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

Murphy’s OHL career winds down with Carolina on the horizon

by Jason Menard
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Ryan Murphy - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Kitchener Rangers defenseman and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Ryan Murphy saw his first NHL action during a brief call-up in February (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

Looking for a way to rebound after falling behind 3-1 early in the second round of the OHL playoffs, you could forgive Kitchener Rangers’ captain Ryan Murphy for channeling his inner James Taylor. After all, in trying to lead by example he’s got Carolina on his mind.

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Carolina Hurricanes drafted heavily at forward in 2008

by Jason Chen
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Photo: Zac Dalpe is one of three forwards the Hurricanes selected in the 2008 NHL Draft. Carolina used three of their five picks that year to select forwards. (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

Headed into the 2008 off-season, there were two distinct trends in the Hurricanes' draft history under GM Jim Rutherford: they preferred not to draft defensemen or European forwards in the early rounds. For the most part, the Hurricanes elected to use their picks on forwards playing in North American leagues. The 2008 draft class was a very talented crop, but most of the better prospects were defensemen.

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Team Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets feature improved prospect pool after busy off-season

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Ryan Murray - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Though the Columbus Blue Jackets added several important prospects this past off-season, none were more prominent than defenseman Ryan Murray, who was selected second overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Below is the bottom third of the NHL Team Rankings in terms of prospects as voted on by Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with the second scheduled to be published in the Spring.

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Harvard’s Biega flashes offensive skill without sacrificing defense

by Richard Murray
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Danny Biega - Harvard University

Photo: Harvard University defenseman and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Danny Biega appears to be developing into a solid, all-around defender (courtesy of Rich Barnes/Icon SMI)

After a slow start to his collegiate career, Harvard’s Danny Biega has emerged as one of the top power-play quarterbacks and offensive weapons on a collegiate blueline.

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Ryan Murphy, Zac Dalpe among Carolina Hurricanes prospects to watch in 2012-13

by Andrew Sykes
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Zac Dalpe - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Forward Zac Dalpe is one of several Carolina prospects to see his plans for the 2012-13 season derailed by the ongoing lockout. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

The 2012-13 NHL lockout has had a major impact on many of the young players with the Carolina Hurricanes. Ryan Murphy, the club's top prospect, would have gone into the season hoping to make a good enough impression at the Carolina Hurricanes training camp to perhaps lock down a spot with the big club. The NHL lockout however prevented those hopes from even getting off the ground and the gifted young defenseman was forced to return to junior.

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