Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Talent and depth on defense.
  • Talent and depth at all forward positions.
  • Depth in goal.
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 B
2. Zane McIntyre NCAA 7.5 C
3. Niklas Svedberg Pro 6.5 A
4. Daniel Vladar Junior 6.0 B
5. Adam Morrison Pro 5.5 C

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 CHL 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 Junior 6.5 C
5. Justin Florek Pro 6.0 B
6. Matt Lindblad Pro 6.0 C
7. Anton Blidh Europe 6.0 C
8. Jesse Gabrielle CHL 6.0 C
9. Frank Vatrano Pro 6.0 D
10. Mitchell Dempsey CHL 5.5 C
11. Colton Hargrove NCAA 5.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ryan Spooner Pro 7.5 B
2. Alexander Khokhlachev Pro 7.5 C
3. Danton Heinen NCAA 7.5 C
4. Seth Griffith Pro 7.0 B
5. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson Junior 7.0 B
6. Ryan Fitzgerald NCAA 7.0 C
7. Ryan Donato Junior 7.0 C
8. Zack Phillips Pro 7.0 D
9. Sean Kuraly NCAA 6.5 C
10. Austin Czarnik Pro 6.5 D
11. Colby Cave Pro 6.5 D
12. Ben Sexton Pro 6.0 C
13. Jack Becker Junior 6.0 C
14. Cameron Hughes NCAA 6.0 C
15. Rob Flick Pro 6.0 D

Defensemen

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. Maxim Chudinov Europe 7.0 F
7. Rob O'Gara NCAA 6.5 C
8. Zach Trotman Pro 6.5 C
9. Matt Grzelcyk NCAA 6.5 C
10. Linus Arnesson Europe 6.5 C
11. Chris Casto Pro 6.5 D
12. Matt Benning NCAA 6.0 C
13. Wiley Sherman NCAA 6.0 C
14. Emil Johansson Europe 6.0 C
15. Tommy Cross Pro 5.0 C

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