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 C
2. Daniel Altshuller Pro 6.5 C
3. Callum Booth CHL 6.5 D
4. Rasmus Tirronen Pro 6.0 D
5. Collin Olson NCAA 5.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Valentin Zykov Pro 7.0 C
2. Spencer Smallman CHL 6.0 C
3. Brendan Woods Pro 5.5 B

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Sebastian Aho (2015) Europe 8.0 C
2. Brock McGinn Pro 7.0 C
3. Phil Di Giuseppe Pro 7.0 C
4. Sergey Tolchinsky Pro 7.0 C
5. Warren Foegele CHL 7.0 C
6. Luke Stevens Junior 6.0 C
7. Justin Shugg Pro 6.0 D
8. Erik Karlsson (2012) Pro 5.5 C
9. Anthony Camara Pro 5.5 C
10. Brendan Collier NCAA 5.0 C
11. Carter Sandlak Pro 4.5 C

Centers

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

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Haydn Fleury CHL 8.0 C
2. Jaccob Slavin Pro 7.5 B
3. Brett Pesce Pro 7.0 B
4. Trevor Carrick Pro 7.0 C
5. Roland McKeown CHL 7.0 C
6. Danny Biega Pro 6.0 C
7. Keegan Lowe Pro 6.0 C
8. Rasmus Rissanen Pro 6.0 C
9. Tyler Ganly Pro 6.0 C
10. Kyle Jenkins CHL 6.0 C
11. Josh Wesley CHL 6.0 C
12. Dennis Robertson Pro 5.5 C

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