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

Big decisions ahead for Carolina Hurricanes prospects in NCAA and overseas

by Cory Lavalette

Photo: Brett Pesce joined the Charlotte Checkers immediately following New Hampshire's season-ending loss to Boston University (Courtesy of  Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Brett Pesce joined the Charlotte Checkers immediately following New Hampshire’s season-ending loss to Boston University (Courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

Deciding when it is time to turn pro is tough on every prospect. For collegiate and European players, the choice is even harder. If a college player turns pro, they end their eligibility and leave college life. For Europeans, the stakes are often higher; leaving home to come to North America and adapt to not just a different style of hockey, but a different life altogether. Read more»

NHL Prospect Signings: Islanders sign NCAA prospect, free agent from QMJHL

by Ken McKenna

Stephon Williams - Minnesota State University - 2015 WCHA Final Five - Championship

Photo: Former Minnesota State University goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Stephon Williams (#35) played a major part in the Mavericks’ ranking as the #1 seed for the NCAA Tournament (courtesy of Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders have built up a solid group of prospects in recent years, with the payoff being just their third playoff appearance in the past 10 seasons. They continued adding to their prospect depth at the pro level with the signing of two prospects, one a draftee and the other a free agent. Read more»

NHL Prospect Signings: Hurricanes sign two goaltenders, defenseman in busy week

by Ken McKenna

Rasmus Tirronen - Merrimack College

Photo: Merrimack College goaltender Rasmus Tirronen signed an entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes after completing his NCAA career (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire)

With the NCAA hockey season winding down and the CHL playoffs now underway, the NHL prospect and free agent signing season is now in full swing. Several players have come to terms over the past week, with those signings being covered in a pair of articles split between the NHL’s Eastern and Western Conference clubs. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: CHL playoff implications on the line, other playoff games in Europe and in NCAA hockey

by David Hahn

Michael McCarron - Oshawa Generals; Sam Bennett - Kingston Frontenacs - Prospect Faceoff, 3/18

Photo: Oshawa Generals forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Mike McCarron (L) goes head-to-head against Kingston Frontenacs forward and Calgary Flames prospect Sam Bennett (R) in a marquee NHL prospect matchup this weekend (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Jam packed with intriguing NHL prospect matchups, this week’s Prospect Faceoff is one you don’t want to miss.

In the OHL, Oshawa and Kingston meet for the eighth time this season, where one of the league’s premier power forwards meets a top draft pick returning from injury. Also, read on as top teams in the QMJHL and WHL battle for playoff positioning with a handful of games left. In the SHL, the playoffs are already underway and two promising young players need to step it up to help their teams advance. Finally, the NCHC wraps up their playoff tournament this weekend, a tournament that features a rematch from last year’s championship game. Read more»

Paterson emerges as top NHL-drafted goaltender in OHL in 2014-15

by Jason Menard

Jake Paterson - Kitchener Rangers

Photo: Kitchener Rangers goaltender and Detroit Red Wings prospect Jake Paterson has the Rangers in a playoff position after being dealt to the club at the OHL trade deadline by the Saginaw Spirit (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

It’s not a deep pool, but when it comes to NHL-drafted goaltenders in the OHL, quantity takes a back seat to quality.

The OHL is graced by two elite netminders atop the rankings, another one knocking on that lofty door, one middling prospect, and a potentially quality prospect who, unfortunately, has to take an incomplete grade due to an injury. Read more»

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