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

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

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Danny Kristo Pro 7.5 D
2. Ty Rattie Pro 7.5 D
3. Austin Poganski NCAA 7.0 C
4. Jaedon Descheneau CHL 6.5 C
5. Dwyer Tschantz NCAA 6.5 D
6. Cody Beach Pro 6.0 C
7. C.J. Yakimowicz CHL 6.0 C
8. Sam Kurker NCAA 6.0 D
9. Jacob Doty Pro 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Yannick Veilleux Pro 6.5 C
2. Mackenzie MacEachern Pro 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. Zack Phillips Pro 7.0 D
3. Glenn Gawdin CHL 6.5 C
4. Adam Musil CHL 6.5 C
5. Justin Selman Pro 6.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jordan Schmaltz Pro 7.5 C
2. Vince Dunn CHL 7.5 C
3. Tommy Vannelli Pro 7.5 D
4. Santeri Saari Europe 7.0 D
5. Petteri Lindbohm Pro 6.5 B
6. Jake Walman NCAA 6.5 B
7. Jani Hakanpaa Europe 6.5 C
8. Dmitrii Sergeev CHL 6.5 C
9. Niko Mikkola Europe 6.5 C
10. Richard Nedomlel Pro 5.5 C

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Luke Opilka - St. Louis Blues

Photo: St. Louis Blues prospect Luke Opilka is part of a crowded and talented depth chart at goaltender, but gets a chance to shine on the international stage with Team USA at the 2016 World Juniors (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The St. Louis Blues have continued to find success through the NHL draft and have several intriguing prospects at every stage of hockey. While most of the Blues prospects are at the professional or college level, the young talent at the junior level has given St. Louis even more to look forward to down the line. The most impressive aspect of their junior prospect pool is the level of skill at forward, on defense, and in net.

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2015-16 Calder Poll: Red Wings’ Larkin leads the way in November

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Photo: Detroit Red Wings rookie forward Dylan Larkin has made a smooth transition so far from NCAA hockey last season to the NHL in 2015-16 (courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

A clavicle injury to Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, the first player taken in the 2015 NHL Draft, has sidelined the 18-year-old until mid-January at the earliest. With McDavid — the leader in the initial Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy staff poll last month — out of action, the Detroit Red WingsDylan Larkin and Chicago BlackhawksArtemi Panarin are out in front of the field after putting up big numbers in November. Read more»

On the Rush – October 2015

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Photo: Colton Parayko (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo: Colton Parayko is an early Calder candidate after outpacing his production in the AHL last season during his first 18 games in the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the October edition of On the Rush, the first of 2015-16. For first-time readers, this is a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations, or falling a little behind. Read more»

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Andrew Agozzino - San Antonio Rampage

Photo: San Antonio Rampage forward and Colorado Avalanche prospect Andrew Agozzino (#28) is off to a good start offensively in 2015-16 with 16 points in nine AHL games (courtesy of Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

The Pacific Division was always going to be the American Hockey League’s most polarizing division.

With five teams playing 68 games and the other two playing 76, points percentage was handmade for this grouping. And with the California teams avoiding all of the dreaded three-in-threes? The Pacific Division is ripe with storylines created by the AHL’s western migration. Read more»

Kristo’s offensive touch helping to propel Chicago Wolves

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Danny Kristo - Chicago Wolves

Photo: Chicago Wolves forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Danny Kristo starred at the University of North Dakota for four seasons, producing 161 points in 157 NCAA contests (courtesy of Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves)

Danny Kristo has always had a nose for the net.

At the University of North Dakota, he was good for a goal every other game, while netting 47 goals in 137 combined games over the last two seasons with the Hartford WolfPack. Read more»

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