Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Depth and high-end talent at most positions.
  • Good balance of speed, talent, and character.
  • Lack of high-end talent at the center.

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. Zachary Fucale Pro 7.0 C
2. Hayden Hawkey NCAA 7.0 D
3. Mike Condon Pro 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mike McCarron CHL 7.5 C
2. Sven Andrighetto Pro 7.5 C
3. Nikita Scherbak Pro 7.5 C
4. Christian Thomas Pro 7.0 C
5. Jake Evans NCAA 6.5 D
6. Stefan Fournier Pro 6.0 C
7. Maxim Trunev Europe 5.0 F

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Charles Hudon Pro 7.5 C
2. Jacob de la Rose Pro 7.5 C
3. Artturi Lehkonen Europe 7.5 D
4. Tim Bozon Pro 7.0 C
5. Martin Reway Europe 7.0 C
6. Connor Crisp Pro 7.0 D
7. Daniel Carr Pro 7.0 D
8. Jeremiah Addison CHL 6.5 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mark MacMillan Pro 7.0 D
2. Daniel Audette CHL 7.0 D
3. Lukas Vejdemo Europe 7.0 D
4. Jeremy Gregoire Pro 6.5 C
5. Matt Bradley CHL 6.5 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jarred Tinordi Pro 7.5 C
2. Noah Juulsen CHL 7.5 C
3. Darren Dietz Pro 7.0 C
4. Dalton Thrower Pro 7.0 D
5. Morgan Ellis Pro 7.0 D
6. Brett Lernout CHL 7.0 D
7. Nikolas Koberstein NCAA 7.0 D
8. Mac Bennett Pro 6.5 C
9. Colin Sullivan NCAA 6.5 D
10. Ryan Johnston Pro 6.5 D
11. Magnus Nygren Europe 6.0 B
12. Simon Bourque CHL 6.0 B
13. Joel Hanley Pro 6.0 C

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