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

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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

Gardiner, Schultz notable members of Anaheim Ducks disappointing 2008 NHL Draft class

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Josh Brittain - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Bruising winger Josh Brittain is one of only four Anaheim draft picks from 2008 that is still part of the Ducks system (courtesy of Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Drafting is not always an exact science, and scouting is indeed one of the toughest jobs in the world. In 2008, the Anaheim Ducks had a draft you could describe as disappointing. While the franchise hit big with talented blueliners in Jake Gardiner and Justin Schultz, neither would ever don an Anaheim uniform, instead breaking into the NHL with Toronto and Edmonton respectively. The rest of the draft was a mixed bag of busts, project players, and depth acquisitions. While every draft is going to have the aforementioned group, the Ducks had very little to take away from a 2008 NHL Draft class that has produced many NHL players across all rounds.

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Anaheim Ducks minor league prospects show promise despite missing the AHL playoffs

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Emerson Etem - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: After a slow start to his rookie season, Emerson Etem came on strong in the second half, earning a steady role in the Ducks lineup (courtesy of Ric Tapia/Icon SMI)

In a low-scoring season that you might consider a struggle, the Norfolk Admirals and the Anaheim Ducks still have a lot to look forward to with several young and promising players suiting up for the team. Between a few solid goaltenders, some talented forwards, and at least one AHL All-rookie team defenseman, the Ducks can look at their AHL system with a promising eye. Many of the prospects are on the cusp of becoming NHL players, and as the AHL season has come to an end many of them have made noteworthy cases for being considered for a spot with the big club next season.

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Team Rankings: Detroit Red Wings deep prospect pool leads the middle group

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Dan DeKeyser - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: Detroit’s signing of Western Michigan defenseman Dan DeKeyser has improved the team’s breakout and transition game (courtesy of Steven King/Icon SMI)

Below is the middle section of the Hockey's Future Spring NHL Team Rankings, the staff's ranking of each NHL team's system based on the strength of the entire prospect pool. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, with this edition being an update to the Fall ranking.

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Roy lives up to expectations in freshman season at Northeastern

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Kevin Roy - Northeastern University

Photo: After leading the USHL in scoring in 2011-12, Anaheim Ducks prospect Kevin Roy brought his scoring exploits to Northeastern University and did not disappoint (courtesy of Jim Pierce)

Northeastern’s 2012-13 season officially came to an end a little over a week ago with consecutive losses to Boston University, but the Huskies saw their playoff aspirations dashed the previous weekend after losing to and tying Maine in a two-game set. For freshman sensation Kevin Roy (ANA), the season ended even sooner as an injury sidelined him for Northeastern’s final five games.

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HF Prospect of the Month for February, 2013

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Andrey Makarov - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Goaltender Andrey Makarov went 15-0 in the month of February. Makarov was signed by the Buffalo Sabres as a free agent in 2012. (Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Saskatoon Blades goaltender Andrey Makarov (BUF) is the Hockey's Future Prospect of the Month for February. The undrafted Russian goaltender rocked the WHL last month, posting a 15-0 record, a 1.72 goals-against average, a .948 save percentage, and two shutouts.

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