Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Skilled group of centers
  • Deep and diverse group of defensemen
Weaknesses
  • Shallow group of forwards
  • Lack of goaltending depth

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. Alex Nedeljkovic CHL 8.0 D
2. Collin Olson Junior 6.5 D
3. Daniel Altshuller Pro 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Greg Nemisz Pro 6.0 C
2. Brendan Woods Pro 5.5 B
3. Jared Staal Pro 5.5 C

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. Andrej Nestrasil Pro 6.0 B
7. Brent Pedersen CHL 5.5 C
8. Brendan Collier NCAA 5.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Victor Rask Pro 7.0 B
2. Lucas Wallmark Europe 6.5 C
3. Clark Bishop CHL 6.0 B
4. Brody Sutter Pro 5.5 B
5. Erik Karlsson (2012) Europe 5.5 C
6. Patrick Brown Pro 5.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Haydn Fleury CHL 8.0 C
2. Trevor Carrick Pro 7.0 C
3. Jaccob Slavin NCAA 7.0 C
4. Brett Pesce NCAA 7.0 C
5. Roland McKeown CHL 7.0 D
6. Keegan Lowe Pro 6.5 C
7. Josh Wesley CHL 6.5 C
8. Michal Jordan Pro 6.0 B
9. Danny Biega Pro 6.0 C
10. Rasmus Rissanen 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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