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. Kevin Boyle Pro 7.5 D
2. Garrett Metcalf Junior 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Stefan Noesen Pro 7.0 C
2. Nick Sorensen Europe 7.0 D
3. Grant Besse NCAA 7.0 D
4. Deven Sideroff CHL 7.0 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. Kevin Roy Pro 7.0 C
3. Kenton Helgesen Pro 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nicolas Kerdiles Pro 7.0 C
2. Julius Nattinen CHL 7.0 C
3. Troy Terry NCAA 7.0 D
4. Chris Wagner Pro 6.5 B
5. Michael Sgarbossa Pro 6.5 C
6. Joseph Cramarossa Pro 6.0 C
7. Brent Gates NCAA 6.0 C
8. Charles Sarault Pro 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Shea Theodore Pro 8.0 B
2. Brandon Montour Pro 7.5 C
3. Jacob Larsson Europe 7.5 C
4. Andy Welinski NCAA 7.0 C
5. Marcus Pettersson Europe 7.0 C
6. Martin Gernat Pro 7.0 D
7. Brian Cooper NCAA 6.0 C
8. Andrew O'Brien Pro 6.0 C
9. Jaycob Megna Pro 6.0 C
10. Keaton Thompson Pro 6.0 C
11. Matt Berkovitz Junior 6.0 C
12. Steven Ruggiero NCAA 6.0 C

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