Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Talent and depth on defense.
  • Talent and depth at all forward positions.
  • Depth in goal.
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 B
2. Zane McIntyre NCAA 7.5 C
3. Niklas Svedberg Pro 6.5 A
4. Daniel Vladar Junior 6.0 B
5. Adam Morrison Pro 5.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. David Pastrnak Pro 7.5 C
2. Zachary Senyshyn CHL 7.0 C
3. Brian Ferlin Pro 6.5 C
4. Tyler Randell Pro 5.0 C
5. Justin Hickman CHL 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 7.0 D
4. Anders Bjork Junior 6.5 C
5. Justin Florek Pro 6.0 B
6. Matt Lindblad Pro 6.0 C
7. Anton Blidh Europe 6.0 C
8. Jesse Gabrielle CHL 6.0 C
9. Frank Vatrano Pro 6.0 D
10. Mitchell Dempsey CHL 5.5 C
11. 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. Ryan Donato Junior 7.5 D
5. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson Junior 7.0 B
6. Seth Griffith Pro 7.0 C
7. Zack Phillips Pro 7.0 D
8. Danton Heinen NCAA 6.5 C
9. Austin Czarnik Pro 6.5 D
10. Colby Cave Pro 6.5 D
11. Sean Kuraly NCAA 6.0 B
12. Ben Sexton Pro 6.0 C
13. Jack Becker Junior 6.0 C
14. Cameron Hughes NCAA 6.0 C
15. Rob Flick Pro 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jakub Zboril CHL 8.0 B
2. Brandon Carlo CHL 7.0 B
3. Joe Morrow Pro 7.0 C
4. Matt Grzelcyk NCAA 7.0 C
5. Jeremy Lauzon CHL 7.0 C
6. Maxim Chudinov Europe 7.0 F
7. Rob O'Gara NCAA 6.5 C
8. Zach Trotman Pro 6.5 C
9. Colin Miller Pro 6.5 C
10. Linus Arnesson Europe 6.5 C
11. Chris Casto Pro 6.5 D
12. Matt Benning NCAA 6.0 C
13. Wiley Sherman NCAA 6.0 C
14. Emil Johansson Europe 6.0 C
15. Tommy Cross Pro 5.0 C

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Jon Gillies - Providence College

Photo: Providence College goaltender and Calgary Flames prospect Jon Gillies has played for Team USA at the last two U20 World Junior Championships (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

This season started with 15 NHL-drafted goaltenders playing in the NCAA. Now it is down to 13. Reigning ECAC Rookie of the Year Jason Kasdorf (WPG) suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in October after playing in just two games. Sophomore Collin Olson (CAR) left Ohio State in November to play in the USHL.

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MacKinnon repeats as top NHL rookie in February Calder Poll

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Nathan MacKinnon - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon has just broken the record for the longest point-scoring streak by an 18-year-old that had been held for 34 years by Wayne Gretzky (courtesy of Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

With the Olympic break in February, most NHL teams played only a half dozen games or so during the month of February. But that was enough time for Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon to widen his lead in the Calder Trophy poll, being a unanimous selection as the leader in the monthly poll by the Hockey's Future staff.

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Johns, Matheson lead good crop of drafted NCAA defensemen

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Stephen Johns - University of Notre Dame

Photo: Notre Dame defenseman and Chicago Blackhawks prospect Stephen Johns will cap off his college career with his most productive offensive season for the Fighting Irish (courtesy of Zumapress/Icon SMI)

This season, the NCAA features an array of outstanding NHL-drafted defensemen and many of them, particularly underclassmen, have been left off this year’s list. The ten defensemen ranked here are all having excellent seasons with their respective teams and have made tremendous strides in their development.

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Boston Bruins got little return from 2009 NHL Draft

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Jordan Caron - Boston Bruins

Photo: Selected 25th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft, forward Jordan Caron has appeared in 113 NHL games with the Boston Bruins. (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

The Boston Bruins 2009 NHL Draft class has been a disappointment. Of their five picks, only two have sniffed the NHL, with only first round pick Jordan Caron looking like an NHL regular.

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On the Rush, January 2014

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Jason Dickinson - Guelph Storm

Photo: Guelph winger Jason Dickinson has been a standout at both ends of the ice for the Storm. The Dallas Stars draft pick registered nine assists in his last five games (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Welcome to the January 2014 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations or falling a little behind.

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