Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Blend of top-end talent
  • Speed, grit, tenacity
  • Balance at forward position
  • No defense prospects with top-pairing upside

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 7.0 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. Nick Merkley CHL 7.5 C
2. Christian Fischer CHL 7.5 C
3. Conor Garland CHL 7.5 D
4. Henrik Samuelsson Pro 7.0 C
5. Christian Thomas Pro 6.5 C
6. Jens Looke Europe 6.5 C
7. Stefan Fournier Pro 6.0 C
8. Matia Marcantuoni Pro 6.0 D
9. Jedd Soleway NCAA 5.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brendan Perlini CHL 7.0 C
2. Anton Karlsson Europe 6.5 C
3. Michael Bunting Pro 6.5 C
4. Brendan Warren NCAA 6.5 C
5. Hunter Fejes Pro 5.5 C
6. Sergei Plotnikov Pro 5.5 B
7. Jared Fiegl NCAA 5.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Dylan Strome CHL 8.5 C
2. Christian Dvorak CHL 8.0 C
3. Laurent Dauphin Pro 7.5 C
4. Ryan MacInnis CHL 7.5 C
5. Maxim Letunov NCAA 7.5 C
6. Conner Bleackley CHL 7.0 D
7. Yan-Pavel Laplante Pro 6.5 D
8. Tyler Gaudet Pro 6.0 C


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

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