Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Two-way, hardworking forwards
  • Depth up front and on the blue line
Weaknesses

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. John Gibson Pro 8.0 C
2. Igor Bobkov Pro 7.0 D
3. Ryan Faragher Pro 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Stefan Noesen Pro 7.0 C
2. Louis Leblanc Pro 7.0 C
3. Nick Sorensen Europe 7.0 C
4. Grant Besse NCAA 6.5 D
5. Ondrej Kase Europe 6.5 D
6. Miro Aaltonen Europe 6.0 C
7. Matt Bailey Pro 6.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nick Ritchie CHL 8.0 C
2. Nicolas Kerdiles Pro 7.5 C
3. Kevin Roy NCAA 7.0 C
4. Max Friberg Pro 7.0 C
5. Andre Petersson Pro 7.0 D
6. Kenton Helgesen CHL 6.5 C
7. John Kurtz Pro 5.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Michael Sgarbossa Pro 7.0 C
2. Antoine Laganiere Pro 7.0 C
3. Chris Wagner Pro 7.0 D
4. Joseph Cramarossa Pro 6.5 C
5. Charles Sarault Pro 6.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Shea Theodore CHL 8.0 C
2. Marcus Pettersson Europe 7.5 C
3. Brandon Montour Pro 7.5 D
4. Andy Welinski NCAA 7.0 D
5. Keaton Thompson NCAA 6.5 C
6. Colby Robak Pro 6.5 D
7. Jaycob Megna Pro 6.5 D
8. Josh Manson Pro 6.0 B
9. Brian Cooper NCAA 6.0 C
10. Andrew O'Brien Pro 6.0 C
11. Matt Berkovitz Junior 6.0 C
12. Kevin Gagne Pro 6.0 D

Top 50: Wealth of talent and NHL experience among bottom-10 prospects

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Matt Dumba - Minnesota Wild

Photo: Defenseman Matt Dumba, who is poised to crack Minnesota’s opening night roster, leads the players ranked 41-50 in HF’s Top 50 prospects ranking (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

The Fall edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects begins with the prospects ranked 41-50. The lockout-shortened 2012-13 season left a talented pool of eligible prospects, evident already in the bottom group of players.

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New additions further strengthen the Anaheim Ducks Top 20 ranking

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John Gibson - Team USA

Photo: John Gibson had stellar showings for Team USA at the WJC, and as pictured here, in leading the U.S. to a shootout win over Finland for the bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship (courtesy of JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

The Anaheim Ducks added several key prospects this off-season via drafting and trade. While the Ducks world was shaken by the trade of Bobby Ryan to Ottawa, in return they received two tremendous pieces in Jakob Silfverberg and Stefan Noesen. They also added via draft Shea Theodore, Nick Sorensen, and Keaton Thompson. The addition of these talented players has caused a bit of a shuffle in the rankings, not due to poor play or a downgrade of potential, but simply due to an increase of quality players in the system.

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Anaheim Ducks 2013 draft review

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Shea Theodore - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim selected Shea Theodore with the 26th pick, marking the third time in four years that the Ducks have used their first pick on a defenseman (courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Anaheim Ducks went into the 2013 NHL Draft already featuring one of the better systems in the NHL. With top-end talent like Emerson Etem, Hampus Lindholm, and John Gibson headlining the ranks, the Ducks had five selections to fill in the depth behind the burgeoning young stars.

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Talent and diversity of Anaheim Ducks pipeline apparent in prospect awards

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Nicolas Kerdiles - Wisconsin Badgers

Photo: Wisconsin freshman Nicolas Kerdiles (#17) had a productive freshman season for the Badgers and is a player to watch in the NCAA scoring race heading into the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Anaheim Ducks had several prospects transition into depth roles at the NHL level in 2012-13, with Emerson Etem standing out in particular in the playoffs. The organization’s prospects also found success at lower levels of play, from John Gibson’s international success to Nicolas Kerdiles making an impact in the NCAA as a freshman. The following prospect awards highlight many of the notable performances among the Anaheim Ducks’ prospect pool in 2012-13.

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Top prospect Emerson Etem and other early round picks living up to the hype for Anaheim Ducks

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Sami Vatanen - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Finnish defenseman Sami Vatanen made his North American debut in 2012-13 and ranked in the top five in points among AHL blueliners (courtesy of Bob Frid/Icon SMI)

Normally when you look at a team's top prospect list, the top end of it is a mixture of sleepers and blue chip prospects. There are players who live up to the hype, others who create it out of nowhere. Sometimes organizations struggle with top picks panning out, but that is not the case with the Anaheim Ducks.

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