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

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