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

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. Mac Carruth Pro 6.5 C
2. Matt Tomkins NCAA 6.5 D
3. 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 Junior 6.5 C
6. Roy Radke CHL 6.0 C
7. Jack Ramsey Junior 6.0 D
8. Kyle Baun Pro 6.0 D

Left Wing

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

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Teuvo Teravainen Pro 8.0 B
2. Nick Schmaltz NCAA 7.5 C
3. Marko Dano Pro 7.0 B
4. Phillip Danault Pro 7.0 C
5. John Hayden NCAA 7.0 D
6. Joakim Nordstrom Pro 6.5 B
7. Alex Broadhurst Pro 6.5 C
8. Vince Hinostroza Pro 6.5 C
9. Drew LeBlanc Pro 6.5 D
10. Beau Starrett Junior 6.5 D
11. Dylan Sikura NCAA 6.5 D
12. Tanner Kero Pro 6.5 D
13. Luke Johnson NCAA 6.0 C
14. Liam Coughlin NCAA 6.0 D

Defensemen

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

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