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

Wild variance among Carolina Hurricanes junior prospects

by Cory Lavalette
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Photo: Callum Booth made 36 stops to lead the Remparts to a shutout win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on December 18th.(Courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Photo: Callum Booth made 36 stops to lead the Remparts to a shutout win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on December 18th.(Courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

It is the nature of developing prospects to go through ups and downs. Such is the case for the Carolina Hurricanes’ stable of junior hockey prospects. Some are showing the growth and improvement an organization would hope for in a future pro, while others are struggling to find footing or even showing some regression.

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Prospect Impressions: Strome, Nedeljkovic shine at World Juniors, Myers uses his head

by David Hahn
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Dylan Strome - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome is once again among the scoring leaders in the OHL, with Strome having posted 16 goals and 53 points in 25 games for the Erie Otters in 2015-16 (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship is underway in Helsinki, Finland, and there are a number of developing storylines. Dylan Strome and the Canadian squad rebounded following a loss to Alex Nedeljkovic and the United States, and both players find their way in the this week’s Prospect Impressions. Joining them are Louke Oakley and Sergei Mozyakin with a pair of beauties from Europe, while Tyler Myers and Kevin Shattenkirk prevent goals in unique fashion. Read more»

AHL Western Conference Notebook, December, 2015: Griffins on a roll, Montour fitting in nicely in rookie campaign

by Sean Shapiro
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Brandon Montour - San Diego Gulls

Photo: San Diego Gulls defenseman and Anaheim Ducks prospect Brandon Montour split his 2014-15 season between the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks, the University of Massachusetts, and the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals (courtesy of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club)

The Grand Rapids Griffins are named after a mythical creature – one that is part lion, part eagle — but the Detroit Red Wings prospects season has followed the path of another mythical beast.

Let’s just call them the Grand Rapids Phoenix with how they have burned up and then rebuilt under first-year head coach Todd Nelson. Read more»

Checkers’ Ryan has taken unconventional path in bid to land NHL job

by Sean Shapiro
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Derek Ryan - Charlotte Checkers

Photo: Charlotte Checkers captain and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Derek Ryan is the leading scorer for the Checkers, posting eight goals and 16 points in 20 AHL games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

Derek Ryan and his wife, Bonnie, have a map hanging on the wall in their living room back in Spokane, Washington.

Places the couple have lived and visited are on the map, including Austria – where their son Zane was born – and Orebro, Sweden – where Ryan won the Swedish Hockey League’s MVP award last season. Read more»

On the Rush – October 2015

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Photo: Colton Parayko (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo: Colton Parayko is an early Calder candidate after outpacing his production in the AHL last season during his first 18 games in the NHL. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the October edition of On the Rush, the first of 2015-16. For first-time readers, this is a monthly column featuring prospects at various levels of competition who are either exceeding expectations, or falling a little behind. Read more»

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