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

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. John Gibson Pro 8.0 C
2. 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. Max Friberg Pro 6.5 C
5. Kenton Helgesen Pro 6.0 C


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


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. Josh Manson 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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by Chris Phifer

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Photo: The third of five Anaheim picks in 2013, defenseman Keaton Thompson made his college hockey debut with the University of North Dakota in 2013-14 (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

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Photo: Originally called up to Anaheim due to injuries, Frederik Andersen won 20 games in 28 appearances as an NHL rookie in 2013-14 (courtesy of Chris Williams/Icon SMI)

The Anaheim Ducks organization enjoyed success not only at the NHL level, but nearly across the board in terms of their prospects as well. While most predicted the Ducks would make the playoffs, few could have expected a 116-point season to finish atop the Western Conference.

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Photo: Defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen leads a deep group of Buffalo Sabres prospects (courtesy of Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hockey's Future presents the top group of the 2014 Spring NHL Team Rankings. The teams are ranked by the overall quality of their prospect pool as voted on by the HF staff. For reference, the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with this edition being an update to the Fall rankings. Each team's Fall ranking is listed in parenthesis next to their current ranking.

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Eager Lindholm developing nicely under tutelage of Ducks’ Niedermayer

by Andrew Knoll

Hampus Lindholm - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm finished second in scoring among rookie defensemen in the 2013-14 regular season, behind Boston Bruins’ rookie defender Torey Krug (courtesy of John Cordes/Icon SMI)

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