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

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. Collin Olson Junior 6.5 D
3. Daniel Altshuller Pro 6.0 C
4. Rasmus Tirronen Pro 6.0 D

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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Sidney Crosby, Taylor Hall, and Jordan Eberle - Team Canada - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Semi Final

Photo: Team Canada’s line of Sidney Crosby (L), Taylor Hall (C), and Jordan Eberle (R) has been an effective combo at the 2015 IIHF World Championship (courtesy of Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

After a big, 2-0 semifinal win for Canada over the Czech Republic, the Canadians will be duking it out for gold, as most have expected. Taylor Hall scored the first goal, which ended up being the game winner. In total, he’s second in scoring at the 2015 IIHF World Championship with seven goals and 12 points. The Edmonton Oilers forward shared a few thoughts with the media after the win. Read more»

Carolina Hurricanes prospects show promise despite frustrating season

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Carolina Hurricanes prospects show promise despite frustrating season

Photo: Trevor Carrick had a productive rookie season with the Charlotte Checkers, scoring 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 75 games. (Courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

For several Carolina Hurricanes prospects, the 2014-15 season was rife with losing records, injuries, and disappointment. But despite the many setbacks, there was still excitement to be had—and hope for the future. Read more»

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Josh Morrissey - Team Canada - 2015 IIHF U20 World Junior Championship

Photo: Kelowna Rockets defenseman and Winnipeg Jets prospect Josh Morrissey competed for Team Canada’s gold medal squad at the 2015 U20 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the 21 thru 30 section. The top part of this ranking features several promising defensive prospects, including Winnipeg Jets draft pick, Josh Morrissey. Read more»

Barbashev, Gauthier are tops among QMJHL centers

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Ivan Barbashev - Team Russia - 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Moncton Wildcats forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Ivan Barbashev, shown here playing for Russia at the 2015 WJC, has produced 24 points in 15 games for the Wildcats in the 2015 QMJHL playoffs (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The QMJHL might house the lowest amount of future NHL players among the three Canadian junior leagues, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundance of quality prospects – particularly in the middle of the ice. A total of nine NHL-drafted centers played in the ‘Q’ this season, while recent signing Danick Martel rounds out a formidable Top 10. Read more»

Big decisions ahead for Carolina Hurricanes prospects in NCAA and overseas

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Photo: Brett Pesce joined the Charlotte Checkers immediately following New Hampshire's season-ending loss to Boston University (Courtesy of  Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Brett Pesce joined the Charlotte Checkers immediately following New Hampshire’s season-ending loss to Boston University (Courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

Deciding when it is time to turn pro is tough on every prospect. For collegiate and European players, the choice is even harder. If a college player turns pro, they end their eligibility and leave college life. For Europeans, the stakes are often higher; leaving home to come to North America and adapt to not just a different style of hockey, but a different life altogether. Read more»

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