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

(Video) First NHL Goal: Wennberg, Rakell and Karlsson form Swedish trio finding the twine

by Ken McKenna
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Rickard Rakell - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell (#67) celebrates his first NHL goal with teammate Matt Beleskey (#39) during the Ducks 3-2 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks (courtesy of John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)

Monday night was a memorable one for Swedish players scoring their first NHL goals, with a trio of Swedes scoring their milestone goals in NHL action. The Columbus Blue JacketsAlexander Wennberg scored his goal in a loss to the Nashville Predators, while the Anaheim DucksRickard Rakell and the San Jose Sharks‘ Melker Karlsson took turns in a game won by the Ducks in overtime, 3-2. Read more»

The Top Five Biggest Hitters among NHL prospects

by Craig Fischer
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Nikita Zadorov - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov (#51) has developed a reputation for being able to deliver the big hit early in his career, but there should be more to his game as he continues to develop (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

A big hit can rile up a crowd just as much as a big goal. There’s just something about two freight trains colliding that can turn an entire game around. We’ve all seen it; the big hit along the boards, the one that rattles the glass like an earthquake, and causes the first few rows to flinch and spill their drinks. The one you can practically feel through your TV. The one that gets you on your feet and excited. Read more»

Depth and development strengthen Anaheim Ducks prospect pipeline

by Jason Lewis
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NHL: OCT 09 Ducks at Penguins

Photo: Rickard Rakell’s two-way game has earned him a job with the Anaheim Ducks in 2014-15 (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Despite the amount of success the Anaheim Ducks have had in recent years, they have still put together a deep pool of talent with a great deal of variety. Their mid-round drafting has been superb and they have rarely failed with high round picks, such as Nick Ritchie. The team is currently seeing an influx of role players and depth players to help support the already high-end talent the NHL team has. It is this sort of cohesiveness to the pipeline that puts the Ducks near the top of the league in overall prospect talent.

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Team Rankings: Rebuilding Buffalo Sabres still have NHL’s top prospect pool

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Rasmus Ristolainen - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Buffalo Sabres defensive prospect Rasmus Ristolainen is one of a handful of good prospects at that position. Ristolainen is a part of the prospect group ranked first in HF’s team rankings (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hockey’s Future presents the top group of the 2014-15 Fall 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 ranking is done twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Each team’s rank from the previous rankings is listed in parentheses.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Karlsson nets first two of NHL career in Ducks win

by Ken McKenna
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William Karlsson - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim Ducks rookie forward William Karlsson shows off the puck that beat Buffalo Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth, which was the first goal of Karlsson’s NHL career (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

Anaheim Ducks‘ rookie forward William Karlsson liked scoring his first NHL goal so much that he decided to add a second one in his team’s 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday afternoon. Read more»

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