Below is the middle third of Hockey's Future NHL Organizational rankings as voted by the 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 each season, in the fall and spring.
Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
- Skilled group of centers
- Deep and diverse group of defensemen
- Shallow group of forwards
- Lack of goaltending depth
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.)
- Not Categorized Yet
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Already featuring two highly-touted blueliners in Justin Faulk and Ryan Murphy, the Carolina Hurricanes list of talented defensemen has only continued to grow with the impressive production of some of their other draftees. Brian Dumoulin, Danny Biega, and Mark Alt are all 1991 birthdates who played major roles with their collegiate teams and are all on track to impact the organization in the near future.
A 2006 draftee of the Carolina Hurricanes, restricted free agent Justin Krueger just completed his first full year in the AHL after 4 years at Cornell and a season in the Swiss NLA. The 6’3”, 205-pound defensive defenseman put up mild offensive totals, but did manage to collect a plus 16 rating in 58 games while playing for the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.
For the week ending 11/06/99
3. Tommy Westlund, Wing – Carolina Hurricanes
For the week ending 10/30/99