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

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. Malcolm Subban Pro 8.0 B
2. Zane McIntyre Pro 7.5 C
3. Niklas Svedberg Europe 6.5 A
4. Daniel Vladar Junior 6.0 B

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. David Pastrnak Pro 7.5 B
2. Zachary Senyshyn CHL 7.0 C
3. Brian Ferlin Pro 6.5 C
4. Tyler Randell Pro 5.0 C
5. Justin Hickman Pro 5.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jake DeBrusk CHL 7.5 C
2. Peter Cehlarik Europe 7.0 C
3. Anthony Camara Pro 6.5 C
4. Anders Bjork NCAA 6.5 C
5. Anton Blidh Pro 6.0 C
6. Jesse Gabrielle CHL 6.0 C
7. Frank Vatrano Pro 6.0 D
8. Colton Hargrove Pro 5.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Alexander Khokhlachev Pro 7.5 C
2. Danton Heinen NCAA 7.5 C
3. Seth Griffith Pro 7.0 B
4. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson NCAA 7.0 B
5. Ryan Fitzgerald NCAA 7.0 C
6. Ryan Donato NCAA 7.0 C
7. Zack Phillips Pro 7.0 D
8. Sean Kuraly NCAA 6.5 C
9. Austin Czarnik Pro 6.5 D
10. Colby Cave Pro 6.5 D
11. Ben Sexton Pro 6.0 C
12. Jack Becker Junior 6.0 C
13. Cameron Hughes NCAA 6.0 C


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jakub Zboril CHL 8.0 B
2. Joe Morrow Pro 7.5 B
3. Brandon Carlo CHL 7.0 B
4. Colin Miller Pro 7.0 C
5. Jeremy Lauzon CHL 7.0 C
6. Rob O'Gara NCAA 6.5 C
7. Matt Grzelcyk NCAA 6.5 C
8. Linus Arnesson Pro 6.5 C
9. Chris Casto Pro 6.5 D
10. Matt Benning NCAA 6.0 C
11. Wiley Sherman NCAA 6.0 C
12. Emil Johansson Europe 6.0 C

Boston Bruins slowly shifting away from drafting Canadian junior league prospects

by Richard Murray

Ryan Donato - Boston Bruins

Photo: Ryan Donato is one of a pair of prospects representing the Boston Bruins at the junior level. Donato was picked in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins have moved away from drafting CHL players over the past few seasons. Currently, Mitchell Dempsey and Ryan Donato, committed to Harvard University, are the only two prospects in the system playing at the junior level.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Bruins’ Morrow scores on former team

by Ken McKenna

Joe Morrow - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins defenseman Joe Morrow starred for the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks, producing 151 points (33G, 118A) in 227 games for that club (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

The Pittsburgh Penguins may have drafted him, but defenseman Joe Morrow ended up scoring his first NHL goal as a member of the Boston Bruins. To make the moment sweeter for Morrow, the goal was scored against the Penguins, albeit in a losing cause as Pittsburgh won, 3-2, in overtime. Read more»

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, November, 2014

by Tony Androckitis

Connor Carrick - Hershey Bears

Photo: Hershey Bears defenseman and Washington Capitals prospect Connor Carrick has been productive for the Bears in the early portion of the 2014-15 AHL season (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire)

Through the first five weeks of the 2014-15 season, there have been plenty of surprises in the AHL‘s Eastern Conference, including fast starts by rookies David Pastrnak and Chase Balisy and by teams who struggled last season such as the Worcester Sharks and Hartford Wolf Pack. Read more»

Team Rankings: Deep group of young defensemen raises status of Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect pool

by HF Staff

Robert Hagg - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Robert Hagg is one of several promising defensive prospects for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers drafted seven defensemen in the past two seasons including Hagg, as well as first round picks Sam Morin and Travis Sanheim. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Below is the 21-30 segment of the Hockey’s Future 2014-15 Fall NHL team rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by members of the HF staff. For reference purposes, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF’s prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Each team’s rank from the previous rankings is listed in parentheses. Read more»

HF Prospect of the Month, October, 2014: Pastrnak off to impressive start in Providence

by Chris Roberts

David Pastrnak - Boston Bruins

Photo: Providence Bruins forward and Boston Bruins prospect David Pastrnak has turned pro in North America after being chosen in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire)

October is an interesting month in regard to following NHL prospects – a hot start to the season can sometimes mean prolonged success, but it can also just simply be a hot start. The prospects mentioned below are hoping it’s the former and not the latter. Read more»

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