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. Brian Ferlin Pro 7.0 D
2. Alexander Fallstrom Pro 6.5 C
3. Jared Knight Pro 6.5 C
4. 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. Justin Florek Pro 6.0 C
6. Matt Lindblad Pro 6.0 C
7. Anton Blidh Europe 6.0 C
8. Mitchell Dempsey CHL 5.5 C
9. 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. Seth Griffith Pro 7.0 C
5. Rob Flick Pro 6.5 C
6. 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. Matt Benning NCAA 5.0 C

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

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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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Boston Bruins system flush with size and toughness

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Reilly Smith - Boston Bruins

Photo: Forward Reilly Smith has had an instant impact on the Boston Bruins NHL roster. Smith came to Boston as part of an off-season trade that sent Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars. (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)

The Boston Bruins have not been afraid to acquire prospects, whether by draft or trade. Love it or hate it, the Tyler Seguin trade gave the Bruins even more depth in their minor league system. Reilly Smith is currently in the NHL while Matt Fraser and Joe Morrow are considered to be close to NHL ready and valuable commodities.

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Top 50: Alex Galchenyuk takes over as the top NHL prospect

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Alex Galchenyuk - Montreal Canadiens

Photo: Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk skated less than 14 minutes on opening night against Toronto, but still registered two assists in the defeat (courtesy of Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

 
The Fall edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects concludes with the top 10 prospects, led by Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk. The top spots were tightly contested with many of the prospects already having made their mark in the NHL.

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Several Boston Bruins prospects poised for breakout seasons in 2013-14

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Brian Ferlin - Boston Bruins

Photo: Cornell forward Brian Ferlin is one of several Bruins prospects who could have a big season offensively in 2013-14. (courtesy of Rich Barnes/Icon SMI)

The Boston Bruins continue to stockpile prospects through the NHL Draft, trades, and free agency and there are a few in particular to watch for this season. Boston has more prospects transitioning to new levels than in recent seasons. Others meanwhile are trying to further establish themselves at their respective competition levels.

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Top 50: Wealth of talent and NHL experience among bottom-10 prospects

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Matt Dumba - Minnesota Wild

Photo: Defenseman Matt Dumba, who is poised to crack Minnesota’s opening night roster, leads the players ranked 41-50 in HF’s Top 50 prospects ranking (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

The Fall edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects begins with the prospects ranked 41-50. The lockout-shortened 2012-13 season left a talented pool of eligible prospects, evident already in the bottom group of players.

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