Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Overall depth of system is strong
  • Defensive prospects mix size with mobility
  • Depth and talent of center prospects
Weaknesses
  • Lack of an elite goaltending prospect
  • Little depth on wings, particularly right side

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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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. Matt Tomkins NCAA 6.5 D
2. Ivan Nalimov Europe 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mark McNeill Pro 7.0 C
2. Ryan Hartman Pro 7.0 C
3. Chris Calnan NCAA 6.5 C
4. Ryan Haggerty Pro 6.5 C
5. Matt Iacopelli NCAA 6.5 C
6. Kyle Baun Pro 6.5 C
7. Roy Radke CHL 6.5 C
8. Maxim Shalunov Europe 6.5 D
9. John Hayden NCAA 6.5 D
10. Jack Ramsey NCAA 6.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tyler Motte Pro 7.0 C
2. Graham Knott CHL 7.0 C
3. Radovan Bondra CHL 6.5 B
4. Anthony Louis NCAA 6.5 C
5. Fredrik Olofsson NCAA 6.5 C
6. John Dahlstrom Europe 6.0 C
7. Garret Ross Pro 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nick Schmaltz NCAA 7.5 C
2. Vince Hinostroza Pro 7.0 C
3. Dennis Rasmussen Pro 6.5 C
4. Tanner Kero Pro 6.5 C
5. Beau Starrett NCAA 6.5 D
6. Luke Johnson Pro 6.0 C
7. Liam Coughlin NCAA 6.0 D
8. Dylan Sikura NCAA 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ville Pokka Pro 7.5 C
2. Viktor Svedberg Pro 7.0 C
3. Gustav Forsling Europe 7.0 C
4. Dillon Fournier Pro 6.5 C
5. Carl Dahlstrom Europe 6.5 C
6. Luc Snuggerud NCAA 6.5 C
7. Dennis Gilbert NCAA 6.5 C
8. Ryan Shea Junior 6.5 C
9. Jake Massie Junior 6.5 C
10. Mathieu Brisebois Pro 6.0 C
11. Robin Norell Europe 6.0 C
12. Joni Tuulola Europe 6.0 C
13. Andreas Soderberg Europe 6.0 C
14. Robin Press Europe 6.0 D
15. Nolan Valleau Pro 6.0 D

2016 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

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Photo: Five top prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft were the guests of the NHL during the Stanley Cup Final, with forwards (L-R) Pierre-Luc Dubois, Auston Matthews, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, and Alexander Nylander taking Game Four in San Jose (courtesy of Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

 

While the 2016 NHL Draft lacks some of the drama that was provided leading up to last year’s draft, when Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel vied for the right to go first overall, there is nevertheless some very good talent to be had at the top of this year’s event. And even beyond the top 5, NHL clubs drafting in the first round should be able to land some good talent that will almost certainly suit up for NHL action in the not too distant future. Read more»

Schmaltz, Pokka highlight Chicago Blackhawks 2016 Prospect Awards

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Photo: Chicago Blackhawks prospect Dylan Sikura finished his sophomore season second on his team in shots on goal (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

 

The 2015–16 season for the Chicago Blackhawks certainly had its ups and downs. In a season that included Patrick Kane’s historic point streak, Artemi Panarin‘s sublime rookie campaign, and two prospects winning the NCAA Division I Championship (more on that in a bit) – but also some off-the-ice issues – the Blackhawks’ season came to an early end, falling to the St. Louis Blues in game seven of the Western Conference Semifinals.

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2016 IIHF World Championship: Michigan’s ‘CCM’ trio learns from the pros

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Photo: Former University of Michigan forwards Tyler Motte (L) and Kyle Connor (R) are competing for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Championship along with their former linemate, JT Compher (courtesy of Pavel Bednyakov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 

 

Team USA’s 25-man roster at this year’s IIHF World Championship includes six players who played college hockey this season. Three of those were linemates with the No. 7-ranked team in the nation and the Big Ten tournament champion – the University of Michigan Wolverines. Read more»

AHL Western Conference Notebook, April, 2016: Western, Midwest series include notable prospect performers

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Joonas Korpisalo - Lake Erie Monsters

Photo: Lake Erie Monsters goaltender and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Joonas Korpisalo was a top performer for the Monsters in their opening round sweep of the Rockford IceHogs in the 2016 AHL playoffs (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

Four teams remain in the AHL Western Conference playoff race that kicks off Thursday in California and in Cleveland.

The two matchups feature teams that met several times in the 2015-16 season, so both series could potentially go the full seven games. Read more»

Chicago Blackhawks find quantity, quality in NCAA and European prospects

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Gustav Forsling - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Chicago prospect Gustav Forsling hit 100 shots on goal in 48 SHL games this season despite playing second-pairing minutes for Linköping (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

 

To say the Chicago Blackhawks have a fondness for developing players in Europe and at the collegiate level is an understatement. 23 prospects laced up either overseas or in college for the 2015-16 season, and a handful had standout seasons for their respective teams. This route of developing talent has become a recent trend in Chicago, with Jonathan Toews, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Teuvo Teravainen being just a few success stories for the Blackhawks. Read more»

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