Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
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  • Two-way, hardworking forwards

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Prospect Criteria

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Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
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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. 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 CHL 8.0 C
2. Nicolas Kerdiles Pro 7.5 C
3. Kevin Roy NCAA 7.0 C
4. Max Friberg Pro 6.5 C
5. Andre Petersson Pro 6.5 D
6. Kenton Helgesen Pro 6.0 C
7. John Kurtz Pro 5.0 C


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


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. Josh Manson Pro 6.0 B
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 NCAA 6.0 C
11. Matt Berkovitz Junior 6.0 C
12. Steven Ruggiero NCAA 6.0 C
13. Kevin Gagne Pro 6.0 D

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Frederik Andersen - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Originally called up to Anaheim due to injuries, Frederik Andersen won 20 games in 28 appearances as an NHL rookie in 2013-14 (courtesy of Chris Williams/Icon SMI)

The Anaheim Ducks organization enjoyed success not only at the NHL level, but nearly across the board in terms of their prospects as well. While most predicted the Ducks would make the playoffs, few could have expected a 116-point season to finish atop the Western Conference.

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Team Rankings: Deep and varied prospect pool vaults Buffalo Sabres to top spot

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Rasmus Ristolainen - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen leads a deep group of Buffalo Sabres prospects (courtesy of Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hockey's Future presents the top group of the 2014 Spring 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 rankings are done twice a year, with this edition being an update to the Fall rankings. Each team's Fall ranking is listed in parenthesis next to their current ranking.

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Eager Lindholm developing nicely under tutelage of Ducks’ Niedermayer

by Andrew Knoll

Hampus Lindholm - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm finished second in scoring among rookie defensemen in the 2013-14 regular season, behind Boston Bruins’ rookie defender Torey Krug (courtesy of John Cordes/Icon SMI)

He was a surprise top-10 selection at the 2012 NHL Draft, but Anaheim Ducks rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm has at times looked like a seasoned NHL veteran at the tender age of 20.

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AHL Eastern Conference notebook, April, 2014

by Tony Androckitis

John Gibson - Norfolk Admirals

Photo: Norfolk Admirals goaltender and Anaheim Ducks prospect John Gibson was having a strong showing in the 2014 AHL playoffs before getting the call to play for the Ducks in Game 4 of their series against the Los Angeles Kings (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

The 2014 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs are in mid-swing and there have been plenty of upsets in the Eastern Conference, which saw all three regular season division champions fall in the first round. While the Western Conference might have taken the spotlight winning most of the league’s awards and honors, there are plenty of Eastern Conference players who continue to show they’re ready to take on a larger role with their respective NHL affiliates next season.

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Avalanche’s MacKinnon tops final HF Calder Poll for 2013-14

by Tony Piscotta

Nathan MacKinnon - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon led all NHL rookies in scoring during the 2013-14 regular season, and even led all NHL scorers during the 2014 NHL playoffs until the Avalanche were eliminated in the first round (courtesy of Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon had a huge second half of the season to pull away from the field in the Calder Trophy race. His performance in the 2014 NHL playoffs was simply the cherry on top of a great rookie season.

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