Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Wingers with a wide range of skills
  • Size and depth on the blueline
Weaknesses
  • Lack of elite goaltending prospect
  • No bonafide power play QB on the blueline
  • Lack of size, depth down the middle

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. Laurent Brossoit Pro 7.0 C
2. Eetu Laurikainen Europe 6.5 C
3. Zach Nagelvoort NCAA 6.5 D
4. Miroslav Svoboda Europe 6.0 C
5. Keven Bouchard CHL 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Iiro Pakarinen Pro 6.5 C
2. Tyler Pitlick Pro 6.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Anton Slepyshev Pro 7.5 C
2. Jujhar Khaira Pro 7.0 C
3. Daniil Zharkov 7.0 F
4. Mitchell Moroz Pro 6.5 C
5. Evan Campbell NCAA 6.0 D
6. Kale Kessy Pro 5.5 D
7. Aidan Muir NCAA 5.5 D
8. Braden Christoffer Pro 5.5 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Bogdan Yakimov Europe 6.5 C
2. Kyle Platzer Pro 6.5 C
3. Greg Chase Pro 6.5 C
4. Tyler Vesel NCAA 6.5 D
5. Andrew Miller Pro 6.0 C
6. Connor McDavid Pro 10.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Griffin Reinhart Pro 8.0 C
2. Darnell Nurse Pro 8.0 C
3. Dillon Simpson Pro 7.0 C
4. Martin Gernat Pro 7.0 D
5. David Musil Pro 7.0 D
6. Ethan Bear CHL 7.0 D
7. Brandon Davidson Pro 6.5 C
8. Joey LaLeggia Pro 6.5 C
9. Jordan Oesterle Pro 6.5 C
10. William Lagesson NCAA 6.5 C
11. Caleb Jones CHL 6.5 C
12. Adam Clendening Pro 6.0 B
13. John Marino Junior 6.0 C
14. Ziyat Paygin Europe 5.5 C
15. Ben Betker Pro 5.5 D

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