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

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. Jordan Binnington Pro 7.5 C
2. Ville Husso Europe 7.0 C
3. Pheonix Copley Pro 7.0 C
4. Luke Opilka CHL 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. C.J. Yakimowicz CHL 6.0 C
7. Sam Kurker NCAA 6.0 D
8. Jacob Doty Pro 5.5 C

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 Pro 6.5 C
4. Samuel Blais CHL 6.5 D
5. Ryan Tesink Pro 6.0 C
6. Liam Dunda CHL 6.0 D

Centers

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

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jordan Schmaltz Pro 7.5 D
2. Colton Parayko Pro 7.5 D
3. Tommy Vannelli Pro 7.5 D
4. Vince Dunn CHL 7.5 D
5. Konrad Abeltshauser Europe 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
12. Richard Nedomlel Pro 5.5 C

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Photo: St. Louis Blues prospect Ivan Barbashev scored 58 goals and 119 points last season in all his QMJHL action, and has been good and reasonably prolific as a rookie pro (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

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Photo: Owen Sound Attack goaltender and Montreal Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven is ranked 10th in the OHL in goals-against with a 2.80 average, and ninth with a .907 save percentage (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

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