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. Daniel Altshuller CHL 7.0 C
2. Collin Olson NCAA 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
4. Kellan Tochkin Pro 5.0 C

Left Wing

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

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Elias Lindholm Pro 8.0 C
2. Victor Rask Pro 7.0 C
3. Brody Sutter Pro 5.5 B
4. Erik Karlsson (2012) Europe 5.5 C

Defensemen

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

Carolina Hurricanes 2013 draft review

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Elias Lindholm - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: The Carolina Hurricanes selected forward Elias Lindholm fifth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon SMI)

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Trio of teams had good showing at the 2013 NHL Draft

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2013 NHL Draft - Rasmus Ristolainen, Buffalo Sabres

Photo: Finnish defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen was the first of 11 players to have the Buffalo Sabres call their name at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The 2013 NHL Draft was considered by many to be the deepest draft in the last decade, with potential franchise players not just available at the top of the order, but all the way through the first round and into the second.

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Carolina Hurricanes 2013 draft preview

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Jeff Skinner - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Selected seventh overall in the 2010 NHL Draft, forward Jeff Skinner had an immediate impact with the Carolina Hurricanes. (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

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Murphy and Rask remain top prospects for Carolina Hurricanes

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Victor Rask - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Forward Victor Rask split the 2012-13 season between the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL and the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. Rask projects to be a second-line forward for the Hurricanes, possibly as soon as next year. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets system has contributed to NHL playoff push

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Cam Atkinson - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Cam Atkinson is one of several Blue Jackets prospects who has seen regular time in the lineup for Columbus during the 2013 NHL season (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

Welcome to the Hockey's Future Spring NHL Team Rankings, the staff's ranking of each NHL team's system based on the strength of the entire prospect pool. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, with this edition being an update to the Fall ranking.

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