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

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. Antti Raanta Pro 7.0 C
2. Brandon Whitney CHL 7.0 D
3. Kent Simpson Pro 7.0 D
4. Mac Carruth Pro 6.5 C
5. Matt Tomkins NCAA 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ryan Hartman CHL 7.0 C
2. Maxim Shalunov Pro 7.0 D
3. Chris Calnan NCAA 6.5 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jeremy Morin Pro 7.0 C
2. Terry Broadhurst Pro 6.5 C
3. Garret Ross Pro 6.5 C
4. Philippe Lefebvre Pro 6.5 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Teuvo Teravainen Europe 8.0 C
2. Drew LeBlanc Pro 7.0 C
3. Kevin Hayes NCAA 7.0 C
4. Mark McNeill Pro 7.0 C
5. Phillip Danault Pro 7.0 C
6. John Hayden NCAA 7.0 D
7. Alex Broadhurst Pro 6.5 C
8. Joakim Nordstrom Pro 6.5 C
9. Vince Hinostroza NCAA 6.5 C
10. Matt Carey Pro 6.5 D
11. Luke Johnson NCAA 6.0 C
12. Tyler Motte NCAA 6.0 C
13. Byron Froese Pro 6.0 D
14. David Gilbert Pro 6.0 D
15. Anthony Louis NCAA 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. David Rundblad Pro 7.5 D
2. Adam Clendening Pro 7.0 C
3. Stephen Johns Pro 7.0 C
4. Michael Paliotta NCAA 6.5 C
5. Klas Dahlbeck Pro 6.5 C
6. Nick Mattson NCAA 6.5 C
7. Justin Holl NCAA 6.5 C
8. Dillon Fournier CHL 6.5 C
9. Carl Dahlstrom Europe 6.5 C
10. Sam Jardine NCAA 6.5 D
11. Trevor van Riemsdyk Pro 6.5 D
12. Travis Brown CHL 6.0 C
13. Mathieu Brisebois Pro 6.0 C
14. Robin Norell Europe 6.0 C
15. Viktor Svedberg Pro 6.0 D
16. Robin Press Europe 6.0 D

Shallow pool of CHL prospects in Chicago Blackhawks organization

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Ryan Hartman - Plymouth Whalers

Photo: Ryan Hartman, an integral piece of the Plymouth Whalers offense so far this season, will look to help Team USA defend their WJC gold medal later this month (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

With the majority of prospects playing at the pro level, the Chicago Blackhawks pool of junior prospects is only four players deep in 2013-14. The group still features plenty of talent, including 2013 first round pick Ryan Hartman and 2012 second round pick Dillon Fournier.

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On the Rush, November 2013

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Anthony Mantha - Team Canada

Photo: Red Wings draft pick Anthony Mantha has torn up the QMJHL and put himself in prime position for a prominent role on Team Canada at the 2014 WJC (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of On the Rush, a monthly column featuring prospects at various competition levels who are either exceeding expectations or falling a little behind.

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Center and defensive depth remain the strengths of Chicago Blackhawks system

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Brandon Pirri - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Brandon Pirri earned an opportunity on Chicago’s second line and has responded with three goals, one assist in his last five games (courtesy of Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

The Chicago Blackhawks’ organizational depth has begun to break through to the NHL level in 2013-14. Led by Brandon Pirri, a handful of prospects have seen playing time in Chicago so far this season, while the depth on the wing and the blue line allowed General Manager Stan Bowman to swing a trade for former-Blackhawk Kris Versteeg.

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Jonathan Drouin - Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Picked third overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2013 NHL Draft, Jonathan Drouin brings elite skill to an already deep and talented group of Lightning prospects. (courtesy of Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Hockey's Future presents the top grouping of the Fall NHL Team Rankings. The staff's ranking of each NHL team's system is based on the strength of the entire prospect pool. 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 a year, with this ranking meant to represent the state of the prospect pools in the early stages of the 2013-14 season.

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Top 50: Mark Scheifele and Johnny Gaudreau among the honorable mentions

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Mark Sheifele - Winnipeg Jets

Photo: Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele begins his first full professional season in the NHL in 2013-14. Scheifele was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft and the first made by the new Jets organization. (courtesy of Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

The Fall 2013 edition of the Hockey's Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects has been released, but there are many very talented players who did not make the cut. Ranking the prospects was especially difficult given the sheer volume of quality players who did not graduate because of the truncated 2012-13 NHL season.

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