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

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Photo: Blainville-Boisbriand Armada forward Joel Teasdale and Sudbury Wolves forward David Levin go head-to-head in a semi-final match tonight at the 2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images and Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

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Photo: Carolina Hurricanes rookie defenseman Noah Hanifin has appeared in nine games for the team in 2015-16, posting two assists in those appearances (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire)

A total of five defenseman make up half of the 11-20 section in the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects. Add in a goaltender, and you have six players whose primary focus is to prevent the opposing team from generating offense. Read more»

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by Ken McKenna
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Photo: Carolina Hurricanes forward Brock McGinn played for the Guelph Storm of the OHL for four seasons, which included a trip to the Memorial Cup final in 2014 (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Carolina Hurricanes‘ rookie forward Brock McGinn checked off almost all of the boxes in his first NHL game, scoring his first NHL goal on his first shift (he also notched his first assist) as the Hurricanes defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3. Read more»

Tough season ahead of Hurricanes despite deep system

by Cory Lavalette
Photo: After a stellar NCAA career with Merrimack College, Rasmus Tirronen began the 2015-16 season as the back-up goaltender for the Charlotte Checkers. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: After a stellar NCAA career with Merrimack College, Rasmus Tirronen began the 2015-16 season as the back-up goaltender for the Charlotte Checkers. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis enters the second year of his tenure with the team in significantly better shape than it was when he initially took over nearly 15 months ago. He has stockpiled draft picks—the team has a combined 10 picks in the first three rounds of the next two drafts, including two first rounders in 2016—and made good on his promise to stock the organization with bigger players to compete in today’s NHL. Read more»

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