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

Hockey’s Future Organizational Rankings, Spring 2012: 11-20

by Ian Altenbaugh

Below is the middle third of Hockey's Future NHL Organizational rankings as voted by the Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice each season, in the fall and spring.

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Season ends with a bang for two Phoenix Coyotes prospects

by Andrew Sykes
Brandon Gormley - Shawinigan Cataractes

Photo: Shawinigan Cataractes defenseman Brandon Gormley holds the Memorial Cup Trophy high following his team's 2-1 OT win over the London Knights in the championship game (courtesy of Terry Wilson/CHL Images)

The exciting playoff run that the Phoenix Coyotes enjoyed may have ended in disappointment.  But for two of the organization's prospects, the conclusion of their 2011-12 season ended on a much higher note.

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Brandon Gormley benefitting from extended post-season with Shawinigan

by Andrew Sykes
Photo: Defenseman Brandon Gormley was traded from the Moncton Wildcats to the Shawinigan Cataractes late in the 2011-12 regular season. The move has paid off for Shawinigan as Gormley has been a key contributor for them at the Memorial Cup. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes AHL affiliate in Portland failed to qualify for the post-season, leaving a number of team prospects out in the cold when it comes to playoff hockey. There were however several prospects in the CHL and in Europe that performed well for their respective teams.

Here are some of the stand-out performances from those Coyotes prospects who were lucky enough to have their seasons extended into the playoffs:


Among the Phoenix prospects who play in the Canadian Hockey League, the best playoff performances were turned in by two players who have so far taken very different routes in their young careers.
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Defense dominates Coyotes prospect awards

by Andrew Sykes
Photo: David Rundblad is among the numerous very talented defensemen in the Phoenix Coyotes organization. (Photo courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

The Phoenix Coyotes prospects pool has been highlighted by a strong group of defensemen for the past few years. The club has used their first round pick in the NHL Draft to take a defenseman in each of the past three years and have a group of young blueliners that rank right up there with the best in the NHL.

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Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Brandon Gormley, Canada

by Ken McKenna

For Brandon Gormley personally, the 2012 World Junior Championship was a success.  The Phoenix Coyotes prospect was named to the tournament All-Star Team for his good showing over the past 10 days.  But Gormley and his Canadian teammates came away disappointed over the team’s bronze medal finish, especially given the fact that this tournament amounted to one, long home stand for the team.

Gormley talked to the media following Canada’s win over Finland in the WJC’s bronze medal game.