Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Depth in goal.
  • Talent and depth at all forward positions.
  • Talent and depth on defense.
Weaknesses
  • Lack of elite forwards

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. Malcolm Subban Pro 8.0 C
2. Zane Gothberg NCAA 7.0 C
3. Niklas Svedberg Pro 6.5 B
4. Adam Morrison Pro 5.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brian Ferlin Pro 7.0 D
2. Alexander Fallstrom Pro 6.5 C
3. Jared Knight Pro 6.5 C
4. Tyler Randell Pro 5.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Anthony Camara Pro 7.0 C
2. Peter Cehlarik Europe 7.0 C
3. Matt Fraser Pro 6.5 C
4. Craig Cunningham Pro 6.5 C
5. Justin Florek Pro 6.0 C
6. Matt Lindblad Pro 6.0 C
7. Anton Blidh Europe 6.0 C
8. Mitchell Dempsey CHL 5.5 C
9. Colton Hargrove NCAA 5.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ryan Spooner Pro 7.5 C
2. Alexander Khokhlachev Pro 7.5 C
3. Ryan Fitzgerald NCAA 7.5 D
4. Seth Griffith Pro 7.0 C
5. Rob Flick Pro 6.5 C
6. Ben Sexton Pro 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Joe Morrow Pro 7.5 C
2. Maxim Chudinov Europe 7.5 F
3. Matt Grzelcyk NCAA 7.0 C
4. Tommy Cross Pro 6.5 C
5. Rob O'Gara NCAA 6.5 C
6. Zach Trotman Pro 6.5 C
7. Linus Arnesson Europe 6.5 C
8. Chris Casto Pro 6.5 D
9. Kevan Miller Pro 6.0 A
10. David Warsofsky Pro 6.0 B
11. Wiley Sherman Junior 6.0 C
12. Matt Benning NCAA 5.0 C

Love of the game passed on to Gothberg by grandmother

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Zane Gothberg - University of North Dakota

Photo: University of North Dakota goaltender and Boston Bruins prospect Zane Gothberg has appeared in 11 games for UND in his freshman season (courtesy of Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

On the back of University of North Dakota netminder Zane Gothberg’s helmet is a caricature of an elderly woman with long, curly hair, oversized oval-shaped earrings and large, black-rimmed glasses. She is holding a Diet Coke and has a sweater with UND ascribed across her chest. Below the picture are four words:

Love you Grandma Susie.

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Bartkowski continues development in Providence

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Matt Bartkowski - Providence Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins defensive prospect Matt Bartkowski was one of a handful of the team's prospects to be invited to the Bruins' abbreviated training camp last week (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

After being the last player cut from training camp the past two seasons, Matt Bartkowski is more motivated than ever to crack a spot on the Boston Bruins blue line this season.

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Defense, goaltending main strengths of Boston Bruins minor league system

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David Warsofsky - Boston Bruins

Photo: David Warsofsky is one of several defensemen competing for a spot on the Boston Bruins NHL roster. (Leon T. Switzer/Icon SMI)

The Boston Bruins are not the deepest team in minor league prospects, but some of the ones they do have could be impact prospects sooner than later. Ryan Spooner is off to a great start in Providence as one of the teams top scorers, in only his first year at the professional level. In goal Niklas Svedberg has jumped over Michael Hutchinson, and if he keeps up his solid play could end up being Tuukka Rask's back up sooner rather than later.

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Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Mikhail Grigorenko and Alex Khokhlachev, Russia

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Mikhail Grigorenko - Russia

Photo: Quebec Remparts forward and Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko played a major role in helping Russia advance to the semi-finals of the 2013 WJC (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

After winning gold and silver at the last two World Junior Championships, 2013 host country Russia find themselves in a position to bring home another medal, possibly gold, in front of a home crowd.

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Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Dougie Hamilton and Boone Jenner, Canada

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Boone Jenner - Oshawa Generals

Photo: Oshawa Generals captain and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Boone Jenner suffered through a delayed entry to the 2013 WJC after sitting out a three-game suspension (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

For Dougie Hamilton and Boone Jenner, playing for Team Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championship represents an opportunity to avenge a disappointing showing at the 2012 edition of this tournament, one in which Canada settled for a bronze medal.

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