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. Daniel Altshuller CHL 7.0 C
3. Collin Olson Junior 6.5 D

Right Wing

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

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brock McGinn CHL 7.0 C
2. Warren Foegele Junior 7.0 C
3. Sergey Tolchinsky CHL 7.0 D
4. Phil Di Giuseppe Pro 6.5 C
5. Justin Shugg Pro 6.5 D
6. Brent Pedersen CHL 6.0 C
7. Brendan Collier NCAA 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Elias Lindholm Pro 7.5 B
2. Victor Rask Pro 7.0 C
3. Lucas Wallmark Europe 6.5 C
4. Patrick Brown Pro 6.5 D
5. Clark Bishop CHL 6.0 B
6. Brody Sutter Pro 5.5 B
7. Erik Karlsson (2012) Europe 5.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Haydn Fleury CHL 8.0 C
2. Ryan Murphy Pro 7.5 C
3. Trevor Carrick CHL 7.0 C
4. Jaccob Slavin NCAA 7.0 C
5. Brett Pesce NCAA 7.0 C
6. Danny Biega Pro 6.5 C
7. Keegan Lowe Pro 6.5 C
8. Austin Levi Pro 6.5 C
9. Josh Wesley CHL 6.5 C
10. Michal Jordan Pro 6.0 B
11. Rasmus Rissanen Pro 6.0 C
12. Tyler Ganly CHL 6.0 C
13. Kyle Jenkins CHL 6.0 D
14. Beau Schmitz Pro 5.5 C
15. Dennis Robertson Pro 5.5 C

Hurricanes’ prospect Slavin bettering game in USHL

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Jaccob Slavin - Chicago Steel

Photo: Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jaccob Slavin, shown here at their prospect camp, will move on to Colorado College in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Jamie Kelleher/HF)

Better and better.

That is how Chicago Steel head coach Scott McConnell describes defenseman Jaccob Slavin’s game.

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Big things expected from Ryan Murphy and rest of Carolina Hurricanes’ top 20

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Ryan Murphy - Carolina Hurricanes

Yet another talented defensive prospect in the Carolina system, Ryan Murphy's NHL debut may not be far away. (courtesy of Jamie Kellner/HF)

The Hurricanes were arguably the NHL’s busiest team the past six months, adding Jordan Staal and Alexander Semin to their top six while committing more than $150 million in guaranteed money to both their new acquisitions and their core players.

The focus is clearly on winning — and winning now. Carolina traded one of their top prospects in defenseman Brian Dumoulin to Pittsburgh to land Staal, and the one-year deal for Semin shows that Carolina’s braintrust is willing to take a risk.

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Carolina Hurricanes 2012 draft review

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Daniel Altshuller - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Daniel Altshuller is one of two goaltenders selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2012. (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

There was no bigger moment at the 2012 NHL Draft than when the host Pittsburgh Penguins dealt Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for a package that included Carolina's eighth overall pick, emerging center Brandon Sutter, and promising defensive prospect Brian Dumoulin.

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Carolina Hurricanes 2012 draft preview

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Photo: Selected 12th overall, Ryan Murphy is one only a small number of defensemen the Carolina Hurricanes have drafted in the first round. (Mark Spowart/Icon SMI)

 

For the third consecutive year, the Carolina Hurricanes hold one of the first dozen picks of the NHL Draft. With franchise cornerstones Eric Staal and Cam Ward firmly in their prime, Carolina is looking to improve and return to the postseason in 2012-13.

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Future of defense looks bright in Carolina

by Cory Lavalette
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Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy

Photo: Defenseman Ryan Murphy is not only the top prospect for the Carolina Hurricanes but among the top defensive prospects in all of hockey. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Kellner)

 

One could argue that since the Hartford Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes, the franchise has never had the true number one defenseman most teams covet. Even the 2006 Stanley Cup-winning team was a mash-up of role players.

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