs (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)



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The two matchups feature teams that met several times in the 2015-16 season, so both series could potentially go the full seven games. Read more»

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by Sean Shapiro
Ryan Carpenter - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Barracuda forward and San Jose Sharks prospect Ryan Carpenter saw his first NHL action in the 2015-16 campaign, appearing in one game for the Sharks in December (courtesy of Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)



Ryan Carpenter is used to putting others first, both off the ice and on it.

And the San Jose Barracuda forward and San Jose Sharks prospect has been honored for both contributions this season by the American Hockey League. Read more»

Hunt, Helewka the top NHL properties at wing competing in the WHL in 2015-16

by Glen Erickson
Dryden Hunt - Moose Jaw Warriors

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and Florida Panthers prospect Dryden Hunt has completed his WHL career having posted 249 points in 269 regular season games (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)



Many of the WHL’s top players achieve success due in part to their versatility, as most forwards will take a shift from time to time at the center position. But for this article, we are ranking wingers in the Western Hockey League, based on those that have been drafted and/or signed by National Hockey League teams. Read more»

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