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

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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 Europe 7.5 C
2. Brock McGinn Pro 7.0 C
3. Sergey Tolchinsky Pro 7.0 C
4. Warren Foegele NCAA 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

Top 50: Bruising defenders Nurse and Reinhart lead prospects ranked 11-20

by HF Staff

Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenseman Darnell Nurse, the Edmonton Oilers’ top pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, is one spot away from breaking into HF’s top 10 prospects (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 11-20. This particular section of the rankings features a bevy of talented defensemen, led by Darnell Nurse and Griffin Reinhart.

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Top 50: High-end offensive skill on display in group ranked 31-40

by HF Staff

Mikhail Grigorenko - Quebec Remparts

Photo: Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko, currently skating in the QMJHL for the Quebec Remparts, was ranked 21st in the Fall edition of the rankings but dropped to 31st in the Spring update (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The Spring edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects continues with the prospects ranked 31-40. This section of the ranking is particularly deep with offensively talented forwards, led by Mikhail Grigorenko, Nicolas Petan, and Max Domi.

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NCAA remains steady source of talent for Carolina Hurricanes

by Cory Lavalette

Dennis Robertson - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Defenseman Dennis Robertson has recently completed his four-year career at Brown University. Robertson managed six goals and 11 assists as a senior. (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes have six prospects playing collegiate hockey and two more in Europe. In recent years, the team has done well developing NCAA talent – particularly defensemen – but has had little success with overseas prospects playing and then making the leap to North America.

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NCAA prospects notebook for February, 2014

by DJ Powers

Connor Hellebuyck - UMass Lowell - Frozen Fenway 2014

Photo: University of Massachusetts-Lowell goaltender and Winnipeg Jets prospect Connor Hellebuyck is having another fine season for the River Hawks, sporting a goals-against average under 2.00 for a second straight season while posting a .939 save percentage (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

The final full month of the 2013-14 NCAA season saw teams jostling for post-season conference positioning and some fantastic performances by NHL collegiate prospects. Hockey’s Future takes a look back at the more notable performances that took place in the month of February. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of March 3rd.

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Lindholm, Murphy top Carolina Hurricanes Spring Top 20 ranking

by Cory Lavalette

Elias Lindholm - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Forward Elias Lindholm has gradually found his footing at the NHL level. Selected fifth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, Lindholm currently has four goals and eight assists through 35 NHL games. (courtesy of Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

The good news for the Carolina Hurricanes is they have several players younger than 25 – two at the top of this ranking – who have contributed for them in the NHL this season. The big question is how many of the rest will eventually make their way to Raleigh.

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