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

On the Rush, December 2013

by HF Staff

Nicolas Petan - Portland Winterhawks

Photos: After putting up 120 points in his draft year, Nicolas Petan is on pace to surpass that mark in 2013-14 while averaging over two points per game for the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Welcome to the December 2013 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations or are falling a little behind.

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Junior cupboards close to empty for Boston Bruins

by Richard Murray

Torey Krug - Boston Bruins

Photo: Rookie defenseman Torey Krug has been stellar for the Boston Bruins this season. The undrafted 22-year-old has eight goals and nine assists through 30 games. (courtesy of Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins have only one prospect currently playing at the major junior level, and most of you have probably never heard of him. His name is Mitchell Dempsey.

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AHL Eastern Conference notebook, November, 2013

by Mark Volain
Nikita Kucherov - Syracuse Crunch

Photo: Syracuse Crunch forward and Tampa Bay lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov is currently tied for second in goals with 13 so far in the 2013-14 AHL season (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Icon SMI)

The AHL is nearly at the quarter-pole for the 2013-14 season, with most teams approaching the 20-game mark in their season. Teams are beginning to find their strengths and weaknesses, and some players – like Tyler Toffoli – have already been called up to their NHL affiliate.

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On the Rush, November 2013

by HF Staff

Anthony Mantha - Team Canada

Photo: Red Wings draft pick Anthony Mantha has torn up the QMJHL and put himself in prime position for a prominent role on Team Canada at the 2014 WJC (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various competition levels who are either exceeding expectations or falling a little behind.

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Team Rankings: Deep prospect pool for Montreal Canadiens leads middle group

by HF Staff

Jarred Tinordi - Monteal Canadiens

Photo: Photo: Jarred Tinordi leads a deep group of defensive prospects for the Montreal Canadiens. Tinordi was selected 22nd overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Icon SMI)

Below is the middle section of the Hockey's Future NHL Team Rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by HF staff. 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 a year, with this ranking meant to represent the state of the prospect pools in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

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