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 C
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 7.0 D
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 C
2. Alexander Khokhlachev Pro 7.5 C
3. Ryan Fitzgerald NCAA 7.5 D
4. Ryan Donato Junior 7.5 D
5. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson Junior 7.0 B
6. Seth Griffith Pro 7.0 C
7. Zack Phillips Pro 7.0 D
8. Danton Heinen NCAA 6.5 C
9. Austin Czarnik Pro 6.5 D
10. Colby Cave Pro 6.5 D
11. Sean Kuraly NCAA 6.0 B
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. Brandon Carlo CHL 7.0 B
3. Joe Morrow Pro 7.0 C
4. Matt Grzelcyk NCAA 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. Colin Miller Pro 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

The Top Five Biggest Hitters among NHL prospects

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Nikita Zadorov - Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov (#51) has developed a reputation for being able to deliver the big hit early in his career, but there should be more to his game as he continues to develop (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

A big hit can rile up a crowd just as much as a big goal. There’s just something about two freight trains colliding that can turn an entire game around. We’ve all seen it; the big hit along the boards, the one that rattles the glass like an earthquake, and causes the first few rows to flinch and spill their drinks. The one you can practically feel through your TV. The one that gets you on your feet and excited. Read more»

Boston Bruins slowly shifting away from drafting Canadian junior league prospects

by Richard Murray
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Ryan Donato - Boston Bruins

Photo: Ryan Donato is one of a pair of prospects representing the Boston Bruins at the junior level. Donato was picked in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins have moved away from drafting CHL players over the past few seasons. Currently, Mitchell Dempsey and Ryan Donato, committed to Harvard University, are the only two prospects in the system playing at the junior level.

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(Video) First NHL Goal: Bruins’ Morrow scores on former team

by Ken McKenna
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Joe Morrow - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins defenseman Joe Morrow starred for the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks, producing 151 points (33G, 118A) in 227 games for that club (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

The Pittsburgh Penguins may have drafted him, but defenseman Joe Morrow ended up scoring his first NHL goal as a member of the Boston Bruins. To make the moment sweeter for Morrow, the goal was scored against the Penguins, albeit in a losing cause as Pittsburgh won, 3-2, in overtime. Read more»

AHL Eastern Conference Notebook, November, 2014

by Tony Androckitis
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Connor Carrick - Hershey Bears

Photo: Hershey Bears defenseman and Washington Capitals prospect Connor Carrick has been productive for the Bears in the early portion of the 2014-15 AHL season (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire)

Through the first five weeks of the 2014-15 season, there have been plenty of surprises in the AHL‘s Eastern Conference, including fast starts by rookies David Pastrnak and Chase Balisy and by teams who struggled last season such as the Worcester Sharks and Hartford Wolf Pack. Read more»

Team Rankings: Deep group of young defensemen raises status of Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect pool

by HF Staff
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Robert Hagg - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Robert Hagg is one of several promising defensive prospects for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers drafted seven defensemen in the past two seasons including Hagg, as well as first round picks Sam Morin and Travis Sanheim. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Below is the 21-30 segment of the Hockey’s Future 2014-15 Fall NHL team rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by members of the HF staff. For reference purposes, 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, in the Fall and Spring. Each team’s rank from the previous rankings is listed in parentheses. Read more»

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