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. Garrett Metcalf NCAA 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Stefan Noesen Pro 7.0 C
2. Nick Sorensen Europe 7.0 C
3. Deven Sideroff CHL 7.0 D
4. Grant Besse NCAA 6.5 D
5. Ondrej Kase Europe 6.5 D
6. 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. Julius Nattinen Europe 7.0 C
3. Chris Wagner Pro 7.0 D
4. Troy Terry NCAA 7.0 D
5. Joseph Cramarossa Pro 6.5 C
6. Charles Sarault Pro 6.5 C
7. Brent Gates NCAA 6.5 D

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. Jacob Larsson Europe 7.5 D
5. Andy Welinski NCAA 7.0 D
6. Keaton Thompson NCAA 6.5 C
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. Steven Ruggiero NCAA 6.0 C
13. Kevin Gagne Pro 6.0 D

Kapanen the best NHL-affiliated forward prospect coming out of Finland’s Liiga

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Kasperi Kapanen - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins forward prospect Kasperi Kapanen had a somewhat disappointing 2014-15 season in Finland’s Liiga but finished well competing for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the AHL playoffs (courtesy of Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire)

Liiga has steadily seen some of the top young forward prospects in Finland head elsewhere rather than pursuing careers in the nation’s top domestic pro league. That happened once again in 2014-15 as two of the heroes from the 2014 World Juniors — KalPa Kuopio left wing Artturi Lehkonen (Montreal) and Teuvo Teravainen (Chicago), Liiga’s sixth-leading scorer skating for Jokerit in 2013-14 — are no longer playing in Finland. Read more»

Top 50 NHL Prospects: Reinhart, Vasilevskiy lead Top 10 section of Spring ranking

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Sam Reinhart - Team Canada

Photo: Kootenay Ice forward and Buffalo Sabres prospect Sam Reinhart tied for the scoring lead at the 2015 U20 World Junior Championship, posting 11 points in seven games for Team Canada (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects concludes with the top 10 prospects.

The top 10 consists of six forwards, two defensemen, and two goaltenders. Five of the players in this top 10 were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft while nine are former first round picks. Read more»

Top 50 NHL Prospects: Islanders, Ducks each land two prospects in 11-20 group

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William Nylander - Toronto Marlies

Photo: Toronto Marlies forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander produced 32 points in 37 games for the Marlies during the 2014-15 regular season (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

The Spring edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the 11 thru 20 section. All of the players in this section of the ranking are projected to have bright NHL careers ahead of them, and several – with hard work and a little luck – could develop into stars. Read more»

‏Anaheim Ducks’ top draft picks highlight 2014-15 prospect awards

by Jason Lewis
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Ondrej Kase - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim Ducks 2014 seventh-round pick Ondřej Kaše used his top-shelf speed to help his squad get promoted to the Czech Extraliga for the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The Anaheim Ducks have managed to compile some pretty strong draft picks in recent years. Much to their enjoyment, many of them are panning out in a very good way. Dominant seasons were logged this year by many of the Ducks former first-round selections and several are getting close to the pro level. Take a look at who won what in this year’s Ducks prospect awards.

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Prospect Faceoff: Pivotal CHL playoff showdowns, SHL champs look to move on, and more prospect matchups

by David Hahn
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Graham Knott - Niagara IceDogs; Travis Konecny - Ottawa 67's - Prospect Faceoff, Playoff Edition - 040215

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward Graham Knott (L) and Ottawa 67’s forward Travis Konecny (R) faceoff in a crucial Game Five encounter this weekend in the 2015 OHL Playoffs (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

In this week’s playoff edition of Prospect Faceoff, all three CHL leagues have series that are facing pivotal fifth games. Meanwhile, with the NCAA on hiatus, there’s a strong NAHL matchup featuring two college recruits worth keeping an eye on. Also, the SHL’s juggernaut squad in Skelleftea may have an opportunity this weekend to advance to the finals with one more win, but a top prospect for a rival will have something to say about that. Read more»

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