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. 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

Centers

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

Defensemen

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

[2015 NHL Draft] First Round, Fifth Overall: Carolina Hurricanes help an area of need by drafting Noah Hanifin

by Ken McKenna
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Noah Hanifin - Carolina Hurricanes

Photo: Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin was the first selection for the Carolina Hurricanes at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Image)

One of the smoothest skaters and headiest players in the 2015 NHL Draft is Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin. The Carolina Hurricanes obviously took a liking to the player thought by many to be the best defenseman in this draft, making Hanifin the fifth overall selection of the draft. Read more»

Carolina Hurricanes 2015 NHL Draft Preview

by Cory Lavalette
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Photo: The Carolina Hurricanes bolstered their depth between the pipes when they selected Alex Nedeljkovic in the 2nd round (37th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. (Courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: The Carolina Hurricanes bolstered their depth between the pipes when they selected Alex Nedeljkovic in the 2nd round (37th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. (Courtesy of Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire)

For the seventh time in eight seasons, the Hurricanes enter the NHL offseason with a top-15 pick in the upcoming draft. With the fifth overall selection on June 26, Carolina should be able to add to its stockpile of young talent, and perhaps even land a player that can contribute as soon as next season. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

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Match Marner - Lawson Crouse - Noah Hanifin - Jack Eichel - Connor McDavid - Dylan Strome - 2015 NHL Draft Top Prospects

Photo: 2015 NHL Draft prospects (front l-r) Mitch Marner and Lawson Crouse, and (back I-r) Noah Hanifin, Jack Eichel, Connor McDavid, and Dylan Strome are players expected to be chosen at the top of the draft being held in Sunrise, FL on 6/26 & 27 (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Just like that, another year is over. The Chicago Blackhawks have won their third Stanley Cup in six years, elevating the team’s exciting roster to dynasty status. For the rest of the league, the 2015 NHL Draft now looms large on the calendar, taking place June 26th and 27th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Read more»

Vrana, Holmstrom the top NHL-drafted forwards in the SHL in 2014-15

by Chapin Landvogt
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Jakub Vrana - Linkoping HC - Champions Hockey League

Photo: Linkoping HC forward and Washington Capitals prospect Jakub Vrana produced 12 goals and 24 points for the SHL club in the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Sparta Prague/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

The 2014-15 season is now a thing of the past and a boatload of drafted Swedes just finished off a full season of hockey, primarily with SHL clubs. The list of topflight talent dotting the Swedish hockey landscape is quite impressive and might have even been more so if William Nylander (TOR) and Swiss-born Kevin Fiala (NSH) had actually completed the season in the SHL. Read more»

2015 World Championship: Interviews with Canada’s Taylor Hall and Czechs Michal Jordan and Dominik Simon

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Sidney Crosby, Taylor Hall, and Jordan Eberle - Team Canada - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Semi Final

Photo: Team Canada’s line of Sidney Crosby (L), Taylor Hall (C), and Jordan Eberle (R) has been an effective combo at the 2015 IIHF World Championship (courtesy of Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

After a big, 2-0 semifinal win for Canada over the Czech Republic, the Canadians will be duking it out for gold, as most have expected. Taylor Hall scored the first goal, which ended up being the game winner. In total, he’s second in scoring at the 2015 IIHF World Championship with seven goals and 12 points. The Edmonton Oilers forward shared a few thoughts with the media after the win. Read more»

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