Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Blend of top-end talent
  • Speed, grit, tenacity
Weaknesses
  • Balance at forward position
  • Lack of 3rd/4th line wingers

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. Mark Visentin Pro 7.0 C
2. Louis Domingue Pro 6.0 C
3. Marek Langhamer CHL 6.0 C
4. Brendan Burke CHL 6.0 D
5. Mike Lee Pro 4.5 B

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tobias Rieder Pro 7.5 D
2. Philip Lane Pro 6.5 D
3. Jordan Szwarz Pro 6.0 B
4. Jedd Soleway Junior 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brendan Perlini CHL 7.5 C
2. Lucas Lessio Pro 7.0 B
3. Christian Dvorak CHL 7.0 D
4. Anton Karlsson Europe 6.5 C
5. Edgars Kulda CHL 6.5 D
6. Michael Bunting CHL 6.0 C
7. Zac Larraza NCAA 6.0 D
8. Jared Fiegl Junior 5.0 C
9. Darian Dziurzynski Pro 5.0 D
10. Hunter Fejes NCAA 5.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Max Domi CHL 8.0 D
2. Henrik Samuelsson CHL 7.5 C
3. Laurent Dauphin CHL 7.5 C
4. Ryan MacInnis CHL 7.5 D
5. Brendan Shinnimin Pro 6.5 D
6. Jordan Martinook Pro 6.5 D
7. Yan-Pavel Laplante CHL 6.5 D
8. Tyler Gaudet CHL 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brandon Gormley Pro 8.0 B
2. Connor Murphy CHL 7.0 B
3. James Melindy Pro 6.0 C
4. Connor Clifton Junior 6.0 C
5. Dysin Mayo CHL 6.0 D
6. Justin Hache CHL 5.5 D
7. Rhett Holland NCAA 5.0 C
8. David Westlund Europe 5.0 C

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Photo: Plymouth Whalers goaltender and former Belle Tire player Alex Nedeljkovic was chosen in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes (courtesy of Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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