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 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


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


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Haydn Fleury CHL 8.0 C
2. Trevor Carrick Pro 7.0 C
3. Roland McKeown CHL 7.0 C
4. Jake Chelios Pro 6.0 B
5. Danny Biega Pro 6.0 C
6. Keegan Lowe Pro 6.0 C
7. Rasmus Rissanen Pro 6.0 C
8. Tyler Ganly Pro 6.0 C
9. Josh Wesley CHL 6.0 C
10. Dennis Robertson Pro 5.5 C

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

by Sean Shapiro
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
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

by HF Staff
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»

Defense leads the way in Carolina Hurricanes prospect pool

by Cory Lavalette
Defense leads the way In Carolina’s prospect pool

Photo: With 11 points in 14 games, Phil Di Giuseppe is on pace to almost double the 30 points he had for the Charlotte Checkers in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)



Second-year General Manager Ron Francis has promised to build the Carolina Hurricanes the right way: by stockpiling draft picks and patiently developing prospects—while not cheating the process. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Marner takes on “exceptional” Day, younger Jones making a name for himself, Canada/Russia Series concludes

by David Hahn
Mitchell Marner - London Knights; Sean Day - Mississauga Steelheads - Prospect Faceoff for 11/18/15

Photo: London Knights forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner (L) and Mississauga Steelheads defenseman and 2016 prospect Sean Day (R) go head-to-head this weekend in a marquee OHL matchup (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)



Two of the biggest names in the OHL collide this weekend, as Mitch Marner guides the London Knights into Mississauga, where he will go head-to-head against Sean Day. In the WHL, two top defensemen clash, while two high-end import selections face off in the QMJHL. The CHL Canada Russia Series comes to a conclusion, where one hulking forward hopes to help the CHL take a clean sweep, but a talented Russian playmaker is hoping to write a different story. Finally, two of college hockey’s finest teams go one-on-one as a first-round NHL talent will try to shut down one of the best freshmen in the NCAA. Read more»

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