Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Improved depth in goal
  • Scoring potential at both right and left wing
  • Depth at left wing needs improvement
  • Scoring depth at center and defense

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jordan Binnington Pro 7.5 C
2. Ville Husso Europe 7.0 C
3. Pheonix Copley Pro 7.0 C
4. Luke Opilka NCAA 6.5 C
5. Niklas Lundstrom Pro 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ty Rattie Pro 7.5 D
2. Austin Poganski NCAA 6.5 C
3. Jaedon Descheneau CHL 6.5 C
4. Dwyer Tschantz NCAA 6.5 D
5. Cody Beach Pro 6.0 C
6. Sebastian Wannstrom Pro 6.0 C
7. C.J. Yakimowicz CHL 6.0 C
8. Sam Kurker NCAA 6.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Yannick Veilleux Pro 6.5 C
2. Mackenzie MacEachern NCAA 6.5 C
3. Zach Pochiro CHL 6.5 C
4. Samuel Blais CHL 6.5 D
5. Ryan Tesink Pro 6.0 C
6. Liam Dunda CHL 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ivan Barbashev CHL 7.5 C
2. Robby Fabbri CHL 7.5 C
3. Glenn Gawdin CHL 6.5 C
4. Adam Musil CHL 6.5 D
5. Max Gardiner NCAA 6.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jordan Schmaltz Pro 7.5 D
2. Colton Parayko Pro 7.5 D
3. Tommy Vannelli CHL 7.5 D
4. Vince Dunn CHL 7.5 D
5. Konrad Abeltshauser Pro 7.0 D
6. Santeri Saari Europe 7.0 D
7. Petteri Lindbohm Pro 6.5 B
8. Joel Edmundson Pro 6.5 C
9. Jake Walman NCAA 6.5 C
10. Niko Mikkola Europe 6.5 C
11. Dmitrii Sergeev CHL 6.0 C

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Photo: Photo: Jarred Tinordi leads a deep group of defensive prospects for the Montreal Canadiens. Tinordi was selected 22nd overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Icon SMI)

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Photo: Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk skated less than 14 minutes on opening night against Toronto, but still registered two assists in the defeat (courtesy of Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

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Photo: Mikhail Grigorenko, Buffalo’s 12th overall pick in 2012, will look to bounce back in 2013-14 from an up-and-down rookie season split between the Sabres and the Quebec Remparts (courtesy of Jeremy McKnight/Icon SMI)

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