Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Leadership, character, grit, and speed of prospects
  • Increasing size and skill of defensemen
  • Skill/speed of left wingers
  • Deep and skilled group of goaltenders
Weaknesses
  • Lacking depth at right wing
  • Mobile/offensive defenseman
  • Elite top line scoring

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. Jon Gillies Pro 7.0 C
2. Joni Ortio Pro 7.0 C
3. Mason McDonald CHL 6.5 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Emile Poirier Pro 7.0 C
2. Hunter Smith CHL 6.0 D
3. Austin Carroll CHL 5.5 D
4. Garnet Hathaway Pro 5.5 D
5. Tim Harrison NCAA 5.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Morgan Klimchuk CHL 7.0 C
2. Andrew Mangiapane CHL 7.0 D
3. Kenny Agostino Pro 6.5 C
4. Michael Ferland Pro 6.5 C
5. Bryce Van Brabant Pro 6.5 D
6. David Wolf Pro 6.0 C
7. Turner Elson Pro 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Sam Bennett Pro 8.0 C
2. Markus Granlund Pro 7.0 B
3. Bill Arnold Pro 7.0 C
4. Mark Jankowski NCAA 6.5 C
5. Matt DeBlouw NCAA 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Oliver Kylington Europe 7.5 D
2. Patrick Sieloff Pro 7.0 C
3. Kenney Morrison Pro 7.0 C
4. Rasmus Andersson CHL 7.0 D
5. Tyler Wotherspoon Pro 6.5 B
6. Brett Kulak Pro 6.5 C
7. Ryan Culkin Pro 6.5 C
8. Keegan Kanzig CHL 6.5 C
9. John Gilmour NCAA 6.5 C
10. Brandon Hickey NCAA 6.5 D
11. Rushan Rafikov Europe 6.0 D
12. Adam Ollas Mattsson Europe 6.0 D
13. Riley Bruce CHL 6.0 D

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