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 D
2. Daniel Altshuller CHL 7.0 C
3. Collin Olson Junior 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

Left Wing

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

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Elias Lindholm Pro 7.5 B
2. Victor Rask Pro 7.0 C
3. Lucas Wallmark Europe 6.5 C
4. Patrick Brown Pro 6.5 D
5. Clark Bishop CHL 6.0 B
6. Brody Sutter Pro 5.5 B
7. Erik Karlsson (2012) Europe 5.5 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Haydn Fleury CHL 8.0 C
2. Ryan Murphy Pro 7.5 C
3. Trevor Carrick CHL 7.0 C
4. Jaccob Slavin NCAA 7.0 C
5. Brett Pesce NCAA 7.0 C
6. Danny Biega Pro 6.5 C
7. Keegan Lowe Pro 6.5 C
8. Austin Levi Pro 6.5 C
9. Josh Wesley CHL 6.5 C
10. Michal Jordan Pro 6.0 B
11. Rasmus Rissanen Pro 6.0 C
12. Tyler Ganly CHL 6.0 C
13. Kyle Jenkins CHL 6.0 D
14. Beau Schmitz Pro 5.5 C
15. Dennis Robertson Pro 5.5 C

Carolina Hurricanes possess diverse mix of prospects at OHL level

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Sergey Tolchinsky - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Signed to an entry-level contract in August, forward Sergey Tolchinksy has been a revelation in his second season of junior hockey. The young Russian has 39 points through 24 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes possess six prospects at the Canadian major junior level, all of whom are playing in the OHL. There are three forwards, two defensemen, and one goaltender. Two of the prospects, Sergey Tolchinsky and Tyler Ganly, are teammates on the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

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Team Rankings: MacKinnon boosts status of Colorado Avalanche prospect pool

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Nathan MacKinnon - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Selected first overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, center Nathan MacKinnon has made a smooth transition to the NHL level. (courtesy of Karl Gehring/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Below is the 21-30 segment of the Hockey's Future NHL Team Rankings. The teams are ranked in terms of the quality of their overall prospect pool as voted on by members of the HF staff. For reference, just the top five prospects for each club are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice a year, with this ranking meant to represent the state of the prospect pools in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

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Prospect pool under construction for Carolina Hurricanes

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Ryan Murphy - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Rookie defenseman Ryan Murphy began the 2013-14 season in the NHL and has looked very good so far. Murphy was the 12th overall selection in the 2011 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

With the lack of high-end talent in their farm system and an urgent need for game changers at the professional level, the Carolina Hurricanes find themselves in a familiar position. The organization made bold moves by putting top prospects Ryan Murphy and Elias Lindholm on their NHL roster to start the 2013-14 season. Now once again, the minor ranks are depleted of high-end talent and the Hurricanes' success relies on several rookies making an immediate impact.

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Carolina Hurricanes looking for big contributions from several prospects

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Victor Rask - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Forward Victor Rask is now in his first full season of professional hockey. Rask spent the majority of the past two seasons playing for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. (courtesy of Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images)

With a top-six group that appears set for the foreseeable future, the Carolina Hurricanes are desperate for scoring help from their bottom-six. The organization is also looking for one of their numerous defensive prospects to become an everyday defenseman in the NHL.

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Top 50: Mark Scheifele and Johnny Gaudreau among the honorable mentions

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Mark Sheifele - Winnipeg Jets

Photo: Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele begins his first full professional season in the NHL in 2013-14. Scheifele was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft and the first made by the new Jets organization. (courtesy of Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

The Fall 2013 edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects has been released, but there are many very talented players who did not make the cut. Ranking the prospects was especially difficult given the sheer volume of quality players who did not graduate because of the truncated 2012-13 NHL season.

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