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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Alex Nedeljkovic CHL 8.0 D
2. Callum Booth CHL 7.0 D
3. Collin Olson NCAA 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 6.0 B

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Sebastian Aho (2015) Europe 7.5 C
2. Brock McGinn Pro 7.0 C
3. Sergey Tolchinsky Pro 7.0 C
4. Warren Foegele CHL 7.0 C
5. Phil Di Giuseppe Pro 6.5 C
6. Justin Shugg Pro 6.5 D
7. Luke Stevens Junior 6.0 B
8. Erik Karlsson (2012) Pro 5.5 C
9. Brendan Collier NCAA 5.0 C
10. Carter Sandlak Pro 4.5 C


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


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Noah Hanifin Pro 8.0 B
2. Haydn Fleury CHL 8.0 C
3. Trevor Carrick Pro 7.0 C
4. Jaccob Slavin Pro 7.0 C
5. Brett Pesce Pro 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. Danny Biega Pro 6.0 B
10. Rasmus Rissanen Pro 6.0 C
11. Tyler Ganly Pro 6.0 C
12. Kyle Jenkins CHL 6.0 C

Checkers’ Ryan has taken unconventional path in bid to land NHL job

by Sean Shapiro
Derek Ryan - Charlotte Checkers

Photo: Charlotte Checkers captain and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Derek Ryan is the leading scorer for the Checkers, posting eight goals and 16 points in 20 AHL games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

Derek Ryan and his wife, Bonnie, have a map hanging on the wall in their living room back in Spokane, Washington.

Places the couple have lived and visited are on the map, including Austria – where their son Zane was born – and Orebro, Sweden – where Ryan won the Swedish Hockey League’s MVP award last season. Read more»

On the Rush – October 2015

by HF Staff
Photo: Colton Parayko (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo: Colton Parayko is an early Calder candidate after outpacing his production in the AHL last season during his first 18 games in the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the October edition of On the Rush, the first of 2015-16. For first-time readers, this is a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations, or falling a little behind. Read more»

Defense leads the way in Carolina Hurricanes prospect pool

by Cory Lavalette
Defense leads the way In Carolina’s prospect pool

Photo: With 11 points in 14 games, Phil Di Giuseppe is on pace to almost double the 30 points he had for the Charlotte Checkers in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

Second-year General Manager Ron Francis has promised to build the Carolina Hurricanes the right way: by stockpiling draft picks and patiently developing prospects—while not cheating the process. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Marner takes on “exceptional” Day, younger Jones making a name for himself, Canada/Russia Series concludes

by David Hahn
Mitchell Marner - London Knights; Sean Day - Mississauga Steelheads - Prospect Faceoff for 11/18/15

Photo: London Knights forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner (L) and Mississauga Steelheads defenseman and 2016 prospect Sean Day (R) go head-to-head this weekend in a marquee OHL matchup (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Two of the biggest names in the OHL collide this weekend, as Mitch Marner guides the London Knights into Mississauga, where he will go head-to-head against Sean Day. In the WHL, two top defensemen clash, while two high-end import selections face off in the QMJHL. The CHL Canada Russia Series comes to a conclusion, where one hulking forward hopes to help the CHL take a clean sweep, but a talented Russian playmaker is hoping to write a different story. Finally, two of college hockey’s finest teams go one-on-one as a first-round NHL talent will try to shut down one of the best freshmen in the NCAA. Read more»

Top 50 NHL Prospects: Blackhawks, Coyotes place two each among honorable mentions for Fall ranking

by HF Staff
Brayden Point - Moose Jaw Warriors

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point currently leads the WHL in scoring with 16 goals and 39 points in 16 games (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects for the Fall of 2015 is now in the books, but there is still the group of 10 honorable mentions that should receive their due. At least a few of these players could arguably have been included in the lower reaches of the main list, and they may well find their way onto the Spring list in early 2016 once prospects on the main list have graduated. Read more»

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