Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Wingers with a wide range of skills
  • Size and depth on the blueline
  • 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
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. Laurent Brossoit Pro 7.0 C
2. Frans Tuohimaa Europe 6.5 C
3. Eetu Laurikainen Pro 6.5 C
4. Zach Nagelvoort NCAA 6.5 D
5. Miroslav Svoboda Europe 6.0 C
6. 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. Jujhar Khaira Pro 7.0 C
2. Daniil Zharkov Europe 7.0 F
3. Mitchell Moroz Pro 6.5 C
4. Anton Slepyshev Europe 6.5 C
5. Evan Campbell NCAA 6.0 D
6. Aidan Muir NCAA 5.5 D
7. Kale Kessy Pro 5.0 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Leon Draisaitl CHL 8.0 C
2. Bogdan Yakimov Pro 6.5 C
3. Kyle Platzer CHL 6.5 C
4. Greg Chase CHL 6.5 C
5. Tyler Vesel NCAA 6.5 D
6. Andrew Miller Pro 6.0 C
7. Connor McDavid Pro 10.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Griffin Reinhart Pro 8.0 C
2. Darnell Nurse CHL 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. John Marino Junior 6.0 C
13. Ziyat Paygin Europe 5.5 C
14. Ben Betker CHL 5.5 D

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Photo: A consistent contributor at both ends for AHL Oklahoma City, defenseman Martin Marincin debuted with the Oilers in a two-game NHL stint in early December (courtesy of Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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