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

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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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.)
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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


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


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

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by Ian Altenbaugh

Teuvo Teravainen - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Prior to joining the Chicago Blackhawks at the tail end of the 2013-14 regular season, Teuvo Teravainen was a standout in Finland’s Liiga, where he managed 44 points in 49 games. Teravainen was also a key part of Finland’s gold medal team at the 2014 World Junior Championship. (courtesy of Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

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