Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Exceptional top end prospects
  • Loaded defensive pipeline
  • Solid group of wingers
Weaknesses
  • 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
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. Brian Cooper NCAA 6.0 C
7. Andrew O'Brien Pro 6.0 C
8. Jaycob Megna Pro 6.0 C
9. Keaton Thompson NCAA 6.0 C
10. Matt Berkovitz Junior 6.0 C
11. Steven Ruggiero NCAA 6.0 C
12. Kevin Gagne Pro 6.0 D

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While the NHL season has been altogether disappointing for the Anaheim Ducks, fans should take solace in the fact that the AHL team is not having a particularly bad season. They started quite hot, cooled considerably in November but started to come back around in December. With the current way the AHL is structured, with the Pacific playing fewer games, it is hard to get a handle on just how they compare with the rest of the league as of right now. Personnel moves in the organization will also affect the team as the season enters its critical second-half.

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(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Jacob Larsson and Joel Eriksson Ek, Sweden

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Jacob Larsson - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden defenseman and Anaheim Ducks prospect Jacob Larsson will now return to SHL club Frolunda to continue his 2015-16 campaign after the completion of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Sweden made a nice run through the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, finishing atop a tough Group A while compiling the best record among the countries competing at this year’s event in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

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Anton Karlsson - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Anton Karlsson celebrates his goal in his country’s 5-2 win over Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Sweden ran the table in Group A at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, winning all four of their preliminary round games to finish as the top seed for the playoff round. The Swedes completed their sweep on New Year’s Eve with a 5-2 win over Canada, the second loss suffered by the defending champions at this tournament. Read more»

AHL Western Conference Notebook, December, 2015: Griffins on a roll, Montour fitting in nicely in rookie campaign

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Brandon Montour - San Diego Gulls

Photo: San Diego Gulls defenseman and Anaheim Ducks prospect Brandon Montour split his 2014-15 season between the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks, the University of Massachusetts, and the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals (courtesy of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club)

The Grand Rapids Griffins are named after a mythical creature – one that is part lion, part eagle — but the Detroit Red Wings prospects season has followed the path of another mythical beast.

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‏Anaheim Ducks junior prospect group is small in number, high in upside

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Julius Nattinen - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim Ducks prospect Julius Nattinen is enjoying a breakout first season in North America playing with the OHL’s Barrie Colts and will look to continue his successful season with Team Finland at the 2016 World Juniors (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Anaheim Ducks have so few CHL and Junior A Prospects that this might seem like an altogether minor report. However, two of their junior prospects are having great seasons thus far. Both Deven Sideroff and Julius Nattinen have some definite staying power in the Ducks pipeline, and both play refreshingly different styles. With most of the Ducks prospects pushing for future roles at the pro level or developing more long-term at the collegiate level, these two players remain near the forefront of Anaheim’s prospect pool due the positive outlook.

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