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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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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 NCAA 7.0 C
2. Joni Ortio Pro 7.0 C
3. Mason McDonald CHL 7.0 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. Tim Harrison NCAA 5.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Johnny Gaudreau Pro 8.0 C
2. Kenny Agostino Pro 7.0 C
3. Ben Hanowski Pro 7.0 C
4. Morgan Klimchuk CHL 7.0 C
5. Michael Ferland Pro 6.5 C
6. Bryce Van Brabant Pro 6.5 D
7. Turner Elson Pro 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Sam Bennett CHL 8.0 C
2. Max Reinhart Pro 7.5 C
3. Mark Jankowski NCAA 7.5 D
4. Bill Arnold Pro 7.0 C
5. Markus Granlund Pro 7.0 C
6. Josh Jooris Pro 6.5 C
7. Matt DeBlouw NCAA 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Patrick Sieloff Pro 7.0 C
2. Tyler Wotherspoon Pro 6.5 B
3. Brett Kulak Pro 6.5 C
4. Ryan Culkin Pro 6.5 C
5. John Ramage Pro 6.5 C
6. Keegan Kanzig CHL 6.5 C
7. John Gilmour NCAA 6.5 C
8. Brandon Hickey NCAA 6.5 D
9. Eric Roy CHL 6.0 C
10. Sena Acolatse Pro 6.0 D
11. Rushan Rafikov Europe 6.0 D
12. Adam Ollas Mattsson Europe 6.0 D

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