Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Depth in goal.
  • Talent and depth at all forward positions.
  • Talent and depth on defense.
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 C
2. Zane Gothberg NCAA 7.0 C
3. Niklas Svedberg Pro 6.5 B
4. Adam Morrison Pro 5.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. David Pastrnak Europe 7.5 C
2. Brian Ferlin Pro 7.0 D
3. Alexander Fallstrom Pro 6.5 C
4. Jared Knight Pro 6.5 C
5. Tyler Randell Pro 5.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Anthony Camara Pro 7.0 C
2. Peter Cehlarik Europe 7.0 C
3. Matt Fraser Pro 6.5 C
4. Craig Cunningham Pro 6.5 C
5. Anders Bjork Junior 6.5 C
6. Justin Florek Pro 6.0 C
7. Matt Lindblad Pro 6.0 C
8. Anton Blidh Europe 6.0 C
9. Mitchell Dempsey CHL 5.5 C
10. 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. Seth Griffith Pro 7.0 C
6. Rob Flick Pro 6.5 C
7. Danton Heinen Junior 6.5 C
8. Ben Sexton Pro 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Joe Morrow Pro 7.5 C
2. Maxim Chudinov Europe 7.5 F
3. Matt Grzelcyk NCAA 7.0 C
4. Tommy Cross Pro 6.5 C
5. Rob O'Gara NCAA 6.5 C
6. Zach Trotman Pro 6.5 C
7. Linus Arnesson Europe 6.5 C
8. Chris Casto Pro 6.5 D
9. Kevan Miller Pro 6.0 A
10. David Warsofsky Pro 6.0 B
11. Wiley Sherman Junior 6.0 C
12. Emil Johansson Europe 6.0 C
13. Matt Benning NCAA 5.0 C

Top 50: Shayne Gostisbehere and Valentin Zykov among honorable mentions

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Valentin Zykov - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Selected 37th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, forward Valentin Zykov had a solid 2013-14 season in the QMJHL, posting 23 goals and 40 assists in 53 games. (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

As with every Top 50 ranking, difficult decisions had to be made towards the bottom section, and players were left out for a variety of reasons.

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Solid coaching, talented teammates helping BC’s Fitzgerald develop his game

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Ryan Fitzgerald - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward and Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Fitzgerald’s 28 points ranks him fifth in scoring on the Eagles roster for the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

After growing up in Boston his entire life, Ryan Fitzgerald is living his childhood dream of playing hockey for the Boston College Eagles.

The BC freshman has already gotten the experience of playing at Fenway Park and in the Beanpot Tournament. He’s helped the Eagles win both.

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Top 50: Kucherov heads 21-30 section of rankings that includes several new names

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Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Nikita Kucherov has parlayed a hot start in the AHL with Syracuse into a full-time gig with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013-14 (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 21-30. This particular section of the rankings is led by dynamic young forward Nikita Kucherov, who is one of several promising young forwards playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Top 50: Oilers’ Marincin tops the first group of NHL prospects in Spring update

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Martin Marincin - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Defenseman Martin Marincin has had a solid 2013-14 season split between the AHL and NHL. Marincin was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects begins with the prospects ranked 41-50. This group features several prospects on the verge of cracking an NHL roster on a full-time basis, as well as more recent draft picks who are finding breakout success in 2013-14.

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Subban leads deep group of Boston Bruins prospects

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Malcolm Subban - Boston Bruins

Photo: Goaltender Malcolm Subban has made a smooth transition to professional hockey, and has a 2.39 goals against average through 26 AHL games. Subban was selected 24th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2012 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)

There are not too many significant changes to the Boston Bruins Spring Top 20. There were a couple notable graduations however, led by former number one prospect Dougie Hamilton.

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