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

Hockey’s Future Organizational Rankings, Spring 2012: 11-20

by Ian Altenbaugh
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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.

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Young, talented defenseman highlight Hurricanes NCAA and European prospect pools

by Cory Lavalette
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Photo: Defenseman Mark Alt is part of a large group of very talented blueliners with a great deal of promise. (Photo courtesy of

Josh Holmberg /Icon SMI)

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.
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2012 World Championship: Justin Krueger, Germany

by Chapin Landvogt
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Photo: Carolina Hurricanes prospect Justin Krueger is taking part in his third Men's World Championship tournament with the German squad (courtesy of Jamie Kellner/HF)

 

 

 

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.

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Carolina Hurricanes 2000 Entry Draft Preview

by Bill Moesta
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On June 24 and 25, the NHL will gather in Calgary for the 2000 Entry Draft. Armed with three picks in the first sixty, Carolina General Manager Jim Rutherford and Sheldon Ferguson, Director of Amateur Scouting, will take a dip into the amateur pool to restock the Canes farm system.

The Hurricanes will be picking 14, 44 and 58, in the first two rounds. the first two picks are theirs, while the 58 pick is from Philadelphia, in the Primeau/Brind’Amour-Pelletier trade.

The Canes have hung onto their drafted players the last few years. They learned their lesson the hard way. In 1995, the then Hartford Whalers, traded future Hart and Norris Trophy winner Chris Pronger to the St. Louis Blues. The blossoming of Pronger after leaving the franchise, showed the team to give their young players a chance to develop. In the last two seasons, Carolina has traded just two drafted players. Both of them were defensemen and both were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. In 1998, the Canes shipped NHL’er Adam Burt and in 1999, the sent QMJHL’er Francis Lessard.
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Canes Prospects Three Stars of the Week

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For the week ending 11/06/99
1. Jeff Heerema, Wing – Sarnia Sting
The status quo for Jeff this week was multipoint games. He had two of them. The scoring began on October 31 in a 2-2 tie with the Plymouth Whalers. Jeff had one goal and one assist for Sarnia. Of not in this game for Hurricanes fans, is that all four goals scored involved Hurricanes prospects. Heerema had points on both Sarnia goals, while Kevin Holridge picked up an assist on one Plymouth goal and Damian Surma picked up an assist on the other Plymouth score. Heerema continued scoring in a Sarnia 4-3 victory over Erie on November 5. He bagged an overtime winning powerplay goal, for his fifth of the season. Jeff rounded out the week with two assists in a 4-4 tie with Kitchener on November 6.
2. Jaroslav Svoboda, Wing – Kootenay Ice
The numbers looked good this week for Jaroslav. Four days, three games, two goals, six assists, eight points. On November 2 he started scoring with a goal and an assist in a 5-5 tie versus Medicine Hat. On November 5, a goal, his seventh, on the powerplay and an assist in a 6-2 victory over Medicine Hat. Then on November 6, four assists in a 6-2 victory over Calgary.

3. Tommy Westlund, Wing – Carolina Hurricanes
On November 5, Tommy scored his first NHL goal in a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. His superb defensive play has given him time on both as a wing and as a center.

For the week ending 10/30/99
1. David Tanabe, Defense – Carolina Hurricanes Read more»