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 2013 draft preview

by Richard Murray

Tyler Seguin - Boston Bruins

Photo: Selected second overall in 2010, forward Tyler Seguin is the highest drafted pick the Boston Bruins have made since they took Joe Thornton first overall in 1997. (courtesy of Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

The 2013 season did not end the way the Boston Bruins would have liked, but the 2013 NHL Draft will give the organization the ability to add some needed depth to their prospect ranks. The Bruins however will not be able to draft until 60th overall, as Boston moved its first round pick to Dallas, in the Jamoir Jagr trade.

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Numerous Boston Bruins prospects enjoying extensive post-season success

by Richard Murray

Torey Krug - Boston Bruins

Photo: Defenseman Torey Krug has been fantastic during the Boston Bruins playoff run, posting four goals and two assists through 11 games. (courtesy of Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

The Boston Bruins had several players step up and have big post-seasons, but none have made a greater impact than Torey Krug. With multiple injuries to the Boston Blue line, the Bruins called upon the likes of Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski, and Krug to fill the void. When Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference returned however, Krug remained.

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Dougie Hamilton leads Boston Bruins prospect awards

by Richard Murray

Anthony Camara - Boston Bruins

Photo: Forward Anthony Camara experienced a breakout season in 2012-13, managing 36 goals and 24 assists through 50 games. His 36 goals were more than he managed in his past three OHL seasons combined. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Several Boston Bruins prospects had very strong 2012-13 seasons, particularly defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who spent the entire truncated NHL season with the big club. The towering blueliner showed a lot of positive signs in his development this year, but he still has a long way to go to become the player many think he can be. His work and talents have landed him and others on this seasons award winners.

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Boston Bruins own several solid prospects at NCAA and European levels

by Richard Murray

Matt Grzelcyk - Boston Bruins

Photo: Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk had a strong freshman year for Boston University, managing 23 points through 38 games. (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)

The Boston Bruins do not boast a large amount of prospects playing in Europe or college hockey, but there are some in the group that might be able to make a difference for the organization at some point in the near future.

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Team Rankings: Detroit Red Wings deep prospect pool leads the middle group

by HF Staff

Dan DeKeyser - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: Detroit’s signing of Western Michigan defenseman Dan DeKeyser has improved the team’s breakout and transition game (courtesy of Steven King/Icon SMI)

Below is the middle section of the Hockey's Future Spring NHL Team Rankings, the staff's ranking of each NHL team's system based on the strength of the entire prospect pool. For reference, 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, with this edition being an update to the Fall ranking.

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