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. Louis Domingue Pro 7.0 C
2. Mark Visentin Pro 7.0 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. Jordan Szwarz Pro 7.0 C
2. Philip Lane Pro 6.5 D
3. Jedd Soleway NCAA 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Lucas Lessio Pro 7.5 C
2. Anthony Duclair Pro 7.5 C
3. Brendan Perlini CHL 7.5 C
4. Christian Dvorak CHL 7.5 C
5. Craig Cunningham Pro 6.5 C
6. Anton Karlsson Europe 6.5 C
7. Edgars Kulda CHL 6.5 D
8. Michael Bunting CHL 6.0 C
9. Zac Larraza NCAA 6.0 D
10. Greg Carey Pro 5.5 C
11. Daniel O'Donoghue Pro 5.0 C
12. Jared Fiegl NCAA 5.0 C
13. Darian Dziurzynski Pro 5.0 D
14. Hunter Fejes NCAA 5.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Max Domi CHL 8.0 C
2. Henrik Samuelsson Pro 7.5 C
3. Laurent Dauphin CHL 7.5 C
4. Ryan MacInnis CHL 7.5 D
5. Maxim Letunov Junior 7.5 D
6. Jordan Martinook Pro 7.0 C
7. Brendan Shinnimin Pro 7.0 D
8. Yan-Pavel Laplante CHL 6.5 D
9. Tyler Gaudet Pro 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brandon Gormley Pro 8.0 C
2. Philip Samuelsson Pro 6.5 C
3. Klas Dahlbeck Pro 6.5 C
4. Dysin Mayo CHL 6.5 D
5. James Melindy Pro 6.0 C
6. Connor Clifton NCAA 6.0 C
7. Rhett Holland NCAA 6.0 D
8. Justin Hache CHL 5.5 D
9. David Westlund Europe 5.0 C

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