Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Solid group of wingers
  • Loaded defensive pipeline
  • Exceptional top end prospects
Weaknesses
  • Not much diversity or ability past top-end players
  • Limited goaltending depth
  • Weak center depth

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. Garrett Metcalf NCAA 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Stefan Noesen Pro 7.0 C
2. Deven Sideroff CHL 7.0 D
3. Nick Sorensen Europe 6.5 C
4. Grant Besse NCAA 6.5 D
5. Ondrej Kase Pro 6.5 D
6. Matt Bailey Pro 6.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nick Ritchie Pro 8.0 C
2. Nicolas Kerdiles Pro 7.5 C
3. Kevin Roy NCAA 7.0 C
4. Kenton Helgesen Pro 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Julius Nattinen CHL 7.0 C
2. Troy Terry NCAA 7.0 D
3. Michael Sgarbossa Pro 6.5 D
4. Brent Gates NCAA 6.5 D
5. Joseph Cramarossa Pro 6.0 D
6. Charles Sarault Pro 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Shea Theodore Pro 8.0 C
2. Brandon Montour Pro 7.5 C
3. Jacob Larsson Europe 7.5 D
4. Andy Welinski NCAA 7.0 D
5. Marcus Pettersson Europe 7.0 D
6. Adam Clendening Pro 6.0 B
7. Brian Cooper NCAA 6.0 C
8. Andrew O'Brien Pro 6.0 C
9. Jaycob Megna Pro 6.0 C
10. Keaton Thompson NCAA 6.0 C
11. Matt Berkovitz Junior 6.0 C
12. Steven Ruggiero NCAA 6.0 C
13. Kevin Gagne Pro 6.0 D

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