Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Deep and diverse group of defensemen
  • Skilled group of centers
Weaknesses
  • Lack of goaltending depth
  • Shallow group of 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. Alex Nedeljkovic CHL 8.0 D
2. Callum Booth CHL 7.0 D
3. Collin Olson Junior 6.5 D
4. Daniel Altshuller Pro 6.0 C
5. Rasmus Tirronen Pro 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Spencer Smallman CHL 6.5 C
2. Brendan Woods Pro 5.5 B

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brock McGinn Pro 7.0 C
2. Sergey Tolchinsky CHL 7.0 C
3. Warren Foegele NCAA 7.0 C
4. Phil Di Giuseppe Pro 6.5 C
5. Justin Shugg Pro 6.5 D
6. Luke Stevens Junior 6.0 B
7. Brendan Collier NCAA 5.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nicolas Roy CHL 7.0 D
2. David Cotton Junior 7.0 D
3. Lucas Wallmark Europe 6.5 C
4. Clark Bishop CHL 6.0 B
5. Brody Sutter Pro 5.5 B
6. Erik Karlsson (2012) Europe 5.5 C
7. Patrick Brown Pro 5.5 C
8. Steven Lorentz CHL 5.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Noah Hanifin NCAA 8.0 B
2. Haydn Fleury CHL 8.0 C
3. Trevor Carrick Pro 7.0 C
4. Jaccob Slavin NCAA 7.0 C
5. Brett Pesce NCAA 7.0 C
6. Roland McKeown CHL 7.0 D
7. Keegan Lowe Pro 6.5 C
8. Josh Wesley CHL 6.5 C
9. Jake Massie NCAA 6.5 C
10. Danny Biega Pro 6.0 C
11. Tyler Ganly CHL 6.0 C
12. Kyle Jenkins CHL 6.0 C
13. Dennis Robertson Pro 5.5 C
14. Austin Levi Pro 5.5 C
15. Beau Schmitz Pro 4.5 C

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