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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Louis Domingue Pro 7.0 C
2. Adin Hill CHL 6.5 C
3. Niklas Treutle Pro 6.5 D
4. Marek Langhamer Pro 6.0 C
5. Erik Kallgren Europe 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Henrik Samuelsson Pro 7.5 C
2. Nick Merkley CHL 7.5 C
3. Christian Fischer CHL 7.0 C
4. Conor Garland CHL 7.0 D
5. Jordan Szwarz Pro 6.5 C
6. Jens Looke Europe 6.5 C
7. Jedd Soleway NCAA 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Max Domi Pro 8.0 C
2. Anthony Duclair Pro 7.5 C
3. Brendan Perlini CHL 7.5 C
4. Lucas Lessio Pro 7.0 C
5. Anton Karlsson Europe 6.5 C
6. Michael Bunting Pro 6.5 C
7. Brendan Warren NCAA 6.5 C
8. Matthias Plachta Pro 5.5 C
9. Hunter Fejes NCAA 5.5 D
10. Daniel O'Donoghue Pro 5.0 C
11. Jared Fiegl NCAA 5.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dylan Strome CHL 8.5 C
2. Laurent Dauphin Pro 7.5 C
3. Christian Dvorak CHL 7.5 C
4. Ryan MacInnis CHL 7.5 D
5. Maxim Letunov NCAA 7.5 D
6. Jordan Martinook Pro 6.5 C
7. Tyler Gaudet Pro 6.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dysin Mayo CHL 7.0 D
2. Kyle Capobianco CHL 7.0 D
3. Philip Samuelsson Pro 6.5 C
4. Klas Dahlbeck Pro 6.5 C
5. Dakota Mermis Pro 6.5 D
6. Rhett Holland NCAA 6.0 D
7. Connor Clifton NCAA 6.0 D
8. James Melindy Pro 5.5 C
9. David Westlund Europe 5.5 C
10. Justin Hache Pro 5.5 D

Prospect Impressions: Soustal pulls out the “Michigan move”, Draisaitl stays hot, North Dakota’s teamwork

by David Hahn
Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl (L) and Taylor Hall (R) have been working well together since Draisaitl was called up from the Bakersfield Condors in late October (courtesy of Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Every year it seems like one or two players in the hockey world pull off a lacrosse-style goal that catches the attention of national media. Tomas Soustal joined the club this weekend, drawing the attention of hockey fans worldwide. Also in this week’s edition of Prospect Impressions, Leon Draisaitl and Teemu Pulkkinen score, plus more from junior hockey and one college play that has coaches taking notes. Read more»

On the Rush – October 2015

by HF Staff
Photo: Colton Parayko (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo: Colton Parayko is an early Calder candidate after outpacing his production in the AHL last season during his first 18 games in the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the October edition of On the Rush, the first of 2015-16. For first-time readers, this is a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations, or falling a little behind. Read more»

Top 50 NHL Prospects: Blackhawks, Coyotes place two each among honorable mentions for Fall ranking

by HF Staff
Brayden Point - Moose Jaw Warriors

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point currently leads the WHL in scoring with 16 goals and 39 points in 16 games (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects for the Fall of 2015 is now in the books, but there is still the group of 10 honorable mentions that should receive their due. At least a few of these players could arguably have been included in the lower reaches of the main list, and they may well find their way onto the Spring list in early 2016 once prospects on the main list have graduated. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Demko’s shutout streak in jeopardy, Canada-Russia series continues, premier matchups from the CHL, SHL

by David Hahn
Thatcher Demko - Boston College; Mackenzie MacEachern - Mighigan State University - Prospect Faceoff, 11/11/15

Photo: Boston College goaltender and Vancouver Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko, and Michigan State forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Mackenzie MacEachern go head-to-head in NCAA action this weekend (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images and Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Can anyone beat Vancouver Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko? Mackenzie MacEachern and the Michigan State Spartans are going to try to break Demko’s second long shutout streak of the season. The CHL Canada Russia Series continues this week, as Ottawa 67’s captain Travis Konecny is hoping to stay hot. Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Cody Donaghey will try to slow down Conor Garland’s assault on the scoresheet, while Brendan Guhle will attempt to do the same against Jayce Hawryluk. In the SHL, two of the league’s youngest players go head-to-head in a matchup of a late-round pick versus a 2016 draft-eligible. Read more»

HF NHL Prospect of the Month, October, 2015: Yan tops group that includes a second Lightning prospect

by Chris Roberts
Dennis Yan - Tampa Bay Lightning - HF's NHL Prospect of the Month, October, 2015

Photo: Shawinigan Cataractes forward and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Dennis Yan is currently 10th in scoring in the QMJHL with 17 goals and 31 points in 17 games (courtesy of Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

No player at any level this season has had better puck luck than Dennis Yan of the Shawinigan Cataractes. The 2015 third round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored on 41.2 percent of his shots in the month of October, totalling 14 goals (on 34 shots) and 10 assists in 11 games. He also had four game-winning goals. Yan’s performance was enough to earn him the Hockey’s Future NHL Prospect of the Month designation for October of 2015. Read more»

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